4 Simple Ways to Build Your Self Confidence at Work

Build Your Self Confidence “Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan.”Paul J. Meyer

The pace of change in the business world today is breathtaking. In the past decade requirements for employee efficiency has led to the need to adapt to a whole new set of expectations.

For example, a decade ago, unless you had a PalmPilot you didn’t carry a computer around in your purse or pocket (it was just too big). You left your work on your desktop or carried your laptop in a big shoulder bag with you as you left the building.

Today your phone is smarter than the computer you used to work on and is much more demanding. Now your boss, customers and fellow employees expect to reach you 24/7 by voice, email or text.

Your working day is no longer defined by space and time.

The problem with this is as your job requirements change and your employer’s expectations grow, you can begin to feel unsure about yourself.

Your Work is Constantly Evolving

Since the onset of the great recession many people, maybe you’re one of them, have worried about how to excel in their work. With all the global competition out there you may start to convince yourself you’re less than worthy.

This can lead to a drop in your self confidence.

How to Build Your Self Confidence Up Again

Look, the reason you have your job is because the people who hired you and the people you work with believe that you have what it takes.

If you’re feeling a lack of confidence you can use the following strategies to build your self confidence and feel good about yourself and your abilities again:

1. Keep Up to Date   

Since things are always changing it’s a good idea to try to stay up with the latest trends. Find out how expectations are changing in the workplace and what others are doing to keep up with those changes.

This may mean having to adapt to fill new roles at work. It could also mean having to learn a completely new job from scratch. There are ways to make these transitions smoother.

• If an employee is leaving a position you have to fill, invest some time getting the inside scoop from them. Try to get the shortcuts and fine points of the job and ask about anything else that they think might help you along the way.

• If you’ve been given a new opportunity invest some time browsing the internet for ideas. You just might find some effective ways to be more effective at the task you’ve been given.

• When taking on a new opportunity it’s always a good idea to sit down with your boss and find out what’s most important to him or her. Then you can focus your efforts on the things they feel need to be addressed first. You can also ask them about how your new role ties into the company’s bigger vision.

2. Prioritize and Schedule Your Tasks

One of my first jobs was in project management. Since then I prioritize and schedule every task needed to complete the job, big or small.

This includes scheduling time in your day for each of them.

• Make a list of tasks and then put them in order of importance. Now focus on each task, one at a time.  Just this step will begin easing your discomfort and building your self confidence. You’ll also find that you no longer have the weight of the world on your shoulders.

• Developing a schedule allows you to showcase your ability to stay focused and organized under pressure.

• By thinking about and then scheduling enough time to concentrate on each task, you’ll be more likely to complete them in a timely manner.

3. Develop and Maintain Allies  

You’ll be able to adapt to your new roles and expectations if you have a strong support team.  These are people both inside and outside your company.

• If you’re challenged by a particular task, such as cost accounting, ask someone who’s familiar with it to help you master it. Not only does this buy you time, you also have a set of experienced eyes looking at your work.

• You can also look for some short courses in the area that can assist you in becoming more proficient.

• Getting the guidance you need is an easy way to build your self confidence. This confidence will stay with you and ultimately will affect how you approach future tasks.

4. Give Yourself Honest, Constructive  Feedback

Having a few doubts about your new job is okay as long as you decide to find use those doubts to shore up any weaknesses.  Here’s a method you can use to give yourself feedback:

• Express your gratitude and appreciation for being selected for the new opportunity.

• Think about the current skills you have that made you the ideal candidate for this opportunity.

• Write out any weaknesses you feel you have and then develop a plan to develop these and any other skills needed as well.

Start Using these Methods to Build Your Self Confidence Today

Brian Tracy once said, “Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. In other words to be a success at work or anywhere else you have to have faith in yourself.

The first step in developing this faith is to remember that you have what it takes to do anything you set your mind to. Just stay focused on your goal.

Once you build your self confidence in your ability to do what you’ve set out to do everything else will fall into place!

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis), NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art. He has combined them into one powerful system that can help you make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking and your behavior.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques in both their business and personal lives in methods to boost their self confidence and self esteem and build the life of their dreams.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistics Programming techniques as well as the deep breathing meditation techniques from Qigong to supercharge your self confidence.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to build your self confidence then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.