The Right Way to Build Your Confidence

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The reality of running a business is that you’re going to run into things you just don’t know how to do. So, today, we’re talking about building confidence. No matter how much we talk about confidence, we always have more to learn. I also get to sit down with Academy member Sarah Lewis to talk about how she can build her confidence in business. Finally, we’ll take some time to journal and reflect.

What Confidence Actually Looks Like

The idea of confidence can be so hard to grasp. Why is that? I’ve been reflecting on this recently, and here’s what I’ve found: Confidence looks like courage, sounds like leadership, and feels like peace.

Confident people seem like they have it all together. But you know what? They don’t have it all figured out, but they do have courage. They’re willing to put themselves out there, willing to fail, and willing to do it scared.

Your confidence doesn't have to come from your situation or your circumstances. It doesn’t even have to come from you. The true source of confidence is in the God that created you to begin with, and that feels like peace.

How to Be a More Confident Business Owner With Sarah Lewis

My good friend and Academy member Sarah Lewis is joining me in the studio today to talk about growing confidence as a business owner. So often, we buy into the lie that we need to be good at everything to be confident, especially in our businesses. But the truth is that you can’t be good at everything. You’re not going to be good at every single thing, and you’re not going to do it all perfectly. I hope you’re encouraged by our conversation and inspired to find confidence in the things you’re good at too.

What Does Confidence Mean to You?

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35–36 (NIV)

Confidence doesn't come from our circumstances. True confidence comes from who we are in God. And when we remember that, we have every reason in the world to be confident, to be at peace, to have courage, to be bold, to feel secure, and to be comfortable in our own skin. I hope you take some time today to journal and work through these questions:

  1. In what areas of your life are you most confident now?
  2. What habits help you build your confidence?
  3. What Scriptures help you feel confident? What Bible verses do you cling to?
  4. What is confidence to you? Define it.