Self-Efficacy - Building Self-Confidence and Improving Self-Esteem
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Self-Efficacy - Building Self-Confidence and Improving Self-Esteem

How to coach clients for success by building self-confidence and higher self esteem

When a person decides to write a blog, publish to an online magazine, or enter into any other online, home-based business venture, their level of self-worth can determine whether they become a huge success or flop in the first month and never try writing or selling again. Some people arrive online armed with adequate levels of self-efficacy and they achieve good results, even when their confidence is lacking. This might sound contradictory, but consider that many successful people (actors included) are also quite introverted and shy.

If a person has good self-efficacy, they will generally do well at whatever they put set their mind to. If they think they possess the necessary skills to do something they will tackle a project without reservations and do well, in accordance with their thoughts about themselves. When you observe this about a person, you might already know that they really do not have the skills required to complete a particular task properly, but because they think they will do OK, they do (albeit, just OK).

What you and your client both want to happen, is for them to do better than OK. This can be achieved by giving them some of your time for training purposes, a complementary (related) product that will help them learn something new, or even a quick phone call to let them know you are there to help them improve their skills wherever they need help the most. By doing this, your client will be more likely to achieve whatever goal they have.

The most important thing you must know, is that when a person improves their skill level, it automatically raises their level of self-efficacy, and therefore the better outcome. In turn, this will boost their self-confidence. See here then, that self-confidence and self-efficacy are not the same thing.

Although some people are known to spend money compulsively, certain things are might never be purchased if they do not fulfill a person’s need to obtain something tangible, i.e. a new pair of shoes. Some products have very personal and emotional value, like purchasing a coaching program for example, and without first establishing a trusting relationship with that person, it is highly unlikely you will ever make a sale.

When you provide people with the tools they need to improve their self and ultimately become more successful as a person and, or a businessperson, repaying you with some form gratitude will be the first thing that comes to mind. This gratitude may come in the form of purchasing another of your products or services, joining your fan page and telling 1000 people on their Facebook list what a great experience they had working with you.

Notice here that each way people can show gratitude is not measurable in terms of dollar value (aside from a possible extra book sale). Unsolicited word of mouth advertising is priceless for any business, and especially to an online business. More importantly, the feeling that comes from helping someone to grow personally and professionally is the best reward of all.

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