Only when we start believing in ourselves we will be able to achieve what we want. We may not be superhumans but we can battle the villain of low self-esteem.
An article in success.com reveals a few answers by the Young Entrepreneur Council on how someone can build their self-confidence, personally and professionally.
Here is what the entrepreneurs had to say:
Dustin Cucciarre, BryghtAds Inc:
Self-confidence is a state of mind that can be achieved through intentional action. Allotting time to nurture your mind, body and spirit (preferably one hour a day) can be done in a variety of ways. I prefer to read, exercise and meditate in the morning.
Manpreet Singh, TalkLocal:
Negative thoughts should be discarded. Mindfulness practice teaches you to treat thoughts as tools. Use and strengthen the ones you need; discard the ones you don’t.
Corey Blake, Round Table Companies:
Put yourself into courses or professional relationships that force you to grow which ensures that you’re always expanding, which in turn generates confidence and humility.
Joel Holland, Video Blocks:
Many professionals will at some point experience a psychological phenomenon known as imposter syndrome, complete with feelings of inadequacy and a fear that everything accomplished to date has been through sheer luck. To overcome this, learn to internalise accomplishments.
Nicole Munoz, Start Ranking Now:
Make the first impression as the best impression. No matter what level of business you are in, it’s important to dress for the client you want, rather than the client you have.
Brooke Bergman, Allied Business Network Inc:
Take classes which will make you think on your toes in front of an audience.
Joshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets, Inc:
The component of building self-confidence is in publicly building one's own brand. This can be done through the creation of high-quality content like blog posts, e-books, podcasts or video content.