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60 Seconds to Confidence Tip #17 « Building Self Confidence Blog

6Jul/13060 Seconds to Confidence Tip #17Are you a Detail Person or a Big Picture Person? Which of these two types are your colleagues, family members or clients?If you are a Detail Person you notice and talk about the small details. You like going into detail when you are writing something, telling a story or telling someone else how to do something. You like to know about the detail when a person asks you do something or is telling you a story Continue reading

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Building Self-Confidence Part II: Mental Focus | Dan BlackBurn

Often times when we hear the phrase, “It’s all in your head,” we take it as an insult – that something that we are feeling or thinking isn’t real, just a product of our imaginations.Here’s a newsflash for you: Self-confidence is largely a product of our minds as well. If we can create and maintain positive thoughts, they will translate into our physical world and make us more apt to be more creative, more successful and happier.There is no clear blueprint for successfully building your self-confidence, but there are plenty of ways to try and improve your mental image of yourself and focus on what things are important to you.Think positiveIf you have suffered setbacks, disappointments or failures in your life, don’t get down – this just makes you human. If there was no risk of failing, we would be a complacent species. Continue reading

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Nellie's Leadership Summer Kids Camp: Building Self Esteem with a …

2013Jul 4FILED IN: Program Updates Nellie’s Leadership Summer Kids Camp: Building Self Esteem with a Team! by Nellie’s We are so excited to announce the launch of our Nellie’s Leadership Summer Kids Camp: Building Self Esteem with a Team!  This summer we will be working with 15 children ranging from ages 6-12 to help them develop self-confidence and self-esteem through a variety of activities. By providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the children to express themselves, we hope to enhance social skills as well as leadership skills. Our camp will be led by facilitators Awo and Danielle.Throughout the summer we will be visiting various locations around Toronto including the Bata Show Museum, the Ontario Science Center, and the Toronto Islands, just to name a few. Continue reading

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Obstacles in Building Self-Confidence ~ self improvement

Obstacles in Building Self-Confidence21:09By Paul BrownSelf Confidence , self mastery Know what’s holding you back.It’s great that you have decided to build your self-confidence. However, there are a few obstacles that can keep you from achieving your goal. Most of the time, these obstacles are so obvious that they do not seem like obstacles at all, and all you can see is that your resolve to be self-confident is not taking you anywhere. Continue reading

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Able – One: Developing Self-Confidence Simple Steps For Building …

Developing Self-Confidence Is A Process Learn The Process And Expand And Improve Every Aspect of Your Life!Developing Self-Confidence One Step At A Time!The process of Developing Self-Confidence begins when you first change your belief of what you think you can or cannot accomplish.If you don’t believe that you have the ability to accomplish whatever it is that you are striving for you are without question guaranteeing your failure.Most of us sabotage our chances to achieve higher levels of success in life because we fail to believe in ourselves.If you try your hardest and you still find that you cannot make yourself belief in your ability to accomplish a particular task, then Fake It!That’s right, I said fake it, just forget what your mind is telling you and start telling yourself that nothing can stop you. Developing Self-Confidence requires you to take action.If you lack the confidence you need to get a head in life but you have the desire to change you can do so as long as you commit to working on yourself.Our self-confidence comes from inside, if you change the way you talk to yourself and the way you think about yourself developing self-confidence will not be so challenging.You see it is not your mind that is telling you that you cannot do something, it is You telling your mind that you cannot do whatever it may be.You have to get past your own self-defeating beliefs before you will see any real change in your confidence.This is something that you can do and I will help to show you how but it will be up to you to take the actions that I suggest.So now we know that developing self-confidence is a process and not an impossibility and we know that it starts by changing the belief that we hold in our mind.If you are having a difficult time with changing your mindset what you need to do is start with something small and by small I just mean to choose something that you would like to achieve that does not present an overwhelming challenge.Developing Self-Confidence Is Easy But It Takes Action!It really can be anything, baking a pie from scratch, sinking a ten foot putt, reading a book within a week you see where I am going with this so find something similar and we will get to work.If your mind is telling you that it is just too difficult you are going to have to start to tell your mind that you can do it because in essence you control your thoughts.You can start this process through the use of self-talk, this is where you just spend a day continuously telling yourself that you can accomplish the task you have chosen.Now, after spending the day taking control of your thoughts and telling yourself that you can accomplish the task at hand “get to it,” jump right in and show yourself that you have the power and the ability to win!There you go, you just took your first major step in developing your self-confidence.Your self-esteem will rise with every accomplishment regardless of how grand or glorious it may or may not be.The fact is you took the first step and you proved to yourself that you can change your beliefs so you have taken your first action to developing self-confidence.As your self-esteem rises so does your self-confidence and your belief that you can accomplish tasks that you might otherwise not have been able to accomplish.This all becomes a vicious yet wonderful chain reaction that results in youdeveloping self-confidence to set higher and higher goals. This is how you build upon your smaller success.You started with one small goal which you did not believe you could accomplish yet you proved yourself wrong.Although if you think about it in reality you proved yourself to be right because you spent that one day telling yourself that you could accomplish the task at hand and in the end that is exactly what you had done.Self-talk is incredibly powerful not only in developing self-confidence but in changing your inner belief’s. Continue reading

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60 Seconds to Confidence tip #15 « Building Self Confidence Blog

29Jun/13060 Seconds to Confidence tip #15Do you remember your parents ever saying to you, ‘Mind your language!’?They may have being referring to something they thought was rude or cheeky about what you said.The reason why they mentioned it and why I’m mentioning it now is because our language patterns can have a really powerful influence on our emotions.Of course there are the obvious things like self-criticism, blame or praise, but what I’m talking about is more subtle.If I say to you, ‘This sorting out your relationship or career or business issue…it’s going to be a problem,’ how do you feel?How does that feeling change if I say, ‘This sorting out your relationship, business or career issue…it’s going to be a challenge’?And what if I say, ‘This sorting out your relationship, business or career issue…it’s going to be an adventure.’ How do you feel now?I’ve found that most of my clients say they feel more positive about tackling the issues when I call it a challenge or an adventure. If you do too, then use those words!Basically, I’m encouraging you to use whatever language helps you to feel most resourceful and positive about getting something resolved. So, if you have become jaded with the politically correct use of the word ‘challenge’, then find your own empowering vocabulary.Have fun creating more uplifting language patterns for yourself and watch your personal, career and business success soar!Warm wishesMadeleineFiled under: 60 Seconds to ConfidenceLeave a comment Continue reading

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Building self-confidence | Jerry R Mitchell's Blog

Last week as I was networking with several entrepreneurs at a local restaurant the theme song from the “Rocky” movie was being played.  I foolishly told every one that I worked out to that song.  After explaining my past boxing career and how it helped me to build my confidence I thought I could finish my meal in peace. The entrepreneurs wanted more questions answered and as I discussed self-confidence and how one built it an idea for an article flashed before my eyes.We learned it as a little kid-home-court advantage; it’s nothing to be taken lightly.  Maybe you got your first taste of it at a piano recital or an elementary school sporting event, where the place was packed with your supporters.  Just about everyone but the family dog was there, plus a couple of neighbors, and you knew that a bunch of the other kids’ parents were rooting for you too.  So how could you lose?  How could you do anything but perform at your very best under those circumstances?Consider the opposite situation.  It’s the Chicago vs. New York boxing championships.  I’m expected to have a tooth-and-nail battle with the New York champion, and I’m in his city.  Chicago and his have a long history of ethnic clashes and the like (Irish VS Italian).  And since cultural niceties in New York don’t include restraining oneself when expressing political and cultural preferences, every time I come out of my corner, the crowd boos, shouts and curses me-to the point where a riot seems inevitable.  It continues through each round, a situation that’s hardly conducive to success, right?  How could anyone expect you to succeed in an adversarial environment like that?Recent psychological research has shown that as comforting as it might have been to have your grandmother at your side during that solo that really isn’t the way to produce the top performance.  In fact, hostile audiences can actually bring out your best.Research psychologists have studied skilled performances and what happens when you have hostile strangers or family and friends in the audience. Common sense dictates that you’d obviously do better in front of the supportive audience and you’d probably also think that the effect would be more pronounced with a high- skill task than with a low-skill task.  In fact, research indicates the opposite, so even though the people who had the support of friends during their task experienced less stress than those who had to perform in front of hostile strangers, the second group produced better performances and got through the task faster.  Talk about turning a negative into a positive.Explanations for those results suggest that perhaps when you face a crowd of friendly faces, you might simply choke from the pressure of trying to please them.  When you face a hostile crowd, though, you might feel that you have nothing to lose, so you take risks that pay off in better performance.  Some people can simply draw on the negative energy generated by the hostile crowd, harnessing it to produce better results.On the day of the competition I felt that I was in the middle of the arena awaiting the emperor’s sign to decide my fate.  It’s not quite that dramatic or quite that hostile, but I sure was not in the thick of things with my best friends.  The crowd might not behave by throwing chairs at me, but if words and looks could kill, I would be pushing up daisies.I didn’t let it get under my skin, however, and to throw the hostile audience a curve, I politely smiled, bowed and waved to the spectators before ripping a combination of punches to their champion in a way that left even me stunned.  I acted as if I did it every day, sometimes maybe even before breakfast, and they go silent.  They don’t know quite what to make of me.  On the other hand, I knew that I had a secret, how to use their hostility for my good.  I also knew that the moment was mine, so instead of putting on a boxing exhibition I went for the knockout.  I’m definitely in the zone.I figure I may as well go for it, so I pulled out all the stops.  By the time the contest was over, I had the fans’ hero on the floor, and even though they may still hate my guts, I’ve not only won the contest, but I’ve also used their hostility to help me do it.  This time when I smiled and bowed, I knew that I really owed them a lot, even if they don’t have a clue that they helped me beat their champion.  Neat trick.In my entrepreneurial life often times I was in hostile territory. Starting new industries requires thick skin because everyone keeps telling you that what you want to accomplish is impossible.Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages Continue reading

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maria – Twelve Rules for Building Self-Confidence. – My Opera

Twelve Rules for Building Self-Confidence.Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:07:14 PMLife is change. Every day is different. Every dayis a new beginning and a new ending. Embraceit and make the best of it. 1 Continue reading

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How to Build Self-Confidence Just Being Yourself

Love yourself spiritually first and foremost.  Building self confidence comes from feeling good about yourself just the way you are.   It is also knowing and accepting who you really are.  Above all, you need to love yourself. Continue reading

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Building Self-Confidence Preparing Yourself for Success – Goldenhark

From the quietly confident doctor whose advice we rely on, to the charismatic confidence of an inspiring speaker, self-confident people have qualities that everyone admires.Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: people who lack self-confidence can find it difficult to become successful.After all, most people are reluctant to back a project that’s being pitched by someone who is nervous, fumbling, and overly apologetic.On the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who speaks clearly, who holds his or her head high, who answers questions assuredly, and who readily admits when he or she does not know something.Self-confident people inspire confidence in others: their audience, their peers, their bosses, their customers, and their friends. And gaining the confidence of others is one of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success.The good news is that self-confidence can be learned and built on. And, whether you’re working on your own self-confidence or building the confidence of people around you, it’s well worth the effort!How Confident do you Seem to Others?Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: your behavior, your body language, how you speak, what you say, and so on. Look at the following comparisons of common confident behavior with behavior associated with low self-confidence. Continue reading

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