In over 10 years of working with women to achieve their career and life goals, there’s one topic that comes up as a barrier in every single coaching engagement. It doesn’t matter if the woman is the owner of a multi-million dollar business, a leader in her field, a young woman starting out in her career or a mother returning to work after a career break. A loss of confidence rears its familiar head every single time…
It’s funny isn’t it? Just when you need your confidence most, it escapes you!
Confidence is one of the things we see lacking most often in amazing, capable women, especially women who have taken a break from their careers to raise children, or women juggling the commitments of both family and work. We need our confidence most when we’re contemplating or dreaming of change in our lives and the crazy thing is, it’s these same situations that often trigger a drop in our confidence.
Without confidence, there tends to be no action, delayed action or you take action in areas that aren’t really a priority (hello procrastination my old friend). Poor confidence prevents us from achieving what we really want, it negatively impacts our wellbeing and it can leave us feeling confused about what to do next.
If you recognise any of these feelings or behaviours, and you’re determined to move past any fear that might be holding you back, we think you’re going to love this Episode of Thrive Time.
One cool thing about confidence, is just as it can elude you, there are several different ways that you can get it back. Confidence is one of the most well-researched concepts in psychology, and there are researched-backed strategies you can use every day to boost your confidence – not in a ‘fake-it-till-you-make-it’ kind of way. Some of our favourite strategies can be implemented easily on your own, or with the help of a friend, and their impact can be lasting and powerful.
In this week’s Thrive Time episode, we briefly unpack the concept of career confidence, and we touch on how poor confidence tends to show up. We then talk you through 3 very simple and very effective strategies that you can implement straight away.
Ready for the best part? We help get you started on a Confidence-building exercise that we swear by. All you need is a blank sheet of paper, a pen and a way to tap into your memory of your past work experiences. This discovery exercise is based on the most impactful approach to building your confidence that we know of, it’s fun to do and we can guarantee that your confidence will receive a real boost once you’ve completed it.
Any mum contemplating a career change or career relaunch will benefit from watching this episode of Thrive Time – think of it as your secret weapon as you prepare your career comeback or career change plan!
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