The uncertainty and turbulence of 2020 contributed to the shaken self-esteems of many of us. Thus, in this Expert Insight Interview, Terry Barridge discusses how we can build our self-esteem back if the situational pressure lowers it. Terry Barridge is an international keynote speaker, self-esteem architect, and public speaking coach.
The interview discusses:
- Getting back up from feeling down
- Pursuing success
- Reaching dreams step by step
Lift Your Spirit
It is very human to have moments when we feel a little down. Luckily, some ways can help us to lift ourselves back when that happens. They say that laughter is the best medicine. Our friends usually have the same sense of humors as we do, so finding a humorous side of the situation we are in and telling it to a friend helps both lifting our spirit and calming our mind. Laughing at it takes off the power from it. Sharing a story with friends always makes the situation look less terrible and resolvable. The same stands for business friends. If you work in sales, find a friend from the same industry to share your experiences. Besides humor, taking time to do some hobby is helpful as well. No matter if that hobby is sailing, gardening, walking in nature, etc., any hobby will make us shift our minds to something we enjoy while giving us a fresh look at life.
The Pioneering Attitude
Success is driven by finding a purpose and then staying focused and productive to achieve that purpose. Many businesspeople get stuck on the numbers in their work. Instead, finding a project and then doing it incrementally in smaller steps with shorter-term goals will lower the pressure from the situation and yield better results. We are capable of doing and achieving much more than we think, and all we need to do is find the self-confidence to be able to self-rely on ourselves when the unknown forces us to improvise. And this uncertain time caused by a pandemic is a great time to let our pioneering spirit shine and invent new ways.
We all have dreams. Dreaming is good because it keeps us moving forward. But, by the rule, the one who looks for it usually has a hard time finding it. By relaxing our minds, we will be able to think clearly and to ask ourselves the right questions. If we think about where our next opportunity might be or how to utilize our resources to benefit us the most, we will eventually come up with the solutions for our future steps towards our goals. Thus, the best way to make a dream come true is by taking small steps towards that dream.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.