Tips for Increasing Your Confidence as a Leader | College H.U.N.K.S.® Hauling Junk & Moving
If you are moving toward owning your own franchise, there is a lot to consider. While financing the operation, choosing the perfect location and getting things up and running are all considerations you hear about often, you might also have other things that concern you—such as whether you are cut out to be a leader.
The short answer is, you are! If you have been picked to be a College HUNKS franchisee, that means that we have identified some top-notch qualities in you and think it is your time to shine—but because hearing something and believing it yourself are completely different, here are some ways to increase your own confidence in your leadership skills:
Tips for Franchise Owners to Become More Confident Leaders
Remember that everyone is afraid at first. There is a reason why “fake it ‘til you make it” is such a popular cliché—when it comes to being a leader, nearly everyone starts out fearful that they are not ready. Feeling like you are too much this or not enough that is a common obstacle that new leaders face, but you will get through it!
Seek out a mentor. Having a mentor you can rely on to provide you with advice, guidance and expertise is extremely valuable to your growth as a leader and as a small business owner. Mentors are a great way to garner third-party advice on your actions so you can truly make sure you are doing the right thing—and in the future, you can take what you have learned to turn around and be a mentor to a new budding leader.
Be proud of your strengths and work on your weaknesses. We all have things we excel at and things that might not be our strongest attributes, and that is completely OK. The key is to make that work for you by harnessing both your strengths and your weaknesses in a way that works. Find ways in your workday to lean on your strengths, and find ways in your life to work on your weaknesses. Knowing the things you are already good at and making an effort to improve the things you are not will carry you much further than trying to sweep any shortcomings under the rug.
Are you ready to lead your team and build your franchise? Then we’re ready to talk to you! Learn more about our franchise opportunities today.