Confidence is KEY
Confidence is not something that can be learned like a set of rules; confidence is a state of mind. Positive thinking, practice, training, knowledge and engaging with other people are all useful ways to boost our confidence levels.
Confidence comes from feelings of well-being, acceptance of your self-esteem and belief in your own ability, skills and experience.
How can we improve our confidence levels to apply in the workplace?
✔️ Planning - prepare the team
presentation in advance, practice your new technique repeatedly, have a backup plan in place
✔️ Learning - be open to training and learning new skills, broaden your knowledge, knowing why things are done a certain way will add to your awareness
✔️ Positive Thinking - optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, highlight your strengths and successes and learn from your weaknesses and mistakes
✔️ Engaging With Confident Peers - observe behaviours and reactions of confident people to mirror this for yourself
Set yourself 'confidence targets' that require you to step out of your comfort zone and do things that make you feel a degree of nervousness or apprehension.
Practice these skills to maintain and boost your confidence further.
What will you do today to further develop your self-confidence?