264 – Solo Episode: Becoming Confident

shutterstock_108406256Great leaders are confident:

  • In Themselves
  • Their Vision
  • In The People That They’re Leading

Confidence is at the core of your natural charisma; remember the “Four-Cs”

  • Calm
  • Confident
  • Consistent
  • Courageous

How do you become more confident?

  • Constant battle against self-doubt & limiting beliefs
  • Fear & uncertainty will never go away
  • But it’s a mindset shift that you have completely control of!
  • Confidence is gained through knowledge & expertise…
    • The problem is that is typically lacking in a new role or situation
    • So how do you gain confidence despite this dilemma?

Suspend your belief on how something is going to get done…

  • Just “know” that it’s going to get done.
  • The cliche “Fake it til’ you make it” is a good starting point

“Nice to Know” versus “Need to Know”

  • In the beginning, focusing on the handful of “need to know” items will set a foundation of confidence
  • Bold Face or Immediate Action items is what pilots first learn
  • These essential “need to know” items only amount to about 10 things…no matter how complex the aircraft
  • Memorizing or fully understanding these handful of “need to know” items on day-1 sets you apart and prepares you fully for new situation.
  • This is a great technique to set a “baseline” of confidence for new situations

Stop worrying about being wrong

  • Very empowering & inspirational to to those around you
  • Shows you as a humble & approachable leader

What are the “Confidence Killers”?

  • Low self-image – the less confidence you have, the faster you will give up
  • Fear – confidence releases the risk
  • Other people’s opinion of you – if you’re worried what other people think then you have more confidence their opinion than you have of your own.

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