Lack of Confidence?


Tennis champ Chris Evert was asked, on the first day of the tournament, if Serena Williams had a chance of winning the 2014 US Open. Chris said, “We all know confidence is the name of the game for her.” Confidence is the name of the game for all of us. Fortunately, it is a learnable skill, not a strange ability we either have or don’t.

These four steps can help you channel nervousness into the “show,” so you can walk into any interaction, raring to go.

1. Go for a walk/rehearse.
2. Have a flexible game plan.
3. Give yourself a home-field advantage.
4. Tower, don’t cower.