Building Authentic Self-Confidence

Eat Your Career

As a professional speaker and corporate trainer , I’m often mistaken for one of those rare “naturally confident” people. Contrary to what you might believe, confidence and self-esteem are rarely natural traits. How do we create the kind of confidence that is real and lasting?

Confidence

Daily Writing Tips

According to a note in the OED, the word may have originated to show the relationship between two people, “two friends who mutually confide in or trust each other, and hence are trusted by each other.” The noun confidence has a variety of meanings. 10 Tips to Boost Your Confidence.

Confidence is key for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Having low self-esteem or confidence issues can be a real challenge in life, particularly in the office and particularly for assistants. Although not all of us are blessed with unwavering self-confidence (I certainly am not!) Confidence comes from knowing what you are really good at.

5 steps to regaining confidence

Dumb Little Man

Confidence is part of the human soul that affects us all. There are two primary aspects of life that can affect confidence: Number 1: Our own personal experiences. The post 5 steps to regaining confidence appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

UK business confidence breaks records

The Small Business Blog

In the results from their quarterly business confidence survey the ICAEW have revealed that UK businesses are feeling more confident about the economy than ever before. Business News confidence ICAEW UK Economy

UK Business Confidence at All-Time High

The Small Business Blog

Are you feeling confident about your business and what the future holds for it? It’s… Read the full article here: UK Business Confidence at All-Time High on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business News confidence sage

Quote of the Week: Confidence

The Small Business Blog

Do you have confidence in the products or services that are offered by your small business? More importantly, does your audience feel that same confidence in what your company offers? “Confidence is a thing not to be produced by compulsion.

Infographic: US Small Business Confidence

The Small Business Blog

This cool circus infographic showing US small business confidence is based on figures from 2012 but it is still well worth checking out. Business Infographics confidence infographic US economy

How to Communicate With Confidence

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Communicate With Confidence appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. The good news is that by using a few simple strategies, you can boost your own communication confidence. You just finished reading How to Communicate With Confidence !

Confident vs. Confidant

Daily Writing Tips

A reader declares, One of the grammatical errors I’m seeing more and more is confusion between “confident” and “confidant(e)” Could you cover that? Writers who misspell confident as confidante have a tin ear.

Do you have the confidence to open the boardroom door?

Practically Perfect PA

How do we get the confidence required to walk into a boardroom when top level directors struggle and how do we keep our boss on time without annoying the rest of the meeting attendees? A lot of my confidence comes from a deep rooted belief in ‘fake it till ya make it’!

The James Bond Guide To Ultimate Confidence

Dumb Little Man

James Bond is confident, nay, he is confidence incarnate. In each James Bond story, powerful men aim to destroy him and they always come close, but Bond remains calm and confident until victory, and always gets the girl to boot. What are his secrets to ultimate confidence?

Focus On Success and Build Confidence?

Dumb Little Man

Confidence. You, me, everyone and anyone wants a slice of the confidence cake. You're stuck with a single question on your mind - why is it so hard for some people to get a slice of the confidence cake? We all want it….

3 Powerful Ways To Boost Your Self Confidence

Dumb Little Man

“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” Almost everything great starts with self confidence. Confidence is what sunlight is to plants, without it, you’ll struggle, be unhappy, and find it hard to make real progress.

How Changing Your Attitude Can Build Your Confidence

Dumb Little Man

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. The post How Changing Your Attitude Can Build Your Confidence appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Marcus Garvey We will all face some very challenging time in our lives.

3 Ways to Develop Rock Solid Self-Confidence

Dumb Little Man

How can you make the leap from a shy ‘people pleaser’ to someone who has an unshakeable self-confidence? I believe that you need Rock Solid self-confidence for 5 major reasons. You need to be confident enough to put yourself first.

Gain Confidence by Writing Down Your Ambitions

On The Job

The next time you''re feeling a bit down on yourself, you can regain your confidence — and make a good impression on others — if you take time to write down your aspirations and ambitions, a new study reveals. No one wants to admit that they''re not confident," she says.

Five Confidence Boosting Steps to Showcasing Your Smarts

Practically Perfect PA

Are you feeling a lack of confidence at work, resulting in you not speaking up or putting yourself forward? The post Five Confidence Boosting Steps to Showcasing Your Smarts appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

4 Keys To Speaking Your Mind With Confidence

Dumb Little Man

But the most timeless route to demonstrate your infinite capabilities, and endlessly interesting thinking, is to open your lips and express something confidently. The post 4 Keys To Speaking Your Mind With Confidence appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

7 Powerful Habits To Skyrocket Your Self-Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever imagined how it would be to gain a ton of self-confidence? Not only can you gain self-confidence, but it’s even easier than most people think. Here’s the trick: Adopt the right habits and your self-confidence will skyrocket before you even realize it.

Accept Your Destiny and Build The Ultimate Form of Confidence

Dumb Little Man

If I told you today that to reach your pinnacle of success, you not only have to be confident, but you have to be certain that your success is an imminent destiny, would you consider that as arrogance? Being confident is amazing. This is a fact, but confidence isn’t infinite.

Present Like The Pros, With Confidence and Grace

Dumb Little Man

Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.” He had great style and often seemed supremely confident on and off the tennis court. “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.

How Your Mental Health Depends On Your Confidence

Dumb Little Man

I’d like to be able to say that confidence is everything, but that’s not exactly true. They worked out that confident people were generally more successful people and therefore concluded they should spend efforts to boost self-esteem. See Also: 5 Steps To Regaining Confidence.

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Boost your Confidence, Boost your Success

Small Business CEO

For freelancers, as for CEOs of small businesses, confidence and assertiveness are key. After all if you don’t have confidence in your own abilities, and demonstrate it, why should a prospective client or potential new hire have any confidence in you. Confidence can be learnt.

Career Success A to Z: C is for Confidence

Eat Your Career

Ultimately, I settled on confidence because it’s the one quality that can make all of these things easier. With confidence, you’ll be a better communicator and more effective collaborator. Confidence will help you meet fear with courage. I debated this one for a while.

Why Self-Confidence Should Be Your Top Goal This Year

Dumb Little Man

Did you set any goals or make any resolutions for the year? How are they working out for you so far? Are you on track? Or have you already fallen short or abandoned your goal completely? If that's the case, you aren't alone.

?What’s Your Mindset? How To Feel Confident In The Gym

Dumb Little Man

It is all about improving our gym confidence. If you’re lacking confidence in navigating the gym on your own, signing up for a few training sessions might just be the tool you need to get started. In the end, your confidence will build naturally as you become more familiar with the gym. How To Feel Confident In The Gym appeared first on Dumb Little Man. A friend of mine who recently shed 50 lbs shared his new diet.

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Do You Have What It Takes? Take The Confidence Test!

Dumb Little Man

What if I told you that if you haven't succeeded yet, you won't? What if I said that your potential is lower than you think? What if I told you that you don't have what it takes? It wouldn't matter. Read more ». Goals Business Focus Success Career Happiness Failure Brain

How to Develop More Confidence in Your Creativity

On The Job

Tom Kelley says you don’t lose creativity, but you can become less confident about it. After some 100 interviews for their book, “ Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All ,” Kelley says he and his brother firmly believe creativity resides in all of us.

Small Business Employment, Confidence Stalled

Small Business Labs

    Unfortunately, according to the Discover Small Business Watch Confidence Index small business owners aren't optimistic about the near-term economy.    Those indicators led the drop in confidence from 83 on the index in July to 73 in August.

10 Mind Exercises That Will Teach You How To Build Self Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Are you a confident person? Do you know how to build self-confidence? I know my worth and I know I’m an awesome person so yep… I’m confident.”. But, like most folks, I would have been confusing self-esteem with self-confidence. But, self-confidence is a whole different story. Confidence is quiet and more subtle than that. Or maybe you already know that your confidence can use a boost. Here’s how to build confidence.

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9 Techniques to Delivering a Speech with Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Some were better than others, but on the whole, everyone was confident and quite effective in grabbing the audience’s attention. Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear, and confident. Visualize the audience clapping—it will boost your confidence.

Why a Simple POS System Means More Customer Confidence

Small Business CEO

Customer confidence is all over the map these days. If you want to get ahead in this market you have to beat out the competition not just in prices or incentives, but in confidence. … Information Technology customer confidence pos system

3 Tips You Can Use Right Now To Connect With Your Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Confidence is a trait we are all born with. Because of this, one still needs to connect with confidence. Sadly, for many of us, by the time we reach adulthood, it feels like our confidence has taken a bit of a bashing. Teachers, friends, family and our failed romances leave us feeling disconnected from our confidence. Even though at times we may feel we have no confidence left, let me assure you, we do. Confidence is always inside us, ready to shine.

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How To Start Building Confidence: A Story From A (Formerly) Fearful Guy

Dumb Little Man

And today, as a young 34-year-old man, I’ve got all the confidence in the world despite things being rough at the moment. If you are wondering how I started building confidence, here are a few lessons I learned along the way: Consider Your Mind A Dangerous Place You Never Go Alone. It’s kept me out of my addiction and it’s transformed me from fearful to confident. That gives me the confidence that all I have to do is continue to grow as a person and keep trying.

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The Difference Between Comfort, Cockiness, And Confidence

Productivityist

The point was that I was not confident with my steps, so I was careful with them. I felt more confident with each step I took. Even as the path narrowed and the incline became steeper, my confidence grew. As I kept walking, I began to think about the difference between being comfortable, confident, and cocky. Because I’d been doing so well to that point, I felt more confident. Here’s a breakdown of what comfort, confidence, and cockiness can do to it.

Has Your Confidence Turned Into Arrogance?

On The Job

I know that confidence is needed in the working world. In other words, has your confidence turned into arrogance? Now, contrast that with the definition of confidence: "A feeling of assurance or certainty." We don't think we are arrogant, just confident.

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The Relationship Between Confidence and Productivity

Productivityist

You know you need a confidence boost. If you would like to be more productive, having a healthy level of confidence is essential to your success, no matter what your profession. Through working with other writers on a daily basis I’ve seen the effects of confidence on productivity first-hand. Isn’t Self-Confidence the Same Thing as Motivation? In many cases, you are making the assumption that confidence is the same as motivation.

4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt I hear from a lot of people who are out of work. Read Think Confident.

“GATEKEEPER PRINCIPLES: “3 Keys To Build More Confidence and Overcome Fear”

Dumb Little Man

The post “GATEKEEPER PRINCIPLES: “3 Keys To Build More Confidence and Overcome Fear” appeared first on Dumb Little Man I believe that we are all Gatekeepers of our own lives. We each have the power to rewrite our story and create the change we want to see.

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10 Things Confident People Do Differently

Brilliantly Better

Why are some people confident and others insecure? More often than not, those factors have little to do with how confident you are. Rather, the difference usually comes… The post 10 Things Confident People Do Differently appeared first on Dragos Roua. This is a guest post by Matthew Snider. Is it education? Social standing? Genetics? Personal Development

Unleash Your Confidence – Vlad Dolezal Interview

Brilliantly Better

A few days ago, Vlad launched his first paid product, a guide called Unleash Your Confidence. You may find it hard to believe, but this guide is actually about… confidence. Like being confident in the situations you want. Unleash Your Confidence.

3 V’s of Confident Communication

Ian's Messy Desk

Communication is more than talking. It’s a two-way process of sending and receiving messages: verbally and nonverbally. Communication is vital to personal success. Now matter how much you know about communicating , Communication (Photo credit: P Shanks). there always seems more to be learned.