So do you consider yourself to be a confident person ...depends on what you are doing? Yeah me too.
We are all confident in some things and less so in others. It is only natural. The key is to figure out what you don't feel as confident in and face that fear.
This is a big deal for us mums as having babies and starting a family can sometimes knock your confidence. Spending so much time being obsessed with everything baby while you are pregnant and then obsessed with everything new mum and baby after your little bundle of joy arrives is a whole life change to adjust too. Having time off from your normal work and social circles can really take its toll on your self confidence.
For me it was such a shock and a massive learning curve becoming a mum that I doubted myself straight away. I didn't think I was cut out to be a 'good enough' mum and I know this can happen to so many like minded professional women who are so used to being control of their own lives, and then your little bundle of joy throws all that out of the window. It can be a scary time. The unknown. But then that is true for most things we are unsure about.
If you haven't done something before then your primal brain starts telling you to be fearful and on alert as this could hurt you.
You decide to fight, flight or freeze. If you decide to fight and do it anyway and don't get hurt, your brain gets the message that 'ok I didn't die so maybe this isn't as dangerous or scary as I first thought' - the more you do it, the more you grow in confidence.
Taking action is the best way to reduce your fear.
Are there times that you can think of << Test First Name >> where you have felt like this or experienced something similar? I have lots. And I know the women I work with are often trapped by fears that they don't even know exist. I was for years until I decided to figure myself out.
I have been live on my Facebook Business page every evening to share a tip to give yourself that boost of confidence when you need it. If you have missed them go take a look and let me know what you think.
I would love you to share any thoughts or experiences on growing our confidence in our amazing group of supportive ambitious mums.
Remember - If you can dream it then you can do it. Anything is possible.
You've totally got this.