3 May 2023

The confidence conundrum: navigating uncertainty as a leader

You own a small business and its been running successfully for several years. However due to [insert challenge here] you have been forced to adjust your open times. You are keeping the business afloat but you are worried for how long the situation will last and whether you will be able to recover. As the weeks turn into months you start to feel increasingly anxious and uncertain. You worry that your customers will forget you. Your confidence in your ability to manage and lead the business has been shaken.

We work with many business owners and we experience firsthand how important confidence can be for success. When your confidence falters, it can be challenging to make decisions, inspire others, and navigate the unknown. However, there are steps you can take to get your confidence back!

It’s important to recognise that everyone experiences a dip in confidence at some point. Whether it’s due to a setback, failure or uncertainty, feeling less confident is a natural human response. The key is to avoid letting these moments define you and instead take action to regain your confidence. 

One way to rebuild confidence is to focus on your strengths. Reflect on what you do well and what sets you apart as a leader. By identifying your strengths, you can tap into the confidence that comes from knowing you have valuable skills and abilities to contribute to business and other people. 

And please seek out support from others! Whether it’s a mentor, coach or a trusted peer, having someone to talk to about your challenges and concerns can help you feel less alone and more empowered to take action. Getting feedback and a fresh perspective from others may help you see your situation in a totally new light and ready for opportunities to grow. 

Confidence is not a fixed trait but a skill that can be developed over time. By taking risks, learning from failures, and persevering through challenges, will help you build resilience and self-assurance needed to lead your team and yourself through to success. 

Let’s chat if you have considered having a business coach in your corner to help you feel more confident and empowered to turn your vision into a reality.