Do you need to build confidence? Have you heard the phrase, you are what you eat? It’s true! The food we fill our bodies with will have either positive or negative consequence on the way our bodies perform. I want us to apply that same idea to words we use to describe ourselves. We are what we say.
If you’re like most people, it is easy to find us tearing ourselves down. Why? Well, that happens for several reasons. Sometimes it depends on the company we are with. If we are experiencing a trial. What is happening in our personal or work life. And sometimes, we do it because we honestly feel that nothing positive could possibly describe us. Regardless of the reason, we must stop saying negative things about ourselves. We need to stop convincing our brains that our self-worth is non-existent and start to build confidence.
Stop referring to yourself as not good enough
The reality is that there are things we aren’t good at! Accept that and move one. Failure should not define us. Failure should only inspire you to keep trying.
Quit questioning your abilities in front of others
It’s normal to have doubt in our abilities, but when we vocalize them to others, we give power to those doubts. Of course, the exception to this is talking to a trusted friend, spouse, etc., someone we know who will help us find our confidence.
Fake it ‘til you make it!
Sometimes it is hard to stay positive about ourselves. That’s when you need to just tell yourself repeatedly, “I can do this!”
Practice saying nice things about yourself
Cut the negative comments about yourself cold turkey and start speaking positively. I think we don’t want to come across as prideful or bragging about ourselves so we tend to avoid acknowledging things we are good at. You can be confident without coming across as one upping
Build up others in the process
Doing our best to build others up will naturally increase our confidence in ourselves. We will feel better about ourselves and others will gravitate towards us when we speak kindly and uplifting.
It is natural for most of us to see all the ways we fall short and vocalize those insecurities. What good does it do though? None! Speaking negatively only convinces us that we aren’t good enough. No one benefits from that. Start today with seeing and speaking about yourself in a positive way. You will be pleasantly surprised by the impact self-esteem has on your work and personal responsibilities. And the ability it has to build confidence.
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Owned and operated by Melinda Smith, CPO®, we offer Business Training & Consulting with a Twist! Our sweet spot is working with Entrepreneur’s and their companies to create a productive work environment, happy home, and prosperous you! Our passion is listening to clients goals, thinking through solutions and coming up with creative 360² action plans that address work, home, and you! We also provide dynamic action oriented training to get your team motivated. Learn to Love Going to Work Again! Increase Time with Your Family! Get Things Done! Most important, our process is simple and geared toward the professional. You CAN get your LIFE back in BALANCE!
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Melinda Smith, CPO® organizes and executes action plans, training, and consulting. Great referrals are business owners, executives, and companies looking for sustainable change. Above all, she can help create a more productive work, a happy home, and a prosperous you.
Particularly relevant is the fact that Melinda has worked with companies and individuals for over 20 years. Conducting workshops across the East Coast, they include over 60 cities in 19 states. Equally important focus topics include Strategic Thinking, Teambuilding, and Organization. As well as Balance Strategies, Stress Management, and Embracing Change.
After all, Melinda was one of the first 200 in the nation to achieve a Certified Professional Organizer status. Also, she is also a graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui (pronounced feng shway).
Melinda has owned Balance & Harmony 360², Inc., since 2003. She is also the author of The Complete Guide for Balance & Harmony OWL Kit. Also, this kit consists of a book, workbook, and F.O.C.U.S. Journal as well as five products to help organize Work, Home, and You.
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