How You Can Build Confidence…

…and Re-enter the World, Ready to Live Your Best Life

Written by guest poster: Eric Kelly

Posted by: Don Oehlert
Managing Partner/Head Coach

This post talks about how you can build (and maintain) confidence so
to rejoin the world of work after some time off.

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Over the past couple of years, uncertainty has reigned. The pandemic fundamentally altered daily life and created numerous hardships, leaving everyone on shakier ground. As a result, many people feel far less confident than they did previously, making them anxious about re-entering the world of work.

Fortunately, you can get back on track toward your best life. If you want to build confidence so that you can move forward with greater ease, here are some helpful tips from to get you started. 

Get Your Finances in Order

A survey showed that 73 percent of Americans rank finances as their number one cause of stress, and it’s not hard to understand why. When your finances are in order, you tend to feel less anxious about your situation. As a result, your confidence builds, leaving you better prepared to re-enter the world.

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If your finances are in disarray, the first step you’ll likely want to take is creating a budget. You’ll get a clearer idea of your situation and can outline a plan to stay on top of your expenses.

If you are spending more than you earn, then you’ll want to explore ways to cut back on your expenses. Anything from eliminating extra streaming services and not dining out to downsizing your home or refinancing your mortgage could be worth considering, depending on the severity of your situation.

Another option is to boost your earnings. For example, you may want to start freelancing or pick up a second job. Asking for a raise is another potential approach, particularly if you’ve been with your employer for some time and typically exceed expectations while working.

See If a Career Change Is in Order

If your career doesn’t feel like a great fit, frustration can build. After enough time passes, you may even experience burnout, causing you to feel far less confident about the direction of your professional life.

When that happens, a career change might be in order. Whether it’s a slight shift into an adjacent field or a complete overhaul, finding a job that ignites your passion will make a difference in building your confidence level. As a result, the possibility is worth exploring.

In some cases, now might even be the perfect time to start a business. If you’ve been thinking about launching a company, dig into the idea more deeply. Create an initial business plan and see if it leaves you feeling inspired. If so, then you may want to move forward.

Embrace the Power of Naturopathy and Massage

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If you want to re-enter the world with confidence, focusing on wellness is a wise move. For anyone who’s been battling stress due to the pandemic, massage could be a great option. You’ll leave feeling relaxed, restored, and revitalized, allowing you to continue living your best life.

Naturopathy, herbal medicine, and nutritional medicine are also powerful tools when you want to look and feel your best. By incorporating these solutions, you can put your best foot forward each day.

We’ve all been through a lot over the past couple of years. However, with the pandemic ending, it’s time to conquer our anxieties and start living our best lives! specializes in business resumes and career progression coaching. Let’s get started!

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