Have you read The Skinny on Confidence… And Why It’s a Big Deal? This article examines what confidence is, decodes expressions of confidence, and explores from where it’s drawn. It’s a good primer for the Confidence Action Plan you’re about to read.
But if you’re confident you know confidence when you see it, and just want to learn how to get MORE confident, you’re in the right place.
Let’s dive right in to the 5 ways to IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE.
With training and awareness, confidence will grow from:
- Recognizing innate capabilities
- Speaking your success
- Preparing for what’s next
- Being resilient
- Celebrating successes
STEP ONE: Recognize Your Strengths
Create a list of 20 things—yes, 20– you are good at. Are you…?
Funny? Articulate? Good looking? Respectful? Dependable?
Upbeat? Creative? Flexible? Honest? Focused?
Spiritual? Punctual? Motivated? Considerate? Organized?
How have the strongest of these traits helped you achieve your goals?
Now create a list of 5 things about yourself that need improvement. What are three ways to manage these weaknesses?
Lastly, how do you demonstrate these traits? How’s that working out for you?
STEP TWO: Speak Your Success
By visualizing yourself being successful and then SPEAKING WORDS OF SUCCESS, you’ll attract success.
By speaking out loud words of confidence as though they are happening, you’ll draw closer and closer to a more confident you. Optimism, hope, and confidence lead to achievement.
“I walk into the room with a positive attitude and smile big. I give firm handshakes to everyone around the table, and sit down with a tall posture. I look good and feel great. I’ve come prepared for the meeting and propose excellent, effective ideas to help solve the problem we’re talking about. I am knowledgeable and trustworthy. I’m an asset to the team.”
STEP THREE: Prepare for the situation
Knowing what to expect, and how and why things are the way they currently are, will help set the stage for a more confident you. What would help you feel sharper professionally, physically, or mentally?
Maybe additional research or training is necessary, or better health or sleep is needed. What about digital or printed materials for reference? Or background information about the person you’re about to meet? Would ten minutes of stretching calm your mind and awaken your body before you begin?
Whatever your pillars for preparation, ensure you follow through with them before the event.
STEP FOUR: Bounce back from setbacks
Here’s the step where we learn from our mistakes, not cower because of them. Instead of perceiving a misstep, step back, or closed door is a failure, remember that this allows for you to be more ready for the next time. And there will always be a next time,
A hiccup is a notch in our belt on the journey to a tougher skin, a better idea, a more effective approach. It’s a temporary place you’re visiting, not an eternal residence. Use this opportunity to strength your next round. How can you do that?
Respond with a solution, not a complaint Take a webinar or class to enhance your skills
Ask for help to generate more ideas Find a mentor for inspiration and guidance
Resolve the issue with technology Divide the assignment into manageable portions
STEP FIVE: Reward yourself
Celebrating success due to confidence reinforces the benefits of confidence. It makes you hungry for more. This applies to you, but also to the person or team that helped you achieve said success.
What can you do to treat yourself? Enjoy a special meal with friends? Go fishing? Finally read that book you bought two months ago?
How can you show appreciation to those who supported you, worked with you, took time to help you, or connected you with the right people? Write her a thank you not. But him a coffee. Offer to babysit. Give back.
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Would you make bigger plans? Set more ambitious goals? Refuse to let others knock you down?
By becoming aware of what you have to offer, speaking your success, preparing for the immediate future, bouncing back from missteps, and celebrating success, you set personal and professional objectives and achieve them. I’m confident you will. more tips can be found at https://likealeader.net/