Build Self-Confidence by Investing in Yourself

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Are self-doubt and fear of failure keeping you from achieving the dreams you have for your business? Do you admire—maybe even envy a little—peers who exude self-confidence and success, and wish you could be more like them? Well, you can, if you are willing to devote some time and effort to developing your talents and skills.

Think back to when you first learned to ride a bicycle, play an instrument, compete in a sport, or master a craft. Through patience, dedication and persistence you gradually got better and better, and each time you reached a new level of competence you gained more momentum to keep working towards achieving your goal. Your sense of accomplishment strengthened your confidence, and that confidence spurred you on to accomplish even more.

Consider this, the most successful business people are not the ones who never stumbled or failed, but rather the ones who acknowledged their failures and shortcomings, learned from them, overcame them, and then moved on to their next venture. They earned their confidence and success by investing in their personal and professional growth.

Confidence comes from achievement, and achievement comes from consistent effort and skill. What’s holding you back from having the business you want? Do your people, design or business skills need shoring up? Are you unclear what steps you need to take to move your business to the next level? Do you lack the necessary resources? There are classes, workshops, tutorials, coaches and counselors to help you identify and work through whatever issues or obstacles you’re facing. As you gain new knowledge and competencies, the path to success will become clearer and you will develop the confidence to move forward with your plans.

Are you ready to invest in yourself and your business’s future? Step up your game and sharpen your skills from the comfort of your studio or home by participating in the 2020 Virtual Genius Exchange, which will take place entirely online this year on July 24 and 25. For more information and to purchase a ticket, go to the 2020 Virtual Genius Exchange website. And check out our Creative Genius Podcast with Genius Exchange Keynote Chuck Swoboda.

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Gail Doby

Gail, with her team at Gail Doby Coaching and Consulting, has helped more than 10,000 designers in 76 countries. Many of them have achieved amazing results... doubling, tripling (and more) their revenue and profit... with clarity and confidence. Gail and her team build one-of-a-kind experiences, walking beside Interior Designers to help them create and implement their plans.
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