Try These 6 Habits to Boost Your Confidence And Stop Negative Self Talk #success

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People with self confidence succeed more than those who don’t. Not only in business. In relationships as well. An elevated attitude is very different than narcissistic behaviors. William James  said, “It is one’s attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine it’s successful outcome.” That is confidence.

Below there are also tips on dress. There is a marvelous book entitled “Dress for Success.” It is a classic. One of the things I have learned over the years from the book is dark colors demonstrate authority particularly blue. Moreover, wearing a jacket makes a hosts of differences. He or she wearing a jacket denotes authority.

Try these tips from Addicted 2 Success:

  • Do Something New Every Day – It’s completely normal to want to stay inside your comfort zone and stick to what you know. But stepping over the barrier that separates you from “where you are now” and “where you want to be”, is a crucial step to feeling more confident.
  • You don’t have to take up skydiving or make a drastic move to a different country to stretch your zone of comfort. There are many simple, every day steps you can take to build your confidence just the same.
  • Wear Confident Outfits – The way you dress has a huge impact on how you feel about yourself, and how others see you. If you wear clothes that are uncomfortable, restricting, or clearly too big for you, you won’t feel comfortable, and you won’t look confident.
  • On the other hand, if you wear outfits that mould your body comfortably, and you incorporate a splash of colour, you’ll naturally feel and look more confident. How do you create a confident outfit? There are two important elements you should focus on. First, darker colours convey more authority. Second, high-contrast colours make you stand out.[…]

Adapted from Addicted 2 Success.


Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website

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