How to gain confidence is a learning for everyone in business, and especially so for WAHMS. There will come a time when a relative, friend, or even a stranger will ask you “so, when are you going to get a real job?” Those kinds of questions can hurt, especially when, in reality, you are working very hard. Here are some suggestions on how to deal with these insensitive comments. As you develop in your work at home career, you will learn more and more how to gain confidence even in the face of criticism.
The important thing to remember is that most people have no idea how many ways there are to make money from home. If they have never researched the subject, the only time they probably heard about someone working from home is from a report on the television about someone who got scammed. However thoughtless their words may sound, the person is most likely just trying to protect you from getting hurt.
If the person asking you this question is someone that you do not see on a regular basis, you can simply ignore the question and change the subject. However, if the person is someone you are close to and have quite a bit of contact with, try to educate them about your business. Explain to them what it is that you do, how much you enjoy it, and why you chose to work at home versus working in a traditional job.
Once your critic understands that working at home is a real option and that you are not involved in a scam, they will most likely be supportive of your decision. They may even end up being a little jealous of you and wish they had the courage to leave their job and work from home, too! As you learn how to gain confidence, you'll realize that sometimes your biggest critics can eventully become your most ardent fans!
Most importantly, never let anyone make you feel “less worthy” because you work from home. It doesn’t matter if you work on the highest level of the tallest building or if you work on card table in your living room – you are still a working mom, you are contributing to your family, and you are a wonderful role model to your children. By learning how to gain confidence, you will be more successful in all aspects of your life.
You can receive a free WAHM guide to success by taking our free Internet Business Ideas course, and there are more tips on how to gain confidence in our WAHM resources section.