It’s no big mystery…most people understand that confidence is critical for getting what you want in life. Whether it’s building your business, getting that promotion or sparking those first feelings of attraction…confidence is the name of the game. But for most of us, being confident is easier said than done, right?
Most people think becoming more confident is some long, daunting path that will take forever to achieve. They think that confidence comes with the end result; therefore, they don’t take action. And I get it! It’s not motivating if you have to wait THAT long.
But here’s the thing. You don’t need to wait at all. You can feel more confident immediately. And I’ll show exactly how to do that in this post. Here are five unbelievably simple hacks that will instantly boost your confidence. And when is say instantly, I mean INSTANTLY.
1) Find Your Confidence Costume And Wear It.
If we’ve learned anything from Tony Robbins, it’s that our body and our mind are linked. How we feel affects our physiology. But our physiology also affects how we feel, in a heartbeat. That means that if you change your body language, you instantly change how you feel.
Try this exercise. Stand with your hands in the air like after a victory, with a big smile on your face, and try as hard as you can to feel sad. It’s impossible. Why? Because your body and mind are linked. You can’t feel sad when you have happy body language.
Here’s a great exercise that will boost your confidence instantly.
Step 1: Remember a time that you felt really confident. It doesn’t matter what the reason was. Maybe you just started your business, or got promoted, or cooked a delicious steak.
Step 2: Relive that moment and remember your physiology. How are you breathing? What is your facial expression? How are you standing or moving?
Step 3: Now that you’ve calibrated your confident physiology, use it all the time. Put on your confident facial expression. Put on your confident body language.
I call it your confidence costume. When you wear it, you’ll instantly feel confident.
2) Use Magic Costumes.
Here’s another incredible hack to instantly boost your confidence. Just like you imagined wearing your confident costume in the previous exercise, you can also imagine wearing someone else’s costume. I call these Magic Costumes, because they magically transfer someone else’s confidence to you.
Here’s how it works.
Step 1: Just pick a role model who is very confident. It can be a friend, a relative or even a movie star.
Step 2: Then imagine you’re that person. Imagine you wear that person like a costume.
And there you go, you instantly feel confident!
3) Use Power Posing.
Professor Amy Cuddy discovered that there are certain positions that make us feel more powerful. She calls it power posing. The beauty of power posing is that it just takes two minutes. It’s a great exercise for situations where you need a quick confidence boost-like right before a presentation, a job interview or a first date.
Here’s a power pose exercise you can use right away.
I call it the Superman pose.
Just stand like Superman. Stand with your feet shoulders’ width apart and put your fists on your waist. Stand like this for two minutes et voila…you feel more confident.
4) Use Thought Loops.
In 1960, Dr. Maxwell Maltz wrote a book called “Psycho-Cybernetics”. In this book, he reveals what he learned through his work with his patients: that positive self-affirmations change people’s self-image.
Thought loops are a step up from affirmations, because unlike affirmations you don’t say them out loud. Therefore, you can use them whenever you need them without looking like a goofball. You can use thought loops as a daily ritual, and you can use them for quick confidence injections when you need them.
Here’s how it works.
You loop them in your head. For example, you can loop this in your head: “I’m totally confident. I’m totally confident, I’m totally confident.” etc.
If you do that for three minutes, your state will change and you’ll feel more confident.
5) Do Pushups.
Doing pushups will release testosterone. And testosterone makes you more confident. Just do three sets of 20 pushups and notice how you feel. You’ll feel more confident immediately after you’ve done them.
There you have it. Now you know five ways to instantly boost your confidence.
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Nice, get out there and boost your confidence. I would also add “do courage to build your confidence”.
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