I’m not here to patronize you.  We know if you walk with better posture, force a fake smile, or get a new haircut you can trick your brain and boost your self-confidence.  Perhaps for 20 minutes you’ll think you’re the next Richard Branson.


I’m here to tell you there are proven ways to improve your self-confidence that will drive real, long lasting change in your life.


1. Meditate

When we feel insecure, it manifests itself in myriad ways. Our bodies don’t work. We can’t focus. Insecurity creeps in when we’re not living in the present moment.


Taking control of our monkey brain is a profound step toward true self-confidence.  I recommend you try the Headspace app.  You can select five minute, 10 minute, and 20 minute simple guided meditations.


2. Think inside the box

Having the freedom to make choices with your time might be one of the main reasons you decided to become an entrepreneur.


But too many options can be your downfall.


We speak in platitudes that we think carry weight–like “think outside the box.” There is a freeing joy in thinking inside the box. Executing on what you know, focusing, and moving the needle are empowering.


3. Learn something new every day

The average audio book is 10 hours. If you commute 60 minutes a day, you can listen to about 24 books a year.


That’s a life changing habit. The more knowledge you have, the greater your confidence will be. Simple. Check out Audible for some choices.


4. Teach

If you’re an expert in your field, sharing your knowledge will add to your fulfillment as a human being. Feeling fulfilled will add to your confidence.


If public speaking terrifies you, consider posting content on platforms like LinkedIn or Medium. Or you can create an online course on Teachable.com.


5. Take control of your career

The best way I know of to do this is to launch your own personal blog. I recommend the URL be: first name, last name DOT COM.


It’s a simple notion. If you take control of your personal brand and create content that inspires you, confidence will follow. If you’re ready to launch your blog, than you can start here. I created a 24-step tutorial that shows you how to do it in 15 minutes.

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