Saturday, 5 January 2013

Give yourself a Confidence Boost

You are in a meeting, it may not be going well, you are under pressure and your confidence in yourself or your point of view is starting to dip.

What can you do to improve the situation? Well first thing you could address is a timely boost to your confidence.

In Sian Beilocks book 'Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To' it seems that reminding yourself of your credentials can remind you how talented you are and give a confidence boost.

This can also include thinking about any aspect of yourself that helped to make you successful, be that how hard you have worked, an academic qualification or otherwise.

On the inside of your diary or work journal, have a mini bio of your talents and success. Before you decide to fight your corner in that tough meeting, glance down at your bio and you will do so with a little more confidence.

We all have enough difficult meetings where our confidence can dip or even be deliberately undermined.Try this out and see how you get on

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