First impressions are critical to success, and your body language counts for a huge percentage of that first impression. In fact, first impressions are typically made within the first seven seconds of interacting with someone, and of that, body language counts for roughly 50%. Since we are hardwired as a survival mechanism, it’s not possible for you to stop people from instantly judging you. But, you should work towards understanding how the decisions others make of you can be used to work on your behalf. Obviously, this is important in the business community and when networking with new people!
Do you know what it means to be confident? Being self-assured plays a part. If you’re looking for ways that will help change the way you live, here are ten action steps you can start doing today.
Confidence and Self-Esteem
Confidence is created and self-esteem is injected. Throughout life, there will always be people who tell you things about yourself. It could be your parents telling you that you are intelligent and capable of doing whatever you set your mind to.
These type of words of encouragement work to build your self-esteem, which is how you think others see you. The ability to gain the respect of others is a huge factor in self-esteem.
These days the reality is that there are very few brands that are extraordinary. But, if you are paying attention you will notice that the most successful brands do leave clues as to how they mastered a level of success most brands can only dream about. As a result of working with many successful brands, I have noticed several consistent traits of brands that are truly extraordinary.
Here I want to give you 8 core traits I’ve noticed so you can incorporate them into your business:
It’s easy for all of us to become stuck in a rut from time to time. One advantage you have, especially now, is the ability to change your situations. You can give yourself a lifestyle makeover and change the way things are going in your life. In just a few easy steps you can simplify your life and get back to living your life on your terms.
What are the major signs that you need a lifestyle makeover? Stress, anxiety, and being overwhelmed usually top most people’s list for signs that things aren’t quite working out the way that they want. If you’re frustrated and feeling like your life is going nowhere, you are in need of a lifestyle makeover. Regardless of what your goals are, making your life simpler can be a great way to start fresh. Here are five easy and simple ways to makeover your life.
Adding value to your website, service, or product is one of the most over looked and under rated strategies for ensuring the success business.
The internet and all the new technology tools available makes it possible for anyone to offer a little something extra that nobody else does, and usually at little to no additional cost.
We always hear the word “Expert” which gets thrown around in conversations, presentations and branding seminars. It’s hard to understand what that word Expert means to you and even more complicated on the word “Position”. Let’s take a closer look at the definitions. According to Webster’s dictionary, the word Expert means: having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience. The word Position means: relative place, situation, or standing <is now in a position to make decisions on his own> b: social or official rank or status.
As entrepreneurs in the creative flow, we often forget about taking care of our bodies, because our minds are exploding with color, sounds, words and images. But, if you allow unhealthy habits to rob your body of its strength and vitality, your creativity and productivity will be stolen as well.
What is more frustrating than having your creative flow interrupted by an annoying headache, back spasm or brain freeze (loss of creativity)?
A well blended personal brand is like a personality in that they both contain
a unique blend of interesting yet beautiful components. All parts working together
bring harmony to the life of a personal brand. ~ Tomesia Ingram
Regardless of what blog or social media profile sites you visit in the area of marketing and business, personal branding is going to show up! That means it must be pretty important then right? Well, it is. Don’t get tired, sick or bored with seeing or hearing about it because it will absolutely make the difference in your success, both personal and business.