Thank you guys for joining me on this new interview series! Each week I will highlight a different and amazing mover and shaker in the world. For this Inaugural post it brings me great pleasure to introduce to you Celina Natalia. Celina is an incredible business woman, model, and animal rights activist. Today Celina will talk to you about how to become confident and three steps that you can do to help build your confidence.
Being Focused Yields Confidence
Celina is one of the most confident and focused people that I know. Being focus helps build confidence. She stays focused by remembering that in anything that she does she has to do justice to the whole project, not just for herself. In modeling she’s representing the makeup up artist, the hairstylist, and the photographer. She has to give it her all in order for the photographer to be able to have useful pictures. She understands that a shoot is a team effort and she plays a pivotal role.
Confident People can Handle Constructive Criticism
Pro Tip: One needs to learn how to take constructive criticism well. You don’t have to allow criticism to be a blow to your ego. Many people want to help so you have to be open minded and willing to listen in order to help the team and yourself. Being able to handle constructive criticism shows confidence. When you don’t become overly emotional about feedback it tells people you’re not scared of what others have to say. It shows that you listen and you are willing to learn.
Why Confidence is Important
Celina believes that if you’re not confident you won’t feel good. You have to feel good about yourself and your ability to do anything. Part of that is building your own sense of personal trust. You have to trust yourself to do a good job. She adds, “You must have a willingness to try. People really value that.” No one wants be around people who don’t put in the effort.
3 Things You can do to Build Confidence
Part of feeling good about yourself and gaining confidence is being healthy and having an active lifestyle. If you’re body isn’t healthy you’re not going to go out and do things. After a workout you feel accomplished and it’s a positive way to start your day. You must have a great mental and physical balance in order be productive. Why not start your day out with a run or perhaps 30 minutes of hardcore yoga? Organic Authority agrees with Celina. They believe that working out changes the way you face challenges.
Start a 30 day two mile walk or run challenge first thing in the morning. Completing a morning workout helps promote a positive can do attitude that can set the tone for the rest of the day.
2.) Do What You Love to Do
Celina believes that happiness brings confidence. Do you love photography? Shoot everyday! Do you want to be a model? Link up with beginning photographers and make sure you do it EVERY weekend. The more you do an act that brings you happiness through accomplishments the more willing you are to try new things within the realm to grow who you as a person.
Find something that you really enjoy doing and do it at least once a week. Make sure that you schedule time around the activity to make sure you can fully enjoy it and have enough time to complete it. Set yourself up for a win.
3.) Face Your Fears
Challenges help you grow as a person. Complacency is the number one killer of the human spirit. You need to do what you have the ability to do. The main reason people don’t do this is because they feel like they are going to be judged. Listen, no one is judging you. In the event someone is really reflect on what that person is doing in their life… and then ask yourself, “do I really care?” No one became great doing the same thing as the next person. Innovation and challenge is what keeps us all going. Stop being concerned about being judged and just do it.
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Don't Half Ass!
In your Mecca to help build confidence you can’t half ass anything. You have to put genuine effort in everything that you do. Come at it with full force.
Take into consideration that no one was born with the ability of knowing how to do something perfectly. “You realize you will be a lot more confident when you actually put in the effort.”
Wasn’t Celina awesome?! I really hope you guys enjoyed the video and this post. This is why she’s one of my favorite people ever to be around. She has a great can-do attitude, she’s willing to try new things, and she’s very open minded. All these things helps to bring and build confidence.
DFW Rescue Me, Dinner for Justice
As Celina stated in the video on September 11, 2015 DFW Rescue Me is having a dinner benefit to help bring donations to help abandoned and abused animals. This event will be held at the Highland Hotel in Arlington, Texas. The cost is $75 per plate and the event begins at 7PM. To see more information on this annual event please check out their Facebook page for more details!
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