Following on from yesterday’s post, how do really show you’re confident – both to yourself and to others? (click here if you didn’t see yesterday’s post)
I know I have said this before, but it is so true….when you have confidence you can look amazing in just about any outfit.
I have found in the business that I do, it is perpetuating…the more confidence I feel, the more clients want to do business with me, the more success I have, and the more confident I feel…inhale confidence, exhale doubt!
But – where does that start? You truly have to believe in yourself and it’s so much more than just picking out the right clothes. Being a woman in business, it’s almost as though you need a chip on your shoulder and sheer determination to make yourself successful. So, how does what you wear help you control that? Well, in my experience when I truly make an effort to look professional and classy when I meet with a client, the more successful that meeting is. The client perceives that you think they are important, and therefore they respond much better to you. You then, in turn, feel more confidence with your success and so the cycle continues.
The key to finding the style that makes you feel the most confident is to steer away from wearing things that make you feel uncomfortable – even if fashion magazines are telling you to wear something it doesn’t automatically mean it will be right for you. Experiment with styles, colors and textures, but don’t do something that is not YOU because if you don’t feel great, that will overpower any feeling of confidence. If you’re looking for some styling tips click here for “How to put together an outfit in 3 easy steps”.
Confidence is something that needs to be nurtured, so you need to make sure that your cup is full – if you are struggling at home, at work, or in any aspect of your life, you need to find a way to re-fill your cup so that you are grounded and don’t feel frustration or doubt. Once those feelings start to creep into your life, you will notice that you confidence in yourself will start to diminish.
I firmly believe that confidence is something that can affect every area of our lives, so it is something I work on every day. Starting this blog was something that was way outside my comfort zone, I have learned more things than I thought possible, and I did it so I could challenge myself to grow and also to help others. I am still a long way from being the Woman and Blogger that I know I can be, but what I can tell you is that I am 100% confident in myself and even though I face challenges (which of course we all do), I am not going to stop learning, studying, growing and challenging myself. We need to experience both highs and lows otherwise we are flat lining – which means we’re dead!
If confidence is something that comes from choice, I choose confidence…what do you choose?