Judy Dobles, General Management Consulting


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  • “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

    Getting outside of your comfort zone improves your confidence.  It is easy to look at something you have never done and shy away from it.  We all want to succeed at what we do, so trying something new may seem too risky.  However, there are some simple steps to follow that allow you to approach something new with confidence.

    [1] Spend time to really define the situation.  Know what the task really is.  You can do a great job but if you are “addressing the wrong problem” then your work is for naught.

    [2] Ask yourself what information or knowledge you need to solve or address the situation.  Allow yourself some quiet time to really think about the situation and figure out what will be needed to adequately address it.

    [3] Set and communicate a realistic timeline.  You do not want to commit to a timeline that you know from the outset you cannot keep.   Display a sense of urgency but do not rush.  The goal is a lasting solution not a short-term fix.

    [4] Gather the data.  Talk is easy and cheap.  Finding and analyzing the data is more difficult but it allows you to draw conclusions based on information.  It also allows you to do sensitivity analyzes around key variables.

    [5] Involve others.  The more people that help and are behind your effort, the more likely success is.

    The best by-product, of following the 5 steps, is the knowledge that you can face the unknown and find a successful solution. Your confidence will soar.

    If you would like to explore the steps in more detail, give me a call [585-329-3754].

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