10 Ways to Improve Your Confidence

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10 Ways to Improve Your Confidence

Confidence is something we all want to have by the bucket load. But often, we find ourselves struggling to believe in our abilities and as a result, hold ourselves back from reaching our goals. It’s easy to look at others and be a little envious about how much confidence they have because confidence is something you either have or you don’t, right?

Well, no! Confidence is something you can improve if you want to. It is something you can have by the bucket load if you like – it starts by making the decision to change it. And to help you implement that decision, here are 10 ways you can improve your confidence, starting today!

#1: Be nice to yourself

There are so many different ways you can be nice to yourself, but sadly, we often do the opposite. So if you want to improve your confidence, start by talking and thinking nicer things about yourself. When you find yourself doing the opposite, simply stop mid-thought or sentence and consciously rephrase it for something nicer.

#2: Stop comparing yourself to others

This is a biggie for many business owners. It’s easy to look online and see so many people further ahead than you. But you don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes. You don’t know how they feel about themselves or how many people they have helping them out. So stop comparing yourself to others and instead, stay focused on your own lane.

#3: Surround yourself with positive people

The people around you will often reflect back to you, how you feel about yourself. For now, simply notice if that’s a good or bad thing, and then make adjustments as needed. If you want to boost your confidence and your mood, ensure you’re surrounding yourself with people who are happy, positive and nice.

#4: Visualise who you want to be

Visualisation is a powerful tool when it comes to improving your confidence so use it often. Visualise how you want to be and how you’ll look and act, once you’re confident. Feel it and spread those feelings around your body, so you can really experience them. See how you act when you’re confident too. You then start to implement those feelings and actions, in reality.

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#5: Do one small thing every day that’s outside of your comfort zone

When it comes to improving your confidence, make it as simple as possible by implementing small changes. What small step can you take today, to start improving how you feel? What step can you take out of your comfort zone, to start improving your confidence?

#6: Pick affirmations that work for you

Affirmations can really help you feel more confident, but only if you pick the right ones. Pick affirmations that feel a little stretch out of your normal, but not too far that you don’t believe them. Opt for things like ‘I choose to improve my confidence, one little action at a time’ or ‘I am willing to believe I’m on my way to being a more confident person’.

#7: Change that self-talk

Watch what you’re saying to yourself – it’s the biggest change you can make to improve your confidence! Notice it, stop it and change it.

“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.”

Oprah Winfrey

#8: Watch how you talk about yourself

Watch what you’re saying to yourself – it’s the biggest change you can make to improve your confidence! Notice it, stop it and change it.

#9: Get knowledgeable

Knowledge is power, and that’s no different when it comes to your confidence. Know what makes you feel confident, get clear on what situations and thoughts don’t, and educate yourself on confidence generally. Follow people online who have confidence, read up on how to work on yours and get knowledgeable on what you need to do, to change it.

#10: Smile more!

Finally, don’t underestimate the power of a smile. If you’re not feeling confident, smile and see how it affects your mood. When you walk into a room and don’t feel confident, take a deep breath and smile. If you want to take it a step further, make eye contact with someone and then smile!

Confidence is something we all want to have by the bucket load, but it doesn’t always come easily or naturally. By following the ten tips above, you’ll be on your way to improving your confidence and moving towards a much more confident you.

If you would like to improve your confidence or work on any of the other blocks you put in the way of YOUR business success, then the Catalyst For Change 6-week course can help you remove blocks, gain clarity on your business vision and will point you in the way of business success. More information here.

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