Word Of The Week – Confidence

Last year was all about having the confidence to step outside of my comfort zone personally, this year it’s about doing the same but professionally. I love being able to work from home but it needs to become more lucrative than it has been in the past. This week I found the confidence to try some new earning opportunities that I have spent years avoiding.


I decided to give mystery shopping another go this week, I did try it years ago but didn’t like it. This time I was determined and made sure I went in prepared. I studied the brief, made notes and went for it. The funny thing is after years of putting it off and missing out on a lot of potential income, I really enjoyed myself. It’s definitely something I want to do lots more from now on.

Another thing I’ve avoided is survey interviews where you have to speak to an actual researcher by Skype or telephone. Recently I had an email from a brand I had previously purchased from who asked for a Skype interview. I finally had the confidence to agree and of course, the £50 incentive helped greatly. It’s definitely something I’m going to do again, it was a really good experience.

There’s so much more I want to try this year to push myself professionally. I feel like I’ve made a big step in the right direction already.

You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Progress.


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15 thoughts on “Word Of The Week – Confidence

  1. Oh well done, those are two things that I don’t have confidence in at all! I was once on the other end of a secret shopper and they were so impressed with me I actually won a prize as the best assistant of all the stores visited. I won a cake and a bottle of champagne. 🙂 (and I’m going back about 30 years with this memory, lol)

  2. Those are big steps, well done for taking them. Funnily enough, a friend of mine has given mystery shopping a go this week too, and she enjoyed it. I hope your new ventures continue to go well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. Ooooo u am glad to hear that the opportunities gave gone well. Having an incentive keeps you motivated to carry on X #wotw

  4. This is great to hear Angela – I hope many more opportunities arise from this confidence. A happy weekend to you #WotW

  5. Ah Angela this is amazing, go you! I bet mystery shopping is amazing like being a shopping detective so much fun being payed to shop. Well done for going for it, and once you start pushing your boundaries your confidence grows with it, have a lovely week x

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