You are powerful, brilliant and brave. And although sometimes you do believe this, often times you struggle with showing up as your most confident self in various parts of your life. You may opt out of speaking up because you are afraid of the reaction or you may not feel your opinions are valued. Often we get in our heads so much that we actually hinder our ability to see ourselves as confident beings. Our inner dialogue kicks in and tells us we aren't good enough and that we don't deserve to be where we are.
Well, enough is enough. You are where you are for a reason and you have worked damn hard to get here. We believe in you and are here to help achieve the confidence you need to own the hell out of the woman you are. Here are five tips to get started:
1. Dress to impress
Do you have a go-to power outfit that makes you feel your most confident and authentic self? Us too. There’s something magical about putting on an outfit that fits well and fully represents who you are. What you choose to wear on a daily basis absolutely makes a difference in how you present yourself to the world. Make it a habit to always try to incorporate your favourite pieces into your everyday wardrobe to have you feeling like the boss you are.
Pro tip: Don’t go out and buy a full new wardrobe. We’re confident you have amazing pieces to play with. Rediscover your closet by pairing different items together - it can be fun to mix up what you usually wear together.
2. Talk to yourself
Seriously, do it. The more comfortable you get with how you present yourself as well as your mannerisms, the more confident you will be. If you find imposture syndrome showing up in your life, get to the root of this problem and discover how you can overcome this. You are where you are for a reason so, own it. No one can describe what you do and who you are better than you can. Practice that elevator pitch and eventually, you will have no problem shouting it from the rooftops. Others are generally curious about getting to know what you are up to so don’t sell yourself short.
3. Make yourself uncomfortable regularly
“Nothing good comes from your comfort zone.” PREACH.
The most growth comes from outside of our comfort zones. The more you do outside of your regular routine, the more you will become comfortable with being uncomfortable. One of the most important elements of being comfortable in your own skin is being self-aware of every aspect of who you are. How do you react to certain situations in your life? Why are you acting this way? Uncovering these answers can lead to self-discoveries that will help you be more confident as a person overall.
Pro tip: Commit to attending at least one event that will challenge you every month. This will help support your growth and broaden your horizons.
4. Embrace all that is you
We all have our faults, things we aren’t proud to admit and hardships we want to push to the back of our closets. You aren’t alone there. But, without accepting these experiences as part of who you are, you actually hinder your ability to let go and become confident in who you are as a whole. Every experience shapes you in some way or form. Embrace all that is you wholeheartedly and you will see a shift in the way you see yourself.
Pro tip: Start with identifying your values, goals, and aspirations. This will help guide you to live as your most authentic self.
5. Think positively
Adapting a positive mindset is so key in building your confidence. It takes the same amount of energy to be positive than it does to be negative so you might as well choose positivity. Your vibes are often felt when you walk into a room as well so if you come in with a smile on your face, others are generally more willing to approach you.
Words by Kayla Pearcey