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How to get out of your own way to start speaking with confidence about your business

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

You’ve passed the last defender, you’re heading towards the goal, the crowd are on their feet, the adrenaline is pumping and your heart is racing, you’re sure you’re going to score…

UNTIL someone suddenly appears right in front of you and stops you dead in your tracks.

You are LIVID! Especially when you realise that someone is YOU!

Don’t get me wrong I’m no Beth Mead but the feeling of that ball hitting the back of the net is the same whether you’re playing for England or you’re an entrepreneur achieving your next big goal.

I know you want to have that feeling the same as I do. Any ambitious entrepreneur is driven by achieving success.

3 Signs you’re getting in your own way

  1. You know that creating videos is the way forward and you have tonnes of ideas for reels, you’ve got several sitting in your drafts but you can’t quite bring yourself to post them.

  2. You’ve every intention of going to that networking event, but you cancel at the last minute because you absolutely hate it and will do anything to avoid it!

  3. You keep getting asked to come and speak to your local women in business and share your expertise but you keep saying no because you know you won’t be good enough.

If this sounds familiar you’re not on your own.

Public speaking is the number 1 greatest fear ahead of heights and spiders! The thought of it terrifies you so you’d much rather put it off than actually face your fears.

Why do we procrastinate?

There are lots of reasons why we procrastinate. Let’s face it the one we usually use is TIME but that’s rarely the real reason.

It’s usually due to lack of clarity and not knowing why you’re doing it or confidence either not believing you can do it or not knowing how to do it.

How do you gain clarity and confidence?

There are 4 ways to gain clarity and confidence so you can start speaking about your business:

1. Have a clear purpose and make it a priority

What would be the benefit for you and your business if you were confidently speaking about how you help your clients? If you could attract more clients through your videos and networking how would that make you feel? When I realised that sharing my passion for public speaking would help other people it became less about me and more about them and it no longer felt quite so scary.

2. Learn how to do it

Lack of confidence often comes from lack of understanding. Luckily these days it’s easy to find out how to do something if you don’t know how. There are lots of ways to develop more knowledge. What works best for you? Can you read a book or do you prefer podcasts? YouTube is my best friend I love watching videos!

3. Get out of your comfort zone

OK this one is a tough pill to swallow. The absolute best way that I know to get over the dislike or discomfort of doing something is to start doing it! When I first started networking I used to sit in the car watching people going in and I had to really force myself to walk in the room never mind speak to people! Taking the first step is always the hardest but if you have a clear purpose taking action towards your goal is easier.

4. Seek help and support

This is one of the major benefits of being part of the right network. Everyone else is in the same boat! They can relate to what you’re going through and if you ask for help you’ll be encouraged every step of the way.

Overcoming your fears

Which of these is most helpful? It was a bit of all 4 for me, which is why I can relate so strongly to you.

For years I held myself back from promoting my business because I was so scared of what people thought of me!

I overcame my fear by following 4 key principles and these have become the foundation for my Becoming Bolder programme.

In this 6 week programme I work with my clients on a 1 to 1 basis to achieve the success they desire and deserve but don’t believe they can achieve.

As a result of working with me over 6 weeks, you’ll start to share successes about your business on your socials, have the tricky conversations about prices with your clients and even put yourself forward to speak at a networking event to prove to yourself that you CAN do it!

Sounds interesting. How does it work?

There are the 4 key principles to becoming a bolder business owner.

  1. Mind your language - You’ll learn to stop using negative language that puts doubt in your mind like saying “I should be doing videos” and start using positive language like “I am going to start creating videos”. This helps you to develop a positive mindset which in turn empowers you to move forwards.

  2. Set your stall out - You will get super focused on heading in the right direction with a clear purpose and a 90 day plan. This helps you to know when to say YES and when to say NO so that you don’t find yourself with a diary full of things you don’t want to do. Also makes sure you don’t get side tracked or go off on a tangent because of what ‘she’s doing’!

  3. Start taking action - You’ll break your plan down into week by week with simple steps to take so that you don’t get overwhelmed. If you’re pivoting your business and starting from scratch with a new niche it can feel like a HUGE change and this can cause you to go into ‘fear’ mode.

  4. Progress not perfection - You will focus on the progress you’re making by completing a weekly tracker and sending to me for accountability. You will start to celebrate your weekly wins and see how much progress you’re making.

Over a 6 week period this builds good habits and we then check in again after 90 days to see where you’re up to with your plan. Most people find that they’ve achieved their goal and more besides!

Imagine where you could be in 90 days if you started now and got out of your own way?

What’s a goal you set yourself in January that you would like to achieve by the end of the year?

How can I help you to increase the sales for your business?

Becoming Bolder programme is still available at the incredible starting price of £550.00 for 6 weeks working with me 1 to 1.

NB. Prices will be increasing from 1st September to reflect the results this programme is achieving.

If you have any questions or want to know more you can send me a WhatsApp message on 07896 950017

I look forward to hearing from you.

Speak soon

Liz x


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