Confidence is a crucial element in building a successful business, and you can increase your confidence over the years so that it starts to multiply.
Here are five confidence-building strategies you might consider.
Five Ways to Build Your Confidence
1. Know the difference between confidence and arrogance.
Practice being assertive without slipping over into arrogance or aggression. The difference? Confidence sends a message that you know what you’re doing without trampling on anyone or coming across as a know-it-all.
2. Practice saying, “No”.
Studies show that that the more difficulty you have saying no, the more likely you are to lack confidence. Confident women know that saying no is perfectly acceptable. So set a goal of saying “No” to five things today.
3. Put Your Body First.
Another study found that women who exercised twice a week felt more confident in social and business settings. And, for a quick confidence boost, there is nothing like the immediate, endorphin-fueled push you get from exercise.
4. Dress Like You Mean It!
Your dress impacts the impression others have of you. Your clothes and accessories send a strong message about your capability. Yet another study shows that women speak differently depending on how they are dressed. So dressing well is a proven confidence booster.
5. Go for Small Wins.
Begin by challenging yourself to go after small wins which will increase your confidence and your mindset to tackle larger challenges. Small wins lead to enhanced confidence which leads to future wins which leads to…well, you get the picture!