London, UK (PRWEB) September 14, 2005
New, downloadable confidence building tools strip away peopleÂs excuses for suffering with low self- confidence and provide the strategies needed to build confidence for the long-term. A recent survey showed that the average confidence rating is down to just 62% (with over three-quarters of people wishing they were in the 90-100% confidence bracket) and there's evidence to show that a lack of self-confidence is the number one thing that holds people back in life, limits every area of our lives and often contributes to stress, depression and life crisis.
The new tools provide ways for people to build their confidence without the pressures of 1 to 1 counseling or coaching. Confidence coach Steve Errey says, "I hear people make all kinds of excuses for not being as confident as they wish they were, but there is a very real catch-22 here, because even though someone might want to be more confident they lack the initial confidence needed to put their hand up and ask for help. These packs remove that catch-22 and allows those people to build their confidence in an environment that feels safe."
ÂMy confidence had taken a real hammering from the break-up of my marriage and I felt like I didnÂt have anything to smile about or to look forward to.Â says Stephanie, one of ErreyÂs clients in the UK. ÂI recognized that I needed to make changes but put it off for months because I didnÂt know where to start. IÂve learned to trust my own intuition again, stopped questioning myself so much and accept that I do actually know what is best for me! I'm strong, confident, vibrant, alive and I refuse to let myself forget that again."
The new confidence building packs are downloaded from the Internet and contain the exact same tools and strategies (including audio and several confidence building exercises and tips) that Errey has used successfully with his clients. "Confidence is like a muscle and you need to exercise it to make it strong. The fewer risks you take in life the less confident you need to be and so the less confident you become. Just like going to the gym to work out thereÂs a process for building your confidence muscle. It takes effort but the benefits are extraordinary."
"Call me optimistic," he continues, "but in 2006 and beyond how great would it be to see a world full of people who are genuinely okay with themselves, confident in who they are and who don't feel held back in life? I see people gain in confidence every day, and I hope these new packs have a role to play in that bigger picture." Errey believes that the three keys to building real inner confidence are -
1. Exercise the Muscle. Unlike your biceps or glutes your confidence muscle can be hard to find, but to find and put your confidence muscle to work you need to be prepared to take risks Â big or small. You need to be willing to stretch yourself, to try something new or do things in a slightly different way. You need to open yourself up to the possibilities around you and push yourself to increase what you know, what you do and who you are. The more open you are to risk, opportunity and possibility the more confident you need to be, and so the more confidence youÂll develop.
2. Get to Know Your Values. Your values are ten thousand feet down inside you at the very core of who you are, and theyÂre the building blocks and cornerstones for who you are. Your values are all yours, and no matter what happens nobody can ever take them away. You can have absolute confidence in them because theyÂre there all the time just waiting for you to notice them and use them.
3. Trust Yourself. People spend too much time looking for external signs that theyÂre doing the right thing or on the right path. Instead of looking on the outside for those signs, how would it be if you could trust yourself to get through anything and to continue making choices that serve you well Â even if sometimes you screw up? Learn to trust yourself to make decisions, trust yourself to adapt and trust that youÂre good enough to have, do or be whatever you want. That's true confidence.
For further information contact:
Steve Errey on +44 (0)845 644 3001
Notes to editors:
- Read more about Steve ErreyÂs Confidence Building pack at http://www.steveerrey.com/confidence-plus.htm.
- Statistics were gathered from a survey updated in 2005, which polled over four hundred thirtysomethings (77% women and 23% men) in the UK and USA on careers, relationships, wellbeing, health, social lives and support structures.
- 62% of men admitted that they wanted to be more confident, while 79% of women admitted the same.
- Steve Errey has coached dozens of clients in the UK and USA since he started in the personal development industry in 2001, following redundancy and his own 'life crisis'.
- Further information can be found at http://www.steveerrey.com/press-media.htm.