Not feeling confident has such a big effect on how we put ourselves out into the world and how we view our ability to get things done. It’s heavily linked with self-esteem which is how you feel about ourselves, the way you look and the way you think, while confidence is more about how you feel about your ability to do things.
As female entrepreneurs we have a lot on our plate! Not only are we running businesses and trying to bring home the bacon, but if you’re on your own you’ve got an entire household to run and even if you live with someone, research shows that women do 60% more housework.
That’s a lot of plates that you’re juggling, so no wonder you might feel a little overwhelmed with all the to dos at times!
This week I launched the toolkit for female entrepreneurs to shape their success #mybusinessmyway!
Here is a copy of the speech I gave at the University of Nottingham.
Also if you want a copy of the toolkit please scroll down to the bottom!
So we all know that writing blog are a good idea for our business.
They help your ideal customer understand what we can offer them. You can give them answers to the problems they are having. You can flex your expertise muscles. You can let them know the type of person you are, what it would be like to work with you and how you can help them.
And as a nice plus it helps with SEO (that’s getting found on google) and it gives you things to share on social media.
If you’ve been on holiday and not been on social media for the past week you’ll have missed that I got into Forbes!
Now for those of you who don’t know Forbes is a global online magazine focusing on business, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle. Exactly the type of magazine I want to get into!
It’s been on my list for a while as a publication I want to get in to. And I know that for sure because I felt a little pang of jealousy when I saw other get in it!
We all get in the funk sometimes! The internet goes down, we feel grotty, we've just lost a client, we had an argument with our loved one, we just can't seem to get in the mood.
Life throws all sorts of curve balls at us, and as small business owners, we still have to keep the ship moving and do the things we need to do to keep our business afloat.
So here's some tips when you're feeling funky!
There are so many things that you can distract you! Looking at what other people are doing and asking yourself ‘should I be doing it like that?’ Opportunities that come your way. Things that you might have even wished for. Social media. Emails. Your life!
So many distractions and only so many days in the week.
Following my fabulous post last week on ‘How to love your Inner Boss’, I got lots of feedback from people who were overwhelmed with all the things they had to do.
On person wrote ‘Totally nailed how I’m feeling, I need to be kinder to myself. I just want a crystal ball to look through to see if all the blood, sweat and tears will be worth it.’.