Do you ever feel stressed, nervous, or uncertain at work?
Confidence at work can be tough to gather depending on the environment or our level of preparation for the role.
How long we’ve been at the company can also play a role in our level of confidence.
Additionally, sometimes things change around us, and our former level of confidence can evaporate.
Our job can change, our boss can change, our company can change, or the economy can change. There are a hundred more things like this, and you probably have another one I haven’t thought of.
Let me share a couple of things about how to improve confidence at work. It doesn’t depend on anything outside of you. There are a handful of things you don’t know.
It doesn’t take rocket science. It takes a little focus and a little bit of self-awareness.
Here are three things that will help you improve your self-confidence at work.
1. Improve your confidence at work with a clear sense of purpose
The first way to improve your confidence at work is to be real clear about what you’re there to accomplish.
Sometimes that means having a clear job description, maybe asking. Sometimes things change and you don’t know what your job is. Always be clear about what your role is.
Sometimes, clarity of purpose is about being committed to performing the role or wanting to do it.
Sometimes, clarity of purpose is about wanting to work in a company where you want to be a part of their mission.
A lot of people wouldn’t work for a company that makes cigarettes, for example. How will you be confident about your future in that environment, if you don’t feel confident about what the company is doing? I’m picking on cigarette manufacturers here, but it could be anything.
If it doesn’t fit, your confidence is going to be threatened and not improving. It is going to be difficult. You’ll always struggle with an inner, irreconcilable conflict.
Finally, sometimes the only reason to keep a job is to pay your bills, survive, and fund your next, more important mission.
In these situations, a job is just a “stepping stone” to something better.
For example, a job may pay our bills while we’re training for our next career, starting a business, or looking for a better job.
2. Improve your confidence at work with great relationships
The second thing that’s critical is having great relationships with the people around you.
This is important everywhere in your life.
Start with your boss, your peers, your customers, your coworkers, and the people who report to you.
If you don’t have great relationships at work, you’ll never feel like an insider. You’ll always be an outsider because you don’t have good relationships. Relationships that aren’t great always have an element of conflict or unmet need, and you’ll feel like something’s not right.
Thankfully, the thing about relationships is there’s hundreds and thousands of people in the world who specialize in helping people create better relationships. Their careers depend on the fact that great relationships are the result of simple skills that can be taught and learned.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t learn relationship skills in school or at work. Furthermore, companies rarely go out of their way to encourage great relationships or enable them. While they’ll punish or fire you if yours are going terribly, nobody is going out of their way to train you on how to have great relationships.
Who’s helping you?
A good career coach can help you.
3. Improve your confidence at work with effective leadership skills
The third thing that is critical in being confident and improving confidence at work is to have great leadership skills.
Develop some leadership skills.
Find yourself a good leader who inspires you, someone who gives you confidence about what you’re doing, who you’re doing it with, and why it’s important.
Make them your role model. Say and do the things they say and do.
Learn about how to be in an effective mentoring relationship, and ask them to be your mentor.
Leadership skills are a lot like relationship skills.
Some people get it, and many people don’t.
There’s a simple set of leadership skills, as there are a simple set of skills in relationships, that when applied successfully, you’ll have great relationships. You’ll be applying leadership in a way that makes a big difference. You’ll also improve the confidence of everyone around you.
If you have a high school diploma, that’s as much as it takes to be able to apply good relationship and leadership skills. It’s a set of learnable skills. Once you’ve made them habits, you’ll bring them every day, effortlessly.
In fact, leadership skills can be learned even by children.
You can learn these. There’s no magic in leadership skills.
Improve your confidence at work in three easy steps
Those are the three things if you want to improve your confidence at work:
- Get clear what you’re there to accomplish, and why.
- Develop great relationships and sustain them.
- Find inspiring leaders and be a leader yourself.
You’ll be amazed how different every work day can seem, even when little changes except your use of these fundamentals.
Improve your confidence at work with the Life Purpose Blueprint
If you’re interested in getting started today for free, get your copy of the Life Purpose Blueprint, which is the perfect way for you to improve your confidence at work.
In it, you’ll walk through a series of steps that will enable you to see your strengths, goals, interests, and talents that can point you toward your ideal focus in life.
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