5 things that will boost your confidence RIGHT NOW!

Confidence. Sometimes we have loads of the stuff and sometimes we have zilch. I see strong, independent women wrestling with low self-confidence daily and it breaks my heart because these women are a force and confidence could take them so much further personally and professionally.

More often than not they’re too busy focusing on why everyone else is so amazing and well equipped, or because they have such a fear of being arrogant that their idea of confidence has been muddled up in that perception and is now tainted.

It seems like low confidence hits when we actually need it the most… When we’re trying to take the next step in our career, making that all important call, when we doubt our parenting decisions or are thinking about signing up for that life changing opportunity… The limiting self-talk is the ultimate squasher of confidence and dreams.

I’m here to tell you I’ve got your back. You don’t need to have low self-confidence and having high self-confidence does not make you arrogant. It makes you a wonderful and valuable contributor to this world.

I hope that by the time you finish reading it you realise what an amazing, unique and powerful human being you are and that you can stand confidently in the truth that you are perfectly imperfect and that, my friend, is your strength.

5 things you can do to

boost your confidence:

1. Spotlight the good. Make a list of everything you’ve ever done that you’re proud of. Everything good about yourself and everything you’re glad you are. Keep it somewhere you can look at it often! (You should feel amazing when you read this list, like you’ve just written a CV selling how awesome you are)

2. Check your self-talk. Start to become aware of when you tell yourself you can’t do something, when you’re fearful of potential outcomes or when you talk yourself out of something. You don’t have to change it yet. Just sit with it and become aware.

3. Get an idea of what confidence is to you. You can’t achieve something if you don’t know what you’re aiming for. Describe the confidence of someone who inspires you, what is it about them that makes them radiate confidence? If you have a hang up about arrogance you might want to list out what arrogance is too, that way, you can make sure that you’re not heading down that path as much as you fear you might be! Clarity brings confidence and empowerment.

4. Re-write your internal script. You know they’re happening (step 2), you know what you understand confidence to be (step 3) so now it’s time to build that confidence into your internal dialog. Start at the beginning, that very first thought that cuts away at your confidence, what would a confident person tell themselves instead? Keep it true to you and compelling and then act according to that new, positive voice!! Watch your life change.

5. Stand tall. Literally change your posture to stand or sit tall to emulate confidence. Change your body and your mind will shift with it. (Try it right now and tell me I’m wrong).

If you can see the potential in this method but can’t quite get there yourself with the analysis and re-writing of that internal dialogue then don’t rule it out as an option, be bold and come work with me 1:1 to create the change you want. I have a Confidence Kickstarter session available for this very this reason. Send me an email to learn more about it!

Ciao, Steph x

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Author: Steph Edmunds

Certified Professional Life Coach

Steph Edmunds is SESC's incredibly passionate, experienced Certified Professional Life Coach based in Launceston, Tasmania - coaching clients across Australia and the world. You can contact Steph directly to make coaching inquiries, sign-up for a dose of Monthly Motivation direct to your inbox or Follow SESC on Facebook or Instagram.