Practiced negotiating and confidently naming my hourly rate. Pretty uncomfortable at first, but the discomfort was gone in no time! After you get started, it's time to start comparing yourself. How have you been doing since you started posting regularly on LinkedIn that you always dreaded? Or have you started networking? Have you increased your hourly rate? Most likely you are proud and feel inspired to continue working with confidence. Look there: your confidence has grown! Focus on your growth.
Curve and compare yourself to yours a few executive list years ago. Be proud of your growth and use this to perpetuate your confidence in your further growth. 2. Look up constructive thoughts (so you can let the destructive ones pass) Negative thoughts, fear scenarios, and beliefs that may not be true at all, but that influence your behavior time and again. It is often impossible to stop, no matter how hard you try. Thinking you can't think about it doesn't make much sense. Jackie suggests using a brain hack. By actively.
Redirecting thoughts into scenarios in which you have been successful, or that do match your own beliefs, you can easily ditch your fearful thoughts and get into an atmosphere of trust. Suppose you have come across a very nice company that you would like to work for. Although the fit between you and the company is obvious, you are still plagued by thoughts like 'They probably won't be waiting for me' or 'I'll be rejected soon, what then..'. So it makes no sense in such cases to start thinking very.