There are many things you need to be successful in business. You need financing, business sense, good help, and perhaps more than anything else, you need to believe in yourself. Why is this the most important? Well, for one thing, if you do not believe in yourself you will never have the courage to start your own business in the first place, let alone run one.
One-time U.S. Presidential candidate Adlai E. Stevenson made it clear:
“It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” Adlai E.Stevenson
What on earth does this mean?
You Act How You Feel
If you feel like you are not good enough to run your own business, you will act like you are not good enough to run your own business. If you don’t believe you can run a company successfully, other won’t believe it either.
You Feel How You Act
Even if you don’t believe in your ability to handle a business of your own, if you can find a way to act like you do, you may come to actually believe in yourself. Surprisingly, this “fake it till you make it” approach can work. The key is, if you act with confidence, whether it is there or not, others with follow with confidence, and then when success comes, so will true confidence.
Other’s Act on What They Perceive
Here is where “fake it till you make it“ gets tricky. If those you are leading are very perceptive, they may sense the lack of confidence from the beginning. That is why, though acting like you have confidence is helpful, you must do more. Read books and eBooks for business, seek out small business research articles, and learn everything you can. Confidence comes with education and experience, and education helps you get the experience.
Of course, money never hurts with confidence building either, and every successful business must have funds to run. When you are looking for small business financing, Biz2Credit believes in you and is here to help. Our network of over 1,300 lenders is available to you, and we can help match you up with the one that offers the best business financing products for your business. Visit Biz2Credit.com today to find out more.