Your answer should be, “No, please sit down. I’d love for you to stay a while.” :)
But alas, we have turned down confidence one too many times for us to count. We’ve let her get away from us because we chose instead to listen to her evil step-sisters “Negativity” and “Self-Doubt”. We’ve let them move in and tell us what to do and how to feel. They’ve set up residency and signed the lease! And guess what, we’re miserable!!!
Well, leases were meant to be broken and today is that day! Turn those vagrants out and welcome home a new resident. One who will keep what’s working and will continue to raise your legitimate sisters “Self-esteem” and “Pride”. She’ll always put a smile on your face and a pep in your step as you walk down the street. Confidence will attract suitors from all over and get you that job you’ve always wanted. She’ll let you take risks and not worry about the outcome. She’ll even make you believe in yourself because you really are one terrific person!
Confidence is not something you can buy or earn. It’s a state of mind. If you want to be confident, then be confident. Remember, no ones knows that you aren’t or never were. And you can start right now in this very minute. Here are some quick tips:
1) Pull back your shoulders, smile and walk tall like you belong! Appearances are everything!
2) Compliment other people authentically/honestly. Be a conversation starter and the rest will be history.
3) Work out and/or eat healthier. You’ll feel better about yourself and it will show!
4) Volunteer and put others first. Helping those in need will be satisfying to your soul and a great place to meet people you relate to.
5) Build on your strengths. Know what they are and make them even better. Do what you love and you won’t be able to stop smiling.
Now go forth, change yourself and change the world!
Love and Blessings,
Coach Dina Blas
Dina Blas is a Confidence Coach and Motivational Speaker in Dallas, Texas. Visit http://www.DinaBlas.com to learn more about her services and to request a free 30 minute phone consultation.
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