We all have those moments when we just lack confidence. Period. Especially in the business world, it is crucial to be able to stand your ground and confidently sell yourself. We know it's not easy, so we made a list of 4 things we find helpful when it comes to sparking your inner confidence!
Look the Part
Have you ever heard that phrase, "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have?" Or how about, "Dress for success?" It's true! Once you look and feel put together, you are more likely to radiate it through your actions! When choosing your clothing, remember to dress for the occasion and your client's comfort. Make sure you research any company's image, office environment, and internal values before you meet with them.
Worry less and stay positive
We know it's not easy to push away stress, but starting each day off on a positive note, can help push you through any tough day. Try to stay away from negative self-talk. Telling yourself you "can't do it" won't help to guide you in the right direction. ALWAYS stay positive. Start with the ‘take it one day at a time' mindset. Embrace small acts of kindness by helping out others. This will boost your self-esteem while helping to make a good name for yourself.
Look at mistakes as learning opportunities.
We are totally pulling the "Turn a mistake into a happy mistake" motto, but sometimes in life, we just need to embrace our human imperfections. Employees will be late, deadlines will be missed and sometimes there will be typos in your final report. WE ARE HUMAN. Mistakes happen, and unless you know how to mentally deal with them, you will not find productive positivity. Learn from these errors. Try to plan ahead to avoid any mishaps! Being able to admit that you were wrong AND treat these mistakes as learning opportunities teaches your employees (and yourself) a lot! We guarantee you will be more prepared in the future.
Don't be afraid to ask for advice
Asking for advice is not showing a sign of weakness. Being able to recognize the times in your life where you have no idea what to do next, and being able to reach out for help, is the biggest step of confidence. There are going to be times when you don't know what the next solution or steps are. That's when it's okay to find someone who does. Talking to a close friend, a colleague, even a trusted client of yours, anyone that really understands you, can help you effectively. An objective opinion will help you look at life differently, overcome your challenges and transform your attitude.
We hope you found these helpful and inspirational. If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
Taylor & crew