Easy Steps to Recharge & Boost Self-Confidence
When I think of re-charging, the visual of a battery pops into my head. The human mind is like a battery. When the charge is strong, we achieve high performance, as we have the capacity to re-charge self-confidence and use it to the fullest.
This state of mind in need of charging most often surfaces at year end, when 50 weeks of the year have passed and the remaining two are in need of a hunker down for rest.
Just like most organisations who search for employees with self-confidence, their aim is actually to target high performance. An employee who is charged-up is consistent in their performance, as they are driven by purpose.
So, how do we re-charge self-confidence? These are some easy steps that come to mind;
1. Learn how to meditate
When I lived in Sydney I attended a ten day Vipassana silent retreat that taught me the art of meditation. It was one of the best things I ever did. Today I am able to go inside and get in touch with myself, to ask questions for which I receive answers.
Meditation also rejuvenates my energy levels. This gives me peace of mind to sleep well and improve mental health. I started running when I had never been a runner. Many such things emerged for the first time and stayed. I became a new person.
All of this helped improve productivity and boost self-confidence.
2. Attend an NLP course
For those of you who have not heard of NLP, it is an acronym for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. While the whole body of knowledge contains many change models, there are specific processes to follow in managing states of mind to recharge self-confidence.
Organisations intent on creating high performance teams know that NLP is an accelerated approach to achieving superior results. In the 18 years that I have worked to align organisational culture, I have come across this deliverable of self-confidence that most seek.
It is interesting to see how people produce a turnaround in results so quickly once they learn the trick of re-charging self-confidence.
3. Reinforce good behaviour
Often people wait to have big wins before celebrating. It is important to build self-confidence even with small wins. It helps reinforce that you are moving in the right direction and on the right track.
Do your best to make a list of all small wins as you will eventually be able to track your journey to the big wins and replicate that again. In performance management philosophies, we look to start the change journey with small wins, celebrating all the way.
Seeing the build-up to big wins also reveals the hidden formula of what makes a person improve productivity and produce high performance.
4. Turn off your internal dialogue
If you don’t already know, we have a voice inside us that talks to us. This voice has conversations with us and keeps us from engaging with the outside world.
It is a voice that hinders people from achieving results and if a person would like to improve productivity, this becomes a tough road. Identifying what the voice says and the conversations you have with it are fundamental to having self-confidence.
In my coaching practice I find many who suffer negative self-image from this internal dialogue that reprimands them and makes them ashamed of themselves.
Once a person becomes aware that the story is not theirs and they are not their parents, this is liberating. They are able to recharge self- confidence rather easily and turn their lives around from this one simple change.
Going forward, if you resonate with some of the points I have raised above, get serious about doing an NLP course. This saves you time and money in trying to figure out your internal self, on your own.
The power of NLP lies at the core, in state management. As we manage our state of mind, we are able to do behaviours that help us achieve results. This is how a person is able to improve productivity fast and hence achieve high performance.
As NLP works through the five senses, it is easy enough for everyone to practice. You don’t need pre-requisite resources, qualifications or skills to attend an NLP course.
The most important thing is an open mind and the willingness to learn new models that will change your life forever. To recharge self-confidence is easy to do once you know the process.
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Sylvia is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Trainer. She started her business in Sydney and is now based in Singapore.