365.Steps.to.Self.Confidence {www.saifullahkhalid.com}

365.Steps.to.Self.Confidence {www.saifullahkhalid.com}

I have written this book for everyone – young and old, men, women, students, educators, business people, administrators, parents, homemakers, sports enthusiasts, entertainers – yes, and you!

It has been carefully structured into 52 sections, covering the following areas:

  • Deciding to be confident
  • Self-awareness
  • Thinking confidently
  • Using your imagination to improve self-image
  • Acting with confidence
  • Confident communication.

Each section contains information, insights and words of inspiration, plus seven exercises, practical hints or points to ponder. That’s one a day – not too taxing. Is it?

I guarantee that if you read the material carefully and apply what you learn, you’ll notice big changes taking place within two or three months, and a year from now you’ll look back amazed at how much more confident you’ve become.

Overview – Sections

  • How to build confidence: an introduction to the life-changing formula that will transform your life.
  • How confident are you? Defining your starting point
  • Sow the seeds of confidence and watch them grow: why you are the way you are and how you can become what you want to be.
  • Whose responsibility is your confidence? Why, yours, of course!
  • Getting motivated: setting goals which give you the impetus to change and to grow Determination: identifying the reasons to change, and reinforcing your commitment to be confident.
  • Thinking like a confident person: you start transforming your life by changing the way you think.
  • The Four Step Method: a cast iron way to become a positive thinker.
  • Silencing the Inner Critic: challenging the little voice in your head that loves to criticize you
  • Affirmations: how to use them to build confidence and the difference they make.
  • Who do you imagine yourself to be? Self-image and the subconscious
  • Getting the most from creative imagery: life-transforming techniques which change your self-image permanently
  • The ‘As If ’Principle: acting as if you’re confident to become more confident.
  • Eat an elephant: the importance of taking it one step at a time.
  • Self-awareness 1 – the past: examining how the past has affected you and what’s been holding you back.
  • Self-awareness 2 – what are you like? Understanding yourself – the more self-aware you are, the more control you have over your life.
  • Childhood: how you’re conditioning and your relationship with your parents as a child continue to affect you.
  • Control dramas: how you learned to get what you wanted from others, and how it still governs your behavior.
  • Take care of your Inner Child: learning to accept the child you once were as an important part of the adult you.
  • Forgive, forget and be free: how to forgive those who have hurt you, take charge of your life and move on.
  • Let go of the past: how to get rid of unwanted baggage from the past so it no longer affects you.
  • Self-acceptance: accepting yourself as you are, especially those things you cannot change.
  • Body image: love your body, warts and all!
  • Get in shape: a health and fitness guide to give you more energy and more confidence.
  • Calmness and confidence: deep relaxation and instant calmness for instant confidence.
  • Anchoring: how to produce confident feelings any time you wish
  • So far, so good: an opportunity to pause, take stock, reflect and review your progress to date.
  • Find a purpose: one that inspires and motivates you, and gives your life meaning and direction.
  • Goals revisited: consider what you wish to achieve in life, and get started right away.
  • The Thinker thinks and the Proverb proves: how to draw on the power of the subconscious mind to build confidence.
  • Confident self-talk: changing negative, restrictive thinking patterns to thoughts of confidence and self-worth.
  • Beliefs: what they are, why they’re important, how to change them and create self-belief.
  • Confident attitudes: seven attitudes of confidence for you to make your own.
  • Self-love: self-worth, the key to happiness and fulfilling relationships.
  • Concentrating on what you do well: identifying your strengths: acquiring new personal qualities.
  • Overcoming weaknesses: building on your strengths. The importance of concentrating on what you do well, and cultivating patience and persistence
  • Take a risk: how to get out of your comfort zone.
  • Just do it: sure-fire confidence building activities. Go on – have a go!
  • Confident body-language: adopt a confident posture and you feel more confident. You project confidence too.
  • Conditions of worth: how others assess you. And how to deal with rejection
  • Give up approval-seeking behavior: there’s only one person whose approval you really need – guess who?
  • First impressions: conversational skills that make others want to talk to you, and allow you to be confident.
  • Be a good listener: good listening is one of the secrets of confident communication and popularity.
  • Stand up for yourself: introduction to assertiveness.
  • How to be assertive: effective tools and techniques for standing your ground and getting your point across.
  • Saying no when you mean no: one of the hardest things to do when you lack confidence.
  • Compliments and criticism: how to handle criticism and give and receive compliments.
  • How to ask for what you want: and what to say when you don’t get it.
  • Lighten up: stop taking yourself too seriously and have a laugh.
  • Emotional intelligence: understanding and managing your emotions; and relating to other people’s in an appropriate manner.
  • Take an interest in others: helping others does wonders for your own confidence.
  • Choose peace: becoming aware of your spiritual dimension and enjoying continual peace of mind.