I become confident and show confidence when I know that I have access to whatever I need to get what I desire, and am willing to do the work to get it.
We all have access to any reasonable thing we want. However, seeing that access often requires a shift in mindset.
One of my biggest doubts, since recovering from the stroke, has been about my ability to access individuals and organizations to get contracts in my field of human resource development. I am particularly interested in those needing live web-based learning and collaboration opportunities; that is, those seeking the benefit of remote access to individual and organizational development from home, office, or anywhere around the world.
To overcome doubts that I could get access to such individuals and organizations, I had to do some serious work on my mind. I had to believe that I have a gateway to employers requiring remote learning and collaboration services, and turn my mind from the general pre-condition to doubt and see that access.
I had to realize that if I keep on saying ‘I don’t have a way in,’ all I will see is ‘I don’t have a way in.’ Therefore, I have to keep on saying, ‘I have an entrance to organizations looking for services related to live web-based learning and collaboration;’ and my mind will show me that access.
My mind begins by reminding me that I know many people and people make up organizations. It tells me that I have to knock on a whole bunch of doors, talk to lots of people, and revise my strategy before access to the right organization manifests. In addition, it may take time, but the right organizations are there for me to discover and enter. I just have to believe, do the work, and I will get what I want.
I have not yet done much knocking on doors or talking to people. However, I have been doing the work around skill development, believing ‘I have access’ to the people I need to be the success God wants me to be, and eliminating doubt. As a result, I am becoming known (in my circle) as the go-to person for web-based learning and communication. I already have 2 video-conferencing and collaboration projects on the go. In addition, I have taken on related leadership roles at my church and the International Black Summit. Both of these initiatives provide great opportunities for contributing to the development of remote services that could be accessed by hundreds of people using teleconference and video-based web-conferencing.
You are part of my connections, my access to the world. Do you, as well as people or organizations that you know off, want to deliver live web-based learning, meetings, brainstorming sessions, etc., which can be access from anywhere (office, home, etc.)? What would be the benefit?.