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Sounds simple right? That’s because it is! Listen, a smile won’t change your life and chase away your confidence issues, but it really does help! Not only does smiling and laughing help you feel more confident, it makes you appear more confident to those around you.
2. Set Goals
It is amazing more people don’t properly set goals. It is vital that you have your goals written down. Working towards a goal will help you build confidence. If you break your larger goals into smaller more attainable goals, reaching each of them will also build confidence.
3. Build Momentum with Small Positive Changes
This goes hand in hand with the last tip. Small goals will help you build momentum, but so will positive habit changes. You don’t have to make drastic changes, any small positive change you make will help you feel more confident.
4. Focus on Solutions
One of the worst things for your self-confidence is focusing on your problems. Obviously, it is impossible to ignore all of your problems, but a more effective use of your time is to focus on the solutions. This will not only help your confidence levels, it will help you address some of your problems.
This is one of the most effective ways to build confidence. It works on a number of levels. Exercising will help you feel better, look better and relax. It will give you a sense of accomplishment each time you complete a tough exercise. It will help you to clear your mind & feel better.
6. Keep a Success Log
Keeping a success log may seem a bit “corny” to some people, but if you struggle with self-confidence this can really help. Anytime you reach a goal or accomplish something of importance keep track of it. That way when you don’t feel confident, you can check out your success log to boost yourself up.
7. Be Grateful
A positive mindset is one of the best ways to ensure confidence. It is very hard to be confident if all you do is beat yourself up. Take some time each day to think about all the things you are grateful for. Trust me, this list will be longer than you think. Remembering the positives in your life will help you stay confident.
8. Listen to “Uplifting” Music
The right music can be a confidence boost. If you are feeling nervous or unconfident, try listening to some music that ”pumps you up”. Listen to whatever type of music works for you. If blasting gangster rap or death metal on the way to your important meeting gets you ready, then do it!
9. Get Better
Not feeling confident? Quite literally – get better. If you don’t feel confident in your job, business or any aspect of your life – improve it. If you don’t feel confident about your work – take a course that will help you get better at it. Just taking the course and working towards improvement will drastically boost your self-confidence.
10. Plan Your Brand
It’s hard to feel confident if you aren’t prepared with what to tell someone about your business. The process of creating your marketing plan will look at the value you provide, making it easier to “talk about yourself”. You can also review your positive testimonials, adding to your confidence boost! Reinforce this with an updated website & marketing materials.
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