Publisher: BLOG SPOT.
Author: Tracey Hughes
Location: 74 Hair Biz Year 12 Issue 3

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Fear is a haunting thing. It can lie dormant in our subconscious until we are ready to face whatever it is holding us back.

Fear is an emotion that is very subjective. It can stifle our own progress but there are insights and strategies that can help us triumph over them.
Being more confident is not as simple as flicking a switch. There’s no quick and easy answer. We’re talking about changing thoughts, beliefs and habits that have been hardwired into our brains.

It takes hard work to improve your self-esteem, however confidence is built slowly, one success at a time. The most important step in building self-confidence is simply to take action. Working on something and getting it done.

Most of us are scared of something.

You gain strength, courage and confidence when you conquer your fears. As a person who lives with epilepsy, my fear is having a seizure on stage in front of thousands of people. Yet I continue to present.

My passion as a Professional Speaker and educator allows me to give back to others to help them grow skills, knowledge, resilience and confidence. We all need a purpose, so I made the choice not just to face my fears…but to live my fears, in order to follow my purpose and be of service to others.

Our industry is not actually much different from others, except the amount of interaction we have with people helps develop our communication skills and emotional intelligence further. We deal with challenging situations such as difficult clients and motivating our team members, which can sometime affect our confidence levels.

If you want to be successful in business, then surround yourself with happiness and optimism and eliminate any negative energy around you. Are those in your life helping to push you? Model yourself on those at a higher level because you don’t want to gain advice from those not living and performing at the level you want to be.

What habits and belief systems are you willing to challenge within yourself in order to be the best version of you? Are you pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and facing your fears?

The only way to truly develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear the most!

 

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