Do you know that for eight in ten people, self-image matters more in how they rate their job performance than does their actual job performance?

In fact, for most people studied, they claimed that the first step towards improving their job performance had nothing to do with the job itself, but with improving how they felt about themselves.

Before we continue, let me ask you this: how good are you at your job (or at just anything that you’re doing)? Do you carry out tests or other evaluation measures to assess your performance at a certain task? Surely, there is an objective way to know whether you are good, excellent, or superb at what you do – whether you should consider yourself a success or not.

Actually, people who do not think they are good at what they do – admitting to themselves that they are just the typical kind – are not capable of success and leadership. Some people think others are really better than them, and they do not change their opinion even when they are presented with indicators of success. Instead, their self-doubts overrule evidence to the contrary.

Don’t wait for your next evaluation to change your view on yourself, because you are totally independent from facts; and feelings of confidence actually start with entertaining the thought that you are good enough.

It’s true! Believing and having enough faith in yourself - that you have what it takes to carry out a task - is more important than the actual result of actually carrying out the task. Confidence, believing that you can make something happen, helps you become the better person you are thinking.
A dancer from Springfield, Missouri named Ross can exemplify the importance of confidence. He dreamed of becoming part of Broadway, and eventually achieved his most desired wish. He has one explanation for his surprising success: “I have confidence. If you want to do it, you have to really want it and believe in it. You have to make it happen. You can’t sit back and hope that someone is going to help you along.”

Enough confidence is an essential component of an attractive personality. Authorities like bosses, leaders, teachers, and the likes, prefer working with people who know and believe they can handle a certain task. Somehow, they would like that their work be reduced, rather than increased, so they tend to hire or appoint somebody who appears to be already knowledgeable enough. And with confidence, you will surely get that kind of impression.



The Power of Charisma
Understanding the Power of Charisma
Being extraordinary
Encarta about Charisma
How Charisma’s Spell Works
Charisma can get other people to notice you
Charisma can make you likeable
Charisma influences
Charisma can bring out the best in you
Charisma and Lifestyle
Essential Elements of Charisma Revealed
Developing That Charming Smile
Learning to Speak the Language of the Body
Building on that Positive Sense of Humor
Being Friendly and Sociable
Making You More Confident about Yourself
How Can You Be True to Yourself?
Enhancing Charisma
Physical Charm
Be presentable at all times
Maintain good personal hygiene
Learn and practice proper posture
Wear a proper scent
Eliminate body-odor
Stay healthy
Maintain proper hair care
Customize and accessorize
Discard the illusion of fatigue and exhaustion
Finally, bring out that confidence
Intellectual Influence
Always bring a punch line with you
Eliminate negativities
Go on a five-minute vacation once in a while
Always seek, never hide
Equip yourself with relevant ideas
Desire to win
Make healthy and sound decisions
Be professional at all times
Learn to be enthusiastic
Social Appeal
Don’t forget the simple gestures
Remember who’s who
Look back and sympathize
Hey, listen
Discuss, don’t argue
Make others feel special
Always be available
Don’t be jealous
Stay away from gossips
Take it easy with criticisms
Forgive and forget
Show appreciation
Be thankful
Spiritual Power
Summary and Conclusion