Let's Talk Confidence

“One important key to success is self-confidence. A key to self-confidence is preparation.”  – Arthur Ashe

In the United States, women out earn men when it comes to college and graduate degrees. Women make up nearly half the workforce now. With all this success and forward momentum, how’s the day-to-day? Here are 5 tips to owning that confidence and staying successful ladies!

#1: Stand up tall.  In a TED talk given by Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and body language researcher, she notes that posture can actually increase confidence-boosting testosterone in the body.

#2: Dress to impress. Ever heard the expression you feel how you look? Taking a little extra time in the morning to get ready before the day starts will give you an automatic confidence boost.

#3: Channel the Zen. Practice thinking positive thoughts. Start by thinking about things that make you smile and let that amazing positivity surround you for the day.  Whenever you feel a negative thought coming on, ZAP it with a positive one.  After a while this practice will be old hat and those negative vibes will be long gone.

#4: Practice the “Golden Rule.” When you are kind to others you start feeling good about you, which actually boosts your self-image.

#5: Know you’re worth and acknowledge it. Taking the time to give yourself a pep talk and reminders about the amazing achievements you make every day will help you solidify your worth. When you know your worth you don’t fall victim to others dragging you down.  Instead, you spend time valuing you and in turn teaching others to value themselves too.  It’s an all-around win!