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Instructor : Sheena Pitafi
Corporate Skills
Confidence Building
Confidence Building
Confidence is a term used to describe how secure a person is in his own decisions and
actions and how free he is from doubts
“Confidence is not they will like me, Confidence is I will be fine
even if they don’t”
• It may also make you optimistic and pleasing . It maybe a plus for you to enjoy
doing something and enjoy life
• But confidence is not the feeling that you think you are better than others . That’s
just wrong
• How to build Self Confidence
Believe in yourself – You can do whatever you want – Believe in I
think I can
Confidence-Building-02052020-093216pm.pptx
What is Self Confidence?
Doing what you believe to be
right, even if others mock or
criticize you for it
Being willing to take risks and go
the extra mile to achieve better
things
Admitting your mistakes, and
learning from them
Building Self Confidence
• Believe in Yourself
• Self Confidence is often the single most important ingredient that
distinguishes a successful person from other less successful people .
• We need to have a sense of self efficacy
• We are competent
• That we’re doing something meaningful
• Sense of worth and self confidence comes when you accept yourself as you
are – Not when you’re trying to be what other people expect
• Building Confidence
• Confidence begins with changing your thoughts , then taking action for
change
• Try to find out – The main causes for lack of confidence
Building Self-Esteem
We can cope with what’s going on in
our lives – We have a right to be
happy
• This comes from feeling that the
people around us approve of us
• It also comes from the sense that
we are behaving virtuously, that
we’re competent at what we do ,
and that we can compete
successfully when we put our
minds to it

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Confidence-Building-02052020-093216pm.pptx

  • 1. Instructor : Sheena Pitafi Corporate Skills Confidence Building
  • 2. Confidence Building Confidence is a term used to describe how secure a person is in his own decisions and actions and how free he is from doubts “Confidence is not they will like me, Confidence is I will be fine even if they don’t” • It may also make you optimistic and pleasing . It maybe a plus for you to enjoy doing something and enjoy life • But confidence is not the feeling that you think you are better than others . That’s just wrong • How to build Self Confidence Believe in yourself – You can do whatever you want – Believe in I think I can
  • 4. What is Self Confidence? Doing what you believe to be right, even if others mock or criticize you for it Being willing to take risks and go the extra mile to achieve better things Admitting your mistakes, and learning from them
  • 5. Building Self Confidence • Believe in Yourself • Self Confidence is often the single most important ingredient that distinguishes a successful person from other less successful people . • We need to have a sense of self efficacy • We are competent • That we’re doing something meaningful • Sense of worth and self confidence comes when you accept yourself as you are – Not when you’re trying to be what other people expect • Building Confidence • Confidence begins with changing your thoughts , then taking action for change • Try to find out – The main causes for lack of confidence
  • 6. Building Self-Esteem We can cope with what’s going on in our lives – We have a right to be happy • This comes from feeling that the people around us approve of us • It also comes from the sense that we are behaving virtuously, that we’re competent at what we do , and that we can compete successfully when we put our minds to it
  • 7. Self –Efficacy What is Self – Efficacy ? • When we see ourselves ( and others similar to ourselves ) Mastering skills and achieving goals that matter in those skill areas • Work hard in a particular area and we succeed This type of confidence that leads people to accept difficult challenges , and persist in the face of setbacks
  • 8. Self Confidence / Low Self- Confidence Self – Confidence  Doing what you believe to be right , even if others mock or criticize you for it  Being willing to take risks and go the extra mile to achieve better things  Admitting your mistakes and learning from them  Accepting compliments graciously – Thanks I really worked hard on that prospectus . I'm Pleased you – Recognize my efforts Low Self-Confidence  Governing your behavior based on what other people think  Staying in your comfort zone , fearing in failure , and so avoid taking risks  Working hard to cover up mistakes and hoping that you can fix the problem before anyone notices  Dismissing compliments offhandedly – Oh that prospectus was nothing really , anyone could have done it
  • 9. Self-Confidence vs. Self-Esteem So, although self-confidence and self-esteem have crossed paths at many points and share some common features, they are considered two distinct constructs. • Self-esteem is a fairly stable trait that doesn’t change much in individuals—unless they put in some dedicated effort to improve it. It can generally be defined as our beliefs in our own inherent value, worth, and how deserving we are of love, happiness, success, and other good things in life. • Self-confidence does not take into consideration any beliefs about the worthiness or overall value; rather, it focuses on the ability to succeed and beliefs about one’s likelihood of succeeding. The two are certainly related, but it is easy to see where the line is drawn between them; self-esteem is about the success you feel you deserve, while self-confidence is about the success you feel you are capable of achieving.
  • 10. The Importance of Believing in Yourself Research has shown that those with high self-confidence enjoy: • Better overall health, because they deal with stress and difficult emotions better. • More time for their families and friends, since they tend to set healthy boundaries and leave work at the office. • Improved performance at work through better ability to concentrate and greater commitment to tasks (Hawbaker, n.d.; Ray, 2017).
  • 11. Improved Coping & Thriving under Stress • Better ability to influence and persuade others • More leadership and executive presence • Increased positive attitude • Enhanced sense of feeling valued (by yourself and probably others as well) • Improved performance at work • Being perceived as more attractive • Reduced negative thoughts • More fearlessness and less anxiety • Greater freedom from social anxiety in particular • Increased Energy & Motivation • Greater levels of happiness
  • 12. Low Self – Confidence & Self-Limiting beliefs When your self-confidence is low you struggle in your relationships and at work, you don’t feel very happy, you don’t cope well with stress, and you probably lack energy and motivation. You may also suffer from self-limiting beliefs; these are beliefs that limit or constrain us in some way, and keep us from thinking, saying, or doing the things we want to do and the things that can help us grow. These self –limiting beliefs generally fall into one of these categories • I do/don’t – limiting beliefs regarding how we define ourselves. • I can’t – limiting beliefs in terms of our self-image and self-efficacy. • I should/shouldn’t – limiting beliefs that keep us stuck in self-judgment • I am/am not – limiting beliefs that center on what we are or are not (e.g., “I am intelligent” vs. “I am stupid”). • Others are/will – limiting beliefs that focus on other people and what we assume they are thinking
  • 13. The Importance of Self-Confidence in Leadership • As you might expect, self-confidence is very important in leadership. Some go as far as saying, “without confidence, there is no leadership” (Dao, 2008). Leadership requires confident decision-making, bold but measured risk-taking, and commitment: three things that those with low self-confidence generally lack • As Dao notes, self-confidence is also important for employees to see in leaders; nothing boosts an employee’s belief in the organization and their own contributions than seeing confidence and similar belief in the organization’s leadership. Self-confidence was identified as one of the defining characteristics of leaders in an influential early study of leadership (Mowday, 1979). It’s clear that effective leadership requires at least a minimum level of self-confidence.
  • 14. The Benefits of Self –Confidence in the Workplace • Although self-confidence is vital in leaders, it’s also important for the rank-and-file. A healthy sense of self-confidence can result in many benefits relevant to the workplace, including: • Greater Optimism • Ability to run meetings effectively and confidently • More effective delegating • A greater sense of autonomy • More frequent promotions and higher positions
  • 15. Common Characteristics of Self –Confident Individuals • People who are self-confident do what they believe is right, even if they are mocked or criticized for it. • They are more willing to take risks and “go the extra mile” to get what they want. They are able to admit when they’ve made a mistake and learn from their mistakes. They wait for others to congratulate them on their accomplishments instead of bragging and boasting. • They accept compliments with grace and gratitude (Mind Tools Content Team, 2016).
  • 16. Each day focuses on a set of positive topics that writing about can help boost your self-confidence: • Monday o Something I did well today… o Today I had fun when… o I felt proud when… • Tuesday o Today I accomplished… o I had a positive experience with… o Something I did for someone… • Wednesday o I felt good about myself when… o I was proud of someone else… o Today was interesting because… • Thursday o I felt proud when… o A positive thing I witnessed… o Today I accomplished… • Friday o Something I did well today… o I had a positive experience with (a person, place, or thing)… o I was proud of someone when… • Saturday o Today I had fun when… o Something I did for someone… o I felt good about myself when… • Sunday o A positive thing I witnessed… o Today was interesting because… o I felt proud when…
  • 17. Self-Confidence Worksheet This worksheet from the self-esteem experts Susyn Reeve and Joan Brenner can guide you in the process of building up your self-confidence. There are three parts to this worksheet. • Part One: Think of a situation in which you experienced confidence and a feeling of satisfaction and self-worth. Answer the following questions. • What is the situation? • What do you say to yourself about the situation (self-talk)? • What do you do as a result of this? • Part Two: Think of a current situation in which you experienced a lack of confidence that you would like to change if you could. • What is the situation? • What do you say to yourself about the situation (self-talk)? • What do you do as a result of this? • Part Three: Look at Part Two and using the information that you have learned about yourself in Part One, ask yourself, “When I am in this situation…” • What positive statement could I say to myself to be reminded of my power? • What could I do that would help me feel differently? (For example, create a visualization in which I remember how I felt in Part One) • What could I do differently, next time I am in this situation? What actions would empower me?
  • 18. Activities and Exercises for Developing Self- Confidence If you’re not a huge fan or worksheets or writing in general, there are some other activities and exercises you can do to work on your self-confidence and self-esteem. Recognizing Negative Thoughts • Practice “listening” to your own thoughts; notice the automatic thoughts that pop into your head and pay attention to the way you talk to yourself. When you notice a negative thought, grab onto it and either write it down or just sit and think about it for a moment. • Don’t spend long thinking about the thought in its current form though. Instead, spend your time thinking about how it can be rephrased and adapted to become a positive (or at least neutral) thought. For example, if you catch yourself thinking, “You’re such a failure! You can’t do anything right!” try to replace it with a more forgiving phrase like, “Everyone makes mistakes sometimes. I bet I can do better next time!”
  • 19. Challenging Yourself The best way to boost your self-confidence is to open yourself up to positive new experiences and allow yourself to succeed. • If you have low self-confidence, you probably don’t like taking risks—whether those risks involve exercise, going for a new job or promotion, or just trying a new activity. • Find something you’re interested in and go for it. It might be a cooking class, a running group, or volunteering for a cause you are passionate about. Whatever it is, push yourself to take a risk and watch your confidence grow.
  • 20. Giving Yourself the Self-Care You Need Self-care is incredibly important for a lot of things, but it can be especially impactful for our self-confidence. • Engage in self-care to show yourself how valuable you are, and you will feel more confident in your abilities and motivated to prove that you are right about yourself. Make sure to take care of your body, mind, and soul by eating healthy, exercising, giving yourself a break, and engaging in whatever other self-care you need to feel good.
  • 21. Practicing Accepting Failure This isn’t an especially fun exercise to practice, but it is, unfortunately, a necessary one. We all fail at some point, and it does us absolutely no good to pretend that we don’t—or won’t—ever fail. To practice accepting failure, engage in some activities that you know you will fail at. I know, it sounds terrible! Why would you do something when you know you will fail? Because practicing failure can be just as important as practicing success. Take risks and set stretch goals for yourself. Sometimes you will achieve them, and sometimes you won’t. Whether you achieve them or not, make sure to tell yourself the same thing after: “You put a lot of effort into this and I’m proud of you for working hard.”