Ditch The Phrase “I’m Not Nervous!”

The first post was about controlling nervousness with one simple trick.

Now, let’s also talk about one common mistake we always make to combat nervousness – tell ourselves we are not.

Ditch this phrase!

As in the video, when you were told to NOT think about a hot pink unicorn, could you?

Most likely, you’d be thinking about the unicorn first, then try to cancel it out!

Why? Because our mind can’t “unthink” something.

So, when you say phrases like “I’m not nervous”, you are actually reinforcing the nervousness first, before trying to cancel it out.

So, Ditch the Phrase!
It’s making things worse!

So, next time, instead of saying “I’m not nervous”, go with positive reinforcements like

“I’m Confident.”
“I’m going to Ace it!”
“It’s going to be Cool.”

Ditch the Phrase "I'm not nervous!" and feel confident

You’re going to feel so much better!

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Control Nervousness with This Simple Trick

Getting on to do something really important but feeling the nervousness?

Increased heartbeat? Cold sweat? Legs shaking?
It’s perfectly normal. 🙂

All these are just symptoms.
And you know what else has similar symptoms?

Excitement
Anticipation
Adrenaline

So, while the symptoms are the same, all you have to do is to

Change the Diagnosis.

It’s a simple mind hack to control nervousness and help you feel so much better and get positively psyched up for your next engagement.

Control nervousness and by re-diagnosing symptoms

Of course, if you want more customised diagnosis of your fears, do consider our Personality Reports or Coaching Sessions. 🙂

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3 Tips for More Professional Zoom Meetings

Conducting Zoom meetings often?
Want to give yourself the more professional look?

These 3 simple tips will help!

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1. Place your camera at Eye Level

Especially if you have a small laptop, your built-in webcam will usually point upwards during video calls.

You wouldn’t want your fellow meeting attendees to be constantly scrutinizing what you have in your nostrils or.. how many chins you have, right?

Use a few old boxes / books to prop up your laptop so that it’s at eye level.

It’s much better for posture too!

2. Soft frontal light makes a lot of difference

Your existing desk lamp should work fine. Just make sure it’s keeping your face lit.

Feeling the glare? Oily face problems?
Throw a white cloth or plastic bag over will help!

3. Neat = Professional

A clean background reeks professionalism.
(Also screams “I’m a responsible person!” even though the mess is outside what’s captured by the webcam)

Hope these 3 tips help!

If you liked these, and want to learn how to stand out more in your next online meeting, do check out our Commanding Attention in an Online Session course for our next dates.

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