Hi friends. I thought I’d try something different today and offer my message by video. I have an inspirational story I want to share about a former client, now great friend and business partner.
Once you watch the video, please visit the link below to read Stephanie’s story in her words, and you can read my story further down. I’d love to hear your comments and thoughts about what I share in the video.
About 4 years ago, I had a crisis of confidence.
I was 48-years-old, my role as nearly full-time parent was winding down, my career in public relations seemed stale and uninspired.
I’d been out of the “real” work force for many years while raising kids. Now it was time to do something, but I was afraid. I didn’t believe in myself.
I was afraid my skills in PR weren’t where they should be.
I was afraid of my resistance to the only career I’d known.
I was afraid I was too old.
I was afraid of technology.
I was afraid I’d live a boring, mediocre life.
I was afraid I didn’t have what it takes to start over.
I almost resigned myself to this life.
But fortunately a voice in my head kept saying, “You have more to offer than this.”
So I took the first step.
I took a personality assessment. That step gave me the self-confidence to take the next step. I checked out some life coach training programs. That step gave me the self-confidence to take the next step. I enrolled. And so on.
I now have a thriving business as a coach, blogger, personal development teacher, and writer. I have discovered I’m capable of far more than I ever, ever believed. And better yet, my kids have seen a new, more self-confident mom! I’ve become a role model to them too many others.
My new-found self-confidence has allowed me to do what I feel passionate about, and my passion for what I do continues to stoke my self-confidence.
I found my weak spots, and I faced and addressed them. I practiced new ways of thinking and acting. I took small steps while learning new things. I accepted my mistakes as learning opportunities. I weaned myself from the approval of others. I’ve even had the confidence to record myself and put myself in front of all of you (something I never would have done years ago)!
I’m no different than you. With the right skills and practice, you can build your self-confidence and open endless doors of opportunity.