This could be the result of many factors including cultural norms, limiting self-beliefs, childhood traumas, etc. It may be surprising, but these types of beliefs about your English ability may be affecting more areas of your life than just English.
They may be affecting your business in different ways, they may be affecting your personal relationships, they may be affecting your mental health.
Because if we look at our confidence in English by itself, we're not looking at the whole picture. We're only looking at a part of a bigger puzzle.
How is your English speaking confidence like an ant hill?
It goes deeper and it's more complex than you might think. It's probably connected to other things that you may not see.
So, what can you do?
If you're looking to improve your English speaking confidence, one question will help you dig deeper into the problem...
"Is English speaking the only area where I struggle with self-confidence?"
Depending on your answer to this question, your next steps will be different.
If the answer is, "Yes, it's about the only place I struggle with this issue." Maybe you feel confident in the kitchen if you're a good cook, or you feel confident in your own language, or you feel confident performing a skill that you've worked on.
PERFECT! Let's borrow from the places that you feel confident, and apply the same principles that make you confident in those areas in your English speaking.
On the other hand, if the answer is, "No, I struggle with confidence in most areas."
PERFECT! Learning to communicate in another language is a new opportunity to be a NEW YOU. Maybe you notice yourself thinking or behaving in different ways in a foreign language than you do in your native language. This is no coincidence. Your brain is literally working in different ways and using different brain muscles to speak in foreign languages.
This is a perfect opportunity to craft the person you want to become! You wish you were more outgoing, more reserved, more honest, less emotional, etc? Communicating in a different language is a perfect opportunity for that!
Accelerate your English fluency FAST.
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WHAT TO EXPECT?
On the call, I will ask a few questions about what you want, what's stopping you, and what you're trying. If it seems that I can help you, I'll let you know what I offer, and there will be no pressure to buy. For some people, this call alone has given them a lot of clarity.
Jesse J. Sweed
Jesse is the founder of Sweed Academy and The English Mind. He specializes in showing high-performing professionals how to think and speak directly in English without hesitation and self-doubt.
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