How Starting Your Own Business Could Boost Your Confidence

Having confidence in yourself is of the utmost importance. It is essentially how you feel about yourself and your abilities to accomplish things in life. A woman with low confidence ultimately doesn’t believe in herself or her ability to do great things which hinders her from living life to the fullest.

It also results in low self-esteem, high stress, and puts you at risk for becoming depressed. For women looking to boost their confidence, one way of turning around the way you view yourself is to start a business.

If you’ve done any research on starting a business you’ve probably wondered how it will help your confidence. Most business owners are stressed about money, have little time, and work hard to keep their companies afloat. Though there are some challenges to launching your own business, once you’ve learned how to tackle them, the psychological benefits of being your own boss are plentiful.

You Can Do Something You Love

Most employees are dissatisfied with their place of employment. They’re in stressful working environments, they’re not being used to their fullest potential, and there’s no room for growth.

One of the first reasons for starting a business can boost your confidence is because you get to work on something you’re passionate about as opposed to doing something simply to earn a living. When you’re passionate about your job, you are more inclined to feel confident in your ability to get things done.

You Get to Help Others

Another reason for starting a business can boost your confidence is that you get to help others. Imagine starting your own mobile massage business where you take portable massage chairs, essential oils, and other supplies to a client’s house to provide a service. As massages help to reduce stress, eliminate pain, and improve mood, every time you complete service for a client their happiness adds to your confidence.

You Get a Sense of Pride

Negative thinking is one of the quickest ways to tear down your confidence. Feeling as if you can’t accomplish things or you’re no good at certain tasks weighs heavily on you and can result in depression or anxiety. With your own business, however, you carry a sense of pride. This is essentially an idea that you came up with from scratch and figured out how to turn it into a lucrative opportunity.

You Have a Purpose

Lots of people go through life feeling as if they don’t have a sense of purpose. As if they’re simply going through the motions with each passing day. As an entrepreneur, however, your purpose is clear. Your business is designed to help others and as their needs are met you begin to feel like your life has more meaning.

There will always be ups and downs, trials and tribulations throughout life that cause you to feel less than great about yourself. However, it’s your confidence and drive that will see you through such times. If you’re looking for ways to rebuild your self-confidence, it may be worth it to start a business.

In doing so you get to develop a purpose, do something you love, help others, and make your mark on the world. If that doesn’t boost how you feel about yourself, what will?

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BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.

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