Self-confidence is the key to get success in your life. It can take you onto another level. When you get opportunities, responsibility and a significant salary hike will surely tell you how confident and visible you are. And, if it’s not visible to you, then you should know the reason behind that and try to work on that. It will help you to reach a greater height.
Here’s how you can earn $50,000 to $350,000 a year with the help of these hacks.
1. Always be ready to disagree
It is so easy to just nod in an agreement and listening to someone else’s ideas than challenging someone else’s input or ideas. Anyone can do this, think about it for a second. You should instead stop complaining and start contributing to welcome big shifts in your way. Try to speak within eight minutes of every meeting. It will definitely change your life. Try it once.
2. Stop tagging every statement with a question
Tag questions are what we add to the end of the statement that converts it form a statement by adding a question, e.g. “That’s something we can do, right?” See how the tag (“right?”) is assurance seeking? It weakens the statement. Once you are aware of tag questions, it will surprise you how overused they are at your work. Drop them as soon as possible.
3. Let your last name live
Whenever you introduce yourself anywhere, try to use your first name and last name to accompany your firm handshake. Trust me, try this one and you will never get disappointed. It will feel weird at first, but it’s assertive and empowering. You’ll start noticing people standing straight in front of you. Pay attention to who already does this in your world, whenever an introduction is involved. They’re probably people that you consider important!
4. Say ‘no’ to yes
There is an old age saying that if you want your job to get done, assign it to a busy person. Take everything on as a people pleaser can, in many cases, have the opposite effect you intend it to. Try to stick with the pleasing to someone who is doing your work.
5. Always take the front seat in mass gathering
Always try to sit in the front whenever you are in the group gathering and see how it feels. Be conscious of your posture as well. A simple shoulders-back, chin up, and smile will make you appear the most confident person in the room. These small shifts go a long way in projecting self-assuredness. Just give it a thought for a second, you will be visible if you are not seen at all.
6. Avoid saying sorry too much
Try to eliminate the word ‘sorry’ as much as you can. Instead, you can say ‘Thank you’ as it’s a more powerful word. Don’t say unnecessarily sorry to someone if it’s not needed. Try this thing for at least 24 hours and then see the magic.