Is it possible to make it big in life without a whole lot of confidence?
Sure, but we wouldn’t bank on it.
And unless you’re incredibly rich or incredibly lucky, you shouldn’t bank on it, either. In fact, it’s confidence that can make you incredibly rich and incredibly lucky—not the other way around. That’s because confidence is the single most important ingredient in the recipe for success.
Are you ready to work on developing your sense of confidence once and for all? We focus on helping our clients develop bulletproof confidence—unshakeable, true-to-the-core belief in themselves that doesn’t up and disappear any time one of life’s challenges comes their way. While there are many paths to self-improvement, there’s nothing like working one-on-one with an expert coach to make changes that will actually last and get you where you want to go in life.
The first thing to know about bulletproof confidence?
It’s all about revealing who you honestly are. One big mistake people make when they’re trying to improve their confidence is acting arrogant. Let’s clear this up once and for all: confidence and arrogance are not the same thing. Arrogance is rooted in fantasy—not reality—and is a projected view of what people want others to think of them. Confidence, on the other hand, is about being who you already are, strengths and weaknesses.
That’s because to have unshakeable confidence, you don’t have to be perfect. The most confident people on this planet have problems, weaknesses, and areas for improvement, and they are fully aware of it. But their focus isn’t on what they lack—it’s on what they are amazing at. For most people, it’s terribly hard to be generous with themselves when evaluating their professional and personal skills. They focus on the negative instead of the positive. What confident people have learned is that it’s necessary to shift the focus to their history of successes in life, however big or small, accepting any weaknesses as a necessary part of being human.
And what do you do if you’re having a hard time seeing your strengths and sharing them with the world? Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. More and more research is showing that people who “fake it until they make it” are more successful in life. So you don’t feel confident about 100% of your skills and experience—so what? You’re a smart, capable, impressive person who’s accomplished much in life, so why wouldn’t you succeed at your next challenge? Know deep down in your bones that you’re likely to succeed, and soon enough, your brain will get the message, too!
While the bulk of the work it takes to develop bulletproof confidence is mental, there are physical changes you can make to help you along the way:
- Dress to impress every day to show yourself—and others—that you value yourself
- Aim to succeed at one thing every day, no matter how big or small
- Share your knowledge and expertise with people who could benefit from it
- Maintain good posture all day, every day
- See a success coach who can create a tailor-made program to boost your confidence
Are you feeling more confident yet? We hope so!