I had heard this before from another speaker that described self-confidence as a skill. A brain training of mind over soul destroying self-talk. I ran with this new idea, I did not need to be born with confidence, I could develop it, teach myself some skills to shut down the self-talk and replace with the information I need to focus my energy on.
In networking for myself, my self-doubt nose dives into the mud. Feelings about what value I have to offer is not interesting enough for others to listen to what I bring to the table.
Branding myself, self-doubt takes over about my message does this work for others, will others like these ideas. or the best one; no one will like my message, colors, or even name.
What I forgot to do, was to keep practicing building on my self-confidence. This is not a one and done teaching, this is roll up your sleeves and keep attacking the negative thoughts with bigger and better thoughts.
So here is how I do this, I need to get out of the house, away from the people chattering garbage into my ears. Put on my headset and start walking. Listen to great speakers and motivators. Then listen again!
When do you stop? I don’t know, maybe after I wear out another pair of shoes.