Have you known a woman who seems to have it all? She may not be the wealthiest or the most beautiful, but she carries herself with elegance and poise. And everyone seems drawn to her, both men and women alike. The best word to describe her? CONFIDENT!

Confidence is not arrogant, negative or vain. Confidence is self-love at its best. Confidence is sexy!

Not convinced? Think about these:

Confidence is powerful. It is the knowledge that you can do anything; that you are unstoppable.

Confidence shows that you believe in yourself. And when you truly believe in yourself, others will believe in you as well. It is the best, more positive aspect of self-fulfilling prophecy. What you think about, you bring about.

Confidence shows leadership. When you are confident, it draws others to you. People want to be in your space. They are willing to follow your lead to have what you have and be like you.

Confidence is positive. Positive attracts and negative repels. It’s all about attitude. When you are confident, people are drawn to you. They want to be around you. They find you to be funny, smart and irresistible.

When you are confident, you are more likely to voice your opinion and stand up for yourself. It’s also not necessary to have constant assurance.

The best part about confidence is that it can be a learned skill. It can be practiced, nurtured and affirmed. To work toward becoming a more confident person, try some of these tips:

1. Visualize who you want to be.
2. Take time to care how you look and take care of yourself.
3. Use positive affirmations (shut down the negative voice inside).
4. Don’t compare yourself.
5. Be kind, gracious and do nice things for others.
6. Exercise— it produces endorphins and makes you feel amazing.
7. Practice confident body language. People will treat you better.
8. Realize challenges and obstacles are learning experiences.
9. Be grateful.

If confidence is sexy and you are confident, then you ARE sexy! And that, my friend, will take you places.

Photo by: James Patrick Photography