What song gets you motivated and revved-up? Do you have your own theme song? If you are looking for ways to boost your confidence as you prepare for your next big meeting, try closing your eyes and imagining you are entering the conference room to your favorite song. You'll be surprised to see how good you will feel!
Did you know that four out of five male executives say that it’s a lack of confidence that’s the biggest barrier holding women back in the workplace? (at least as it relates to those things that us women have control over). That’s why today we’re going to share with you the five ways that you can build your own confidence.
#1: Look back to look forward. If you can remember those tough moments, either as a little kid taking the stage or a meeting that you really nailed it in the past, it’s going to be that much easier the next time to remember that you’ve already done it and you can do it again.
#2: Fake it to make it. Even George Clooney, one of the most confident men we know, says that when you pretend that you have confidence it actually builds up confidence in other people, that then makes them more confident about you and it becomes a wonderful cycle that continues to feed itself.
#3: Identify your anthem. What’s your theme song? Why is it that athletes are expected to take the field to music blasting and getting their juices flowing, yet we’re expected to give the presentation of our life with just the sound of fluorescent lights buzzing and watercooler conversation?
#4: Prepare. Arthur Ashe said that “the key to success is confidence and the key to confidence is preparation.” So the more you know that nobody is going to derail you in that meeting and you have all of the information you need to be successful, it’s going to help make you that much more confident when you walk in.
#5: Catalogue your achievements. When you know what your strengths are, it’s so much easier to feel really good about yourself and confident to take action.
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