Project Confidence Even When You Don’t Feel It
When you can project confidence, you’ll find that you get more of what you want out of life.
It’s a well-known fact that people are more willing to follow someone who is confident rather than someone who is not.
Here Are Some Tips To Help You Appear Confident Even When You Don’t Feel It
1 – Believe In Yourself
You cannot project confidence if you don’t have a belief in yourself or what you are doing.
We’ve been conditioned throughout our lives to doubt ourselves. We must retrain ourselves to get rid of our fears and self-doubt in order to build self-esteem and self-confidence.
We all deal with vulnerability, uncertainty, and failure. Some of us trust that if we move forward anyway, then we will figure it out.
And that’s what I’m talking about here. Just know that you will figure it out. You will find a way.
2 – Shine The Spotlight On Other People
Confident people don’t need the validation of others, because true validation comes from within. So, shine the spotlight on other people.
Stand back and celebrate your accomplishments through others. Stand back and let others shine–that’s a confidence boost that helps those people become confident too.
When you do, other people won’t think you’re shy or lacking in confidence. They’ll think you’re a lot more confident than you are, simply because you don’t need the praise.
And they’ll respect you for it too–which will only build your confidence.
3 – Create An Environment For Others To Succeed
Confident people don’t fear competition. There is enough for all of us.
If you are in a position of power, you can project confidence by promoting a successful environment for all. People will see that you aren’t afraid of being upstaged.
Celebrate other people’s success! There are few things more confident than someone who isn’t afraid of other’s success.
4 – Remain Calm
If you overreact to every situation that comes your way, people are going to lose confidence in your abilities to lead. They will view this as a weakness and will suspect you lack confidence.
Once that happens, it’s hard to turn that image of you around in their minds.
Try to keep calm even during tense situations. When you’re calm, it will be easier to find the solution.
5 – Dress For Success
Nothing screams confidence more than wearing an excellent outfit. When you dress well, people perceive you as more powerful.
You’ll find that when you look your best, your mind will think so as well. Dressing sharply is enough to put anyone at ease for a while.
6 – Posture Is Power
Body posture is a key factor in how you feel. Research has shown that slouching causes decreased energy levels.
One great way to harness the positive benefits of posture is to strike a power pose. This involves making yourself open and full, taking up more space.
Spending a few minutes in a power pose can help you maintain composure and confidence. Most of all, it’ll help you feel powerful.
Stand tall, make eye contact and shake hands firmly and confidently.
These tips should give you the confidence you need to power through any situation, and feel your best no matter what life throws at you.
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By Lynn Huber
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