Instant Confidence Boosters

If you are in search of a quick boost your confidence level (and a lot of people are these days), here are three quick ways to get that lift:

1. Exercise. I know, for most this is not the most exciting of prospects. But it's a proven scientific fact: if you get your heart rate elevated, for at least 20 minutes of good aerobic exercise, you'll feel better. More relaxed, happier, and more optimistic.

2. Do something from your “dread list” first thing in the morning.
My mother talks about having this thing she calls a “dread list”-stuff she dreads doing. Nothing boosts your confidence like getting one of the items off that list at the start of the day.

3. Make a list of people you need to call, and call them. This is another piece of advice that is deceptively simple. Do it anyway. You might be surprised at what new business it will lead to, what old problems it will solve, and new opportunities it will open up. And yes, you'll feel better.

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at