Do We Have What It Takes? Three Things to Build and Keep Confidence

One of the unspoken questions that your prospects have is “will this work for me?”Will this work for me_

Before you and I can effectively answer that for others we need to establish that it will work for us.

Of course, when we reach the pinnacle of our company we will be sure that it works for us.

But how can the brand new distributor have that kind of confidence?

Fortunately, the brand new distributor has enough excitement pulsing through their body that confidence is automatic.

But after the excitement has worn off how can you help them to keep going?

How do we keep the confidence going for ourselves when we experience a setback?

Here are three things that you should be doing on a daily basis to keep going when the question “will this work for me” haunts you.

Always be reading/listening to a good personal development book/audio.

Jeff Olson has this rule. Read ten pages a day. That is part of The Slight Edge that he Read ten pages a day!.pngwrites about in the book of that name.

Ten pages will be easy to do. And it will be just as easy not to do.

But if you stick with it you will be filled up with new ideas, new confidence, new mastery of what you are doing.

There are many good books. Your upline is reading a good book and would love to recommend it.

When you read a book the author often has a list of recommended books. So consider those recommendations.

Sometimes an author has written more than one book. If you like the one book you may want to read others by the same author.

I have read many so-called personal development books and not one of them was a waste of time.

Usually, the one I like best is the one I am currently reading.

Here is a short list of books I am impressed with:

  • The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson
  • The One Thing, by Gary Keller
  • The Five Second Rule, by Mel Robbins

Ask others for their short list. And get started reading ten pages a day.

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If you start reading The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson you will learn quickly the importance of doing positive, easy to do actions on a daily basis.

The difference between success and failure is doing.

Not doing great things occasionally but doing simple often mundane things that do not seem to make a difference. And doing them consistently day after day.

That is how you achieve success in time.

However, it is also how you feel confident in the beginning. I find great confidence boosting from doing my daily activities. When I let up I feel my confidence diminish. When I am busy doing my daily activities my confidence grows.

Once you understand the power of daily activity that moves toward your goal you will be confident in what you are doing.

So you must make a list of your Daily Method of Operation. Your list should have three or four daily activities that are easy to do.

When making your list you want it to be activities that will produce results. You want them to be activities that attract prospects or establish contact with prospects or followup with contacts. In other words, you want them to be activities that will build your business and earn income.

Here are a couple of examples:

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  1. Add five names to your database/list.
  2. Call three people on your database/list.
  3. Make appropriate follow-up calls.

These are the three things you would do consistently every day whether you felt like it or not. They are simple, easy, and don’t take all of your day. They are doable.

You will still go to company events, hotel meetings, home meetings, one on one meetings. These are important activities but you wouldn’t do them every day.

If you faithfully do your three daily activities you will see results. When you start you will not be good at it but you will get better. And they will work for you. If you do them faithfully.

I believe this even though I never experienced it. I never experienced it because I never faithfully did it.

I hated doing it. And it is a good thing I discovered attraction marketing using the internet.

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  1. Attract and respond to five new page likes.
  2. Post videos and articles on my page.
  3. Engage with comments to my posts.

I also attend company events as often as possible. But much of my training and interaction is online since I need to be at home with my mom.

When I started this DMO I was awkward when engaging with strangers who commented on my posts. I am better these days and know that I will get even better.

Confidence came first when I knew that I had a limitless number of people I could contact on the internet.

Second, as I daily, consistently, faithfully worked my DMO I gained confidence. I knew I was doing what was necessary and what would work.

I invite you to check out the program that has given me all the confidence and skills to carry out this DMO. Click on this link to sign up for a free 10-Day Attraction Marketing Boot Camp.

In other words, I had confidence it would work for me before I saw the results.

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You will gain more confidence than is imaginable by sharing with others what you have learned.

You’re right! It doesn’t make sense, but it is true.

My coach gave me a 30-day-challenge. He told me to do a five minute Facebook Live using the chapter on Persistence in Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich.

And I am challenging you to do the same.

My coach gave me several instructions and held me accountable.

Accountability is key to follow through so, message me and I’ll give you his instructions and cheer you on. Message me at m.me/theconniesuarez

You will grow in confidence. I guarantee it!

I am looking forward to seeing it.

I love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Feel free to comment below.

If you find this of value share it with others.

I’ll be in touch,
Connie Suarez
m.me/theconniesuarez

Where are you headed?

I am pretty sure I know where you are headed.

In fact, here is a diagram I want to share with you.

I am reading The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. At the end of the chapter Two Life Paths, he asks Where are you headed? And inserts the diagram pictured above.

Jeff asserts that as we move through our life we are always in motion. Not just forward motion but we are also on an upward path or a downward path. It may seem like we are on an even keel but not so.

“In a constantly and rapidly changing world like ours, you simply cannot remain the same as you were yesterday. You are in motion – you have no choice in that. But motion in which direction? You have total choice in that.” Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge

He demonstrates in the diagram that at first there doesn’t seem to be any great difference between the two paths. But as you continue on either path the differences increase.

It is Easy to Do and it Easy Not to Do.

In earlier chapters, he explains that The Slight Edge is doing easy, often mundane, actions that seem to be unimportant in the success of our life’s goals.

They are easy to do and therefore seem unimportant and therefore they are easy NOT to do.

And we find ourselves on the downward curve.

Assess Your Path with this List

Use this list to assess if you are on the Upward or Downward path.

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Your health
Your happiness
Your friendships and relationships
Your personal development
Your finances
Your career
Your positive impact on the world

From The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Your health – are you making choices with diet, exercise, sleep that are improving your health?

Your happiness – are you choosing to be happy or dissatisfied?

Your friendships and relationships – are you taking action to nurture relationships with others in your life?

Your personal development – are you reading books, watching videos that are growing you?

Your finances – are you living within your means, is your net worth growing?

Your career – are you growing in the skills of your work, are you making a bigger contribution in your personal effort?

Your positive impact on the world? Is the world a better place because of you and is your impact growing?

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Use a Pencil (not a pen – remember, everything changes)

That is very good news.

This book, The Slight Edge, came out of Jeff Olson’s personal experiences. He took the slight downward path more than once.

And he recovered each time by taking the slight upward path.

It takes time. But change is inevitable.

So, make it the change on the upward path.

It will be easy to do.

And just as easy not to do.

I said at the beginning of this short article that I was pretty sure that I know where you are headed.

That is because you are reading this article. Not that this article will make or break your success. But it is one of the small, easy actions you can take to grow. After all, you could have chosen to play a computer game.

I am glad you came here.

I love to read your comments.

If you have found value in this article share it with the people that matter to you.

I’ll be in touch,
Connie Suarez
m.me/theconniesuarez