The Superpower of Boldness
What does it take to grow in life? Choices. How do we make good choices? By being bold and courageous. Think of the last big change you made — surely it took courage. Being bold enough to make change is a superpower that can propel you toward success as an entrepreneur. Fred Joyal sheds light on his journey in our Making Bank Episode S7 E9.
You Stand Out
Being bold sets you apart from everyone else out there. With social media, people are competing for attention. And the ones who stand out are those who dare to be different. Make bold claims and sound overconfident — it’s fine. At the end of the day, you will be remembered, and that is what’s important. Another outcome is that you stay ahead of the curve. In doing so, you gain an understanding of the marketplace before others. It’s as if you gain a good head start. Taking bold decisions helps you explore untouched markets, giving you a competitive edge.
You Keep Moving Forward
When you are bold to be yourself, you are driven. Motivation levels are high. As a result, you are confident about what you bring to the table. This certainty shows, and people pick up on it. Your business comes across as certain and aware of what they are doing. Your growth is sure to speed up when all you do is move forward. Imagine feeling confident, and overconfident about your mission. This boldness instills a sense of belief. You start doing things differently when you feel better about your self-worth. Imagine getting through your day with a sense of excitement. That’s one of the reasons why we term boldness as a superpower — it changes everything!
You Bounce Back
All entrepreneurs face failure at some point. Many give up. A few resilient ones can bounce right back. They introspect and try to learn from their mistakes. Once they know what went wrong, they get up and start over. This is a huge step and takes boldness. Most entrepreneurs find their voice only after they fall down and pick themselves up. Being bold motivates you to try again, and try harder. It motivates those around you as well.
Boldness Looks Different On Everyone
People have varied fears, and so courage may mean different things to different people. For some, it’s about trusting their inner voice. For many, it’s about stepping outside their comfort zone and doing something new. Some struggle to delegate, while others cannot multitask. Depending on the situation, boldness could mean persisting on a difficult day, or letting go even though it seems hard to.
Most people that started off as shy and timid, and are now confident will vouch for the fact that being bold can change your life. It makes a great difference to who you are as a person, and to your business as well. Of course, this isn’t a change that comes about overnight. It takes years of pushing yourself through uncomfortable situations. Try it, and watch your life change with every bold step you take!