Self-confidence is one of those things that is required if you want to live a life of success.
It’s easy to fall victim to self-doubt when we hit failures from time to time, but we must not let that lower our belief in ourselves.
In this episode, Ben Naumann and I talk about how to improve your self-esteem and your belief in yourself. Many entrepreneurs have so much belief in themselves and their abilities that they say you can take everything from them and they will be able to rebuild.
The secret to self-confidence
So what’s the secret to self-confidence? One tip that Ben and I have is to keep the promises you make to yourself.
It can be easy to set a New Years resolution that we quit on after 2 weeks. It can be easy to decide to get in shape and then skip the gym frequently.
If we slip into the habit of letting ourselves down, we will believe that our promises to ourselves are empty, and that will make changing our lives much more difficult.
You don’t have to go all in right away. If you want to get in shape and haven’t been working out at all, setting a goal to work out an hour every single day is going to be tough.
Start small. Go to the gym twice a week for 30 minutes each. Then build up to 3 times a week, and so on.
As you start to trust yourself again and know that you can keep promises you make to yourself, you will see everything else in your life also start to improve.
Like the saying goes,a rising tide lifts all boats.
This week’s episode covers a discussion I had with two friends and real estate investors in the Houston, Texas area.
Conor Watkins discovered sales when working at Best Buy. He knew he wanted to do sales and eventually found his way into real estate. He quickly got traction on the apartment leasing side, where he was doing up to 30 transactions in a month after only one year.
This got his buddy Ben to take getting his real estate license a bit more seriously, and soon after, Ben also jumped into the game.
They dive into some of the highs and lows, wins and losses they’ve faced since starting off.
Perhaps the lowest point was when the brokerage they were doing really well with decided to send them a cease & desist letter and refuse to pay them tens of thousands of dollars of earned commissions.
They didn’t let that stop them, and they’ve continued to push towards success nonetheless, even partnering on several deals together.