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« Reply #420 on: February 27, 2012, 04:27:48 PM »

10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence
Written by Editor in Chief, Pick The Brain

Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed.

Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence. By using these 10 strategies you can get the mental edge you need to reach your potential.



Build Self Confidence

1. Dress Sharp

Although clothes don’t make the man, they certainly affect the way he feels about himself. No one is more conscious of your physical appearance than you are. When you don’t look good, it changes the way you carry yourself and interact with other people. Use this to your advantage by taking care of your personal appearance. In most cases, significant improvements can be made by bathing and shaving frequently, wearing clean clothes, and being cognizant of the latest styles.

This doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot on clothes. One great rule to follow is “spend twice as much, buy half as much”. Rather than buying a bunch of cheap clothes, buy half as many select, high quality items. In long run this decreases spending because expensive clothes wear out less easily and stay in style longer than cheap clothes. Buying less also helps reduce the clutter in your closet.

2. Walk Faster

One of the easiest ways to tell how a person feels about herself is to examine her walk. Is it slow? tired? painful? Or is it energetic and purposeful? People with confidence walk quickly. They have places to go, people to see, and important work to do. Even if you aren’t in a hurry, you can increase your self confidence by putting some pep in your step. Walking 25% faster will make to you look and feel more important.

3. Good Posture

Similarly, the way a person carries herself tells a story. People with slumped shoulders and lethargic movements display a lack of self confidence. They aren’t enthusiastic about what they’re doing and they don’t consider themselves important. By practicing good posture, you’ll automatically feel more confident. Stand up straight, keep your head up, and make eye contact. You’ll make a positive impression on others and instantly feel more alert and empowered.

4. Personal Commercial

One of the best ways to build confidence is listening to a motivational speech. Unfortunately, opportunities to listen to a great speaker are few and far between. You can fill this need by creating a personal commercial. Write a 30-60 second speech that highlights your strengths and goals. Then recite it in front of the mirror aloud (or inside your head if you prefer) whenever you need a confidence boost.

5. Gratitude

When you focus too much on what you want, the mind creates reasons why you can’t have it. This leads you to dwell on your weaknesses. The best way to avoid this is consciously focusing on gratitude. Set aside time each day to mentally list everything you have to be grateful for. Recall your past successes, unique skills, loving relationships, and positive momentum. You’ll be amazed how much you have going for you and motivated to take that next step towards success.

6. Compliment other people

When we think negatively about ourselves, we often project that feeling on to others in the form of insults and gossip. To break this cycle of negativity, get in the habit of praising other people. Refuse to engage in backstabbing gossip and make an effort to compliment those around you. In the process, you’ll become well liked and build self confidence. By looking for the best in others, you indirectly bring out the best in yourself.

7. Sit in the front row

In schools, offices, and public assemblies around the world, people constantly strive to sit at the back of the room. Most people prefer the back because they’re afraid of being noticed. This reflects a lack of self confidence. By deciding to sit in the front row, you can get over this irrational fear and build your self confidence. You’ll also be more visible to the important people talking from the front of the room.

8. Speak up

During group discussions many people never speak up because they’re afraid that people will judge them for saying something stupid. This fear isn’t really justified. Generally, people are much more accepting than we imagine. In fact most people are dealing with the exact same fears. By making an effort to speak up at least once in every group discussion, you’ll become a better public speaker, more confident in your own thoughts, and recognized as a leader by your peers.

9. Work out

Along the same lines as personal appearance, physical fitness has a huge effect on self confidence. If you’re out of shape, you’ll feel insecure, unattractive, and less energetic. By working out, you improve your physcial appearance, energize yourself, and accomplish something positive. Having the discipline to work out not only makes you feel better, it creates positive momentum that you can build on the rest of the day.

10. Focus on contribution

Too often we get caught up in our own desires. We focus too much on ourselves and not enough on the needs of other people. If you stop thinking about yourself and concentrate on the contribution you’re making to the rest of the world, you won’t worry as much about you own flaws. This will increase self confidence and allow you to contribute with maximum efficiency. The more you contribute to the world the more you’ll be rewarded with personal success and recognition.

 

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/10-ways-to-instantly-build-self-confidence/


On the issue of saying good things about people, and complimenting people, instead of putting people down, and doing back-stabbing gossiping, etc, as many negative people do, I have always been positive and I always say good things about people and compliment people, but I have seen a lot of negative people put people down all of the time. I lived in Battle Mountain, Nevada, for a couple of years, and it was a very small town with very little to do, and many of the people there gossiped to pass the time, some people would sit there for hours saying bad things about people, and if they did not have anything bad to say about someone then they would make up bad things to say about them. I was a cook at a casino, and one time a rumor was started about one of my waitresses, a lie was spread around town that she was having sex with a married police officer in the bathroom at the casino while my waitress was on duty with me during the night shift. It got way out of hand, and my waitress was going to lose her job over the rumor, and the wife of the police officer was going to divorce him over the rumor, and none of it even happened, I worked the whole night shift with my waitress and we were always busy and she never disappeared into the bathroom for any extended period of time while we were working, sometimes we were so busy that neither of us even had time for a lunch break, as on the night shift it was just my waitress, and a dishwasher, and I, there was no one to take over for us if we took a break, we were always busy, and so I knew for a fact that the rumor was a lie. My waitress came to me, and she asked me if I would stand up for her, and if I would tell everyone the truth, and so I told everyone that the rumor was a lie, and that I knew for a fact that it was a lie because she worked with me all night every night, I told everyone the truth and then everything was cool, and she got to keep her job, and the police officer's wife made up with him. If negative people do not have anything bad to say about someone, then they make up lies so that they will have something bad to say, and those people suck. I would much rather be a good guy with good things to say about people, and a guy who gives people compliments, and it is actually better for your self confidence to be that way.
 
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« Reply #421 on: March 08, 2012, 09:15:01 PM »

Looked at all the possibilities, and chose this topic ...

Today my e-cigarette starter kit arrived ... chatted with John about it on the phone as I was giving it a try ... He reminded to call the doc and let 'em know, so they can tell me if there are concerns ...

In the meantime, it's getting used to a new tobacco taste. Son says we've been smoking such cheap cigarettes for so long, I've forgotten how good tobacco tastes!!

Maybe this method of quitting will work where others haven't ...
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« Reply #422 on: March 09, 2012, 09:11:05 PM »

Violinist Joshua Bell plays in train station and no one notices
 
 by Popsy
26/02/2011

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In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, a man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about an hour.
During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.


About 4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.


At 6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.


At 10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.


At 45 minutes:

The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.


After 1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.


No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theatre in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.


This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. Yes, I checked it out on Snopes too.


This experiment raised several questions:

Q: In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

Q: If so, do we stop to appreciate it?

Q: Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?


One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:


If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . . then how many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

There is a video at the LINK:

http://www.streetcorner.com.au/news/showPost.cfm?bid=20728&mycomm=SC
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« Reply #423 on: March 09, 2012, 09:13:53 PM »

Bible Verse Of The Day

Friday, March 9, 2012
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— Philippians 4:8 —

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.
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— What the mind attends to, it considers.
— What the mind does not attend to, it dismisses.
— What the mind attends to continually, it believes.
— What the mind believes, it does!
 
 
 
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http://www.lehrmangroup.com/verse/
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« Reply #424 on: March 09, 2012, 09:26:28 PM »

Looked at all the possibilities, and chose this topic ...

Today my e-cigarette starter kit arrived ... chatted with John about it on the phone as I was giving it a try ... He reminded to call the doc and let 'em know, so they can tell me if there are concerns ...

In the meantime, it's getting used to a new tobacco taste. Son says we've been smoking such cheap cigarettes for so long, I've forgotten how good tobacco tastes!!

Maybe this method of quitting will work where others haven't ...

Good luck Weezo, the e-cigarette worked to help my Goddaughter quit, hopefully it works well for you. I want to cut back to one pack a day, but I am not ready to quit, I still enjoy smoking, I just need to cut back to one pack per day.
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« Reply #425 on: March 09, 2012, 10:22:27 PM »

Looked at all the possibilities, and chose this topic ...

Today my e-cigarette starter kit arrived ... chatted with John about it on the phone as I was giving it a try ... He reminded to call the doc and let 'em know, so they can tell me if there are concerns ...

In the meantime, it's getting used to a new tobacco taste. Son says we've been smoking such cheap cigarettes for so long, I've forgotten how good tobacco tastes!!

Maybe this method of quitting will work where others haven't ...

Good luck Weezo, the e-cigarette worked to help my Goddaughter quit, hopefully it works well for you. I want to cut back to one pack a day, but I am not ready to quit, I still enjoy smoking, I just need to cut back to one pack per day.

Tony,

You will always enjoy smoking. Cutting back seems to requires more discipline than quitting ...
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« Reply #426 on: March 18, 2012, 07:41:26 PM »

Health care is an important issue...

Here is a link for a thread that I started on Topix in regard to health care...

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TQITKJQGLR69S33F4

Feel free to join in on the discussion if you want, you do not need to register or anything to post on Topix.

Tout les meilleur,

Tony V.
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« Reply #427 on: October 15, 2012, 07:10:19 PM »

This is amazing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/health/research/scientists-make-progress-in-tailor-made-organs.html?_r=0


In the meantime, I keep to a strict diet of carrot cake and mead, with an occasional rose hip to keep the scurvy away.




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« Reply #428 on: January 07, 2015, 03:57:12 PM »

I ended up quitting smoking, I had a Cancer scare and it forced me to quit. My blood tests were telling my doctors that I had Cancer, for 18 months they tested me for Cancer, and then finally I quit smoking and then my blood tests returned to normal and the tests no longer said that I had Cancer, so I am fine now. I do not know what caused it, but it made me quit smoking, so that part was good. So, now instead of buying cigarettes I can afford to eat better, I buy healthier foods, and so I have a better diet now, I love being able to eat better, and I am up to a solid two hundred pounds, which is where I should be for my height, so that is all good, I was always a skinny guy and it is very nice to be healthier now.

Oh, and on the issue of health care, this is probably on this thread somewhere, but here it is again...

Republican health care works. Orange County, California, is a Republican area, and the health care system in Orange County has been great for a long time, since way before Obama was elected to be President. Here is a thread that I started on the Topix forum for New York City way back in 2012...
 
http://www.topix.com/forum/nyc/T2RU1RLCUQISPE9EE
 
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« Reply #429 on: February 20, 2015, 10:22:10 PM »

My wonderful doctor just informed me that I have high cholesterol, and he said that I need to take it seriously, so he put me on medication for it, and he told me that I need to change my diet, and he said that I need to exercise more.

I already ride my bicycle, and I walk, and I do push-ups and I lift weights, but he said that he wants me to do something everyday that really makes me break a sweat. He wants me to work out until I sweat, everyday.

In acting school I did exercises everyday for ballet and dance, for Body Movement class, and I loved it, I really broke a sweat doing that, it was great. Maybe I could do something like that. Or maybe just a local neighborhood aerobics class or something (when I lived in Malibu we had a large dance room with a wooden dance floor and mirrored walls and stuff, and all of the ladies in the neighborhood came to our house to do yoga), or something. Something where I can break a sweat. I will see what is available locally.

Or maybe I can start jogging. We will see.

And I need to explore new foods, and I need to explore new healthier recipes and stuff.

And a cool thing about the whole thing, is that I will look better for acting jobs, I will look better for the summer, I will be able to fit into my Italian suits again, I will look better for the ladies, and overall it just will be better to be healthier.

My doctor is a great doctor, and he wants me to take my high cholesterol seriously, so I need to do what he says, and it will be good for me.

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« Reply #430 on: June 20, 2015, 05:15:40 AM »

Here are two of the best psychologists of all time....
 
Carl Rogers...
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Carl_Rogers
 
Abraham Maslow...
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Maslow
 
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« Reply #431 on: June 28, 2015, 05:06:36 PM »

Goldie Hawn’s 5 Simple Tips To Get (And Stay) Happy

Goldie Hawn's first book, 10 Mindful Minutes, focuses on teaching simple techniques for breathing, sensing, and thinking with intention. Here, Goldie has adapted easy-to-act-on tips from her writing exercise-based follow-up, 10 Mindful Minutes: A Journal.

1. Inhabit meaningful memories.

Recall some of the happiest times in your life. Maybe it was the birth of a child, your wedding day, or when you received a well-deserved job promotion. Write about how you really felt on two of these occasions. Do you remember the unending joy coursing through your body? Did you feel elated? Did you feel connected to something bigger than yourself?

2. Reconnect with yourself.

Write about a time when you felt attractive, vibrant, and free. Where were you? As time goes on we sometimes lose our sense of vitality because of the burdens of everyday living. Sit quietly and focus on a time when you felt attractive, vibrant, and free. You will enliven your spirit as you recall these precious moments — and rediscover the real you.

3. Acknowledge the joy within.

In [my previous book], 10 Mindful Minutes, I write about the phenomenon called “hedonistic treadmill” — the misguided belief that has us thinking that acquiring new toys, gadgets, or whatever will make us happy. Shift your attention to recent experiences that didn’t involve material things, yet brought you unfettered joy. Note a few of these.

4. Make art of your bliss.

Take out an old photograph. It could be a photo from when you were a child or a more recent one of your family. Maybe it’s a scenic photograph that simply makes you feel contented. Write about this photo in any way that feels good to you. You might try writing a creative short story or even a fantasy. Or simply recount how you feel when you look at the photograph.

5. Make your happy place tangible.

In 10 Mindful Minutes, I suggest that you gather items from around your home and create a “Happiness Box” for you and your children. It’s a wonderful way to create happy memories together. But now I suggest an activity that is only for you. Draw or paste images or write down thoughts and ideas that make you happy.

Think of this space as a mini vision board of all that makes you feel good. You might cut out an image from a magazine and paste it here — like a photo of a hot fudge sundae (which is something I would include!), one of your children’s drawings, or a favorite poem or quotation. Whatever you decide to include, let these pages be an expression of your “happy place.”

 

Goldie Hawn is an Academy-award winning actress and New York Times bestselling author of A Lotus Grows in the Mud and 10 Mindful Minutes. Since 2003, when she established The Hawn Foundation whose mission is to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives, Hawn has been working with leading educators and neuroscientists, among other specialists, to develop ways to promote children’s success in school and in life through social and emotional learning. The Hawn Foundation’s MindUP (TM) program is currently in the hands of more than 1,000 educators throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK. Visit her website at thehawnfoundation.org or follow her on Twitter @GoldieHawn.
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« Reply #432 on: November 01, 2015, 01:05:17 PM »

Do you also sell a spam relief product?
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« Reply #433 on: March 02, 2016, 09:42:53 AM »

I've been following Donald Trump's campaign...WHERE IS THAT NAUSEA BRACELET I ORDERED??

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« Reply #434 on: March 11, 2017, 11:44:45 AM »

Not nice.

I have excellent health.  I grab pussies all the time.  Good for upper body strength.  Hold them against the wall.  Carry them around the furniture store.  It's amazing. 
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