5 Ways To Foster Your Self Confidence & Supercharge Your Self Belief

5 Ways To Foster Your Self Confidence & Supercharge Your Self Belief

Whenever women come to me wanting help with growing their business, one of the first things we commonly work through is unlearning self-doubt and destroying limiting beliefs. We then move on to foster self-confidence and supercharge their self-belief.

There is definitely a pattern here. Many women wrestle with their lack of self-confidence and self-belief. Every day I get messages from women telling me about the insecurity and self-consciousness they feel on a daily basis.

Nobody is born with self-doubt. We learn it. And despite entrepreneurship involving a lot of learning – it involves equal amounts of unlearning as well.

How do you know if you’re suffering from low self-belief? How do you know you aren’t just being “realistic”?

As human beings we have this amazing ability to reflect on any experience in our lives and create meaning or belief around it that can either disempower or empower us. It might be something a teacher or family member once told us, a label placed on us in school or even a learning group you were placed in by an educator.

Over time these core beliefs and self-doubts become sewn into the fabric of our being. They become part of our essence and they come out in the vocabulary we use about ourselves. The thoughts we hold of ourselves and how we feel about the world are affected by these core beliefs. They impact what we think we can and can’t do later in life.

All the “I’m not good enough”s, the “I can’t”s, the “I won’t make enough money”, and the “no one will buy my product” thoughts are NOT serving you.

Unfortunately, these self-doubts are so strong that they can and will manifest into your reality. As Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”

If you believe that you are bound to fail – then you will fail. If you believe that your success is inevitable and you can or will succeed – then you will succeed. It really is that simple.  

With that being said, we all know that one of the most important tools we need to run a successful business is self-confidence. However many of us don’t know how to get there. In this article, I want to talk about 5 ways to foster self-confidence and how to supercharge your self-belief.

1 – Utilize positive affirmations to supercharge your self-belief

It’s very easy for us to affirm our fears because we tend to think about them all the time. They usually look like this:

What if someone doesn’t buy? Or I don’t sell out my launch? What if I put in all of this work and I don’t see a return? Will people judge me? What if this isn’t sustainable? What if I succeed and then lose it all?

What many people don’t realize is that these fears are affirmations that you are unintentionally sending out into the world and essentially, calling in. These self-doubts are very normal so don’t judge yourself. Make sure to give yourself compassion whenever they come up. However we need to remember that these negative thoughts do not serve us.

Allow yourself to feel your fears and doubts because there is no way to escape them. You might even want to use them as medicine – proof that you’re about to embark on something courageous and full of self-growth. But you must ALWAYS replace your fears and self-doubts with positive reinforcement and self-belief…. in the form of daily positive affirmations.

Say these positive affirmations out loud every day, whether it be at your altar, in the mirror, or wherever you want.

– I am safe and guided.
– My success is inevitable and I am always on the right path.
– I trust in my vision.
– Money comes to me easily and effortlessly.
– I will grow through my discomfort.
– These fears are proof that I’m about to embark on something amazing and they too will pass.
– I am divinely loved and protected.
– Money is an unlimited resource and it is ALWAYS flowing my way.
– One day I will look back on this as the best decision of my life.

2 – Embrace the idea of failure

The most common self-doubt most of us will face in entrepreneurship is the fear of failure. However if you’re working hard at avoiding failure, then you’re working equally as hard at avoiding success.

Failure is not the opposite of success. Failure is PART of success. Every successful entrepreneur and business has failed – most likely multiple times. Through failure, they learned what to do differently, they learned resilience, they learned to KEEP. ON. GOING.

Being afraid of failure is one of the top 5 mistakes I see female entrepreneurs making. This can happen when you are stuck too far in the feminine side of your energy or you are holding yourself back from showing up online. You can’t foster your self-confidence OR supercharge your self-belief if you are still caught up on your fear of failure.

The only way to truly fail is to give up. So if you haven’t yet given up, nor do you plan to— your success is inevitable. Instead of being scared of failure, embrace it and use it as your medicine.

3 – Practice positive journaling to banish negative thoughts and foster your self-confidence

Journaling daily is one of the most potent and powerful keystone habits you can acquire. It helps you gain a different perspective and allows you to release your doubts onto paper. Here are some journal prompts:

  • Something I did well today…
  • Today I had fun when…
  • I felt proud when…
  • Today I accomplished…
  • Something I did for someone…
  • I felt good about myself when…
  • Today was interesting because…
  • A positive thing I witnessed…
  • Something I did well today…
  • I had a positive experience with (a person, place, or thing)…
  • I was proud of someone when…

Another worksheet you can use for positive journaling is answering the following self-confidence questions which will guide you to build up your self-confidence muscle.

Foster Self-Confidence and Supercharge Your Self-Belief with this Worksheet!

Part One:

Think of a situation in which you felt confident and experienced a feeling of satisfaction and self-worth.

  • What is the situation?
  • What do you say to yourself about the situation (self-talk)?
  • How do you feel physically? What sensations and feelings do you have in your body?
  • What do you do as a result of this?

Part Two:

Think of a current situation in which you experienced a lack of confidence. If you could, what would you change?

  • What is the situation?
  • What do you say to yourself about the situation (self-talk)?
  • How do you feel physically? What sensations and feelings do you have in your body?
  • What do you do as a result of this?

Part Three:

Look at Part Two and using the information that you have learned about yourself in Part One, ask yourself, “When I am in this situation…”

  • What positive statement could I say to myself to be reminded of my power?
  • What could I do that would help me feel differently? (For example, create a visualization in which I remember how I felt in Part One)
  • What could I do differently, next time I am in this situation? What actions would empower me?

4 – Practice self-love

It seems obvious, but it’s hard to feel good about yourself when you’re not showing up for yourself. Self-love involves lots of different things however it always involves some form of self-nourishment – emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Some of my favorite self-love practices are below:

  • Run a bath, light some candles, put on a face-mask, and read your favorite book.
  • De-clutter your room and switch up the decor.
  • Make time to exercise or stretch every day.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat healthy, nourishing foods.
  • Say no when you are tired and YES when the invite makes your heart light up!
  • Walk away from people who don’t treat you with integrity and walk towards the people that water your growth.
  • Turn on your favorite song and dance around the house.
  • Say ‘good morning gorgeous’ in the mirror every morning.
  • Write down all your favorite things to do and spend the next 3 months trying to tick them all off.
  • Do something that scares or intimidates you.
  • Meditate, pray, or do any other spiritual practice.
  • Do something you want to do that you’ve been putting off for ages.
  • Create healthy boundaries with people in your life.
  • Practice daily affirmations and replace negatives ones with positive ones.
  • Practice compassion towards yourself and others.

5 – Stop comparing yourself to others

This is a habit you might give in to a little too often, especially on social media. You probably know the feeling … you see other entrepreneurs post about their wins and amazing things that they’re experiencing.

They had a successful six-figure launch of a new product. Got featured in one of your favorite magazines that has thousands of readers. They’re traveling the world and making a lot of money while doing so. And in comes the sinking feeling – that they’re so much more successful than you, that they’re better than you or that they have something that you don’t.

STOP comparing.

STOP measuring your worth against others.

Comparing your entrepreneurial journey to anyone else’s won’t achieve anything but make you feel like you’re not going anywhere. Your progress toward your goals is the only measure worth taking.

Use your comparison as fuel to propel you forward. If they are achieving something you want, then write it down! Make it one of your goals. But don’t allow it to make you feel any LESS. Take what inspiration you need but whatever you do, do not try to be exactly like them. Your uniqueness is what makes you who you are, it’s what makes your offering shine.

So keep going and stay focused on your own goals. And when it feels like you are failing, remember why you got started on your entrepreneurial journey in the first place. It’s your “why” that will have you ‘keep on keeping on’.

If you’re ready to foster your self-confidence and supercharge your self-belief, if you are ready to rise up and claim your success then I invite you to schedule your free Business Freedom Call now.

I love helping women step into their power and shed their limiting beliefs. I believe in you. It’s time you start believing too.

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