For some of us girl bosses, confidence does not come naturally. And often when we try to fake confidence it usually just translates as awkwardness. To stand out in the workplace, confidence is required, but it will take some practice!
Let’s look at a few ways to develop confidence in the workplace!
1. UNDERSTAND YOUR VALUE
When you struggle to be confident at work, remember that you were hired for a reason. Even if you’re not the boss, you bring something to the table that no one else can. Remember that you are unique and that nobody can do a job in the exact same way that you can do. You may not be the most talented in your workplace, but remember Kevin Durant’s quote, “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”. In order for others to see your value, you must first see it yourself!
2. KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
We all have strengths and weaknesses and in order to be the best version of yourself, you must identify those. Take a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. On one side jot down your strengths and on the other side your weaknesses. You will be amazed how much this will teach you about yourself!
“Confidence requires owning your weaknesses and working every day to improve them while knowing your strengths and using them at every given opportunity”
3. KEEP TRACK OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Every day, write down your accomplishments, no matter how small they may be. This isn’t so that you can brag on yourself but rather so that you can monitor your success. It will help you to identify what you are doing right and how you can improve. Whether your boss recognizes your accomplishments or not doesn’t matter because you will have the ability to be confident in yourself, knowing that you did your best and accomplished what you set out to do.
4. KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
Careers come with challenges and it’s important to an employer that their workers can handle those moments with grace and confidence. There will be days when you mess up. There will be countless times that you make mistakes. How you handle those moments will speak volumes about you to your co-workers and employers. Keep your head high. If you made a mistake, own it and do what you can to fix it. Keep your integrity at all times and always look for the positive side to every situation!
5. INVEST IN YOURSELF
Knowledge is power. Get some training that will boost your knowledge for the job, read about the latest things in your industry. When you have knowledge this increases your level of confidence.
You will find that the more confident you become, the more that your co-workers will respect you and trust you. Believe in yourself, stay humble, and constantly seek to improve your abilities and before you know it, self-doubt will be a thing of the past!
How do you develop confidence in the workplace? Share in the comment section below