March 1, 2022
Building Confidence to improve your success in business
Krista Beavers

Date: March 1, 2022

Have you ever given much thought to luck?

Luck is defined as "success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions."

I don't know about you, but I much prefer my success and failure to come about by my own actions rather than by random chance. I will take all the credit, thank you. And is there really such a thing as failure, anyway?

As John Maxwell wrote, "Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn." (Yes, that's another book I suggest you add to your reading list if you haven't read it yet.)

So, I guess I believe we all make our own "luck" through hard work, perseverance, and confidence in ourselves.

“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” – Oprah Winfrey

The article “How to Build Confidence” by Amy Gallo, published in the Harvard Business Review, starts it off perfectly by saying: “Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence. Yet everyone, from young people in their first real jobs to seasoned leaders in the upper ranks of organizations, have moments — or days, months, or even years — when they are unsure of their ability to tackle challenges. No one is immune to these bouts of insecurity at work, but they don’t have to hold you back.”

Confidence is everything in business. Confidence comes from tying things, learning new things, and failing at others.

Brene Brown talks about perfectionism in her book Gifts of Imperfection (see the What I’m Reading section above) and how embracing our imperfections will increase our confidence. Seriously all, confidence — in women especially — is such an issue that there is a plethora of self-help books out there that will provide you quote after quote after quote of every mantra or self-talk motivation you need to help you keep the self- doubt away!


From my reading, business coaching, and personal therapy, I believe it has best been said by Lady Gaga – “At the end of the day, you won’t be happy until you love yourself.”


If we can learn that our success and failures do not define us, but instead learn to love ourselves through our failures and successes, then confidence will follow.


And remember to be kind to yourself. We are all a work in progress!

How can I help?

I hope you've enjoyed this blog post.. Let me know how I can help you further. With gratitude and thanks,


Krista Beavers, Guardian Accounting, Inc