February 28, 2022

Your reputation for confidence

silhouette of a man in front of a sunset over the ocean

Confidence is an interesting concept. You can have confidence in yourself, or others can have confidence in you. From the inside it manifests as self-belief and from the outside as support, trust, and a mandate to continue.

When one element is weakened it affects both. When your self-belief reduces, it will be clear to others that you are not fully confident, thus reducing their confidence in you. Equally, if you lose external support, it will have an effect on your inner confidence.

So, in order to bolster your own inner confidence, do things that help others have confidence in you.

Think of someone who you have confidence in. Why them? They will be visibly demonstrating that they are worthy of your trust and belief.

Remember, invisible miracles don’t impress anybody. Others will have confidence in you based on what they hear, or know, or notice about you.

Now, think of someone who you would like to have confidence in you. What new things do they need to see, hear, or feel for them to be more confident in you?

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

share this article:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

related posts

Vimeo screenshot of webinar

The learning journey to generate changed behaviors

Josh Kamrath, CEO of Bongo interviews Paul Matthews to talk about learning workflows and the necessary paths to generate changed behavior.

Read More
glass pawns on a chess board, one see through the others opaque

Where is the leadership pointing?

Very few organisations are satisfied with where they are, and any leadership team worth its salt will have a vision of where they want to be instead.

Read More
black board with wooden frame and Why? written in white chalk

Be wary of the power of ‘Why?’

Imagine you see someone, a colleague, a friend, even a partner, doing something wrong, and it matters to you. Or …

Read More
People sitting around a table working with laptop and making notes

Informal learning’s role in learning transfer

We have just published Paul’s latest blog. He talks about the role informal learning plays in learning transfer. Why it …

Read More

search blog

Get your free weekly tip

You agree that we can keep a record of your details, and send you other occasional offers. See our Privacy Policy