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Building Self-Confidence – Stress Management Skills from Mind Tools

Building Self-ConfidencePreparing Yourself for Success!Build your self-confidencewith James Manktelow & Amy Carlson.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 was 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 really 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. Continue reading

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10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence | My Gate To Success

Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed.Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence. By using these 10 strategies you can get the mental edge you need to reach your potential.Build Self Confidence1. Continue reading

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10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence « – Home – VitaMist

Self-confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self-confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed.Although many of the factors affecting self-confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self-confidence. By using these 10 strategies you can get the mental edge you need to reach your potential.Build Self Confidence1. Dress SharpAlthough clothes don’t make the man, they certainly affect the way he feels about himself Continue reading

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Building Self Confidence, Step by Step | Trends Database

You’ve heard it said that “baby steps” are the true road to success, and this concept applies to building self confidence. Taking positive steps to feel better about yourself can be very simple ones or complex ones requiring a real commitment. Build up to the larger steps with a series of small steps that propel you forward in a positive way. Continue reading

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Secrets Of Building Self Confidence – Achieving A Small Enough …

Few people truly succeed in life. A vast majority of people are withdrawn and shy – they don’t have many friends, as they are unable to interact meaningfully with people outside of their inner-circle. Boys don’t find dates easily and girls fail to impress, all because of their lack of self-confidence. Can you tolerate a speaker whose utterances do not carry conviction? Continue reading

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being extremely self-centered – Uncommon Forum

Connect with Uncommon Knowledge Facebook Twitter Email Confidence and Self Esteem Resources Free 6-part self confidence courseConfidence and self esteem articlesConfidence can be learned (article)What is ‘low self esteem’? (article)Self Confidence Trainer CDConfidence Booster hypnosis downloadSelf Esteem hypnosis download Discussion Forums PsychologyDepressionAnxiety and Panic AttacksAnger ManagementAddictionsEating DisordersPublic SpeakingWorkplace PsychologySelf Esteem and ConfidenceRelationshipsHypnosisPractitioners’ LoungeEmotional IntelligenceLight Lounge Author Thread sesil1Junior MemberJoined: 04 Feb 2012Posts: 34 Fri May 31, 2013 12:05 am being extremely self-centered Hello!Could you please give me some advice on how to become less self-centered? I realize that this is a bit paradoxical request, as I am at the same time asking other people to concern themselves with my problems, but I just can’t cope with this alone and this worries me a lot. I am 24 years old and I am very self-centred. I don’t want to be that way 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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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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60 Seconds to Confidence tip #13 « Building Self Confidence Blog

22Jun/13060 Seconds to Confidence tip #13Research shows that if you want to build your personal, career or business success on firm foundations, you need to know when you’ve done a good job.Did you know that individuals vary in the way they are convinced about whether they’ve done a good job?For instance, I’ve coached clients who know they’ve done a good job only because they get confirmation from outside themselves – for instance a good appraisal, testimonial or positive feedback from someone else. These people find it very hard to think or feel they’ve done a good job if they don’t get this external feedback. They often lack confidence when they are in a work environment or have relationships where others only give feedback when something is wrong. They may under-estimate their abilities and achievements. Or… they may become arrogant when they receive too much unrealistic praise.While it’s good to get a reality check by seeking outside feedback about our successes, the usefulness of that feedback can depend on how well qualified the person giving it is – and how skilled they are at being constructive.Other people I’ve coached know they’ve done a good job because they have strong inner standards they set for themselves. Continue reading

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Tips To Help You Build Self Confidence

Tips To Help You Build Self ConfidenceSelf-confidence is typically defined as belief in one’s abilities and one’s self. How you see yourself has a major impact on how others see you. To be successful in life requires self confidence. What I’m talking about is a belief in your own abilities and your own worth. You were brought into this world and you do have a purpose. Continue reading

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