“It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures”
– Oprah Winfrey
As we end the first month of 2023, I would love to know what new adventures you look forward to pursuing in this new year. To help us keep MO’ving forward in 2023 and going on great adventures, I created a 4-part blog series to share key principles to achieve success in 2023! My first blog post this month looked at why we need to invite change into our lives and how by strengthening our courage we can do this to achieve success. In my second blog, I shared how strengthening our courage helps us to get outside our comfort zone, which is important for helping us find greatness in ourselves to go after our goals. In my third blog, I wrote about why we need connection and a course of action to achieve success. In this last post, we are going to look at how we link our actions to CONFIDENCE to MO’ve us toward success.
One definition for confidence is “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities”. Having confidence has such an important impact on your mindset. It goes in both directions. When you MO’ve your BODY your MO’ve your Mind and it will help you feel/be MO’re confident. What follows are two of my best strategies to link an action to confidence to help you MO’ve toward success. I hope you will give them a try.
Increase your Confidence By doing Power Poses
Power Posing is one action I have tried and highly encourage. I first became aware of power posing from the work of Dr. Amy Cuddy. Learn more about power posing in Dr. Amy Cuddy’s inspiring Ted Talk here. I’ve used this technique I have used many times. Research has shown how Power Posing can increase confidence in any situation and allow you to change your mood. Learn more about the three power poses I recommend here.
Choose Music to Boost your Mood and Mindset
Another great way to boost your confidence is with music. I encourage you to find your “COURAGE and/or CONFIDENCE” song for 2023. Think of this as your musical mantra. My favourite song is “THIS IS ME” by Keala Settle. The lyrics are as powerful as the scene in the movie. Check it out below!
I invite you to find your own musical mantra. Here are some examples of songs that encourage courage, strength, bravery and power:
- Fight Song – Rachel Platten
- Brave – Sara Bareilles
- Hero – Mariah Carey
- Give Me a Reason – Pink
- Dare You to Move – Switchfoot
- Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
- The Climb – Miley Cyrus
- Eye of the Tiger –Survivor
- Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
- We Are the Champions – Queen
Knowledge is power, but without action, it’s only knowledge. If you have enjoyed this series and would like to take action on the practices and principles we have explored I invite you to download this workbook “S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Awaits those Ready to MO’ve Forward in 2023”. All the tools and strategies we have discussed in the blog series are included and you will find bonus questions and prompts to help you dig deeper through personal reflection. This is my gift to you for this year to help you find success in 2023.
Are you ready to Mo’ve forward in 2023? CLICK HERE to get started with my Guide to S.U.C.C.E.S.S.