“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Whether we like to admit it or not, everyone is vulnerable and occasionally finds themselves in a situation where they lack confidence and feel uncomfortable. So, to help you “Win with Confidence,” I want to share with you the 4 Steps that I recommend to boost your confidence level.
The First Step toward feeling confident and being able to say that, “I got this” is to “Believe in Yourself.” Get rid of the negative self-talk. The fear of failure and vulnerability is what prevents many individuals from taking risks and fulfilling their dreams. Leveraging your strengths coupled with positive affirmations that “you can” do something and achieve your goals is your key to success. It is equally important to be comfortable with who you are and not allow other people to strip away your confidence and make you feel less competent.
The Second Step is “Be Prepared and Have a Presence.” You need to show up in the moment knowing that you are ready and in command of the situation. Being poised and prepared sends a strong message of confidence. Almost nothing spells confidence more than your body language and stature. So, it is worth your time to plan and prepare for important presentations and events in order to exude confidence and show that you are knowledgeable and very capable.
The Third Step for winning with confidence is being willing to “Speak up and be Heard.” In other words, you need to have an opinion and be heard. And, by the way, you just might have a great hypothesis or idea for change. Being assertive does not mean being aggressive and pushing your ideas. It means confidently sharing your point of view with others. And, confidence allows you to understand that every idea is not a great idea. But, to undervalue your ideas means you may be viewed as not contributing.
The Fourth Step is securing “Feedback from a Trusted Mentor/Coach.” This involves finding someone you can trust and being open to feedback. Receiving honest and valuable feedback can help you make huge strides in your professional development. Constructive feedback is a gift that helps to prevent failure, builds confidence, and enables you to take risks that you might not have taken.
As a coach, I have worked with many executives and professionals over the years and have found these four steps to be the most effective in helping them win with confidence. Too many people believe they can’t. It starts with believing in yourself, being present and prepared in the moment, being heard, and having the support and feedback from a trusted mentor/coach. Confidence increases with experience and allows you to leverage the opportunities that are right for you, both personally and from a career perspective.
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