When you were a young boy longing for the day when you would become a man, you likely had no idea what was really waiting for you on the other side of manhood. While it’s more common for women to have conversations about the way societal pressures affect their self-confidence, honestly, men have many different pressures than what women face, but they are similar in magnitude.
When you have an appropriately high level of confidence, it’s something that people can see and feel when they’re in your presence. Building your self-esteem is all about believing in your potential, maximizing it, and projecting it in everything you do. Continue reading to get some tips that can help rejuvenate the “Man’s Man” in you.
Choose a career path that’s personally and financially fulfilling.
If we’re to admit that society places too much emphasis on a woman’s physical appearance, we must also admit that the pressure on men to earn a lot of money is equal. That’s the reason that there are so many men who are willing to do work they absolutely hate so they can provide for themselves and their families.
Any career counselor or life coach will tell you that your work-life significantly affects your mental health and overall happiness. We all—or at least the vast majority of us—have to work for a living, which is understandable. However, if you loathe going to work every day, the chances are that the people in your personal circles and at your job can see it as well.
If you’ve been thinking about going back to school to improve your career prospects or launching your own business, now is the time to get serious. Of course, opening windows of opportunity is hard work, but that’s not something that scares you.
Upgrade your wardrobe.
One of America’s favorite pastimes is dressing to impress and snapping pictures for social media. That’s because when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you want to share it with the world.
A wise man once said, “Clothes don’t make the man…”. Indeed, what you wear doesn’t make you who you are, but it affects how people treat you and how you feel about yourself. That’s why upgrading your wardrobe is one of the best ways to make yourself feel like a million bucks.
The Quintessential Man is an online publication that seeks to help men live their best lives by giving them tips on everything from style to market trends. If you need inspiration for your new and improved wardrobe, the Q Man is a great place to start.
Make fitness a priority.
Another thing you see a lot of on social media is videos of people working out in the gym and before and after photos of people who’ve undergone physical transformations. Once again, when you look good, you feel good, and you want to share that joy with others.
It’s natural for men to put on weight as their bodies age and metabolism slows down. However, something being natural doesn’t mean you have to concede victory to it.
Few things make a man feel great like knowing they’re in great shape. It makes you feel attractive and confident about how you stack up against other men. Sure, there are plenty of health reasons for getting fit that are far less vain and primitive, but we’re talking about confidence—not health.
Your self-confidence has far-reaching implications in your life, ranging from your love prospects to your career prospects. You’re more attractive to everyone from potential love interests to potential business partners or employers when you believe in yourself. If you get into shape, find a fulfilling career, and practice self-care, it’s hard not to feel like you’re That Dude.