So I know what you are about to say. What does a 44 year old guy know about women building confidence. I’m not about to tell you that I know the secret of women, but I thought I would attempt to list some things women can do to build confidence. After reading from the book The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, I picked up these 5 ways woman can build confidence:
- You don’t have to make things perfect, so stop tinkering
You have to keep moving forward and tinkering takes time. Even if you are wrong, failing fast can reduce the time going down blind alleys.
- Leave your comfort zone
Try something you thought you’d never be good at. The old saying “What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger” is so true.
- Take credit for your successes
Don’t just brush off a compliment, accept it. Use it to give your next step confidence.
- Give rid of Upspeak
You know, when you make a question out of a sentence that isn’t a question. Say things with confidence. If you don’t sound confident, why will anyone believe you.
- Trust your instincts
Don’t be intimidated. Use what you believe in to build your connections. As Shipman states in her book, “Think less. Take action. Be authentic.”
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