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Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals in 14 Easy Steps!

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By: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project,

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Looking for ways to build confidence? Do you want to be one of those people that steps into a room and gets noticed?

You may think it takes charisma and charm, or maybe even money and power, but, all you actually need is confidence.

The good news is we can help you to build confidence.

Ready to transform your life?

Who Are We?

The internet is a great place to find information. Unfortunately, it can often seem like there is too much information and it doesn’t all say the same thing.

You need to find a site that you can trust, that’s where the Fit Father Project comes in.

The concept of “fit fathers” arose after I lost my father and realized that it didn’t have to be the same for thousands of other fathers.

Yes, the site teaches you about weight loss, but it also delves deep into the idea of a healthy lifestyle that’s more than just exercise and eating right.

It’s about developing the right mindset, sleeping enough, and getting the support you need to achieve your goals.

We don’t just use science to find the best solutions, join the FF30X program today and you’ll meet thousands of men who achieved life-changing results.

The Power Of Confidence

Confidence is instrumental to everything you do.

Consider this, when you go out, you jump in your car and go.

You never question whether you are capable of driving, you simply do it.

Why? Because you have confidence that you can.

Yes, you’ve learned to drive, but to do it every day means you need confidence in your own abilities.

As Yoda put it so well, “Do or do not, there is no try.”

You don’t try to drive, you commit fully and believe you can achieve the desired result.

That is what Yoda was saying and what you should live by — believe you can do it and you’ll be surprised at what you can actually achieve.

Self-confidence is simply believing in yourself and it makes all things possible.

Or, to quote Thomas A. Edison when creating the light bulb, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

14 Easy Steps To Build Confidence

It’s not as hard as you think to become confident.

Start implementing these 14 easy steps today and you’ll soon notice the difference!

1. List Achievements

Take a few minutes to consider what you have already achieved in life.

Perhaps you got the job that you were chasing despite huge competition. Or, you may prefer to focus on smaller achievements, such as making it through the day without having a soda.

It doesn’t matter how small you start, you’ll see that your achievement list quickly grows and confirms just how capable you are.

If you can do all the things on the list then you must be capable of more!

2. Develop a Mantra

“You can do it” may seem like a really simple mantra, but the message reminds you that you can do anything you set your mind to.

The point of a mantra is to tell yourself it at the start of every day, before you start a new activity, and when you’re thinking of quitting.

It helps you achieve goals, which is a great way to build confidence.

3. Look In the Mirror

Make it a habit to stop and look in the mirror every morning before you go out. You should make the effort to dress well, do your hair, and look your best.

Then, instead of focusing on the negatives of how you look, such as you have too many spots or scars, look for a positive.

This can be that you have great eyes, good teeth, or even that you like the definition of your arms or your height.

The point is to start appreciating the way you look and you’ll feel more confident when talking to people.

Research shows that if you focus on the negatives you’re more likely to draw attention to negative points, which starts a downward spiral.

Focus on what you perceive to be your good points and you’ll soon realize there are actually more good than bad.

4. Visualize Your Success

One of the simplest methods to build confidence is to visualize yourself achieving something.

It doesn’t matter what it is, picturing yourself succeeding will give you the confidence to actually do, and complete, the challenge.

It works by re-wiring the triggers in your brain, in much the same way that you never mind repeating something you’ve already achieved.

You know you can do something so you are confident about doing it.

You’re not alone in visualizing success, some of the biggest names in the world do it, even Arnold Schwarzenegger!

5. Look For the Silver Lining

It’s natural to see the negative side of things, especially when things appear to be going wrong.

But, if you want to build confidence, you need to start training your mind to look for the silver lining.

No matter how bad the situation there is always a glimmer of hope, a positive spin.

You only have to look at great tragedies to see this is true.

When hundreds or even thousands of people are killed in an unjust attack you can feel despair. Or, you can focus on the fact that the world will become a better place because of the lessons learned that day.

It’s not always easy to find the silver lining, but it gets easier the more you try.

Knowing there is a positive will help you to feel confident enough to keep going and achieve more.

6. Challenge Yourself Daily

One reason that people suffer from confidence issues is that they become scared of trying new things, for fear of failing.

An easy way to build confidence and eliminate this fear is to challenge yourself to do something outside of your comfort zone on a daily basis.

Not only will you learn to relish challenges, but your confidence will also grow as you realize just how much you can do.

7. Help Someone

It’s easy to be too busy to take the time to help someone else.

However, helping someone will make you feel good about yourself and life.

This will inspire you to help more, which pushes your comfort zone and your confidence levels.

Feeling good means you’ll have an endorphin release in your body, boosting your energy levels and helping you to tackle something new.

Surprisingly, helping others without an ulterior motivate can be really beneficial for yourself.

8. Write a Journal

You should start writing a journal and focus on recording your thoughts throughout the day.

When you read it back you may be surprised at how many negative thoughts you have.

But, this is a good thing!

Knowing the negative thoughts allows you to identify a pattern and start taking steps to change your thoughts.

If you know when you’re likely to react negatively you can try harder to be positive.

9. Define Your Principles

Having principles means boundaries concerning what you think is morally and socially acceptable.

It is important to take a few minutes to consider what you believe is acceptable and what isn’t.

Knowing this will make it much easier for you to make any decision.

This helps to build confidence as you will become more decisive, and people will see this trait emerging and will follow you.

You may be surprised by how many people need a leader to follow, by having principles you can make decisions and be a leader, which will really boost your confidence levels.

10. Slow Down Your Speech

When you’re nervous you’ll notice that you start talking faster.

This is to compensate for nerves and to try and ensure you get all the words out before you forget them.

In fact, it will show that you are nervous and even unsure of yourself.

Instead, pause and take a deep breath. You can then speak slowly and confidently in any situation.

It doesn’t matter how nervous you feel inside, speaking slowly will make you appear confident.

You’ll also give yourself enough time to think and present your argument properly.

Appearing confident will build confidence.

11. Start Learning

Another great way to boost your confidence is to start learning again.

It doesn’t matter what you study, although it’s best to start with something that you’re interested in.

Learning increases your knowledge, which, in turn, increases your confidence.

In fact, this can also boost your willingness to talk in general as you’ll be confident you have something useful or interesting to say.

Knowledge really is power.

You can simply use the internet to research subjects, go back to school, or sign up for evening classes.

Any approach builds knowledge and that will build confidence.

12. Clear Your Mind

Too many thoughts running through your head can become distracting, preventing you from achieving specific goals.

Take a few moments to clear your mind before you start a new challenge.

This will allow you to focus on the challenge at hand and increase your chances of success, ultimately building confidence.

It’s worth considering meditation to clear your mind, this is surprisingly effective and not as difficult as you may think.

It can be your first challenge, outside of your comfort zone!

13. Exercise

It’s impossible to discuss how to build confidence without talking about exercise.

Exercise is part of the process of losing weight and improving your health.

By improving your body image and your health you’ll feel more confident in the way you look and you’ll find it easier to keep up with others.

Exercise also releases endorphins that make you feel happy.

Being happy encourages you to do new things and we’ve already established that this leads to greater confidence.

As an extra, exercising will help to improve your physical well-being which will help when you look at yourself in the mirror.

Simply feeling more confident about the way you look will make you stand out for the right reasons when you’re out and about.

14. Eat Right

Exercise is only part of a healthy lifestyle, you also need to develop healthy eating habits.

Eating healthier contributes to weight loss and this encourages body positivity, which makes you feel more confident in any situation.

Better health means you’ll be in a better position to try anything challenging and succeed.

As you know, succeeding in what you do is the cornerstone of building confidence.

Confident Endings

The short of it is that you need to take more chances; simply doing something shows you that you can achieve things. Even if you didn’t think it was possible.

When you believe something is possible you can achieve it.

But, the real trick to making this approach work is not just to visualize the result, imagine the steps as well.

For example, if you want to lose weight you can visualize yourself as 30 pounds lighter and you’re halfway there.

But, if you visualize the steps, joining the FF30X program, adopting a healthy meal plan, and exercising more, you’ll have effectively set yourself mini-goals.

Achieving them increases your confidence and your ability to achieve the overall goal.

Build confidence by doing things, don’t just try, believe that you can do it.

You may just be surprised at how successful you really can be!

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Dr. Anthony Balduzzi NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Dr. Anthony holds dual degrees in Nutrition & Neuroscience from the University Of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a national champion bodybuilder.

After watching his own Dad lose his health and pass away at the young age of 42, Dr. Anthony founded The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project to help busy Moms and Dads get and stay permanently healthy for their families.

Brotherhood Nickname: Mr. Results
Bragging Rights: Has helped over 10,000 families lose over 100,000 lbs of fat and rebuild lean muscle

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*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on how to build confidence.

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