How do you channel your inner trust?
I channel my inner self-confidence through humor and don’t take everything super seriously. Being younger and more feminine in an older, male-dominated industry, it is my natural instinct to act older than me. However, I often feel safest when opening up to people, being vulnerable, and dropping my guard.
– Naomi Shah, CEO and Founder of Meet Cute
I recognize the signs of a less confident moment: blood flows to the brain, cheeks blush, body temperature rises. Then, like any exciting adventure, I jump off the edge.
– Marjorie Adams, President and CEO of Fourlane
I grew up in sports and learned the importance of believing in yourself. While winning requires skill, it also requires the presence of the mind and heart. The best athletes are those who bring their entire being to the game. I’m trying to do the same in business.
– Cris Canekeratne, CEO of Virtus
My confidence gain has been a slow build as I overcome my discomfort and emerged for myself. Anytime I decided to give a presentation, speak to a senior executive, or raise my hand on a high quality project, it was a step in building more trust.
—Phyllis Reagin, CEO and Founder of At The Coach’s Table
Through energy, a smile and immersion in work. I’ve learned not to think things over too long. Just go ahead and allow for some mistakes and imperfections in the beginning. It’s the fastest way to learn, and that’s the fastest way to succeed.
– Jill Angelo, CEO of Gennev
This article originally appeared in the January / February 2021 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
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