Having confidence issues can be a major hindrance to leading a successful and fulfilling life. Think about it - you want that promotion to secure a bigger wage and more responsibility, but your low self-esteem keeps holding you back. Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of running your own business but your fear of failure keeps crushing those dreams. These are all possible scenarios that can develop due to a lack of confidence in oneself.
Having strong confidence and a secure sense of self can aid you in a number of ways, including:
With the science showing that those suffering from low confidence experience multiple ill effects as a result, it’s beneficial to take matters into your own hands in order to conquer any low self-esteem issues you may have.
How can confidence be improved?
Thankfully, if you lack confidence, you don’t have to suffer in silence. There are a number of methods you can employ to boost your confidence including:
Speaking to yourself as if you were a close friend or family member
Those with low confidence often speak to themselves in an unfair and often cruel manner. Unfortunately, this type of self-talk is highly critical and unhelpful for your confidence levels.
To work on this, consider the way in which you would speak to a close friend and mirror this for yourself. You wouldn’t speak to a friend in a harsh and unforgiving way, so why speak to yourself that way?
Pick up a self-help book
The rise in low confidence is a widespread phenomenon, so there are plenty of self-help books on the topic.
Reading a book of this nature can help reframe your view of yourself, whilst teaching you helpful techniques for self-empowerment. After making it a priority to educate yourself on the subject, you will feel more motivated to improve your self-esteem.
Speak to friends & family
An excellent way of building up your low confidence is by talking with the friends and family who care most about you. Just speaking with someone who has your best interests at heart can be enough to alleviate some of the mental anguish low confidence can bring.
You could even go as far as asking them to describe some of your positive traits and strengths, as this can help you realise you have lots to offer, even if you feel like you don’t. You’ll likely receive abundant support, kind words and empowering feedback.
How can confidence coaching online help?
Coaching for confidence building is highly beneficial for those who have tried the above methods and have been unable to develop self-esteem on their own.
The beauty of online confidence coaching is that you do not have to rely on anyone in your inner circle; you can cut straight to the chase with support from an expert in this area. Confidence coaches are able to apply a methodology and insight not otherwise available on a 1-2-1 basis, which can do wonders for developing your sense of self-esteem.
There are many ways an online confidence coach can help you, including…
They’ll shine a light on your strengths
If your confidence levels are so low that you struggle to see any positives, a confidence coach can be hugely beneficial in helping you see your authentic self.
An online coach holds a metaphorical mirror up in order to allow you to see what others see in you, drawing you out of your shell.
They’ll work through confidence-building exercises
There are a number of theories and techniques in order to build confidence, which a dedicated coach will work through with you. Rather than self-taught exercises, you will have someone working these through with you, holding you accountable every step of the way.
They’ll act as a sounding board
One area that affects confidence is feeling uncertain. However, with a confidence coach by your side, you can bounce ideas off them in order to move forward in life feeling certain that you have made the right choice.
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