Julie was recently given the opportunity to play a lead role on a big project. She admitted that even with the success she experienced in her career this project was a bit intimidating. It was bigger than anything she worked on before, she was the most junior person on the team, and the client was high profile.
Posts Tagged ‘confidence’
Pop Quiz: When was the last time you acknowledged and appreciated yourself?
That’s right: YOU. Not your spouse, not your children, not your boss, co-workers or friends. Just YOU!
Seriously, think about it!
Here’s an unfortunate truth.
We hold ourselves to standards we would never impose on colleagues, friends or family.
By berating ourselves for mistakes, ruminating over missteps and discounting our victories…these behaviours take a toll on our confidence and brand image.
To build a confident personal brand, even when faced with adversity, it is essential to start with a solid foundation. This foundation consists of two main components – the internal elements that are initially invisible to the eye and the external elements that are immediately visible.
Your internal elements play a big part in driving your decisions and behaviours, while
The mirror is a powerful tool!
I know you typically think about using the mirror to fix yourself up or check yourself out. Although, you can also use the mirror to build your self-esteem and confidence.
I work with women who have experienced violence and witnessed amazing transformations when using the mirror as a tool (Psst, it works with clients too).
Presenting yourself to create the impression you desire, before you even say a word, involves several key elements that go beyond your clothing. You may not consciously be aware of these elements, but they definitely influence how you are perceived.
NOTE: To provide help in the clothes you wear the previous post lists five tips to keep in mind when choosing your clothes to ensure you deliver the message you intend.
Knowing there are twenty-four hours we get in a day, it is essential to think of the hacks that will provide you with more of what you need. This requires discipline in blocking time to think!
David Allen, a productivity consultant who is best known for his book, Getting Things Done said, “The problem isn’t time… it’s space.”
Pausing often gets a bad rap even though it can help you avoid embarrassing moments! Leaders often describe it as a weakness rather than strength. Like many things in life, it depends on your perspective.