How to be Confident
- Know thy self
- Accept thy self
- Understand others
Regardless of rank, expect to be treated as an equal. If you expect acceptance, you just might get it. If you don’t expect it, you definitely won’t get it.
Control your attitude.
Success in business is based more on mental attitude than on mental capabilities. Be optimistic toward yourself, others and life. Walk in to a room with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.
Perfect your posture.
Pull your ribcage away from your pelvis, roll your shoulders back and down, pull your stomach in and tuck your bottom toward your spine. Breathe deeply. You’ll not only look better, but feel more energized, alert and in control.
Think before you talk.
Think fast, pause, then speak purposefully. One CEO practices saying everything to himself before he says it out loud so that he will hear how it sounds and can change it if he needs to.
Speed in speaking, moving, gesturing and walking looks nervous and scared. Scared people get passed over, not hired or promoted. Learn to speak in a comfortable, easygoing and welcoming way. Don’t waste time, but do speak as if you have all the time in the world for those you are speaking to.
Everything you say or write can be done in a simple, straightforward manner. Just do it.
Be a good storyteller.
People understand you better, remember what you say longer, and find you smarter and more interesting if you use anecdotes to make your points.
Be aware of your style.
Clothes don’t make the man but they do make a difference. Wear well-tailored, good quality clothes that make you look like you are in charge. But remember, it isn’t as much about your look as how you look at things and what people see when they look at you.
Admit your mistakes.
If you are error-free, you’re likely effort-free.
Don’t be bullied.
If you are unjustly criticized, don’t take the bait and get into an argument. Instead calmly ask: “Why do you think that?” “What do you mean?” or “What’s that based on?”
Be able to stand out while still fitting in with the crowd.
Be at ease with yourself and others.
Look others straight in the eye, eliminate any defensiveness and take the edge off your voice. Never let them see you sweat!
Women desire to be desired by a man who is confident and sure of himself.
She wants to be part of an adventure and live an exciting life. She has to know that she’ll be provided and taken care of by the man that she commits herself to. Become a man with a strong identity and women will want to align themselves with you.
Where Does Real Self-Confidence Come From?
Confidence comes from a belief in yourself that you can get things done. No matter what life presents to you, you’re going to be okay.
It comes down to a basic level of self-efficacy as well that you can take care and provide for your basic needs. This is something that’s earned from experience; when you’re able to set out a task for yourself and get it done.
On the other hand, a false sense of confidence happens when there’s no basis to your belief. You can’t just tell yourself “I’m confident” with no action that precedes it. You’re either crazy or delusional if you do that. You need to have a much deeper understanding of yourself.
The reason why women like confident men is because they assume there’s a good reason for it. If they can see that you can take care of yourself, then you can also take care of them. The feminine energy wants a solid rock to lean on when things get difficult.