How to Replace Your Self-Doubt With Unshakable Confidence

How to Replace Your Self-Doubt With Unshakable Confidence

We’ve all had those paralyzing moments where our palms are sweating more than a marathon runner and our heart is hammering at a million times a minute. You’ve also probably bitten the bullet and pushed those feelings down just enough to get through a presentation or take on a terrifying new venture… only to have them pop up again next time. But what if you could tell that nagging voice in your head — the one that says “you can’t do it” or instills fear in your heart — to just shut up, right now?What if you could harness that relieved feeling after doing a presentationbefore you got on stage? Look no further than Harvard Psychology Professor and TED Talk star Amy Cuddy. She extensively studied why certain people are able to take more risks and have the confident demeanor that landed them more business deals and job offers. She found that everything from their body language to simple daily thoughts allowed them to rapidly evaporate fear in the moment and replace it with belief in their fantastic abilities. Her TED talk (which has been viewed over 30 million times) and book“Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges,” offeractionable and surprisingly easy steps to trick your brain to conquer your fears. Check out her advice on how to reprogram your brain to ditch fear and replace it with positivity and confidence: “Don’t fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become.” ― Amy Cuddy Early in her college career, Cuddy suffered a severe head injury in a car accident, and doctors said she would struggle to fully regain her...

How to Boost Your Confidence In 3 Easy Steps

Feeling down? Check out our 3 easy steps to help boost your confidence   Every recipe for success is a little different. But achieving your goals, dreams, and future always requires that one special ingredient in the mix– confidence. After all, how can you expect others to believe in your achievements if you don’t believe in them yourself? Don’t fret (well, you won’t be doing that after reading this article) because there are some easy ways to boost your confidence 110%. (Literally) stand up for yourself Oprah doesn’t start her namesake TV show hunched over in the corner – she stands tall and gets the crowd amped up by walking around with swag and self-assurance. The audience wouldn’t be cheering otherwise, and without confidence they won’t do the same for you. We admit, standing loud and proud might sound a little intimidating. But science has proven that everything from improving your posture to doing “power poses” will result in a surge of confidence boosting chemicals in your body. And it’s a cycle of awesomeness – once you start walking around like you own the building people will treat you like you do – further boosting your confidence. The next big question will be “what came first, the confident LTH Gal or her self-assured strut?” “3 by 5”  Sorry, but nobody will take the time to shower your with praise – that’s why you have to do it yourself. The cold hard truth is that most people in business will only set aside their precious minutes if they see you doing something wrong. You’re doing some great things, so take the time to...