How to gain confidence in your area of expertise

When it comes to our areas of expertise, we can often feel insecure or uncertain. We may doubt our skills or worry that others will not take us seriously. It is essential to remember that these feelings are normal – and there are ways to combat them!

In this article, we will discuss how to gain confidence in your area of expertise and demonstrate your expertise to others. By following these simple tips, you can boost your self-confidence and make a great impression on those around you.

Relevant training

First and foremost, it is important to remember that expertise takes time and practice. If you are new to a certain field or skill, it is natural to feel like an outsider. The best way to combat these feelings is to get training and experience. 

By learning from those who are already experts in your field, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to feel confident in your abilities. In addition, it is also helpful to stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in your field. This way, you can be sure that you are always ahead of the curve and can confidently answer any questions that come your way.

I often speak to Sage users who know they are good at what they do, but they just need that security blanket. My Sage Lady Academy provides just that. Whether you’re just starting out or whether you are an established Sage user we can offer you the advice and support you need. 

I host weekly Live Q&A’s which you can come along to and ask anything which you may not be sure about. No question is a silly question. You’ll probably be surprised at how many other people want to ask the same thing! 

We also add new masterclasses and quick tips to the program each week so you can add to your knowledge and learn new shortcuts which will take the pressure off your working day.

Learn from your mistakes

When you make a mistake it can be disheartening but even top experts make mistakes. We all have to make mistakes in order to learn, but it’s all about your mindset and how you deal with that mistake. 

We shouldn’t look at mistakes as a negative event. We should look at how it went wrong and what steps you can take in order to put it right and ensure it doesn’t happen again. We all need to fail in order to succeed.

List your strengths and weaknesses

This can be a difficult task but by writing down your strengths and weaknesses will give you confidence to believe in yourself. 

Look at all the things you are good at. This is what makes you an expert in your field, so be proud and confident. 

If you have areas which you feel you can improve on, these will be highlighted in your weaknesses. These areas can easily become strengths with a little time and effort. When this shift happens your confidence will soar.


Another great way to build confidence is by joining a support community. We have a Facebook Community of over 2,000 members all of whom are Sage users just like you. 

Most bookkeepers’ often work alone, some are lucky enough to have a team but for the majority they have nowhere to turn when they have a question or just need to run something past someone to be sure. 

That’s why our Facebook communities are a great place to hang out. You can ask any question you like and you may be able to offer advice or help to others in the group too. 

Being able to demonstrate your knowledge will give your confidence a boost and knowing you have somewhere to turn to if you’re unsure will give you that added security.

Good luck with increasing that confidence, I would love to hear about your journey. Drop me an email:


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