Sometimes in life it is important to be your own cheerleader. It is lovely to have the support and love from your friends and family but you will need to be able to support, promote and love yourself in life. I do not just mean in the business world. Life is tough and the struggle for all adults at all stages of life is REAL. Whether you are 18 or 80 you can experience self doubt and it can be shattering.
Being confident in yourself is taught with importance from a young age, when you went off to play school/nursery/infant school you were told to stand tall and to not be intimidated by our peers in the playground. To have confidence but not arrogance. Distinguishing the two is harder as you get older, peer pressure becomes more intense. You begin to compete more and more, in time you will learn to keep your head up high but still low enough to hear those around you (it still counts as learning if you’re 80 ;)!).
Knowing your skills and being able to tell the world about them is important. Not shouting and bragging but being able to understand your skills and demonstrate them to employers/future employers with confidence.
Knowing your talents, everyone has a talent. It could be a creative talent such as being able to draw/paint or singing or dancing, be a brilliant baker/cook etc. Or it could be an academic talent. Whatever it is, know it and be proud of it. I fancy myself as a singer and have suffered from stage fright for many years and I am only just overcoming it! Find your talent and don’t let anyone grind you down.
Loving and supporting yourself is so important. It hard when you are so used to supporting others be it your family, friends or partner but you need to always take a step back and love and support yourself. As the New Year is approaching I am sure I will see many New Years Resolutions appear on my social media feeds. I know I will make some and one of those is to become my own Cheerleader! What will yours be?