I was thinking about confidence because I have several clients that contacted me because they struggle with workplace confidence and showing up as their authentic selves.
I don't know about you, but I wasn't born with confidence. When I entered the workplace a million years ago, I was confusing confidence with power, arrogance and boldness. It took a while, but I learned how to be confident in a way that was true and authentic to me.
This didn't come until I tapped into my WHO. I say this all the time. Once you understand, accept and embrace your WHO, your WHAT will organically come your way. This is how my confidence was built up.
Now, let me share some tips on Cultivating Confidence to help you or someone you may know.
Self-reflection: Take precious time to introspect and identify your strengths, passions, and especially your values. Recognize your past achievements and learn from your past challenges. Self-reflection enhances self-awareness, allowing you to embrace your true WHO.
Embrace oncoming traffic (challenges): Step out of your comfort zone and embrace new challenges. By facing and overcoming obstacles, you build resilience, expand your capabilities, and reinforce your confidence in handling future situations. When you fall off a bike as a child, you get right back on...same concept.
Continuous learning: Adopt a growth mindset and commit to lifelong learning. Acquiring new knowledge and skills nurtures your self-confidence, as you become more equipped to navigate various spheres of life.
Surround yourself with positivity: Surround yourself with supportive and encouraging individuals who inspire you to grow. Positive relationships and constructive feedback can boost your confidence and help you overcome self-doubt. If you are only around negative people, it will rub off on you. Choose your circle with care and well-being in mind.
So, let us embrace our strengths, learn from our experiences, and believe in our abilities. With confidence as our compass, we can overcome obstacles, pursue our dreams, and make a positive impact in our lives. Remember, confidence is not about being perfect, but about embracing our authentic selves and having the courage to shine brightly.