Written By: Jessica Schuurman - https://www.facebook.com/freecitymumlifestyle
I'm sure everyone of us can relate to the anxiety and depression caused by the stress of everyday life. Yearning to acquire the traits of a confident person, and truly begin to soar in the success of our life and business.
Confidence is accepting who you are on the inside and out and truly believing in yourself and your worth.
Being an ambitious person can be difficult in being consistent with your confidence. Having distractions or happenings that create a change from most confident to having the anxiety or beginning of depression on your shoulders, whispering in your ear ‘You’ll never make it; what you're doing isn't going to impact anyone because it's not needed.’
Your thoughts are wrong, your anxiety is not needed and that depression can keep walking. You are on point with what you are about to be achieving and because of your hard work you will definitely be helping others achieve their dreams, through your story.
Obtaining that confidence will allow other professionals to respect and honor you in the industry that you are actively part of.
MYTH: Confidence is something you’re born with.
TRUTH: Confidence is something we all have to work on.
Maybe you’ve heard of the Imposter Syndrome.
This is a concept of high achievers who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud (taken from Wikipedia.org). Some of you may never of even heard of this concept before, but have felt this way on multiple occasions.
So here's the real question, how do you get out of this vicious cycle of anxiety and fear of failure etc?
Dr. Melissa Gressner has come up with the first steps needed to truly find your confidence with a simple acronym for C.O.R.E.
C- Creating a positive and powerful mantra
O- Orienting to the internal vs. The external
R- Reconnecting to your mind, body and soul
E- Excelling with practice and application
Together these four steps become a journey in themselves, to truly find and accept yourself on the inside and out. Following the C.O.R.E outline is the beginning of a new you!
MYTH: Ambitious people are always confident.
TRUTH: Ambitious people actually struggle with confidence because
of the magnitude of their goals and dreams, causing them anxiety and stress
Dr. Melissa Gressner is a psychologist impacting her clients one step at a time. With her new and innovating ways of having sessions with clients. Her ‘Walk and Talks’ are a great way to connect on a intimate level. “Being outside can really help with depression and anxiety. Helping my client to truly be more comfortable walking by my side, rather than your traditional sitting across from each other in an office setting,” Gressner explained.
In order to truly embrace your confidence by accepting who you are, there will be many trials and tribulations that arise. There is no need to be intimidated by change. It can be as simple as flicking a switch. It can really start anywhere, especially today.