5 Tips to Boost Your Confidence And Land That Promotion at Work

Monday, November 14, 2016

 Photo credits: Jide JJ Smith©

Want to get ahead at the office? 

It may be as simple as these tiny tweaks to your attitude, appearance and confidence, to make you stand out as the leader of the pack. Truth is, the image you put forth does matter when it comes to how others perceive you. 

Here are 5 easy tips and body language boosters that can help you get what you want at work and feel better about what you see in the mirror...


MAKE EYE CONTACT


In this digital age of disconnection, never underestimate the power of eye contact. It is a power move used by many confident leaders and communicators and knowing when to make eye contact can serve you in connecting deeper in business, friendships and personal relationships. Don't be afraid to hold eye contact as well when you are speaking with someone; meeting someone's gaze can come off as confident, just don't hold it too long or else it can read creepy ;)


PERFECT YOUR POSTURE


Posture is a proven confidence booster but maybe not for the reasons you think... While, yes, it is a good social signifier to others of confidence (shoulders back, head up), proper posture can also send a message to your brain to be more alert and positive. Plus, putting your shoulders back and down also helps you straighten your spine, and planting your feet and open up your breathing, both of which is also proven to help circulation and relieve stress.


FIND YOUR FOCUS


When in a group or individual conversation, finding and focusing on one thing can help you stay present in the moment instead of wandering into random thoughts (as in 'What should I eat?' or 'What are my plans this weekend?'). And when you're focused in the moment, you're able to problem solve easier and be a better partner in meetings or collaboration.


EMBRACE YOUR POWER SUIT


For every outfit, that is, ask Hillary Clinton herself!

You can't project let alone feel confident when you are tugging or pulling at ill-fitting clothing, so make sure the clothes you wear fit your body well and are comfortable to move in. Nothing can knock your confidence like tired, achy feet from shoes that are too tight or a dress you have to adjust before sitting down. What you wear is an extension of how you feel and if you want to feel confident make sure your clothing is helping you and not restricting you.


MOVE WITH PURPOSE


Remember, confidence is not just an end goal, it's a lifestyle, so your body language is a big key to integrating the power mantras in your head with the full bodied expression of yourself to the world around you. Be aware of the tugging, crossing, slouching and wandering and instead opt for breathing deep, planting feet, sitting up and finding your focus.


I was wearing…

Forever 21 Camel Blazer (sold out but similar here, here and here)
Camel Teodosio Pants c/o by Malene Birger (sold out but similar here and here)
Alix 'Elizabeth' Bodysuit in White (more AFFORDABLE versions here, here and here)
Le Château Beige Strappy Sandals (sold out but similar here, here and here)




2 comments :

  1. Oh, I really love your formal fashion here. You are so simply adorable. Thanks for sharing your confidence tips. And as a support to your confidence tips, my power suit is here, the formal womens black jumpsuit and the girls leather bomber jacket will boost up my confidence level in the work.

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  2. Confidence is an essential part of our success. Whenever we plan for anything, we need to have some confidence in our personality and attitude. Especially in the professional field, we use our confidence skills to get better results, people with attractive personality are always having better confidence, which shows from their body language, words, outfits, and skills. I would like to follow some essential tips from this post about boost my confidence. Thanks for such a wonderful post.
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