Confidence is a state of mind. I used to think it was something you could be taught or that would improve if I practiced, but what to practice? I’ve run businesses before and I’m building another one here. I’m expected to be confident and look people in the eye and stand up to critics and nay-sayers.
You are unable to realise your vision or goals in life, unless you stand up and say;
“this is what I believe and I’m going to make this work”.
So, what can you do? Confidence isn’t easy. Common sense is only common if you know what the other person thinks is obvious. Confidence is a bit like that, everyone around you may seem to know and you can be left out.
Well, there is no trick solution but I can suggest some things that can help. The first revelation is perhaps to realise clearly that your thoughts are not you.
You can get control of your thoughts. This can seem, at first, a bit odd. We all have an inner voice that tells us stuff, often critical and worrying thoughts. You can learn to remove negative destructive ones and build positive views of yourself and the world.
The real secret is that you can practice and get better at that, with some effort. It’s called “Mindfulness” and is based on the ancient arts and practices of meditation from across a number of the world’s great religions.
Learning that your mind can be understood and settled and that you can create your own confidence and positive views and even happiness is something powerful to try. Mindfulness and meditation is possible for all of us and now well recognised by many medical practitioners to reduce stress, speed recovery from illness and enhance mental wellbeing.
These day’s mindfulness training, classes, books and guides can teach you this and you can do a lot to start on your own, they don’t require the religious side, only gentle practice and a willingness to learn will make a difference.
Others are the real teachers, our mission here and our website is to guide you on the journey. Please understand I never want to preach at you, your life is your own but some common truths are clear to me and I seek to help by spreading them, to help where I can.
Part of that journey, perhaps the start, is to realise that your mind and body are linked, one controls the other and you can care for and nurture both. That’s why yoga involves meditation as well as physical exercise, or it should do.
You are also of course the sum of what you take in, so diet and yes, water are important. My business seeks to help you combine these aspects and the “LoveTide” water will, I hope, inspire you to embark on a journey to a more confident you and also help you get the most from life.
I even know a scientist and investor type who drinks my water and is making his own personal journey. He has discovered mindfulness and exercise, to overcome pain from an injury and manage the stress of his own business. He would tell you that if he can, you can too.
Contact us and we can, if you like, put your story and experiences on our website.