Sunday, August 28, 2011

Earn More Money by Being More Confident

Do you want more money in your life to pay the rent or mortgage, go on holiday, buy a new car or save for retirement? If you’re like me then your answer is yes! However now you’ve got to decide how you are going to make your money. Is it in your business if you are self-employed or if you’re employed is it into your pay packet.

Businesses have changed and even the teller in a bank is now up selling a product for higher commission with the question and ‘chat’ about insurance or another product. It’s the same ‘up sell’ concept made famous when you visit McDonalds and hear the phrase “would you like chips as well”.

Usually to make money you either have to sell a service or an item and you do this by promoting either yourself to your boss or colleagues, or to your customer or clients.
Maybe you don’t fit think you fit the category of a salesperson but I’d like to share some ideas with you.

If you want a promotion, you’ve had to sell yourself by proving you are a great performer by providing a great service or upskiling yourself with your work. If you have a business, you have to sell yourself by promoting your product or service to your clients. If you want a new job you have to promote yourself at the interview. No matter what, you are selling yourself to other people.

To be successful there are a number of common denominators you require. One is your skills, or your attitude or work experience. I’d like to include something you don’t get a qualification for and that is your confidence. Instead you learn that as a lesson in your life.

If you get a tick for the first three denominators but a minus for your confidence, it’s possible another person, product or service will be chosen instead of you. Albeit, you have not been able to sell yourself.

Here’s a list of things you might have to sell to others in your work environment if you want to create more money to come into your life:

• You
• Your ideas
• Your wishes
• Your needs
• Your ambitions
• Your skills
• Your experience
• Your products
• Your services….
• …and that’s at work.

Ultimately, to do these you need to be confident. You need to have high self esteem. You need to believe in yourself and your abilities and if you don’t you need to learn how.

Every business wants top performance from their employees. Making money today is more challenging since the recession and its ongoing affects. Consequently, if you want to have more money for you, your employer or your own business you need to improve your performance.

Hard you might say, when you either don’t like your job or there are not any others available where you live. However, you’ve still got another choice and chance to make money.

Now, to do this you have to follow your own dreams and finding your internal motivation. Whether it’s a job you love, or a reason to work, or a goal you want to achieve, your best performance will come when you are self motivated by being involved doing something you love. Once you have pin pointed that, you need to reassess the list above to decide which is your method to make the money you desire.

Hundreds of opportunities are available but you need to be willing to move out of your comfort zone to upgrade yourself with new skills. If you’re shy, timid or lack confidence or have low self esteem you’re going to be ‘stuck in a rut’ and unless you find the courage, you may be stuck there for the rest of your life. You’ll be living below your potential and I can guarantee, you will be unhappy!

Confidence and self esteem is created with your thoughts. When you are feeling low you’re not likely to ‘push’ out of your comfort zone to expand yourself. Therefore your key is to train your thoughts to be positive. To do this you need a variety of steps, including assessing your values, beliefs, goals, communication and many other personal development techniques learning about personalities, relationships and letting go of the past to live in the present and much more.

When a negative thought enters your mind, the best technique is to think “NO” I am not going to think that thought and replace it with a positive thought. This can involve a positive action such as contacting a client, complete an unfinished task, or offering to help a team member or engage in some online networking or selling. Each one of those tasks happens because of your inner motivation and confidence which eventually could result in the outer action of making money.

Every second, you have the chance to improve your confidence and self-belief. Surround yourself with positive quotes, books, courses and positive people and you’re on your way to creating your best by being more confident and making yourself more money.

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