In the past five (or so) years, I feel like I gave my life an extreme makeover. I might not be richer, thinner, or that much smarter but what I am is confident. Over-confident by some accounts I’m sure but that what makes this such a victory for me. While I always had a pretty good sense of who I am, in these past few years I’ve been ready, willing and able to share that with whoever will listen.
And that, is what confidence does. It gives you access to the voice you need to be yourself. It why I bang on and on about it. If you want a big life, one filled with the things that make you happy, it’s time to get a handle on this thing. It’s time to start practicing and see what shows up. With that in mind, I’ve put together a few post on the topic of confidence that I love. I know you will too. Enjoy!
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The Power of Words – Kaleidoscope Blog
When you train your mind, and the words that you speak, everything changes. I stand by that. You need to start having a new conversation to have new-found confidence. Full stop. That’s why this post is so powerful, start here and acknowledge the power of the words you use for yourself, with yourself and with others.
19 Tips to boost your confidence – The Greatist
A list of ideas and things to do to boost your confidence right now. Start now and be the bouncing, bundle of energy filled confident you of your dreams. That’s the idea. And it delivers in a lot of ways, read the list and you’ll take at least one thing away that will impact your confidence when you apply it. I know I did.
25 Actions to boost your self-confidence – Zen Habits
Very similar to the post before, but written in a different voice, this post will give you 25 things you can do now to make a difference to your confidence. I included two of these posts, even though there are some crossovers because these are the sort of posts that you bookmark for those days when you just can’t deal. Start here. Confidence will follow.
8 tips to boost your self-confidence – The Tiny Buddha
With some great tips for overcoming self-doubt and getting your feet back on the ground, this post from The Tiny Buddha is worth a read for those who need a bit of dust yourself off and try again type advice. Perfect for those dealing with people around them who feel the need to make them feel small.
How to be confident when facing a no – Kaleidoscope Blog
And last but not least, here is one I wrote for my friend Amanda’s blog, again you’re heading to Kaleidoscope Blog. Facing a no sucks. When you learn to handle the no and keep asking, life gets better. That’s what this post is about. Confidence in the face of no.
Enjoy ladies and gentleman. Confidence is something I hope to get back to talking more about around here. It’s been a long time since the 28 days to a more confident you series. A series that in a lot of ways redefined this blog. Writing it redefined me too. What can I say, confidence changes things. Get on board.
Chief Blogger at Suger Coat It; An Australian lifestyle blog for women who work for themselves. Melissa is a social media consultant & lover of stripes. Most weekends you’ll find her at the beach or home on the veranda kicking back. Around here, they call her Suger. Feel free to do the same.