Hope you are having a productive week and feeling good about yourself.
I was talking to a dear friend yesterday about one trait we all have to have to be successful in anything we do.
There is NO question in my mind that this topic is the foundation for your success as an Agent Unleashed.
Lolly Daskal wrote a great article for Inc. that talks about how you improve your self-esteem.
According to Lolly, here are just a few powerful ways to improve your self-esteem quickly in order to start feeling more confident:
Master a new skill.
When you become skilled in something that corresponds with your talents and interests, you increase your sense of competency.
List your accomplishments.
Think about all the things you’ve accomplished, then write them down. Make a list of everything you’ve done that you feel proud of, everything you’ve done well. Review your list when you need a reminder of your ability to get things done and to do them well.
Do something creative.
Creative tasks are a great way to put the flow back into your life. Creativity stimulates the brain, so the more you use it, the greater the benefits. Pull out your old guitar, write a story or poem, take a dance class or sign up for a community theater production. When you add the challenge of trying something new, it helps you even more.
Get clear on your values.
Determine what your values are and examine your life to see where you’re not living in alignment with what you believe. Then make any necessary changes. The more you know what you stand for, the more confident you will be.
Challenge your limiting beliefs.
When you catch yourself thinking negatively about yourself, stop and challenge yourself. Don’t let yourself be limited by erroneous beliefs.
Use your talents, skills and abilities to help others. Give someone direct assistance, share helpful resources or teach someone something they want to learn. Offer something you do well as a gift to someone.
Stop worrying about what others think.
When you worry about what others will think of you, you never feel free to be completely yourself. Make a firm decision to stop worrying about what other people think–begin making choices based on what you want, not what you think others want from you.
Read something inspirational.
A great way to gain more self-esteem is to read something that lifts you up and makes you feel positive about yourself.
Let negative people go.
If there are people in your life who are negative–who have nothing positive to say or who put you down or take advantage of you–do the smart thing and let them go. The only way to find your self-esteem is to surround yourself with supportive positive people who admire you and value you.
Care about your appearance.
When you look your best, you feel your best. Dress like someone who has confidence and let your self-assurance come through in how you look.
Become a mentor.
Be there for someone who needs your guidance, your leadership and your support. Their respect and gratitude–and watching them progress with your help–will add to your self-esteem and self-respect.