Have you ever been in a room with someone who just oozes career confidence?
You know the person I mean – she is accomplished, assured and seems to have the world at her feet.
The reality is looks can be deceiving – let’s be brutally honest – most of us have at least a few misgivings about our abilities.
What I can guarantee though is this woman does do and know certain things about her career – and that aids her level of confidence no end.
Here’s the difference between this woman and others who want to be just like her.
1. She’s in control of her own future
Dancing to someone else’s tune is one sure-fire way to eventually destroy your confidence in yourself. If you don’t know what you want from your future, it’s time to make the investment and commit to finding out.
You don’t need to have every single second mapped out, but you do need to know what direction you want to go in and have a plan as to how you are going to get there.
2. She knows what makes her shine
One of the best confidence fixes I know is to know and be able to articulate your key strengths and talents.
Whether you’re looking for a promotion, a new career or just more confidence on a daily basis, knowing and understanding your own value proposition is one of the key investments you should make in your career and in yourself.
In my coaching programs, this is one part that all my clients agree is a complete career game-changer for them.
3. She isn’t afraid to promote herself
The days of working head down, bum up and hoping someone will notice and promote you are over (if they ever really existed in the first place).
To get what you want at work, you have to be able to influence people, and outcomes. Communication skills are absolutely key in allowing you to do this – and being able to speak up for what you want and what you believe in is a massive confidence boost.
4. She builds relationships
There was a quote I read recently along the lines of “companies don’t hire people – people hire people”.
You can bet your bottom dollar that the woman with the career confidence has a wide and deep range of professional relationships, internally and externally. She knows that who she knows is the key to her success and actively builds and develops her networks.
What’s stopping you from having the confidence you want at work? And what can you learn from the woman who has it?
I’d love you to comment below and let me know.