How Getting Fired Forced This Woman to Rebuild Her Confidence … and How You Can Do the Same

This author and public speaker shares her tips for overcoming fear and shedding the labels that others put on you. November 30, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Author and public speaker Heather Monahan talks about how getting fired from her corporate job forced her to focus on rebuilding her confidence and what steps others can take in order to build their confidence in themselves. Monahan and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss a variety of topics such as dealing with the labels and limiting beliefs that others impose upon you, finding an accountability partner to support your goals, and creating boundaries. The pair also share their thoughts on what it means to treat your fears just like a green light and not a red light. Related: Why You Should Be Willing to Eat Dirt Read_More Related posts: How to Boost Your Confidence, Even When You’re the Only Woman in the […]

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9 Better Things to Do Than Worry What Others Think About You

This may not make you feel any better but they probably aren’t thinking about you at all. July 8, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You may not realize it, but you’re probably preoccupied with how other people perceive you. Some of this is natural — it’s part of the human condition to be self-aware and concerned about how others are perceiving us. The problem is that many of us make other people’s opinions of us pivotal to our success. This is when we get into trouble. If you’re constantly tailoring your life to fit the expectations of others, you’re not really living your own life. You’re living some version of a life you think others will approve of. Stop giving other people that power over you. You can either choose to believe how others see you, or you can decide for yourself who […]

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5 Ways to Build Courage and Competence for Difficult Conversations

Being courageous isn’t enough. You have to be competent, as well. March 13, 2019 4 min read This story originally appeared on Ellevate Some people think I’m courageous. I’ve lived and worked all over the world and regularly speak in front of hundreds of people, so I must be, right? Well, no. For whatever reason, I don’t find that scary, and courage is the ability to do something that frightens you. What would take courage is for me to jump out of a plane. So, I don’t do it. And I’m comfortable with that because, let’s face it, there is very little upside in falling through the air. One thing that most people find frightening is speaking up when faced with decisions or actions they disagree with. And that makes sense: Many of the stories we hear about people speaking up end with the individual facing some kind of negative outcome, including, in extreme cases, […]

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How Imagination Can Accelerate Performance

Plus, did you know that Martin Luther King, Jr. used a pair of nonprescription glasses to boost his confidence? Read_more Related posts: 5 Tactics for Transforming Performance Reviews That Range From Ineffectual to Invaluable What is Performance Management? 9 Strategies For Your Small Business Tesla Model 3 Performance with Performance Upgrade Review How Your Imagination Can Help Improve Your Well-Being and Even Assist in Negotiations Allyson Byrd’s ‘Church’ for Entrepreneurs Encourages Spirituality to Accelerate Your Profits If Content Is a Performance, Is It Ever Authentic? If Content Is a Performance, Is It Ever Authentic? 5 Things to Do When an Employee’s Performance Deteriorates

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10 Things You Can Do to Boost Self-Confidence

Take charge of your feelings, and start overcoming obstacles. February 7, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on.” — Maxwell Maltz Nobody is born with limitless self-confidence. If someone seems to have incredible self-confidence, it’s because he or she has worked on building it for years. Self-confidence is something that you learn to build up because the challenging world of business, and life in general, can deflate it. Related: 5 Ways to Maintain a Positive Mindset (No Matter What Challenge You’re Facing) An online negative review, a request for a refund from a customer or a flat rejection from investors can cause our self-confidence to dwindle. Well-meaning but sometimes unkind comments from those closest to us can also hit us hard. On top of this, we have to deal with our inner critic of self-doubt that constantly tells […]

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6 Ways Timid, Reserved Women Can Confidently Climb the Corporate Ladder

Learn how to harness your strengths and overcome your weaknesses. December 28, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Life can be hard for timid, reserved women who are looking for corporate success. If you feel like someone greased the rungs of your corporate ladder, you’re not alone. There are plenty of women out there who feel the same — women who feel like they have no place in the workplace, who feel like their natural tendencies are letting them down. Related: The Lesser-Known Career Barriers That Women Face That’s not true. You can climb the ladder. You can create a better future for your career — and it’s not that hard. 1. Realize your built-in advantages. If you’re on the more introverted side of the spectrum — or even someone more extroverted, but too shy due to your life experiences to lean into it — you have […]

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Female Founders Need to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Being an entrepreneur is hard enough for women without us throwing in those extra self-inflicted hurdles along the way. October 23, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. All entrepreneurs face a steep, arduous, punishing path to success, one that is much more likely to end in a ditch than in the promised land. The majority of businesses flat-out fail, and venture-scale businesses, which are higher risk and higher velocity, fail even faster. Related: How Coaching Can Help Women Get Ahead in the Tech Industry But, what is already a moonshot for all founders is exponentially harder for women. Female founded companies receive only 2 percent of venture capital, and on average raise half as much money as all-male teams do. And even though 13 percent of all founders are women, we hold just 6 percent of the equity. The odds of raising significant venture capital […]

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Discover How Self-Confidence Can Change Your Life Trajectory With These Tips

With more self-confidence, there will be more opportunities for success. October 2, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Are you like many people and seeking self-confidence? In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield explains a few helpful tactics to acquire and maintain self-confidence.  When you radiate confidence, it can seem that resources and opportunities simply find you. In this way, a fulfilling and successful life can follow.  One tip Canfield recommends is taking small risks. If you’re afraid of public speaking, look to improve your skills by starting out talking in front of small groups. Another helpful tactic is the habit of visualization, or picturing your ideal outcome as reality.  Moreover, to establish a reliable comfort zone: practice, practice, practice. When you’ve reached your ideal skill proficiency, it can be that much easier to feel good about performing and displaying your talents.  Click on the […]

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How to Keep Your Confidence When Dealing With Rejection

On this podcast episode of ‘School of Greatness,’ a Hollywood actress shares how she uses rejection to her advantage. September 9, 2018 1 min read This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes I am a huge Glee fan. I used to watch all of the episodes; I even bought a television just so I could watch Glee. I was kind of obsessed.  That’s why I’m so grateful and excited for you to connect with a new friend of mine, Jenna Ushkowitz. Jenna is one of the original cast members of the show, which was a huge hit for six years. She’s a South Korean-born actress and singer known for her performances in Broadway musicals, and for her role as Tina Cohen Chang on the show. She’s also the co-founder of an organization called Kindred, which is a foundation for adoption. In this 5 Minute Friday, Jenna talks about how she handles the pressures of […]

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How to Boost Your Confidence, Even When You’re the Only Woman in the Room

No matter what industry you’re in, confidence is absolutely key. July 27, 2018 9 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Long before I was a software executive, I was a practicing physical therapist (DPT). Moving from the female-dominated world of PT to the male-dominated world of tech was a culture shock — to say the least. Related: The Woman CEO Who Changed My Life — and the Lessons She Taught Me About Business Success When I co-founded my company, WebPT, I was the only woman on the executive team for the first few years. And when we started raising capital, I was the only woman at just about every one of those meetings. I was always aware of this dichotomy, but it really hit home the time we were in an investor pitch and I needed to use the restroom — but no one in the meeting […]

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Tips for Mastering Body Language and Confidence

There are two things that can make or break you when it comes to achieving greatness: your body language and your confidence. July 15, 2018 1 min read This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes There are two things that can make or break you when it comes to achieving greatness: your body language and your confidence. If you don’t have confidence, you’ll never be able to put yourself out there in the world. You need the confidence to try, and it’s confidence that will help you get back up after your failures. Once you have the confidence to get out there, your next obstacle is your first impression. Your body language tells someone a lot about you. Sometimes, it may not be what you intended it to say. Having proper posture, giving people a big smile and treating everyone like an old friend will go a long way. These are really […]

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This Simple Email Tool Will Help You Sound More Confident

It does that by highlighting any words that are apologetic. June 28, 2018 2 min read When it comes to being confident, most of us can use a little help every now and then. Just a reminder that you are doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing, and not shy away from a challenge. It can come in many forms. It could be a “you got this” text from a friend or an inspiring quote on a Post-it Note next to your computer. One tool that is available to help boost your confidence is a Chrome email plugin called Just NOT Sorry. It is designed to ward you away from using language that undermines the point you’re trying to make. Related: 10 Things You Can Do to Boost Self-Confidence Per the creators of the plugin — Tami Reiss, Steve Brudz, Manish Kakwani and Eric Tillberg — in the Chrome store […]

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How to Build Your Confidence and Create the Reputation You Want

Here are some quick tips to give your confidence a boost. May 13, 2018 1 min read This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes One of my favorite guests I’ve had on this show is Jordan Harbinger from The Art of Charm. Previously, he gave great advice on how to leave the right first impression. It turns out, it’s not made through what we say. So little of the impression we give off is through our words. Instead, our body language says so much more than anything that comes out of our mouths. This 5 Minute Friday will give you tips to build your confidence and create the impression you want on Episode 582. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play or TuneIn. Read_more Related posts: Build a Purpose-Driven Business, Education and Life How to Build a Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Life How to Become Superhuman and Achieve the Impossible How to Train Your Brain for Success […]

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To Massively Increase Your Confidence, Plan to Spend Your Time Constructively

Replace something you do every day you don’t want anyone to know about with one thing you’ve been putting off longer than you want anyone to know and your confidence will soar. March 19, 2018 9 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A friend asked me if I was planning to write a book and what I would write it on. Confidence, I replied. And I went a step further by telling her what the contents of the book would be: the word confidence, multiplied 500,000 times. Nothing but confidence. I don’t think you’d find a redundancy in all 500,000 words because confidence is that important. Without it, you automatically settle for mediocre jobs and relationships; and you give yourself 500,000 excuses for not living out your dreams. Considering how crazy-awesome life can be, that’s insane. Especially when you plan to make a difference to others as […]

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