In this episode I’m going to introduce you to five super-fun steps on how you can build your confidence, based on past experiences, compliments, good reviews, and so on. Doing this is so much fun and such a cool thing to have on those days when you’re really feeling down. Let’s get started on building your arsenal!
Really, if everyone knew how hard you were working on your dreams and goals, they would be praising you like crazy! But since that can’t be the case all of the time, and we don’t want to rely on others for validation, it is important that we’re continually building our own self-confidence. Whenever you feel like your hard work isn’t paying off or that nobody in the world is noticing your hard work, keep going anyway! In those times especially, remember that you and I are responsible for our own self-confidence, and these are three reasons why:
Ultimate freedom is why I want to work from anywhere, but I know that can be a pretty daunting dream for some people. The normal process is for us to go to school of some sort, get a job, then settle into that until we “retire” at 65 and then die of boredom. I absolutely do not want to see that happen to you. How to avoid it? Take the road less traveled! Here are some reasons, other than location freedom, why it’s a good idea:
I don’t think you or I would argue that this world would be a much better place if people would just treat each other more kindly and truly appreciate one another. However, you and I both know that that principle can start with us. In fact, it has been proven that people who are kind to others and maintain an attitude of gratitude are happier in life. Not to mention, they can be a beacon of light to those who otherwise might not experience kindness or compassion from a stranger. Wouldn’t you love to have an impact on someone? I know I would!
Your productivity shouldn’t relate to you enthusiasm! Sometimes our enthusiasm wanes when we start to feel like we can’t make our dreams come true; in other words, when our self-confidence slips, so does our enthusiasm. That’s ok, and it’s normal! We all have high and low seasons. However, you don’t have to let it affect your productivity, and here are three reasons why:
As we know from Maslow's hierarchy of needs, each time more of our basic needs are met, we’re able to focus on higher endeavors. The same can be true of our workspace and productivity. I don’t know about you, but the more productive I can be in order to achieve success faster, the better! Here are my five workspace tips for you on how to increase productivity and accelerate your success:
In the pursuit of our dreams and goals, you and I have a tendency to get carried away. It’s not necessarily our fault; we live in a world and culture that says busier is better, even if it comes at the cost of our health, relationships, and joy. I’m here to propose that sometimes in order to speed up, we need to slow down. We cannot always be running at 100%, or else we are going to burn out (which is NEVER a pretty process, #uglycry). How then, do we avoid burnout and do this “slowing down” thing? I’m so glad you asked. ;-)
In the epic battle ring of self-confidence VS goal setting, who wins? Will one of them totally get the smack down on the other, like in nineteen ninety eight when the Undertaker threw Mankind off Hell in a Cell, who then plummeted sixteen feet through an announcer's table? Oh yeah, one of them totally wins, and I bet it’s not the one you think.
You can become anyone you want. Some people will say that the time we’re in has made it even easier, and that’s true to an extent. However, no matter how many opportunities or tools you’re handed, you can only get as far as your confidence will take you. Sadly, most of us are lacking confidence, or true belief that we can change our life. Time to buck up, Buttercup!
It may be shocking to discover that each of us walks around every day lying to ourselves. What’s the topic of our lies? Ourselves! In most cases, we’re not even aware of the lies we believe about ourselves until someone else points them out! Here are the seven insidious lies that are probably holding you back from success:
You understand why setting goals is always a good idea, you’ve set goals that you can actually accomplish, and you’ve seen how easy it is to find time to work on them—even if it’s little bits at a time. You’ve even come up with a rough idea of how to make these goals come to life. Now let me show you to make sure you actually take those actions!
It’s the million-dollar question with goal setting: “How can I set a goal that I’ll actually accomplish?” Answer: it depends on you! Goal setting is not a one-size-fits-all type of practice. It depends on your personality and your specific life situation, as well as some smart practical actions that will help ensure your success.
If you’re reading this blog, odds are good that you have dreams that you want to come true someday. Odds are also good that you may have had these dreams for a long time, and are looking for a way to actually get started on making them into a reality. If that’s you, you’re in the right place! I’m here to help you take those dreams out of your head and bring them into the real world!
When you set out on your quest to pursue your dreams or build a business, you likely did everything possible to avoid offending any potential customers. Generally, this is a good rule of thumb, especially if said customers are people you know and are close to. However, this isn’t always the best advice…
A couple months ago, I turned 30. Yay! I’m one year closer to my goal of living until a hundred. So I got to thinking about what I’ve learned in these 30 years, and what wisdom or insight I could share with you. I came up with a list of 30 things, and although they won’t all resonate with you, I’m hoping that a few of the below points may give you an ah-ha moment, or will at least be amusing.
Saying no to the seemingly endless requests for your time is a popular idea right now on how to be successful. Here’s the premise: stop saying yes to everything that everyone asks you to do. Do you really need to be at every bake sale at your kids’ school? Do you really have to volunteer on this committee and that committee? Do you truly have to help that family member with that huge favor they asked of you? The answer is no. No, you don’t have to do everything you’re asked to do.