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How to Manage What People Think of us Personally or Professionally

It can be very hard managing what people might think of us, particularly when some of what we think is often assumption and far from the truth.

There are some who say they don’t care what others think, and they really don’t. However, I would guess, these are more in the minority. We can often say we don’t care, but in reality, we do.

And of course, what happens? We reflect on the worst thoughts at night-time, and this can affect our sleep and how we manage the next day.

Below are six great tips to help you manage what people think personally and professionally, and hopefully in these there are some takeaways you can use going forward.

Authenticity: Be true to yourself. Authenticity builds trust and credibility, both personally and professionally. People appreciate genuine individuals, and aligning your actions with your values creates a positive and lasting impression.

Effective Communication: Clearly articulate your ideas, thoughts, and intentions. Communication is a powerful tool for managing perceptions. Listen actively, express yourself clearly, and be open to feedback. Effective communication helps ensure that others understand your perspective.

Consistency in Behaviour: Strive for consistency in your actions and decisions. Consistency builds a reliable and predictable image, making it easier for others to understand and trust you. Avoid abrupt changes in behaviour that might confuse or create doubt.

Demonstrate Competence: In professional settings, showcasing your skills and expertise is essential. Consistently deliver high-quality work and demonstrate competence in your field. Competence naturally influences how people perceive your capabilities and professionalism.

Positive Attitude and Professionalism: Maintain a positive attitude, even in challenging situations. Approach problems with a solutions-oriented mindset. Professionalism in your conduct, whether dealing with colleagues or clients, contributes significantly to a positive perception of you.

Build a Strong Personal Brand: Whether personally or professionally, cultivate a strong personal brand. Define your unique strengths and values and consistently showcase them. A well-defined personal brand helps others understand what you stand for and what they can expect from you.

Aiming to change how we think and feel is hard, and no change will be rapid, however, following some of the strategies above can be some great tools in minimising how we feel and how we manage our feelings much more positively.

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