Sometimes finding your confidence is as simple as breaking the ice. The next time you're at a conference, party or other social event, try this game for a quick confidence boost.
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On his blog I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Ramit Sethi shares one of his favourite tricks for building confidence in potentially awkward social environments: The "60 seconds" confidence game. Here's how it works:
Within 60 seconds of going into an event, a coffee shop, or really anywhere else, go up to someone and introduce yourself. The only rule is that you must do it within 60 seconds, before your anxiety can get the best of you.
Don't psych yourself out before you even give yourself a chance to be a cool, confident you. If you can get the ball rolling quickly, you'll realise how easy it is before you even have the chance to build things up in your mind. And if you're not sure what to say after your introduction, just give them a compliment.
Not everyone is comfortable around people they don't know, but a little confidence can go a long way. Try this exercise to boost your confidence in social situations.
3 easy hacks to build your confidence [I Will Teach You to Be Rich]