I had an interesting conversation this week about women in business and one of the points raised was whether I thought getting confident before going into self-employment was necessary or if it was more important to get on with a business plan and worry about confidence building later.
I believe that confidence is a great platform from which to launch your business and although I know women who have started businesses with little confidence, they literally had to push themselves through the whole process. Yes, they developed their confidence by doing so but they were also highly stressed, affecting their ability to make clear decisions.
I was fearful and uncertain when I went into business and a confidence boost from any source would have definitely helped my transition. It’s a big leap when you have been employed all your working life and especially after redundancy not least because you have to develop a different way of thinking; you’re now the boss! I finally got my boost a few months into my first business when I actively went looking for the help I needed.
I now encourage anyone starting a business to embark on personal development as part of their business journey; it can make a huge difference. And there is a great deal of satisfaction and joy shifting from the ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’ mindset.
When you feel confident you trust your abilities, your decision-making and develop a real sense of responsibility. That gives you greater control over your life and how you manage the outcomes.
Check out our survey HERE – we’d love your input on the value of confidently transitioning from employment to self employment…
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A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
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🌱 Become part of the self-care revolution at Permission to Thrive or
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