“B” is for belief
Beliefs fall into two categories; some are deep rooted, stored unconsciously, and others are more at the conscious level. The good news is that both can be worked with and changed for the better. This however will only take place if you are ready and willing to challenge the beliefs you hold of yourself and do some work to change them.
Beliefs will determine how you sell yourself, inspire career decision makers, and move forward to change direction if that is your goal. Negative beliefs are what poison advancement so you are well advised to work on them.
There are three practical techniques that help turnaround negative beliefs which you can either do alone, or with the support of a confidence coach namely:-
i) Develop a personal script of positive affirmation. Mentally focus on the script each day and allow them to eventually sink into the unconscious mind.
ii) Stretch the belief you have in yourself by stepping out of the comfort zone daily. In other words do something that creates the “ouch” factor. Doing this will increase your positive self belief as you realize how much you can do.
iii) Model excellence by identifying someone who exudes self-belief. Look at what they do, how they do it, what they feel and if appropriate ask them to be your mentor.