How much do you believe in yourself? For most of the answer is: not enough. Instead of looking proudly at our accomplishments, we focus on the things we haven’t yet done, and on the mistakes we’ve made. No wonder we find it hard to pitch big clients and investors, sell ourselves as the best, or demand the pay we deserve.
The problem is that many of us take an unrealistically negative view of ourselves and our work, says executive coach and bestselling author Wendy Capland. “We teeter between thinking ‘I’m not enough,’ and ‘I’m not even ready to be enough,'” she says.
But we don’t have to stay there. There are simple things we all can do to get a more clear-eyed–and positive–view of ourselves and our accomplishments. And then, Capland says, “We can step into who we already are.”
Here are some simple techniques that work well for Capland’s clients, and for Capland herself. Try them next time you need to increase your own confidence:
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.inc.com
Sometimes we need help remembering how great we really are. Here’s how to get it.