Solo-professionals, 5 ways that your confidence levels can affect your income:
The following briefly lists 5 ways that, if you let it, your confidence can impact your income.
1) You can let your confidence impact the Proposals you make.
By Proposals I just mean offering to be of service/help others. Sometimes people let fear and lack of confidence stop them from approaching a perspective-paying customer. If you do that then you are depriving them of the opportunity of choosing to work with you in exchange for money. Sometimes it can also stop people from approaching existing customers and making a proposal about how they can provide more value solutions.
2) You can let your confidence impact the service and value you deliver.
You may get caught up in your own head with stories about how you are a bad person, not good enough etc. If you do that you are not giving your customers your full attention, missing what they are actually saying to you. Customers often give you clues about what they value and if you’re busy “beating yourself up” in your own head at the time you can miss the opportunity to provide the solutions they value.
3) You can let your confidence impact the action that you are taking.
Perhaps there is some action that you know in your heart of hearts would make a massive difference to your success and income but you’ve not yet taken it as it’s scary and you don’t feel confident enough. Sometimes this is connected with a form of marketing or sales, other times it’s about a creation of a new product or service. Perhaps for you it’s something else entirely.
4) Confidence can affect how big, or small, you are thinking
It’s not at all uncommon for you to be missing identifying possibilities. Maybe you are not seeing potential clients and solutions people would value. It’s never even occurred to you to consider other possibilities because it’s not possible for someone like you.
5) Confidence can impact the quality of the communication you are having with potential customers.
I have already mentioned the opportunities you can miss by not listening to your clients. Any lack of belief in your skills you have can also be communicated to a potential customer. Buyers are often looking for reassurance and confirmation that they are about to make the “right” decision to buy from you.
All of the above 5 points can impact your creation of money and as a consequence can also affect your standard of living and potentially you family life.
Equally by utilising confidence, or not letting a perceived lack of it hold you back, you can find yourself making proposals, providing a quality and valuable service, taking action, using possibilities you’ve identified and using effective communication. This can dramatically increase the potential to have more people say “yes” to your service and paying you.
About the Author & Further Resources:
Jen Waller works with solo-entrepreneurs. Her work generally focuses upon two aspects:
- Communicating your worth and potential so clearly that you come to see it for yourself
- Assisting you to grow the future of your dreams.