WAYS TO BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE
If you’re looking to be a success in your business, confidence is one of the key factors in making that happen. While most of us have an idea of how to build confidence, it’s a muscle that needs continual exercise. Here are a few tips – pick one or two that are either new to you or you’ve become lax on and add them into your daily routine.
1. Look good, feel great.
•Wear things you feel comfortable and confident in
•Eat well and get your body moving
2. Let your body language show confidence.
•Stand up straight (roll those shoulders back and down)
•Be relaxed and open
•Walk with your head held high
•Make eye contact
•Smile and the world smiles with you
3. Use positive self-talk throughout your day.
•Make use of affirmations
•Keep your inner dialogue positive
4. Set SMART Goals.
5. Maintain positive relationships.
•Receive compliments graciously
•Follow the Golden Rule
•Show kindness and love
•Sandwich constructive criticism in between good points
•Look for the best in others and bring it out
•Admit your mistakes and apologize when you’re wrong
6. Look within yourself.
•Strengthen your strengths
•Determine your passions and pursue them
•Write a “me” speech•Improve your weaknesses
7. Do things you enjoy.
•Reinforces your value
•Sharpen your skills
8. Feel gratitude.
•Reflect on the good
•Keep a gratitude journal
9. Speak up and be noticed.
•Sit in the front of a room
•Have something to say
10. Seek the company of positive people.
•Surround yourself with like-minded individuals
•Avoid negative people
11. Live by your principles.
•Know what’s important to you
•Always do what you believe is the right thing
•Desire things because you want them, not because someone else does
•Don’t compare yourself. Your worth doesn’t depend on others
12. Challenge yourself.
•Expand your comfort zone
•Set ambitious goals
13. Celebrate frequently.
•Reward yourself for a job well done
•Become more aware of each success along the way
14. Act confident.
•“Fake it ‘til you make it”