How to Build Confidence and Power Up Your Self-Esteem
By Team Kwanza Jones
Are you living your best BOOST life?
It seems like a simple question, right? But it’s not. Think about it… What’s your ideal life? What do you want to accomplish?
Kwanza Jones is a successful trailblazer who pursues multiple passions. As a graduate of Cardozo School of Law, she didn’t limit herself to practicing law. She is an artist, an entrepreneur, an investor, a philanthropist, a CEO, and much more. She lives the life she LOVES.
How does she do it?
How can YOU do it?
We’ll say it loud for the people in the back – it all starts with believing in YOURSELF. If you can do that, you will have the power to make it happen.
What is Self-Esteem and Confidence?
Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Confidence is a feeling of trust and certainty, whether that’s trust in yourself or something else.
Both have a major impact on your:
- Sense of value
- Readiness and willingness to try new things
- Belief that you deserve to be happy
- Belief that you are good enough
How Do You Fix Low Self-Esteem and Confidence?
Negative experiences can seriously impact your confidence. It could be a single catastrophic event, such as a bad work review, or a constant series of events, like getting bullied throughout your school years.
Before you can tackle the challenge of learning how to build confidence and self-esteem, pause and think about what factors molded you into this version of yourself.
Are those factors still in play? Are they within your power to change? Are you ready to live a SUPERCHARGED® life with a new attitude and fresh dose of confidence?
Here are 5 Tips on How to Build Confidence and Self-Esteem
Grab your notebook and settle in for some self-reflection, because we’re about to drop some life-changing tips with ways to improve self-esteem.
1. Take Little Steps for BIG Results
Too many people are content to sit at the back of the bus and watch out the window. The idea of standing up, marching to the front, taking the wheel, and changing the course can be a daunting one.
It’s okay if you aren’t ready to make such a big commitment. Start with little steps forward. If the driver’s seat is too far away, focus on moving to the seat in front of you. And then the next. And the next.
Kwanza recommends making constant, little changes in your life so you learn to embrace change rather than fear it. For example, every few months, she switches which side of the bed she sleeps on so she doesn’t get used to doing the same thing all the time. Take new routes to work. Make conscious efforts to change up your routine.
These little steps will condition your mindset and elevate you so that you’re able to adapt to BIG changes and obstacles.
Those little steps add up quicker than you think. Before you know it, you’ll be sitting right behind the driver, ready to reach out and seize that wheel to take control of your journey.
2. Positive Affirmations
“I can’t do it. I’m not smart enough. I don’t have enough experience. I’ll never make it.”
What do you think happens when these negative thoughts play over and over in your head?
You’ll start to accept them as truths.
Replaying the same excuses and negative thoughts ingrains them into your brain. But here’s the good news – it’s not permanent.
It may feel that way at first, but as you consciously replace negativity with positivity (I CAN do it, I AM smart enough, I WILL make it), you’ll start to believe in yourself. Over time, your brain’s autopilot will default to a positive response. Consistency builds habit.
Make a personal statement and let it become your mantra. This is how you build self-esteem.
3. Practice Saying NO
That sounds counterproductive, right? Shouldn’t you be staying positive and always saying yes?
This can be a challenging step, especially if you’re struggling with how to improve your self-esteem. There’s so much pressure to say yes – yes to overtime, yes to doing things that make you uncomfortable, yes to putting the needs of others above your own.
Do what you love and don’t waste time on what you don’t.
There’s great power in saying no. Once you master it, you will feel SUPERCHARGED and confident.
4. Step into Your Power
Learning how to build confidence and self-esteem isn’t going to happen by accident.
You need to consciously and intentionally take that first step all on your own. Nobody else can do it for you.
When you step into your own power, the people around you will see the change. Your mental state, your attitude, your work ethic, your focus, your posture, your tone… it will all shift to align with your new SUPERCHARGED mentality.
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5. Get a Boost… and BE a Boost!
One of the best ways to improve your self-confidence is to surround yourself with the right people. Don’t be afraid to be a proactive gardener and prune away the diseased branches so you can bloom with your full potential.
That energy goes both ways. You can’t just sit back and expect to be the sponge taking in positivity without offering any back. If you want to get that positive energy, you need to BE that positive energy.
When you foster a SUPERCHARGED community of supportive people dedicated to bettering their lives and themselves, that powerful energy will amplify.
Power Up For a SUPERCHARGED You!
Are you ready for a confidence makeover?
Power up your self-esteem, your circle of supporters, your dreams, goals, and skills to get your SUPERCHARGED life! You got this!
Join the SUPERCHARGED Boost Friends™ Community to start your journey of self-confidence and personal growth with the right people supporting you.
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