By Brian McKay

Self-confidence is one of those things that we all want, but not all of us have. In fact, most people would like to feel a little more self-confident, especially in their career. Whatever your reason for wanting more self-confidence, you need to know about what can give it to you.

A Belief in Your Talents

Everyone is good at some things and not so bad at others. But if you are doing a particular job, and you want to succeed in that career, you need to believe in your talents. If you don’t believe in your own abilities and talents, how can you expect anyone else to? By recognising your own talents and admitting that you are good at things, you can start to gain and build up your self-confidence. The more belief you have in yourself, the more self-confidence you have, and vice versa.

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The Right Mindset

The way you approach life and the frame of mind you’re in matters a lot. When you are not of the right mindset to deal with everything you have to deal with, this can lead to a crisis of confidence. It’s not something that you can afford to ignore because, after all, self-confidence is all in your head. How you think and feel about yourself is what matters most. So, think about how you can change your mindset and view life in a different way.

Preparedness for Every Task and Challenge

In your career and your general life, you’ll face lots of challenges. When you are blindsided by these challenges, you can face problems if you’re not prepared. This can then have an impact on your confidence because you’ll be going through a crisis. It’s best to think about the potential tasks and challenges you’ll face and be prepared for them. Having a greater level of preparedness can make you feel generally more confident and ready to face whatever’s thrown your way. It’s something everyone should give some thought to.


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Satisfaction with Your Own Appearance

For many of us, how we think about our own appearance has an effect on our self-confidence. There are two ways of going about changing how you think about your own appearance. You could make changes to your appearance by dressing differently or making other cosmetic changes. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, be aware that cosmetic surgery claims are on the rise. Alternatively, you could change your opinion of yourself by focusing on the things you like about yourself and being positive.

Being Surrounded by Positivity

Self-confidence doesn’t just come from within. It also comes from those people who are around you all the time. If they are positive and have a positive influence on you, your self-confidence will grow. That’s something that is very important. But it’s so much harder to feel that way about yourself when the people around you are negative. So, try to surround yourself with the kind of people who are positive and have the right influence on you. It could be the smartest thing you ever do,

Brian McKay is a co-founder of zenruption. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Gonzaga University and an M.B.A. from Boise State University (yes that blue field). His goal in life is to look out for the regular guy and bring as much knowledge and change to this world as he can. His purpose in founding Zenruption was to do just that and help craft the world he wants his daughter to inherit. Please feel free to email him any feedback or article ideas at  On twitter: @brianmckay71

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