Of course, this jitteriness is temporary. But, perhaps, that is no consolation in those overwrought early days. So is there something you can do to calm those nerves and restore your self-confidence? Yes, says Mary Mitchell, the founder of a U.S.-based executive training consultancy. Mitchell, who is the author of the "Modern Etiquette" column for Reuters, offers a list of five simple steps that you can take to up your confidence quotient:
2. Take a look at what you are wearing.
4. Be disciplined.
5. Give and receive.
Mitchell elaborates on each of these steps here: "Five suggestions for greater self-confidence".
Yesterday I sent out the link to Mitchell's column to our new students, whose Commits journey began just four days ago. Here are two responses I received soon after:
- These suggestions are indeed extremely useful and I will use all of them to increase my efficiency. I just loved the quotation with which the piece ended and I will definitely apply in my work what I have learnt from it. — DIYOTIMA ROY SINHA
- This article was really very helpful and motivating... and it is sure to help us in the long run. — NINNITA SAHA