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7 Untypical Ways To Improve Your Self-Esteem

Let’s first clear up a common misconception.

Self-esteem is not the same as self-confidence.

In very simple terms, self-confidence is about how capable you feel and how much you can trust yourself to do, overcome and achieve what you want.

Whereas self-esteem is about how much you truly value yourself – no matter whether you succeed or fail.

In other words, as I sometimes put it, self-confidence can be about how good you appear to feel about yourself whereas self-esteem is how you really feel about yourself when no-one’s looking.

 

Do You Suffer From Any Of These?

So, do you suffer from any or even all of these sometimes, regularly or even all the time?

  • Social withdrawal
  • Anxiety about your work
  • Anxiety about your personal life
  • You feel socially awkward and feel tense before going out
  • Social withdrawal
  • Bouts of sadness or depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Feeling you don’t measure up to people you know, meet or hear about
  • An inability to...
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Why Your Admitting A Business Weakness Can Win You MORE Business

They’re the human equivalent of termites.

Not only do they not empower you, they can also start to erode your business before you realise how much damage they’ve done.

And they’re capable of not just achieving zero return on investment (ROI) for you but, in some cases, NEGATIVE ROI.

They can eat away at your cash, your profits, your energy and therefore your morale.

We’re talking about the spoofers and sophisters…the business people and businesses that promise great returns, but don’t deliver them – at all.

They talk a great game and paint a picture of professional perfection and profitability for you. They often have the facial expressions to match their great claims!

Their proposals are faultless and their projections promise the sort of professional fulfilment we all look for.

 

Reality Ruins It All

But then reality ruins it for you…because these people are never as good as they claim to be. Often,...

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The 3 Further Physiological Ways To Successfully Overcome Nerves Before Your Sales or Business Presentation

 

As stated in the first part of this post...

Your nerves can lose you a lot of business.

Your nerves can lose you a lot of respect.

And your nerves can lose you a lot of the confidence that could otherwise help you overcome those nerves at key moments in your life to help you, amongst other things, win the business you so want and the respect you need, as well as the happiness you deserve…and much more.

So, how do you overcome your nerves WHEN you really need to…to give yourself a much greater chance of realistically achieving what you’re striving for, whether it’s professional, personal, financial or other forms of success?

There are 6 key physiological techniques you can now apply.

This is the SECOND of two linked posts revealing the final 3 techniques. Discover what the first 3 techniques are in the FIRST related post.

In the meantime, the second 3 techniques in the video are…

 

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3 INITIAL Physiological Ways To Successfully Overcome Nerves Before Your Sales and Business Presentations

 

Your nerves can lose you a lot of business.

Your nerves can lose you a lot of respect.

And your nerves can lose you a lot of the confidence that could otherwise help you overcome those nerves at key moments in your life to help you, amongst other things, win the business you so want and the respect you need, as well as the happiness you deserve…and much more.

So, how do you overcome your nerves WHEN you really need to…to give yourself a much greater chance of realistically achieving what you’re striving for, whether it’s professional, personal, financial or other forms of success?

There are 6 key physiological techniques you can now apply.

This is the FIRST of two linked posts revealing the first 3 techniques. Discover what the remaining 3 techniques are in the SECOND post.

In the meantime, the first 3 techniques in the video are…

 

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3 Reasons Why Introverts Increasingly Make Better Sales People Than Extroverts

If you’re an introvert reading this – take hope.

If you’re an extrovert reading this – take note!

Too many people assume that to be a great sales person, whether you’re selling products, services or even yourself, you’re more likely to be successful than an introvert.

Wrong!

Introverts can and do thrive more than their extrovert peers in today’s business climate.

Why?

For these 3 principal reasons…

 

1.  Listening: Introverts tend to listen more than extroverts. The latter tend to hear more. But true listening is going to not only reveal more to you as a sales person, but it’s also going to make the people you’re selling to feel you care about them more, are keen to understand them properly and are not motivated just by your self-interest.

2.  Subtlety over Show: Because business has become more personal, more developing about stronger personal and not transactional relationships and more about feeling...

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4 Unexpected Ways To Successfully Overcome Nerves Before Your Sales or Business Presentation

 

You’re unlikely to hear anyone else give you these proven tips…even though they work.

Sure. There are all sorts of suggestions out there from coaches, trainers and even well meaning tree-hugging others about breathing, posture and poses. And that’s before you get to the more psychological techniques to help you overcome nerves, especially before a sales presentation or business presentation to clients, potential clients, colleagues and other key people.

And these have a place which I’ll cover in another post-cum-video – at least, the ones that also work.

But these 4 elements not only distract you from the nerves you’re likely to feel, but also direct you to a greater sense of psychological and physiological composure so you have the right impact at the right time…and win over you audience and the business deal.

So this could be the difference between a…

“Thanks for coming to see us. We’ll let you know”

To something...

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10 Ways James Bond Could Trash Your Business

Would James Bond be as successful a member of your business as he is for Britain’s MI6?

Or could he perhaps hinder your company’s morale, marketing and money making capabilities?

Let’s investigate the second of the two potential scenarios of employing the world's most famous secret agent in your company...

This blog post examines how he could transform your business. BUT...how could having 007 on staff potentially make things go wrong for your business?

 

How 007 Might NOT Help Your Business

1. He’d frighten anyone from Compliance and Health & Safety – ideally both. They probably need to be kept on their toes, anyway. And HR would also feel shaken and stirred.

2. He’d rack-up some random and potentially costly expenses when out flying the flag for your business. This man doesn’t do budget hotels and miserly meal allowances. It’s 5-star with vintage champagne and caviar all the way....

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10 Ways James Bond Could Transform Your Business

Would James Bond be as successful a member of your business as he is for Britain’s MI6?

How much could he help your company’s morale, marketing and money making capabilities?

Let’s investigate the first of the two potential scenarios of employing the world’s most famous secret agent in your company…

This blog post examines how he could potentially trash your business. BUT…how could having 007 on your staff potentially make things go really well for your business?

 

How 007 Would Help Your Business

1. He’d have exciting ideas at your morning meetings and brainstorming sessions to make your business more successful and profitable.

2. He’d have no time for and wouldn’t practice office politics, backstabbing or the daily ingratiation cringefest that far too many employees put too much energy and effort into. Anyway, this sort of ingratiation is a bad look as far as your colleagues are concerned. And it’s...

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How YOU Can Apply Two Unexpected Tricks Undercover Agents Use To Read People

If you're caught or exposed it can mean the end of your assignment.

It can, depending on that assignment, also mean the end of your life.

Doing undercover work can be as thrilling as it can be terrifying. I know...having been an undercover investigative journalist in my former life, pretending to be something I wasn't to expose the false, the felonious and the fiendish who took advantage of and even hurt innocent people by pretending to be something they weren't.

The unnerving thing is...

I wasn't trained - at all! I just lived off my wits and instinct.

But if I'd known then what I can share with you now, that part of my professional life would have been a lot easier...and a lot safer.

And, if you'd been doing this undercover work, you would also have then found your life a lot less stressful and precarious.

Because one of the most useful things you can learn in your life is how to understand and use body language signals to ethically achieve what you want.

So, the...

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How You Appeal To The 3 Different Types Of Audience Members When You’re Presenting

 

How often do you find out or even attempt to discover exactly who's in your audience when you're making any presentation?

Honestly.

And, then, if you do, are you asking the right questions to get a true understanding of exactly who's going to be listening to, watching and analysing you and what you say?

Well. Not doing this properly if at all is like jumping out of an aeroplane with a parachute pack you've not checked beforehand to see if the parachute is working properly...or even if it's actually there at all!

And then, very importantly, how do you appeal to the different personalities in your audience?

Not knowing enough or anything about your audience will undermine your presentation, your business and you.

And the same applies if you don't know how to appeal to the different types of people you're trying to communicate with. And when this happens, it can damage your chances of making the right impression, of winning or keeping the business you want and rely on,...

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