What Should I Do When I Don’t Know What to Do?

We all have moments when we don’t know what our next step should be.  It can be an overwhelming and daunting task to figure out what path to take. There are times when you don’t know what to do because you’re not sure what you want and then there are times when you know exactly what you want, but don’t know where or how to get started.

My clients come to be because they are stuck. Either they want to identify their internal barriers to success, figure out their life purpose, land a coveted promotion or after investing thousands of dollars in their business, they still don’t know how to package, pitch and promote themselves and what they do to create buzz and generate interest in them.

Here are my quick-fix suggestions:

1.  Ask for assistance. God has given you an internal guidance system. The only reason you don’t know what to do next is because you’re in a whirlwind of energy that is not your own. Sit with yourself and ask:

  1. What will serve my highest good and that of others?
  2. Who can help me get there?

You’ll be amazed how you are led to what you need when you need it by simply asking.

2. Act on your promptings even if they frighten you. You’ll have a feeling of what you should do. You may think about a person with whom you haven’t spoken to in years, reach out to them. If they don’t have the answer or don’t respond, don’t give up you’ll find the right door if you keep knocking.

3. Invest in yourself. You have to believe in yourself enough to get the information you need to advance your life and career. Be diligent in your pursuit of your passion and happiness. Invest in yourself by hiring a coach that can help with the following or any other needs:

  1.  assess what you have and how you can package, position and promote it
  2. identify your blind spots so that you can see what other people see that may be hindering you from getting what you want
  3. help you sharpen your tools for success

Are you stuck? Do you want to build a speaking business or some other enterprise? Is authoring a book on your list? Do you have your eyes on a new promotion opportunity? Is becoming a better communicator or public speaker on your mind? I’d love to help.  Visit srenee.com for more information and to book your consult.

Copyrights 2018 All rights reserved. S. Renee Smith.

 

What Are the Characteristics of a Self-Confident Person?

Wow! That is an interesting question. The reason is because it assumes that every person that is self-confident has the same qualities, I’m not sure we can make that assumption.

Coming from the belief that every person is unique and who they are and what they value constitutes their character, I would have reason to believe that there may be some consistent behaviors, but characteristics would be more diverse.

If you’re open to that thought, here are a few behaviors on my list:

1. Good decision makers. They don’t make decisions based on selfish motives. They have the ability to objectively examine a situation and make the choice that best serves their highest good and the highest good of others.

2. Global Thinkers. They see the world globally and the people within it with an understanding and responsibility to honor, respect and serve others who are different from them.

3. Passionate communicators. How we communicate speaks volumes of who we are, how we feel and what we believe about ourselves and others. When we learn to assertively speak our truth with compassion we create a better world.

Do you want to increase your confidence? Visit www.srenee.com and sign up to receive free audio trainings that will help you increase your confidence, build your brand and become an effective communicator.

Copyright 2018 S. Renee Smith. All rights reserved.

As an introvert, how do I improve my communication skills?

If I understand your question, you are asking how can you improve your ability to connect and communication with people despite being shy? This being the case, I see this more as a challenge of how to step out of your shyness and being self-conscious about who you are in order to become more comfortable with yourself and others.

I was very shy growing up. This can make you feel lonely and invisible. If you are like me, by the nature of being shy, I was uncomfortable speaking and therefore, would become very nervous when I was around others and felt pressure when I was asked to speak. This caused me to stumble over my words.

I was able to overcome this challenge to ultimately become a successful speaker by doing the following:

  1. Recognize your equality to all people. It can be difficult to step out of your shyness with any limiting beliefs about yourself and your ability to successfully communicate your thoughts.
  2. Don’t compare yourself to others. When you look at others and compare yourself to them and how they communicate, it creates an artificial expectation of what you should be capable of doing.
  3. Practice sharing your opinion. A great start to breaking through the silence is to share what you’re thinking. To build your confidence and communication skills, take calculated risks by sharing with people you know genuinely like you and will celebrate your efforts.

Consider adding 5 Steps to Assertiveness How to Communicate with Confidence and Get What You Want to your reading list.

Copyright © 2018 S. Renee Smith.

How to Develop Confidence

Like you, I’ve had moments that have shaken my confidence and nearly shut me down. Specifically, I faced two painful personal rejections within 30 days of one another. My fiancé walked out of my life and I was fired from my job. The self-development skills I developed over the years helped save me from spiraling out of control. Here are a few confidence building tips for you. If you want more strategies consider Self-Image: You Have the POWER! Audio Download

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