Self-Belief is the key to Success!
🧡Happy International Women’s Day🧡
It’s a good day to remind ourselves to #BreakTheBias we all still face on the road towards equity in our careers and lives, especially the unconscious bias we hold against ourselves.
It’s not our fault – it’s human nature. We are wired to focus more on the negative than the positive, something called “negativity bias” which is our brain’s primitive survival mechanism to keep us alive.
How does this show up for us?
Dr. Rick Hansen explains it well in his book “Hardwiring Happiness”:
“the default setting of the brain is to overestimate threats, underestimate opportunities, and underestimate resources both for coping with threats and for fulfilling opportunities.”
FEAR, ANXIETY, SELF-DOUBT, LACK OF SELF-BELIEF AND FAITH IN YOUR SKILLS & STRENGTHS = IMPOSTER SYNDROME = MISSED OPPORTUNITIES = UNFULFILLED POTENTIAL! 😞
There is growing evidence that our perceptions of ourselves and our abilities have a massive impact on whether we achieve our aspirations and succeed in our careers.
💥BELIEVING IN YOURSELF IS KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS💥
Here’s my 3 top tips to make a start and #BreakTheBias you have unconsciously against yourself:
✨When a negative thought or doubt creeps in, notice it and realise it’s your primitive brain protecting you. Get it out of your head, write it down, reframe and counter it with at least 3 more supportive thoughts to outweigh the negative.⚖️
✨Make a list of everything that you’re proud of yourself for doing or accomplishing in your life, whether it’s overcoming a challenge or adversity or something you did really well. Really tune into that sense and feeling of pride. Then get into the habit of making this a daily practice by noting down your daily “wins” big or small.🏆
✨List at least 5 people who you have helped to remind you of the value you have to offer and always keep a treasure trove of any positive feedback, compliments and testimonials you receive on a daily basis.🧡 Read them whenever you need an extra boost of confidence and self-belief. 💥
If you don’t already do this, start today and #BreakTheBias you hold unconsciously against yourself first.
✨I hope you have an inspirational day! ✨
I’m looking forward to attending the Aspire International Women’s day “It’s a M.A.D World” Global Event.🙌
Dr. Sam Collins was one of the first of many inspirational women who inspired me to start my solopreneur journey to do my bit to make a difference to women’s lives for the better! 💖
#IWD2022 #BreakTheBias #itstartswithyou #believeinyourself #believeachievesucceed #internationalwomensday2022 #professionalwomen