Tip 1: Articulate what your strengths are
As Ogunlesi says, simply acknowledging your best skills or strongest qualities can be "empowering words and ammunition" against negativity. She told Kate, "Think about moments when you've been proud of yourself. What strengths did you demonstrate in those moments? Think of your degree if you have one, or your first job. What strengths did you demonstrate? Create a list of all your different strengths. That's the first step because the foundation to confidence is knowing what strengths you have inside of you."
Tip 2: Know what you're passionate about
It sounds simple enough, but it's a powerful way to shift your mindset and boost your confidence. "What sets your heart on fire? What gets you energized? What makes you so angry that you want to do something about it? Because when you know what you're passionate about and you know what really matters to you, you create something called your power circle," Ogunlesi said. "Your power circle is where your strengths, your passions and your values meet."
Tip 3: Practice gratitude
It's true what they say: An attitude of gratitude will get you far. Ogunlesi explained, "It is scientifically proven that people who look back at their life with a sense of accomplishment, feel more confident and optimistic about their future. So every day, I would write down three things that I'm grateful for. And that also begins to program your mind for positivity."
Looks like we'll be starting a gratitude journal.