"Confidence and empowerment are cousins in my opinion. Empowerment comes from within and typically it's stemmed and fostered by self-assurance. To feel empowered is to feel free and that's when people do their best work. You can't fake confidence or empowerment". Amy Jo Martin
Do you wish you had the confidence to have a go at more things, take on more projects, ask for that referral you know will help your business grow... yet you don't or can't so you miss out on these opportunities? We've all been there and it's tough wondering what could have been....
Empowerment gives us this confidence and feeling that we can take action more often. By empowering ourselves and those around us to say yes.... to taking on that project (even though we know it's out of our comfort zone), to ask for that raise, to have that conversation with someone you know would be a quality client or referral partner.... we open up the opportunity to sign the dream client, be headhunted, create an opportunity to help even more in need.
3 Tips to get Empowered
So how do we become that person who acts more often because they feel empowered to do so? Here are 3 simple tips you can implement today…
- Create the environment – having the space to show self belief, be encouraged to explore what might go right, and proactivity is rewarded, contribute to giving us all the opportunity to act
- Be the leader – Openly promoting leadership from within allows us all to feel we have the ability and opportunity to step up and recreate the standards that are expected through our actions
- Communicate communicate communicate – constantly letting people know where you back their ability to take ownership of a project, to show initiative and take on the responsibility for the outcome of their decisions will give them confidence to do it more often
So how do you currently empower your teams and even yourself for that matter? Are you providing an environment where opportunities are created and taken? These tips will help you create this and get even more great outcomes !
If this resonates, feel empowered to share with your networks so they too can assess their businesses. To chat about developing these skills further, send "Empowering" to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you and your teams kickstart your next phase of growth.
Have an awesome week!