The A2B Newsletter aims to improve your life by taking you from Point A to Point B. Every email shares one self-improvement idea you can read in five minutes or less.

Point A

If you’re unconfident, there’s a good chance you’re holding yourself back in your personal and professional life. That’s because people who lack self-confidence rarely pursue their dreams and avoid speaking up for themselves.

How much better would your life be if you had the courage to chase your dreams and say what was important?

Point B

By developing more self-confidence, you take advantage of opportunities, follow your dreams, and say what needs to be said. This A2B Newsletter will show you how.

3 Ideas For Developing Self-Confidence

1. Level up. It’s easy to feel unconfident when you aren’t good at something. For example, imagine how confident you’d feel teaching a course if you knew nothing about the subject.

Thankfully, as your skills improve, it’s likely that your confidence will too. You’ve probably experienced this yourself if you have a driver’s license. When you first began driving, you were presumably unsure of yourself and your abilities. But, in time, you became a more confident driver.

So, if you lack confidence in a specific area of your life, one of the best ways to become more confident is through practice.

2. Be brave. Fear is a self-confidence killer. The fear of rejection keeps you from asking for a raise or date. The fear of judgment prevents you from sharing your ideas. And, the fear of failure stops you from chasing your dreams.

The problem with fear is that the longer you run from it, the stronger it becomes. Fortunately, studies show that you can decrease your fears by facing them. To do this, start small.

So, if you are afraid of public speaking, you might start by practicing in front of friends or family. Then, once you build your confidence with a small audience, you can progress to larger crowds.

3. Ditch the haters. It’s hard to feel confident if the people around you are overly judgmental, critical, and unaccepting of who you are. If you find yourself in this position, it’s time to (1) tell the people who are bringing you down how you feel or (2) spend your time with new people.

Here’s a test you can use to determine if the people in your life are a positive influence.

Assess how you feel after spending time with someone. If you feel happy and uplifted, that’s a sign to keep that person in your life. But, if you feel discouraged and defeated, that’s a sign to let that person go.

Want More?

My video and article on self-confidence are full of additional information.

The full-length versions include:

  • A description of what self-confidence is and isn’t
  • An explanation of the benefits of self-confidence
  • Three reasons why people lack self-confidence
  • Two additional ideas for becoming more self-confident
  • How to overcome a problem you might face when learning to be more self-confident
  • How to prevent yourself from taking these ideas too far
  • Lots of helpful examples and diagrams

Be sure to watch or read to learn more about self-confidence.


Chris Thornham 80/20 Financial Planner
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