New Year NEW You – Keys to be a More Confident Person

New Year NEW You – Keys to be a More Confident Person

New Year NEW You – Keys to be a More Confident Person

At WaHhiki we believe there’s power in self-confidence. Here’s how to get it.

Here are the WaHiki team’s suggestions for a self confidence boost:

1. Strengthen your mind.

Self-confidence is a state of mind that can be achieved through intentional action. Taking a “WaHiki” (Time out in Māori) to nurture your mind, body and spirit (preferably one hour a day) can be done in a variety of ways. We prefer being in the water, exercise and mediation in the morning. If you’re not taking time for yourself, then you’re allowing someone or something to shape your view of the world.

2. Replace negative with positive.

A whole new branch of psychology is dedicated to mindfulness, but it boils down to this: Negative thoughts and insecurities will always pop up. So, mindfulness practice teaches you to treat thoughts as tools. Be mindful of negative thoughts, acknowledge them, discard them and replace with a positive thought. Controlling your mind is a journey so take your time to strengthen your mind.

3. Live a lifestyle of personal growth.

Putting yourself into courses or professional relationships that force you to grow ensures that you’re always expanding, which in turn generates confidence. From therapeutic programs to leadership programs to physical programs, committing to this kind of regular growth and showing up and being fully present are the keys to confidence.

4. Learn about impostor syndrome.

Many professionals will at some point experience a psychological phenomenon known as impostor syndrome, complete with feelings of inadequacy and a fear that everything accomplished to date has been through sheer luck. To overcome this, learn to internalize accomplishments. Peer groups are a great place to talk it out and build confidence.

5. Dress for success.

No matter what level of business you’re in, it’s important to dress for the client you want, rather than the client you have. There’s this idea of working from home in PJs. The most successful people get up early and dress like they’re off for a day at the office, and it’s reflected in their attitude. When you look good, you feel good and you’re more confident, too.

6. Take an improv class.

Improv classes make you think on your toes in front of an audience. Being on stage helps grow your confidence; being in front of crowds teaches you how to think and react quickly—all things that translate well to a boardroom or public speaking opportunity.

7. Produce a high-quality personal brand.

At WaHiki we believe that a key component to building self-confidence is in publicly building one’s own brand. This can be done through the creation of high-quality content like blog posts, e-books, podcasts or video content. Even if it doesn’t receive much traction initially, the fact that you have a body of work that you are proud to refer others to can make a big difference in your self-confidence.

8. Recognise your value outside of your work.

Your self-confidence needs to be rooted in who you are completely outside of your success in business. So find ways to get connected with yourself and grow. Perhaps volunteer, do pro-bono work, meditate, work out, read, hang out with friends. Whatever it takes for you to see your value regardless of how well [you’re doing professionally].




How would you like to start your day with an awesome Superfood and antioxidant packed smoothie that has a ton of medicinal properties as well?

This turmeric and WaHiki coconut ice cream smoothie recipe is perfect for that. The active compound in tumeric is known to have a wide range of medicinal benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antibacterial, and antiviral activities. Coconut is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its benefits include weight loss, better brain function, skin health and many more.

Turmeric & Wahiki Smoothie Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 pot of 120mL WaHiki coconut ice cream
  • 1/2 cup frozen/fresh pineapple or mango chunks
  • 1 fresh banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (can be increased to 1 tsp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.Have a great time out and drink this smoothie in the morning before you have anything to eat. It’s a solid way to start your day and pack your body full of antioxidants.

Where’s Your Sense of Adventure Gone?

Where’s Your Sense of Adventure Gone?

Where’s Your Sense of Adventure Gone?

Take a minute to reflect. When was the last time you ventured off into nature and walked or ran through the forest?

When was the last time you played like a kid? Or just plain acted silly.

Do you remember the fun times you had when you really used your imagination to have fun?

These days in our hectically fast, everything at our fingertips, in society we seem to have lost the art of play and adventure (and hey playing doesn’t mean Pokémon either folks!).

Ok, back to reality for a minute.

The team here at WaHiki are advocates of being adventurous, spontaneous and having lots of fun. Look for our videos of us going away in a campervan, mountain biking, playing outdoors, walking at the beach, park or forest, fishing, diving or exercising in places that make working out stimulating and fun.

There are lots of case studies around these days that show the benefits of getting back to nature and being adventurous. Here are a couple of examples.

– Feel mentally rejuvenated. Our fast-paced lifestyles can sometimes knock that out of us.
– Being out in nature can help you get your creative spark back.
– Physically unwind and relax so you can perform your day to day tasks more efficiently.
– Nature is one of the best remedies for stress relief.
So, go on folks don’t wait for that long weekend or the Christmas holiday period, get out there sooner rather than later and be more adventurous, more playful and don’t hesitate to take time out and have fun!