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Who doesn’t love a good costume party?
There’s something about being ‘in character’ that enables us to have more fun, be confident and be more of ourselves.
In this episode I share what costume parties can teach us about confidence, and how YOU can apply these lessons in your everyday life.
No red sparkly cape required.
Speaking of confidence…
1. Get in character.
Why not be “in character” during your normal life?
For example, if you have an important work meeting or job interview – get in character! Put on your important meeting outfit, and act how a successful, well respected professional would act.
At networking events, again, get in character. Put on clothes that make you feel good about yourself. Decide that you’re going to be a confident, outgoing person that other people want to meet, and then act that part.
And you know what? As you act the part, eventually, you will become it. You will BECOME that confident, outgoing person.
2. Make it easy for others to start a conversation with you
Do this by wearing or carrying something unusual or attention-grabbing.
For example, I have these amazing crazy printed leggings, and when I wear them, I always get comments. And I’ve met people a second time who’ve said “I remember you, you had these amazing leggings!”
Not only does it help people to start a conversation with you, it also helps them remember you.
3. Care less about what others think
You don’t NEED an excuse like a costume party to be yourself. You don’t need someone else’s permission. Give yourself permission to be you, and act according to what is true of YOUR character. Check out this great article and this one too. Warning: strong language in both.
- Listen in to hear my top 9 tips for throwing a kick-ass costume party!
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