Muhammed Ali: “I’m so pretty”.
Do you feel proud of your work; where you are in your career; and how you’re showing up as a leader? Confident people do.
They start by trusting themselves. They trust that if they set out to achieve something, they will. They don’t set the bar so low that they dumb themselves down. Nor so high that they’ll never get there. It’s a realistic goal. A good achievable stretch.
Then, like everyone else, they get to work. Bit by bit, through deliberate practice, they get there. Many underestimate how much time and effort it’ll take. Not the confident people. Malcolm Gladwell’s ten thousand hours may not always apply, but it sure lets us know that it’s not going to happen overnight.
Knowing that, the confident people don’t let failure get in their way. Because there will be setbacks. It’s rarely a straight line. Only thing is, it hurts to fall. The confident people persist. But for many, it’s too hard to handle. They’re overwhelmed by the great wash of shame and become even less confident. It’s a vicious cycle.
Then there’s the self talk. The confident people know that their thoughts influence their feelings which, in turn, influence their actions. They nip that in the bud, Muhammad Ali-style:
“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you.”
But who’s the they?
Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto. We don’t get anywhere on our own. That’s why it’s key to have the right people in your corner. Do you have the right people in yours?
If not, then you might be interested in the remaining places in the Leadership Mastermind I mentioned last week. Below is some information, including how you can find out more.
Here’s what a previous participant said about how it helped her increase her confidence:
“Michelle taught me to be brave. For the first time, after working with Michelle, I felt like I could control the room, not just in meetings but everywhere. Once I opened my mouth, everyone stopped talking, everyone paid attention to me.” Accounting Manager, USA
The Intentional Leadership Mastermind: How to get beyond yourself to where you want to be.
You’ll learn from experiences similar, but different to your own. Be able to reality test fast, instead of staying caught up in your own head. Be confident that you’re making the right decision for you; after carefully thinking through your options with people whose only vested interest is your success.
This mastermind is unapologetically exclusive. Here’s why:
- Who’s in the group is paramount.
- Numbers are strictly limited. No more than ten, no fewer than seven.Not too many to make sure you get the support and attention you need, when you need it. Not too few so that there’s not enough energy and connections.
I’ll be vetting all potential members personally. This ensures you have the right people for you, in your group.
I get how busy you are. That’s why it’s designed to be convenient for you. Here’s how:
We’ll meet twice a month. One week for deep dives and hot seats. Another to focus on the monthly theme and how it applies to you.
- You need your issues addressed when they come up. But you can’t know when that’ll be. That’s why you get 24/7 access to a Facebook group where you can ask questions and get help and support when it’s relevant for you.
- We’ll have a monthly theme to provide a focus, with curriculum if you want it. But my bet is you don’t need more information. What’s relevant is working out how to apply what you already know in practice and identifying and overcoming any obstacles that might be getting in your way. That’s what will really move the needle for you.
If this sounds interesting to you and you’d like to learn more, get in touch with us and I’ll provide you with additional details.
There are three options and the choice is yours. There’s an option to meet up with your fellow Masterminders. In the past, this highly valued event has included a guest speaker, skill building and plenty of time for fun.
Plus, there’s an extra special option where I’ll personally conduct an in-depth 360 for you with up to eight key stakeholders.
I can’t wait to hear from you, so just click here and I’ll personally send you the information you need.