Is lack of confidence holding you back from landing your next job, getting a promotion or acing your interview?

Confidence in yourself is the most important attribute to your career success. It’s required to promote yourself in interviews, to speak up in meetings and to connect with strangers – both online and off. 

Here are three tips to help you enhance your self-confidence. 

Nourish The Inside 

What’s on the inside, reflects on the outside. It’s difficult to be taken seriously by others if you do not take care of your mental and physical health.  For you to have self-esteem and confidence, it’s important to get the right amount of sleep, nutrients and soak in positive mental messages. Taking care of yourself allows you to feel better about yourself, dress the part, and show up the way you want. 

Showcase Your Strengths 

In this digital age, it’s easy to compare yourself to others and feel inadequate. If you find yourself constantly focusing on what’s wrong with you and comparing yourself to everyone else, try kicking your weaknesses to the curb and embracing your strengths. No one ever became a success by leveraging their shortcomings. You were born with gifts and talents unique to you – it’s time for you to start showcasing them by talking about them and leveraging them when you can. This will help you stand out from other candidates in your job and enhance your overall confidence in your career. 

Learn From Others 

If you feel like you’re going in circles and not making progress – it may be time for you to find others who are where you want to be for wisdom and advice. This can include books, people in your social circle and people outside of your circle. 

Learning from others you admire by observing and asking them questions can give you strategies, connections and the confidence you need to make the proper changes to advance to the next level.  You don’t have to do everything alone – there are plenty of mentors out there who are happy to help you become who you are destined to be!