Why is encouragement an important part of our community? Because it breeds self-confidence. For some, self-confidence comes naturally, but for others, it needs to be nurtured. When one’s confidence is shaken or lost, how does one recover, grow stronger, and more so, become better?
As Covid-19 continues to present challenges across our workplaces and homes, I believe we can all agree that we are experiencing unprecedented scenarios that have challenged the confidence within ourselves and uncertainty about our futures. As a business owner with offices located in the UAE and the US, I was faced with many challenges, such as how do I manage an international business without being able to travel internationally? How do I maintain confidence with my team members and clients when I can’t see them every day, or attend our regularly scheduled meetings? In my case, the winning solution has been to encourage myself, as well as my colleagues, to continue to be the best versions of ourselves. This strong confidence has helped me, personally and professionally, through the most challenging months of the pandemic. I also know it will continue to serve as an important pillar to our success as we enter into our new normal, post Covid-19.
Because self-confidence is considered one of the most important qualities a person can possess, and it’s also infectious, I have found the following three tips helpful, personally and professionally, as I navigate through the challenges of the pandemic:
- Encourage Communication! Now more than ever, communication is a key driver to help business leaders survive the pandemic and thrive moving forward. For those of us experiencing ‘Zoom meeting fatigue’ I believe we are talking more than ever, but what are we communicating? Whether the communication is internal or external it is critical to understand the exact message you want to convey, and in turn, create a simple outline of the steps you need to take to help you and your team reach the next stage of your objectives.