Introduction• Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence.• Yet everyone has moments — or days, months, or even years — when we are unsure of our ability to tackle challenges.
Introduction• Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared.• Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you.
Definition• The state of mind characterized by ones reliance on himself.• It is a feeling of self- sufficiency; such assurance as leads to a feeling of security and self-reliance.
Holding you Back• No one is immune to these effects of insecurity at work, but they dont have to hold you back.
Feeling of Insecurity Important to Know Confidence Better Performance SecurityPositive Attitude
Overcoming the Feeling of Insecurity• Insecurity affects every human being in many different ways.• Overcoming this self-doubt starts with: – Assess your abilities, shortcomings and weaknesses, and try to correct them.
Ways to Build Confidence• Preparation: – Practice will help you to develop aptitude, positive attitude and new skills.
Ways to Build Confidence• Dress Sharp: – Although clothes don’t make the man, they certainly affect the way he feels about himself.
Ways to Build Confidence• Personal Commercial: – Write a 30-60 second speech that highlights your strengths and goals, whenever you need a confidence boost.
Ways to Build Confidence• Get feedback when you need it: – Ask someone who cares about your development as well as the quality of your performance to tell you what she thinks. – Be sure to pick the right person.
Ways to Build Confidence• Take risks: – Playing to your strengths is a smart tactic but not if it means you hesitate to take on new challenges. – Many people dont know what they are capable of until they are truly tested. – Failure can be very useful for building confidence.
Principles to Remember• Do: – Be honest with yourself about what you know and what you still need to learn – Practice doing the things you are unsure about – Embrace new opportunities to prove you can do difficult things
Principles to Remember• Don´t: – Focus excessively on whether you or not you have the ability, think instead about the value you provide – Hesitate to ask for external validation if you need it. – Worry about what others think, focus on yourself, not a theoretical and judgmental audience