Boost Your Workplace Confidence
Feeling a lack of workplace confidence is nothing to be afraid of. However, a lack of workplace confidence is something to conquer.
Gaining self-confidence allows you to present a better work product and earn people’s confidence. In turn, this will lead to more opportunities becoming available to you.
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These tips can help you in jumpstarting your journey in gaining more workplace confidence.
Figure out your purpose
Get specific about what you really want to do. Think for a moment about what you would do for your life work if money and education were not a concern.
- What is your ideal career?
- Do you have something that you feel passionate about?
- What legacy do you want to leave behind?
Consider your Truth
Take a deep look into yourself. Consider what is lacking. What is hurting your self-confidence?
Do you feel that your knowledge is lacking? Find some good books on the subject you are interested in. On the larger scale, consider taking a class or earning a certificate or degree.
It is now time to look at other causes of lacking confidence.
Are you uncomfortable speaking in front of others? Take a class in public speaking or join a group such as Toastmasters.
Are you self-conscious about your appearance? Consider if you need a wardrobe change or even something more serious. For me, my breasts were so large that I was always physically uncomfortable so I had a massive reduction. For others, perhaps more perkiness is desired. In that case, learn about getting a breast lift with mesh.
Understand that confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere
Obtaining confidence in yourself doesn’t come overnight. Usually, it’s something that’s a journey within itself.
You can continue to move forward in life without brimming with confidence. Don’t put your life at a standstill until you feel fully confident.
Step out of your comfort zone.
Find balance by looking into self-improvement while also continuing to do the work.
To build confidence you’ll need to do some practicing. Just like with muscles, you need to work them out if you want to get stronger. It’s the same for confidence.
How can you practice to improve your confidence?
Talk to yourself in the mirror and practice things you’d like to say. If you feel too silly talking into a mirror, you can practice with your spouse or a friend.
Another way to get into practice is to go to networking events.
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Attending networking events is a great way to meet new people within the industry that you work in, or want to work in. You can easily find local networking events happening such as checking on Linkedin, tradeshow events, or even special websites that are geared towards your industry.
Know that it’s okay to say “No”
The word “no” and self-confidence can truly go hand in hand. You’ll have a hard time succeeding in the business world if you’re afraid of the word “no” or even if you’re afraid of rejection. Learning to accept rejection (whether you’re giving it or taking it) is going to take you a long way. You need to develop an attitude that the word “no” doesn’t automatically mean “never”.
A no can mean “later”. If you have someone who you’re trying to get as a client and they tell you no, then think of them as someone that you’ll be revisiting in the future. It never hurts to try again. There is absolutely nothing wrong with trying again, especially in the corporate world.
Be sure to protect your mental health. No job is worth your sanity, no matter the amount you’re paid. Many people place their work as their focus and even the definition of who they are as a person. It’s so important to realize that you are not your work.
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Your work is not your identity. Who you are as a person is your identity.
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