If you’ve ever been made redundant you’ll know it’s terrifying.
I know from experience… when I went through redundancy I felt like hiding away.
Just look at this screenshot of my first homepage. You can see just from looking at it how much I wanted to hide!
But I’ve picked myself up again and built a stand-out personal brand on social media. If I can do this so can you.
So, I’m going to show you 5 ways to boost your confidence instantly and get you ready to build your personal brand and get back out there!
Watch my new vlog ‘Bringing back confidence after redundancy‘ where I showcase 5 tried and tested confidence building tips to get you raring to build your personal brand and start building a business you love.
5 ways to boost your confidence instantly
1.Approach former colleagues or clients
Get in touch with former colleagues or clients and ask why they liked working with you.
Ask them to send you your super strengths! Reading these messages will instantly make you feel better.
Print out these supportive messages and pin them on your office wall or have them saved on your laptop for easy access to read whenever you’re having a low moment.
2. Face the fear and do it anyway
Operating outside our comfort zones is the only way to grow our personal brand, especially after redundancy.
So surround yourself with people who can help you stretch your goals, think big and encourage you to face something ‘scary’ every week.
Here are some of the scary things I’ve done in the last 4 years to grow my personal brand and a business I love.
- I learnt how to do DIY social media at the age of 39, with very little sleep after returning to work full time with a one year old at home.
- I set up my business when I couldn’t find a senior marketing role with some flexibility.
- I said yes to speaking opportunities even though it meant I didn’t sleep well for 6 months – now I love speaking at events and get paid for it!
If I can do this, so can you.
3. Invest in yourself
We never stop learning and after redundancy is a great time to give yourself a confidence boost by learning something new.
Hopefully you have some savings or redundancy money available so do some research.
What books, networking events, training courses, memberships or coaching programmes could help you to take the next step in your journey?
What was the last inspirational event you attended? Let me know in the comments.
4. BECOME A WUNDERSTAR
Are you starting out again? I offer a coaching programme that can help you get sweeter results online faster.
I work with my Wunderstars to help them feel more confident to break through their fears and create personal brands on social which will allow them to charge more, get noticed by the right clients and enjoy the businesses they’re hoping to build.
I came to Nicole at a crossroads knowing I needed a new direction for my business but not knowing how to embark on it. Nicole gave clarity on how to re-position myself as an Instagram trainer and how to scale up my business in the process. This included convincing me of the benefits of video marketing. I launched four Instagram workshops under her watch, the most recent one being a sell out. Thanks to Nicole I now have a credible business which I believe in.
5. Sell yourself
Learn again how to sell yourself by creating personal brand values.
Most people would rather go to the dentist than sell themselves.
If you find it difficult to sell yourself (and most of us do), work on creating your personal brand values.
These will reveal what makes you different – a much easier way to talk about yourself in a non douchey way! If you want some guidance on putting together your personal brand values watch this video.
Are you starting out again? I offer a coaching programme that can help you get sweeter results online, faster.
I work with my Wunderstars to help them feel more confident to break through their fears and create personal brands on social which allow them to charge more, get noticed by their ideal clients and enjoy the businesses they are building. Check it out here!
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