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Selena Rezvani

Be Authentic, Boost Connections, and Make Bold Bets on Yourself

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    First impressions and power dynamics

    In today's fast-paced world, where job stress, financial worries, and health concerns are ubiquitous, it's easy to feel lacking in confidence. But what if there was a way to navigate these challenges with more assurance? What if there were steps you could start taking today that can empower you and add confidence to every aspect of your life?

    You might think some people are simply born with confidence. Perhaps some are. But the majority of us need to build confidence by creating habits that change our mindset and the way we interact with others.

    Let’s start with first impressions. Knowing that you’ve made a solid first impression can give you a huge confidence boost. To do this, it’s important to be yourself. Whether you're at a networking event or starting a new job, present yourself authentically. People can recognize phoniness quickly, and it’s never attractive.

    Instead of aiming to impress others, focus on making first impressions that are warm and welcoming. You can do this by adopting what the author calls the "dog code." Yes, maybe we can learn something from our canine friends! When dogs introduce themselves, they walk right up without hesitation. And it works – everyone smiles when a dog with an eagerly wagging tail trots over to say hi. So don’t be afraid to step up and be the one who initiates social contact and prioritizes establishing connections. When you’re proactive in this way, it won’t just lift your own confidence, but it’ll also help you to combat biases and create inclusive environments.

    Central to making good impressions and generating confidence is to embody openness and warmth. Your body language speaks volumes, so you want to make sure that your body, and the way you interact, convey a friendly enthusiasm. Simple actions like turning toward someone, standing up to greet them, and matching their pace while walking, can go a long way in making a positive impression.

    Now, confidence also stems from two important practices: creating belonging and standing your ground.

    Creating belonging is about being an ally to others and doing what you can to create an atmosphere of inclusivity. This is a key component to confidence because it proves to everyone in the room that you’re open and eager to collaborate. By showing up authentically and inclusively, you not only assert your presence, but make others feel valued. Remember, your presence should always make an impact, and by being an ally, you’ll be a memorable, motivating force wherever you go.

    That said, it’s also important to be able to stand your ground and advocate for yourself when necessary. Nothing can deflate your confidence quicker than being treated like a doormat. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to maintain healthy power dynamics.

    When dealing with your boss, one of the best things you can do is establish regular one-on-one time. In these appointments, constructive feedback and disagreements get the privacy they deserve, and you may find it easier to be clear, direct, and confident in voicing your needs. It can be an advantage to be the one initiating the topic of feedback and asking for input on specific issues. Never underestimate the positive ways in which feedback can be used – it's a powerful tool for growth and self-improvement.

    Ultimately, remember that you're already an expert in your own right. Embrace your skills and experience, and don't be afraid to own your power. By believing in yourself and prioritizing genuine connections, you can navigate challenges with confidence.

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    What is Quick Confidence about?

    Quick Confidence (2023) is a highly useful primer on how to move through the world with more self-assurance and determination. It provides tips that are useful for team managers, executives and self-employed entrepreneurs alike. This is advice that anyone can use to make better first impressions and stronger connections.

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    Quick Confidence (2017) explores practical strategies to boost self-assurance in various areas of life. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • Delivers concrete techniques and exercises to enhance confidence levels swiftly and effectively.
    • Provides insights into overcoming self-doubt and mastering the art of self-assurance in professional and personal contexts.
    • Offers real-world examples and relatable stories that make learning about confidence-building engaging and relatable.

    Who should read Quick Confidence?

    • Anyone looking to get their mojo back
    • People who want to be more effective in meetings
    • Managers who want to build better workplaces

    About the Author

    Selena Rezvani is a renowned author, speaker, and consultant known for her expertise in leadership and empowerment in the workplace. With a background in human resources and a passion for helping individuals thrive professionally, she empowers others to unlock their potential and achieve success.

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