As a BizMum, you know the importance of using the right resources at the right time for specific problems. Apply this strategy to areas of your life where you lack confidence.

Even the best BizMum harbors a skeleton or two in her closet. And sometimes ones we think are not so tiny, turn out to be the one thing stopping us from taking the actions we need to take—ones that help us create products, blossom our reputations and visibility, and move our businesses to the next level.

That’s how you attract bigger and better clients. So take what you need here, dump the rest—and increase your confidence.

  1. The Positive Way

This inspirational website may be a little old-fashioned in its web design, but it’s packed with motivational tips, articles and recommendations: Well worth a visit—and easy to use.

  1. Assertiveness: How to be Strong in Every Situation

A Useful book that explains different types of assertiveness and what true, respectful but confident assertiveness is. Gives clear examples of different types of scenarios, with suggestions on how to handle them. A useful and practical book that can be absorbed as quickly or as slowly as you like.

Comes in free Audible format too, if you prefer to listen.

  1. BOUNDARIES: The Fundamentals

Feel like too many customers walk all over you? You may need a confidence-building refresher on boundaries – and that’s just what Clara Lee provides in this helpful book.

  1. 63 Ways to Build Self-Confidence provides “63 Ways to Build Self-Confidence” in its trademark succinct style.

(Hint: Lots of related links to other good “confidence” articles too.)

  1. Leadership Tools: Building Confidence in Others

Excellent article from coach, Denise Dema, on building confidence through leadership and example in other people—and developing your own.

  1. Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time

Let’s finish off with this remarkable book by Susan Scott. If you haven’t heard of it. Fearless conversations (which is what this book should really be called) nails the art of authenticity in every situation.

Scott quotes a company president as saying: “I’d like to get a firm grasp on reality, but somebody keeps moving it”. If you find that you instinctively identify (probably somewhat ruefully) with that statement, this is the book for you. It doesn’t matter what situation you find yourself pitchforked in, this book will teach you to handle it gracefully, honestly, fearlessly—and with confidence.

And in the end, we owe it to our clients to communicate this way.

  1. Google Scholar

Want to search for more scholarly articles and studies on confidence, or look for authority sites? Search using Google Scholar—an alternate Google Search Engine that cuts out all the frivolous or superficial sites.

In this months BizMums members I Can Do This challenge there will be a lot more help with improving your mindset and confidence! Members can access the workbook and videos here: you haven’t joined as a member yet you can find out more here:

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