by Chris Atley
Clarity and confidence go hand in hand. When you can get clear on what it is you really want and where you want to go, you will move forward with much more confidence and ease. On the flip side, when you are clear on what your area of expertise is, you will have the confidence to go after what it is you want.
The first stepis to get clear on what your area of expertise is. What are your unique gifts? We can often look at our background to determine where our interests and passion lie. Often are trials and tribulations give way to our biggest gifts, and show us where we can help people. It may be overcoming the death of a loved one or having the courage to find our life purpose. Think abut your story, and what makes you an expert.
The second step is to pay attention to what the universe is showing you. I initially thought I would focus on helping other’s make a career change since I had done it myself. However, I was naturally attracting entrepreneurs who wanted help growing their businesses. Pay attention to what the universe is showing you.
Third, do what you love! Above all else, check in constantly as your business shifts and grows. Check in to make sure what you’re doing is something that you love and is in line with your bigger why. This will help tremendously going forward, especially as you are executing the tasks that you don’t particularly love that are a part of running your business. Connect back to your bigger purpose. As each new opportunity comes in, check back in with your mission and make sure it’s inline with it and something that you will enjoy doing. As you become clearer the universe will show you more of what you want.
Fourth, get clear on what you really want. I talk a lot about creating an ideal lifestyle with my clients. What do you really want? Where would you like to live, what type of life do you want? What kind of business do you want to run? Take some time to write this out. This will also help you to get clear on a financial goal that is meaningful and not just pulled out of thin air.
Fifth, it’s important to realize that confidence is a state. Meaning, it’s not something that you have to wait for. You can literally step into now. Ask yourself what needs to happen in order for you to feel confident? Is it 5 new clients or making x amount per month? What is it for you?
Next, ask yourself how will you go about doing what it is you identified above? Going with the example of 5 new clients a month, what will you do each day to work toward acquiring those clients? How will you include what needs to be done in your schedule?
Finally, step into a time when you were confident before. Actually, choose a spot on the ground. Invoke what it felt like to be confident. Choose a word that describes those feelings and says it to yourself as you enable the feelings of confidence to flow through your body. What you have now done is anchored in this state in two places. The first being the spot on the floor you chose. The second being the word you picked. You can then step into that place or even just say the word to invoke those feeling of confidence whenever you like! Voila! It can be that easy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Written by Success Speaker & Coach Chris Atley, CEO of Chris Atley LLC ~ Decisions by Design. For complimentary success tips for business and life, please visit www.chrisatley.com.