Thought for the Week – Confidence and Winging it!


I hope you enjoyed last week’s Thought for the Week; “We don’t know what we don’t know!”

This was about how, as humans, we have certain blind spots that get in our way when we unaware of them.

And these blind spots are holding many people back from being promoted, getting clients, enjoying more success etc.

If you have received Coaching or Mentoring, you will remember that lightbulb moment when you had a big realisation!

You can read my previous blogs here below.

Sometimes we feel like an idiot for not knowing something and yet why should we have known that? I hear a lot of very talented professionals talk about this and whether they should admit not knowing something or just muddle through somehow.

If you have experienced this, or witnessed it as a leader, you’ll know that it can be disastrous to just try and ‘wing it’ … but not always …

“In both the art and the business worlds. The difference between the amateurs and the professionals is simple; The professionals know they’re winging it. The amateurs pretend they’re not!”

-Amanda Palmer-

[Bestselling author and musician]

There is a big difference between pretending and having the confidence to have a go anyway …

  • Confidence in oneself
  • Confidence in who we are
  • Confidence in our capability, perhaps in a certain area
  • Confidence in how we communicate through body language, tone of voice, words and across the various channels we use.

“There are no grown-ups. We suspect this when we are younger, but can confirm it only once we are the ones writing books and attending parent-teacher conferences. Everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently”.

-Pamela Druckerman-

[An American-French writer and journalist]

I mention this regularly I know … have you thought about trying a complimentary one-to-one coaching session with me? There is absolutely no obligation. After 30 minutes, you will have gained more clarity and insight on how confident you are in your communication and what to do and also what not to do about it!

You can book a slot HERE 

As always, I will leave you with this thought for the week! I will be in touch again with more thoughts and tips on how you, and / or your team can be more effective communicators.

With best wishes,

P.s. Check out The Communication Code

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