Confidence is the secret ingredient that successful people use to stand out from the crowd and build instant rapport with strangers. Having more confidence can boost your immune system, make you better in your business, and even help you close more sales.
When you feel confident, you tap into something deep within you that helps you to break through what you thought was impossible. Confidence makes your dreams feel more achievable and like you can do anything you put your mind too. Would you like to have more confidence?
Below are 10 ways to build unstoppable confidence that will revolutionize your success:
1. Forget about the opinions of others
A quick way to destroy your confidence is to worry about what other people think about the daily action you are taking towards your goals.
There is no one path to success, and there are millions of ways to get to your dream destination. Comparing your success to someone else’s can produce negative feelings that won’t serve you. Instagram is one of those resources that can quickly make you compare your life to others.
“Confident people couldn’t give a rats ass about what other people think because they know that their own individuality is what makes them successful” – Tim Denning
2. Give people your full attention
In a world full of digital distractions, giving people your full attention is a sign of confidence. When you meet someone for the first time, look them in the eye’s and show them who you are.
By letting your phone distract you, you are showing that you are not in control and are a slave to some higher power. Confidence comes from how you treat others so treat them well and give them your full attention!
3. Take pride in your appearance
Confident people take pride in their appearance. They make sure their shoes are clean, they iron their shirt, comb their hair, and generally swag it out. As much as we all hate to admit, humans are judgemental creatures, and when we meet someone for the first time, the way they appear can tell us pretty quickly if we want to connect with them again in the future.
Don’t hurt your chances of success and think carefully about how you can be unique and look good at the same time. I don’t know about you, but when I wear a nice shirt with my best shoes, I feel confident. Dressing well boosts the likelihood that I will be at my best and give everything I have to offer without holding back. Looking sharp makes us feel unstoppable.
4. Maintain high levels of energy
It’s hard to be confident when you have zero energy. Practice having more energy by eating high-quality, nourishing foods and exercising regularly. There’s nothing I love more than bouncing on a trampoline or going for a run to boost my energy levels.
Exercise releases many positive chemicals into your bloodstream that make you more confident. To get into a peak state all you do is create energy in your body. In a peak state do you feel more confident? Of course, you do.
5. Coach those who are less successful
There’s nothing that makes us feel more confident than helping those who are not at the same level as us. Coaching interns, helping wannabe entrepreneurs and college kids, and those that are going through hard times builds up our self-confidence.
It shows us that we can make positive changes in the world and help people be more than they thought they could be. We can use our life experience for good rather than evil and add tremendous knowledge to those who are willing to listen.
Part of being confident is fostering the belief that we can do anything we put our mind too. Coaching others gives us references to assist us in believing we are living the best version of ourself.
“When those we coach start to have their own success, we get an incredible feeling of fulfillment which translates into even greater levels of confidence that flow through our being and make us feel like Superman”
6. Use fear to boost your confidence
Overcoming a major fear in your life is a proven strategy to build unstoppable confidence. We’ve all battled with a fear that has limited our capability in life and then overcome it and felt the power that comes with being bold.
Crushing your fear can be a way for you to motivate yourself towards achieving your dream. We also fear failure and the guilt that can come from admitting that we messed up. By reframing our failures into the best lessons we can get, we stop trying to avoid failure.
What fear is holding you back and decreasing your confidence?
“Failure is where the juice of life lies, and it’s the playground where we can test our ideas with the confidence in knowing that success can only come from increasing your failure rate” – Tim Denning
7. Practice public speaking
The way we communicate says a lot about how confident we are. Feeling confident is about how you use your body and talk to people. By practicing public speaking regularly and making it a commitment to do more of it, you not only crush one of the biggest fears that people have, but you build confidence in the way you communicate.
Professional public speakers move around the stage, look you in the eye, and tell inspiring stories that move us into action. These are all the hallmarks of confidence, and you can definitely learn a thing or two from becoming a better public speaker.
8. Look confident
To be more confident you have to look more confident. Sounds simple and it is. Try having strong posture and sitting up straight. When you are walking around, stand up straight and walk like you have a purpose.
While speaking, ensure you have a strong, well-emphasised tone in your voice. Speak with authority even if you feel you have none. Make the movements of your body open not closed. You can even try opening your arms or stretching your arms out as far as they go.
The gestures you use say a lot about whether you are confident or not. Confident people typically use over the top gestures and the way they present themselves says a great deal about who they are.
9. Try affirmations
Our mind can be programmed to believe anything we want it to. An affirmation is a phrase we repeat over and over and something that we also feel in our bodies. If we say an affirmation and have no passion behind our words then we will not get the benefits that saying them can produce.
By influencing the subconscious mind with our affirmations, we can revolutionize our success by planting positive thoughts in our brain. I find a good time to do affirmations is when you are in a powerful state like during exercise. Here are a few you can try:
I am a success in all that I do
I feel happy, I feel healthy, I feel terrific
Everything feels just so right
Every day my success is growing stronger and stronger
As you say these affirmations over and over, you begin to feel more confident over time. This might seem like a bit of mumbo jumbo although I’ve seen it actually work. Success is about trying new things and stopping at nothing to improve yourself and the lives around you.
10. Model someone else’s confidence
There may be a few of you reading this that still feel you can’t be confident or don’t know how. The easiest way I can suggest to get more confidence strategies, and to see them in action, is to model someone who you already believe is confident.
Sit yourself in front of a confident person with a notepad app and write down all the reasons why you admire this person and why they are confident. Then, take action and try out some of their moves on your friends and family.
Ask people you trust if they feel you are more confident when you model this person. The cool thing about confidence is that you don’t need to be original in the way you get more of it. I’ve personally used a lot of the way Tony Robbins presents himself as a bit of a model in my life to show me what’s possible when it comes to confidence.
This is not rocket science and just requires a little bit of practice. The payoffs are massive if you can master the art of confidence. You can do it, I know you can!