Boost Confidence, Reduce Stress: The Power of Preparation for Success

You’re facing a big moment, and you’re feeling the pressure. Your mind races with nervous energy, and you might be tempted to fall back on old habits. But what if, instead of defaulting to your least prepared state, you could tap into a whole new level of performance?

That’s the power of intentional preparation. It’s about consciously investing time and effort beforehand, so when the spotlight shines, you can shine too.

Here’s why preparation is your secret weapon for success:

1. Confidence Through Competence: Feeling prepared gives you a confidence boost. You know you’ve put in the work, and that knowledge empowers you to tackle any challenge.

2. Stress Less, Achieve More: When you’re scrambling last minute, stress takes over. But when you’re prepared, you can focus on performing your best, not panicking about the unknown.

3. Winging? Not Anymore: Let’s face it, “winging it” rarely leads to our best results. Preparation allows you to approach situations strategically, maximizing your chances of success.


Ready to level up your preparation game? Here’s a powerful exercise:

  1. Identify your “winging it” zones: Reflect on areas of your life where you tend to go with the flow, maybe even feeling unprepared. Be honest!
  2. Question your comfort zone: For each area, ask yourself: “If things got serious, would I be happy with my current level of preparation?”
  3. Craft your action plan: If the answer is “no,” it’s time to take action! Decide what steps you can take to build your skills and knowledge in those areas.

Remember, preparation is not about perfection. It’s about taking control and investing in yourself. So, ditch the last-minute scramble and embrace the power of preparation. You’ve got this!

Curious to see a real-life example of how preparation played out? I share a specific example of how this recently played out during an important moment in my life!  

Check it out for some extra inspiration!

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Want to explore tools that can help you prepare for success? There are many resources available to guide you on your journey. Consider checking out North Star Finder.

Remember, the most important step is to take action! Start preparing today and watch your confidence and success soar.

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Jessica Perez-Beebe

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Jessica Perez-Beebe is the founder of Live Now, LLC, a coaching company for coaches!

She’s a pro-athlete, entrepreneur, certified strategic life coach, and recognized expert in mindset, performance, and personal transformation. She works with coaches and exceptional leaders who want to hit their next level of excellence.

Her proven PRO-system helps coaches and entrepreneurs adopt the habits, thought patterns, and performance methods used by pro-athletes to get consistent results without overwhelm or burnout.

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