In a world full of social media gurus and internet successes, it can be very easy to lose your confidence when starting out.

 

Everyone looks so successful, which can pose the question “Why aren’t I at that level?”.

 

At James Hopkins Coaching we find a common problem with those new to business is that they compare their Chapter 1 to someone else Chapter 8.

 

They fail to realise that the individual they’re comparing themself to went through years of failure to get to their current position.

 

Rather than comparing yourself to others, the root of confidence building starts from the inside.

 

You must build your confidence foundation from the inside out, rather than the outside in.

 

The best way to start is by focusing on the easy tasks and building up routines.

 

Begin each day by simply making your bed in the morning.

 

Although this may sound relatively insignificant, it sets you on a path of success for the day. You’ve achieved task 1 of making the bed, now it’s time to move onto the next objective.

 

Once you’ve successfully made your bed, you’ll be more likely to go to the gym or for a run.

 

When you’ve completed your daily exercise, you can then begin moving onto the next task.

 

This momentum will accumulate over time and before you know it you’ll have a daily routine set up for each day of the week.

 

Every time you complete a part of that routine, you’ll begin to feel more confident in yourself.

 

After each gym session and completed project you’ll be proving to yourself that you can do it- this is where your confidence is built.

 

As you grow in confidence it’s important you don’t start to become comfortable.

 

At James Hopkins Coaching we find that after some time of self-development, individuals can sometimes become complacent. They believe they don’t need to push themselves anymore.

 

This is a common mistake and one that should be avoided entirely.

 

The “secret” to building self-confidence is to become comfortable being uncomfortable.

 

Every day, you need to do at least one thing that makes you uncomfortable. One thing that takes you out of your comfort zone.

 

Every time you push yourself out your comfort zone, you become slightly more resilient and also grow in confidence.

 

In order to keep pushing yourself, it’s always a good idea to have an accountability partner. This is where the James Hopkins Coaching team can help.

 

Our team can help to push you that little bit further when you need that extra support.

 

Your accountability partner can also be a member of your family, a friend, or anyone else you choose.

 

What’s important is that they hold you accountable for what you said you would do.

 

We have found at James Hopkins Coaching that slowly achieving more throughout your day will make a huge difference in confidence.

 

Whether you pushed yourself to complete the task, or someone helped you along the way does not matter.

 

What matters is that you get up and get the work done, day in day out. This is where your confidence will be built from.