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How to Play the Confidence Game to Win

By Sandy Schroeder

The glow of confidence is hard to miss. You can hear it in a person’s voice, and spot it in their comments. Flickers of doubt are easy to see, too.

  • Confident people reach for more
  • People who doubt camp out in comfort zones
  • Doubt can be quicksand, pulling capable people down
  • Doubt accepts existing conditions instead of charting new moves

Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-founder of TalentSmart, a service agency that services 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, says, “No one is stopping you from what you want to accomplish but yourself.”

Bradberry suggests we look at what confident people do, and follow them.

Know Who You Really Are

Look at your track record of projects and accomplishments. Give yourself credit for successes.  List your strengths and weaknesses. Then look at what you are currently doing. Reach out to all of your resources to get the best picture. Knowing who you are lets you maximize interactions as you continue to grow.

Build on Work Successes

Smart people ask a lot from their work. No matter the size of the job, they stay focused, doing their best to achieve. Each time they achieve a goal they reinforce their confidence.

Voice Your Assurance

People want to believe you know what you are talking about.  When you hesitate, you may lose some of your audience. If you do not know, do not say you do. But if you are sure, speak up to share your ideas.

Look Your Best

Whatever look works in your world, pay attention to detail. When people interact with you, they can see you care enough to look your best. Choose clothing that tells people who you are.

Handle Attention Well

Some people live for attention. Truly confident, successful people never demand the spotlight. The most successful people often turn out to be the ones who are generous with praise and quick to share credit. They are confident, centered, and popular.

Exercise for Success

Exercise has been shown to help people succeed in work and social interactions. A better body image fuels self esteem. Exercise endorphins produce an immediate confidence spike. I worked with a very successful woman who came to work smiling every morning. One of her secrets proved to be early morning daily workouts.

However you feel right now, following these tips should help you grow and glow a little more. Good luck!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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