Confident You: An Introvert’s Guide to Success in Life and Business

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re you an introvert?

Many introverts struggle with the challenges of living in a world that rewards the outgoing extrovert.

Extroverts are often seen as the “good outgoing leaders” and the “go to” people while many introverts could do even better work, but are left out in the cold. Success in life often come down to the perceptions of others, not the reality, and introverts can often be poor at selling themselves.

In our new book, Confident You: An Introvert’s Guide to Success in Life and Business, my co-author Rebecca Livermore and I have created a book designed to help introverts to achieve success in life and business without needing to sacrifice “who” they are.

Here’s more information on this book….

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How to Build the Confidence Habit

Today we have a guest post from Stephen Guise, the international bestselling author of “Mini Habits” and “How to Be an Imperfectionist.” In today’s article, he talks about how you build more confidence through the power of daily habits.  

It’s confusing.

Habits and confidence both impact our comfort level in various activities. For example, if you go bowling every day but you’re unconfident doing it, you’ll be more comfortable with that activity because you do it often (habit) but less comfortable because you aren’t yet confident in your ability to do it. Confidence and habits are similar in that they both impact your comfort level, but confidence itself is also a habit, which is confusing. Confidence is one of those “invisible” habitual ways of thinking and behaving in a particular context.

Habits are why confident people are most comfortable being confident and unconfident people are most comfortable being unconfident. Does that make sense? Unconfident people are unconfident because they continually and habitually practice living that way.

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The ONE Question, Email Habits, and Boosting Your Productivity for Good

I recently read a book called The ONE Thing by Gary Keller. The basic idea behind the book is to simplify your life and focus all your effort towards goals that make other things unnecessary or easier.

In my opinion, the most important lesson of the book is something that the author introduces as a focusing question. It goes like this:

What’s the ONE thing I can do that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?

You can apply this question to various parts of your life, like your spiritual well-being or your physical health. But in this case, let’s apply the question to one of the most important parts of our daily lives: work.

There are many ways to apply this question to your workday, but if there is one particular part of work that people are struggling with more and more, it’s handling their email effectively. Continue Reading…

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6 Habits Entrepreneurs Should Steal From Olympic Athletes

Athletes spend years of their lives since childhood build successful habits and it almost goes completely ignored. The problem with most fans of sport is that the behind the scenes story is not paid attention to nearly enough. When you look at the super successful entrepreneurs they all have stories that show much more than what meets the eye. The world of sports is the same as these, as there is a reason that some reach high levels and others don’t.  Athletic gifts do play a role in this success but habits play an even bigger role.

A great example of this is Kobe Bryant. People see his success on the court but they quickly forget that to get that he woke up at 5AM everyday in high school just to practice. They forget that he puts up 400 made shots on a daily basis. He didn’t just wake up an NBA and Olympic champion; he worked for it daily through his habits.

If entrepreneurs use their habits correctly there is no telling the levels of success that can be attained. Here are the habits that entrepreneurs need to steal.

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You’re Reading Food Labels All Wrong – 4 Items to Closely Examine

A huge component of fitness or weight-loss comes down to developing healthy eating habits. Exercise will only take you so far – Fueling your body with the right food is critical.

Unfortunately, choosing healthy foods can be more challenging than it seems. Take a quick look at a food label and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. What makes a food healthy? What should you really be looking for on those labels?

Research has shown that more than 1 in 3 people do look at food labels, but less than 10% actually know what they are looking for! It’s no wonder obesity has become such an epidemic – Most people don’t know what they are actually eating.

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4 Steps for Buying a Pair of Walking Shoes

The following is a sample from my book 10,000 Steps Blueprint: The Daily Walking Habit for Healthy Weight Loss and Lifelong Fitness.  If you’re having trouble developing the “exercise habit,” then I recommend taking the “10,000 steps challenge” and check this book out to find out more about a routine that can be added to any busy day.

How important are Good Shoes?

So you have begun your new walking habit and all is going according to plan. Then, the game changer occurs; you get injured. An injury is a frustrating obstacle when striving to achieve health goals. When beginning to walk after not being active for an extended amount of time, aches and pains will occur. However, normal aches can become more serious when a person is missing one important thing; a good pair of shoes. Continue Reading…

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