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10 Tips for Building Self-Confidence

A lack of self-confidence can affect every area of your life, from your job or business performance to your personal relationships. In reality, how you see yourself – whether you love who and what you see in the mirror every single day – has a powerful impact on how others treat you.

Some factors in increasing your sense of self-confidence may be beyond your control, but there are some positive and very tangible things that you can do that will have an immediate effect. Using these tips will help you attain your best potential as a successful and confident person.

  1. Dress your ‘right now body’ confidently. Dress the body you have right now instead of waiting until you’re at the ‘perfect’ size, and do it in a way that makes you smile and appreciate your best qualities. No one has a ‘perfect’ body – even swimsuit models see flaws in their physical bodies, so while you’re also taking positive steps to be healthier and stronger, dress as if you were already the person you want to be and you’ll feel yourself becoming that person. When you look good, you’ll feel good. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to go out and spend a fortune on clothes. It’s better to buy a few really nice pieces than a bunch of cheap ones – check out my ‘Capsule Wardrobe’ course to see how easy it can be to create a versatile and attractive wardrobe without busting your budget.

Get Through The Things That Suck In Your Closet

“Everything you want is surrounded by things that SUCK…as long as you’re willing to get through the stuff that sucks, you can have EVERYTHING that you want.”

Jonathan Sprinkles

 

The quote above is from a very good friend and amazing speaker – Jonathan Sprinkles. Yes – that’s really his last name! It struck me particularly sharply today, as I’m working on getting through some of the “stuff” that sucks with regard to my own wardrobe. You see, even though I am an accomplished Image Professional, sometimes I still have challenges with letting go of old garments and shoes in my closet.

You know the ones – the sentimental garments that immediately take you back to a happy time…the shoes you wore on that special date that made you feel like you could dance all night, or the ones that got you whistled at when you were with your friends…

The jacket that seemed to make you look a size smaller, or curvier, or taller, or ____________________ (insert adjective here)…but now is a little more tattered and worn than you can really stand, and yet…it’s so hard to let go of…

Coordinating Colors – Clothing and Jewelry

Color is everywhere, in your clothes, in your jewelry, in the advertising you see, and the displays in retail stores. Color is life. Intentionally coordinating your wardrobe (clothing) and your jewelry can make or break your carefully planned outfit, draw attention to your best features (or your flaws), and help you create an image that is uniquely you.

Here’s an overview of color theory with a “DivaStyle” flair:

What’s a DivaStyle flair? It’s the principle that whatever you incorporate into your image design and management plan should help you express what’s wonderful, special and unique about you – your most Dynamic, Intriguing, Vivacious and Audacious self – DivaStyle – within the guidelines of appropriateness for your chosen activities.

You may remember from art classes in school that “Primary” colors – as defined by Dictionary.com, are: a color, as red, yellow, or blue, that in mixture yields other colors. In theory, you can make any color from these three primaries (except white, which is really an absence of color). In practice, it depends on what red, blue or yellow you start with, but we are not mixing paints here, so just remember that the primary colors are red, blue and yellow.