Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right,” Henry Ford once wisely stated.
When you start doubting yourself at work and subsequently your performance starts to suffer, it’s important to stop and assess before you do any further damage.
Self-confidence issues arise time and time again with my career coaching clients. They think they don’t have what it takes to apply for a specific job or to go after that promotion. What I see is someone with a lot of skills and potential who is simply lacking in one area: confidence.
Confidence is 100% necessary for success in any career, and there are times when we could all benefit from having more of it. Here are five tried and true ways to boost your confidence at work, starting today.
Dress for success. This term has more merit to it than this well-worn phrase might first have you believe. Eye-rolling aside, the amount of evidence out there on the subject is diverse enough to inspire dressing for the part all the time. Why? Evidence shows that looking the part not only boosts confidence in the workplace, it influences many other areas of your life as well. Think easier workouts, haggling less when making a deal, and more creative thinking, to name a few. With all of this to gain just from dressing the part, it’s hard to go wrong.