How to Become Your Most Confident Self
Many women who have all the skills, experience, and ambition to thrive in their jobs and personal lives find that they are not as confident as they would like to be and deserve to be. In your professional and personal life, we believe in growing your self-esteem and sense of self-worth. By growing into the most confident version of yourself, you can best utilize your strengths and personal experiences in interviews, in your entrepreneurial endeavors, and in your relationships.
We’ve compiled some of our best tips for exuding confidence from the moment you wake up to the end of a long work day below.
1. Surround yourself with positivity
Spend as much time as possible around friends and co-workers who support you, cheer you on, and encourage you to try new things. Be around those who celebrate your wins with you and remind you of your strengths when you fail. When others believe in you, you’ll start believing in yourself.
2. Take courses and seminars in skills you want to gain or improve.
Gaining and practicing certain skills will make others value your contributions and give you confidence in your professional life. Practice and perfect the things that make you doubt yourself every once in a while.
3. Get involved! Join organizations that allow you to explore your professional and personal interests.
Getting to know like-minded people can make you feel supported and valuable in all areas of your life. You can make social connections and embrace new interests while participating in productive volunteering, learning, or discussing.
4. Practice mindfulness and positive affirmations.
Confidence is a mental game. Practice positive thinking, breathing techniques, or affirmations that will remind you of all that you bring to the table and help you keep your cool in stressful situations. Positive affirmations are a great way to start your day with positivity and clarity.
5. Step outside your comfort zone.
Sometimes gaining confidence requires us realizing that we can do things we never thought we could. Trying new things and stepping outside of your comfort zone can help you discover new skills you never had and remind you that you are more capable than you can imagine!
Most importantly, remind yourself everyday of how powerful and amazing you are. You bring your unique strengths and your personal experiences to the table, so don’t forget your value. You got this!