HOW TO RAISE YOUR CONFIDENCE IQ
Although it is true that experiencing success helps with gaining more confidence. Success in other areas of your life will not make you confident in accomplishing new things. Shifting limiting perceptions about yourself will allow you to raise your confidence IQ and make you successful in achieving your goals.
Having a consistent high Confidence IQ is challenging for anyone that is going after their goals. Confidence is temporary for many of us. This is most often the case when learning something new. The challenges of learning a new skill or going after a lofty goal will push your confidence to the limit.
Perceptions that we hold about ourselves can be inherited and the environment in which we were domesticated, also plays a role in how we perceive ourselves. Living a rich and full life requires a certain amount of risk taking and with self-limiting perceptions, confidence can become an issue.
HIRING A PERSONAL LIFE COACH CAN HELP
A life coach is someone professionally trained to help you maximize your full potential and reach your desired results. A life coach encourages and counsels on a range of professional and personal issues.
The coaching process takes on specific professional concerns, personal goals and analyzes the life cycle of the client. The coach identifies limiting perceptions that create potential challenges and obstacles and devises a plan of action designed to achieve specific outcomes. Your personal coach will push you outside your comfort zone. They will make the unknown less scary and be by your side to help you realize your dreams.
Many entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals share some of the same fears that everyone else faces in raising their confidence IQ and achieving their goals. Confidence is the cornerstone of leadership. If you don’t believe in yourself, how can others believe in you?
TIPS TO FIND THE RIGHT LIFE COACH
Here are five ways professionals learn to boost their confidence IQ that you can also use to be more confident in yourself:
1. PUSH THROUGH SELF-LIMITING PERCEPTIONS
As children we think we can conquer the world, but somewhere between childhood and adulthood, our enthusiasm and natural inclinations to dream big are squashed. Key influencers in our early development such as our parents and teachers imposed their biased perceptions about what we can and can’t do in life.
Your personal life coach is trained to push you past your self-limiting beliefs. Receiving coaching help from an expert in reframing limiting perceptions, will enable you to push through self-doubt and raise your confidence IQ.
2. NEVER CONFUSE PERCEPTIONS WITH THE FACTS
Your perceptions about a person or event may not be based on facts. Our memory does not store information exactly as it’s presented to us. Instead we extract the gist of the experience based on our perceptions and store it in ways that makes the most sense. That’s why different people witnessing the same event often have different versions.
Your brain has a built-in confirmation bias. That means it stores information that is consistent with your own beliefs, values and perceptions about yourself. Recognize that your perceptions don’t always provide you with accurate information. For example, if you have low self-esteem, your brain tends to store information that confirms your lack of confidence. That will be all you perceive about a specific event.
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In the life coaching process your coach will help you to revisit the facts of a memory loaded with self-limiting perceptions. Having the un-biased perspective of someone else, will help you gain accurate insight about the circumstances.
3. THINK POSITIVE TO OVERCOME NEGATIVE SELF-BIAS
We can inherit a lack in confidence from our parents. According to research conducted by Robert Plomin, of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College in London, UK believes that confidence is encoded in our genes. His study’s findings are published in the journal Psychological Science. In Plomin’s research he studied 15,000 sets of twins. The students’ self-perceived ability rating was a significant predictor of achievement.
Thinking positive about events and people is a big factor in overcoming your DNA. Focusing on the positive will reduce toxic thoughts that erode self-esteem and confidence.
a. Come up with five positive thoughts to counter every one negative thought.
b. Let every positive thought sit for 20 seconds before moving to the next positive thought.
c. Label your positive and negative emotions for what they truly are and move on. Do not enter into inner dialogue about the negative emotion because then it becomes more powerful.
4. PRACTICE POSITIVE SELF TALK
Talking to yourself can increase your confidence IQ, make you smarter, improve your memory, help you focus and even increase athletic performance. The documentary The Human Brain claims we say between 300 to 1,000 words to ourselves per minute. Many professional athletes have a mental image of themselves winning and they have the positive self-talk to back it up.
Practice positive self-talk, the way you talk to yourself influences your neurobiological response to it.
READY TO FIND YOUR AMAZING COACH?
When you say, I am statements like- “I express myself with confidence and clarity to others.” You are painting a completed picture of your ideal self.
5. OVERCOME SELF-DOUBT
If you lack self-confidence, you will always feel like you’re at the mercy of other people. When you assume a victim mentality, you are no longer resilient to life’s inevitable obstacles and roadblocks.
You can be your own roadblock. You can accomplish great things when you tap into your deeper strengths. Working with a personal life coach is the best way to clear the limiting perceptions that you hold about yourself. It’s time to identify the areas in which you doubt yourself and remove those barriers.