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A psychologist's guide to entrepreneur confidence

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A psychologist's guide to entrepreneur confidence

  1. 1. A Psychologist’s Guide to Entrepreneur Confidence Patrycja Slawuta, M.A, PhD(c) Psych SelfHackathon @Patrycja_NYC 1
  2. 2. Patrycja: Chief MindHacker
  3. 3. Confidence The secret sauce that turns epic ideas into judgements of what you think is possible into epic ACTION
  4. 4. SelfHackathon Born out of 10+ years of psychological research +neuroscience + Neuro Linguistic Programming + Hypnosis + Jungian archetypes
  5. 5. Building Confidence • DOING vs THINKING • can’t THINK you way into confidence • Do Epic Sh*t
  6. 6. Lay of the Land • Human mind = most untapped natural resource • Humans = living CODE —> programmable • Neuroplasticity = the brain rewires constantly—> breaking the habit of being the old YOU
  7. 7. The Mind Game • Success = mind game • Brain secretes thoughts: + and - • Brain: velcro for negative teflon for positive • Mind = meaning-making machine —> hello INNER CRITIC!
  8. 8. Mindhack #1 • Don’t have to believe all your thoughts “Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded” Gautama Buddha
  9. 9. Hacking the habit of being YOU • Start : where are you? • Who are you? • What do you believe? • and most importantly: What do you DO?
  10. 10. New habits = new YOU • The science of little wins • celebrate every little new ACTION • daily little steps create new habits • new habits = new YOU
  11. 11. Hacking COURAGE • Courage is not an absence of fear. • Courage = feeling the fear and doing it ANYWAY • Courage is a decision • Are you giving yourself permission to be courageous?
  12. 12. Courage Mantra Just Do It
  13. 13. Other people • Humans = social animals • Wired for connection • Other people affect us constantly • We unconsciously mimic and learn from others
  14. 14. The power of others • Psychological research: we are the average of 5 people we spend the most time with • Who is programming YOU? • If it empowering / disempowering? • Who do you want to program you - a CHOICE.
  15. 15. Social self-hacking • Chose WHO/HOW/WHY • WHO programs you • HOW they program you • WHY do you allow them to program
  16. 16. Hacking the minds of others • Cut down learning curve • Ask “How do you…?”
  17. 17. Summary • Confidence comes from DOING • Hacking confidence: • Thinking different thoughts • Deciding to be courageous • Choosing who programs you
  18. 18. More Confidence MindHacks • @ Patrycja_NYC • www.PatrycjaSlawuta.com • www.Selfhackathon.com

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