Marianne Williamson’s Key To Confidence

Natalie MacNeil talks about confidence

As an entrepreneur there’s been a big obstacle I’ve had to grapple with – as a brand, as a business owner, and as a woman, and I bet it’s one you’ve had to deal with, as well.

Confidence. I think confidence is so crucial to your success as an entrepreneur that you will continue to hear me talk about it quite a bit and I love getting other people’s perspectives on confidence.


That’s why I was thrilled when at a recent Marianne Williamson lecture I was at, someone in the audience asked this question:

“Where do I find the confidence to pursue big dreams and become successful?”

Marianne said the key to being really confident is realizing one simple thing, and this answer surprised me.

Are you ready? For the answer, please watch my video, below:

As Marianne puts it, “The key to confidence and success is realizing that you are not a big deal.” (Click to tweet!)

There’s a calling within you that senses what you do is tied to something much bigger than yourself. Still, I know it’s easy to get caught up in trying to become a “big deal.”

Let your confidence stem from what you create – don’t let it hinge on the way other people respond to or perceive you. There is massive freedom in that, if you’ll just give yourself a chance to lean into it.

Focus on YOU. Create amazing things that stem from your soul. And you’ll see that the confidence you’re looking for may just find its way to you, without you having to search very far for it.

Now it’s your turn: What does being truly confident mean to you, and what do you admire about other people who you perceive as confident? Please let us know in a comment below.

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5 thoughts on “Marianne Williamson’s Key To Confidence

  1. Hey Natalie,

    To me confidence comes from knowing I made a choce about what I want to do in my life. I chose my path because I belive this is what I’m supposed to do, even if others don’t see the point. Yet. 🙂

  2. To me, being confident means being empowered to be yourself. Knowing that it doesn’t matter what others think of you as long as you are living in your truth. Also, being confident to me means standing by your decisions, choices, and hard work with the utmost faith that it will help someone else. Lastly, it’s simply being the light and shining it as bright as possible to serve others. Great post Natalie! Really have enjoyed connecting with you on Instagram! You are the definition of all of the above.

  3. I believe confidence is pushing through even when you come up against failures, it’s working hard to fulfull your dreams even when other people’s negative opinions and doubts make you doubt yourself. If you believe you can you will. This is my mantra and I am working hard to fulfill my dream of running my own business doing something that I love.

  4. These are all great insights. My confidence comes from knowing that I can walk my talk. I not only can speak intelligently about the benefits that my services offer, but I am living proof, as are my many clients. Also, a little bit of social reward and recognition from friends and colleagues goes a long way to help build confidence.

  5. Hi Natalie
    Interesting thoughts thanks. I agree on not let other peoples’ perspective of you affect your confidence. But I would also say that to disregard how other people see you completely is a mistake. This could seriously affect your confidence if you don’t realise you’re coming across in a way that doesn’t help you.

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