Confidence is key – especially in the workplace! A study led by Indeed even found that 98% of employees say they perform better when they are confident. Today, we’re going to offer some helpful tips.
Always Stay Learning
If you are constantly adding new tools to your toolbox, you will always feel valuable in your place of work. Whether you are picking up a new skill, attending an interesting workshop, or taking a training course on the topic of your choice, you can only benefit from the knowledge!
Something that goes hand-in-hand with learning is the ability to ask questions. Someone that asks questions will always know more than someone who doesn’t. Be willing to put yourself out there when you don’t know the answer – because most times, everyone else is in the same boat. And remember, there is no dumb question!
Tell Yourself You’re Awesome
This may seem a bit strange, but TRUST US – it works! Have you ever heard of manifesting? Manifesting is simply speaking something into existence. And here’s how it works. If you look in the mirror and tell yourself you are awesome every day, you will start to feel like you really are awesome (and you REALLY are). It’s all about positive self-talk. Fake it til’ you make it if you have to, right?
Dress Like It
If you want to build confidence, you have to dress like it! This actually has a similar outcome as telling yourself you’re awesome. If you dress the part, you’ll actually start to feel it. The New York Times let out a recent article with a quote that sums it up perfectly. It says, “Looking good leads to feeling good, and feeling good leads to empowerment.” You know what they say… “dress for success!”
Grow From Your Mistakes
The most important thing about falling is that you get back up! Your response to failure will show the world what kind of person you are. So when you make a mistake, use it as a learning experience and perhaps even a teaching tool. Those around you will respect you for it.
Last, and MOST importantly, have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously! It’s okay to laugh (especially when you’re looking in the mirror telling yourself how awesome you are)! Being more lighthearted, especially when you stumble, will make having confidence easier than it was before.
We hope you will use these tips to become your most confident self, in the workplace and out too! For more tips on professional development and career advancement, visit our blog at https://elamant.com.