Monday, March 11, 2013

10 Tips on How to Be More Confident at Work

Businesses desire high performing employees and that means you need to be more confident at work, to get the promotion, get your bonuses, even get a job if you are searching for a new one.

Confidence is about self esteem and the higher your esteem level, the more likely you will succeed in both your professional and personal life. If you do not feel confident that means you are not. If you want greater success at work, it is up to you to learn. Employers are spending less money on training, leaving that to you. However, if they can see you are responsible for your own destiny and education, they are more willing to employ or promote you. Embrace these tips.

  1. Be willing to change your ideas and update views on life.
  2. Learn how to communicate assertively….not passively (saying nothing or like a mouse or aggressively by shouting or thumbing the desk)
  3. Understand that everyone at work has a job…and if you are delegated to do some tasks from your manager and you do not like it….remember that is why you are employed and if you want to be a manager….get some training.
  4. Listen to other ideas and learn to discuss, negotiate, compromise and change.
  5. Accept compliments when you have done something well.
  6. Also - accept it if you have done something wrong and learn from the experience.
  7. Do not be a gossiper, do not ‘rub it in’ about any previous decisions or laugh at others.
  8. Be a generous giver (but not at always at your own expense).
  9. Learn to become a team player…and play your part.
  10. Volunteer to learn and grow at work.

You have free will to make choices in your life. Some of them will lead you towards you achieving your potential in your professional life and some of the challenges may seem too formidable and you give up. However, doing that means at some other time in your life you will experience the same hiccup.

Your life is your ‘big school’ so if you want the best for yourself, you need to move out of your comfort zone and learn to embrace change. Everything that happens to you is an opportunity to learn. Go for it and learn to Become Your Best!