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. The dirty little secret that no one talks about is this: research shows that nearly 100% of mentally healthy people will struggle with self-confidence to one degree or another. Interestingly, the more confident we are, the higher regard people tend to have for us.

5 Invaluable Tips To Help You Improve Your Self-Confidence

Dumb Little Man

One constant attribute of highly successful people is great self-confidence, and this article is going to give you simple tips on how to improve your self-confidence so you’ll become more successful and productive in what you do. By doing so, you improve your self-confidence admirably.

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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. We have a difficult job and if we are unable to stand up for ourselves this makes the role a lot harder. Although not all of us are blessed with unwavering self-confidence (I certainly am not!) There are areas within the role that every assistant should feel comfortable with and have confidence in their own abilities.

5 tips on how to feel confident when you really don’t

Practically Perfect PA

Before going on the stage myself and the other panellists were talking about how we conquer our nerves so that we can get up on stage and speak to the audience. Core Competencies admin administrators assistants Competencies confidence EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantJust recently I was chairing a panel session at the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds.

16 Simple Ways To Build Confidence From The Inside Out

Dumb Little Man

Imagine how different your life could be with a little more confidence. When it comes to confidence, most of us could use a boost. Your life could be in a much better place if you had more of it to back you up when you need it. The good news is, no matter where you are on the confidence scale today, you can learn to be a more confident person. So if you feel that you could benefit from a confidence boost, give the following tips a try.

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How to Overcome Lack of Self-Confidence In Decision Making

Dumb Little Man

If you have lack of confidence in decision making or if you feel insecure about your own abilities, you may find it difficult to make even the simplest of decisions. And it all stems from not having enough self confidence. Lack of Confidence in Decision Making: The Consequences. Because of your low self-confidence, you’ll have no trust that your decision was the best for the circumstance. Only when you can break free can a whole new world open up to you.

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How to Develop Confidence in Your Vision and Realize Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

There is no need to have a midlife crisis to begin the search for it; all it takes is a little bit of willpower and confidence. But what if we don’t have the confidence we need to explore it? But in people who are fully self-actualized, talents and dreams always match up. The post How to Develop Confidence in Your Vision and Realize Your Dreams appeared first on Dumb Little Man. We all have dreams. For some, a dream is a specific vision that they aspire to.

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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’! Finally ask if your director would prefer you to email or text them if anything urgent comes up. The post Do you have the confidence to open the boardroom door?

Focus On Success and Build Confidence?

Dumb Little Man

Confidence. You, me, everyone and anyone wants a slice of the confidence cake. But you just can't muster up the courage to ask for a slice yourself. 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…. But some of us struggle to get a piece. You see others happily consuming their slices, and they seem to only associate with others who have a slice as well. You want some.

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. And you will solve it – and as a result, your self-confidence will go up. The problem is that doing so undermines your self-confidence. And your self-confidence will grow a lot.

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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? If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t despair, A great way to develop your confidence is to showcase what you know; you’ll feel better about yourself and others perceptions of you will change for the better. Up Your Industry Knowledge.

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. These in turn can then come crashing down when reality does not match up to expectations. You might end up hiding away from social situations, avoid trying new things as well as stop challenging yourself.

The Difference Between Comfort, Cockiness, And Confidence


I slowed my pace, struggling to keep up with my wife and the guide. The point was that I was not confident with my steps, so I was careful with them. I picked up the pace. I felt more confident with each step I took. Even as the path narrowed and the incline became steeper, my confidence grew. Both the guide and Anne were several steps ahead of me when I stepped a little too far to the right and almost wound up face first in a rice terrace about a foot below.

The Relationship Between Confidence and Productivity


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.

Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Sign up for the Eat Your Career Newsletter to receive registration information: [link]. Confidence confidence leader leadershipJoin us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader. Date : Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

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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. I’m wishing I could tell you that I stood up and spoke my idea, but you already know how that ended.

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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. After all, you can’t effectively self-promote with a healthy dose of confidence. How do you embrace confidence in a way that works for you both personally and professionally? Can you tell when someone is faking confidence?

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. Out of my seat, I was standing up and dancing, giving an impromptu performance to the children who sat at my table. I very much doubt she thought I’d take her up on her offer. Sadly, for many of us, by the time we reach adulthood, it feels like our confidence has taken a bit of a bashing. Confidence is always inside us, ready to shine.

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

Dumb Little Man

It is all about improving our gym confidence. Instead of stumbling into the free weights room and pumping a few hand weights until you get bored, study up! 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. Strike Up A Conversation. Sure, it’s intimidating waltzing up to the guy who is obviously strong and well versed in gym lingo.

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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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Small Business Employment, Confidence Stalled

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Linking Coworking and Innovation | Main | Good News - The Unemployment Rate Went Up in August » August 31, 2010 Small Business Employment, Confidence Stalled The Intuit Small Business Employment Index for August showed a slowing rate of small business job growth.    It's going to be a long road back unless small business employment picks up.

9 Techniques to Delivering a Speech with Confidence

Dumb Little Man

A few had rehearsed presentations backed by visual aids, while others seemed to be just making it up as they went, using a lot of self-deprecating humor along the way. 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.

How to Get Others to Value Your Work

Eat Your Career

In my experience, when people fully understand their own value, they exude a much higher level of confidence in all that they do, and others naturally respond to this. Speak Up. Talk up your projects. That’s why my newest book contains an entire chapter on how to comfortably and confidently promote your accomplishments. But it can take a lot of time and energy to shift perceptions that are deeply engrained, and you may not be up for that.

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3 V’s of Confident Communication

Ian's Messy Desk

Facial expressions, gestures and body movements - make up over half of the message you are communicating. Example: Betty never thought much of it when she told her husband, “I’m at Sandy’s, we’re having hot dogs for dinner,” until her husband showed up at Sandy’s with hot dogs in hand. 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.

Shake It Up!

Office Dynamics

It’s time to shake things up. This week I’d like you to really step out of your comfort zone—shake it up! Toastmasters and other similar groups or classes build confidence and teach you how to communicate your thoughts in a way that is clear, concise and impactful. I dare you to shake yourself up this week. The post Shake It Up! Okay, Monday Motivators, it is the last week of February 2015.

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Convey Confidence Without Words

45 Things

You're "telling" others that you lack confidence to tackle the big jobs. But there are times when you need to ramp up your efforts to communicate through your body language and your voice. Do you get a lack of respect at work? Do you feel like you're being passed over for promotions or opportunities that should have been yours? If so, it could be because you're "telling" others to ignore you. Not so!" you may cry.

Seven Ways to Build Up Your Writing Confidence

Daily Writing Tips

Most writers – even those who make a living from their craft – lack confidence at times. A lack of confidence, though, can be crippling. It leads writers to give up before they’ve even begun – or to fret for hours over the simplest of writing tasks. Whether you’re struggling to get to grips with grammar or preparing to launch your third novel, you can become more confident. That’s not a great way to build your confidence.

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. A lot of my readers were interested in learning more about confidence, and after thinking about it for a while, I decided that an e-book would be a great way to cover the topic. Confidence isn’t about magically getting rid of all fear.

3 Reasons Why Being ‘Bad’ At Small Things Sets You Up For Big Success

Dumb Little Man

Whether it’s a new sport, a change in career, or a creative pursuit – trying something new and being pretty adequate, or even downright rubbish, brings up these horrible feelings of ‘failing’. With that, I’ve put together a list of 3 reasons why getting good at being ‘bad’ at small things can set you up to succeed in the most important areas of your life. When you play a video game, there may be a certain part of the game that always trips you up and you can’t move past.

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How to Develop Executive Presence (Regardless of Your Role)

Eat Your Career

Description: Have you ever noticed that executives have their own unique way of showing up in the workplace? The most effective ones exude an air of confidence and authority. SIGN UP HERE. Confidence confidence Professional Development professionalismJoin us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Develop Executive Presence (Regardless of Your Role).”. Presence is a tricky topic.

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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." They believe that just by showing up, success will follow. We don't think we are arrogant, just confident. I challenge you to think about whether your confidence has turned into something more damaging.

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Gain Confidence by Writing Down Your Ambitions

45 Things

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. Writing about two paragraphs outlining your goals will help you feel more confident and energetic, Gavin Kilduff, an assistant professor of management and organization at New York University, says his research shows. Confidence comes from knowing you''ve done your homework.

How to Find Your Voice at Work (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

When I finally tried to speak up, no one listened. I learned when to stand up and when to back down. When you have the courage and confidence to say the hard things in such a way that others can really hear you, people will not only respect you, they’ll seek you out. SIGN UP HERE. career advice Confidence confidence voiceJoin us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Find Your Voice at Work.”.

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5 Ways Business Investment Loans Can Help Your Start-Up

Dumb Little Man

Listed below are 5 ways in which a business investment loan can help to expand your start-up. Now may be the time to get a small business development loan to get up to date on current technology for your start-up. This may just fuel your business and help it gear up for the next level. Once the start-up is established, it is time to entice new customers with an appealing in-store display, a well-lit interior, easy to identify signage, and other features.

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7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

I’ve lost my mojo and fear speaking up when I should,” confessed Janet who recently stepped into a new position. That’s why I’m offering these seven strategies to help you speak up and speak your truth the next time you feel that your voice needs to be heard: Clarity is Key. For example, are you speaking up to correct a misunderstanding that could lead to litigation or to heal a relationship riff? Consider the price you’re paying for not speaking up.

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The Benefits of Workplace Routines and How to Set Them Up

Eat Your Career

You have a specific time by which you need to get up, wake the kids, get in the shower, make the kids’ lunches, send them out the door, and jump in your car to head to work. When you follow a routine that really works, you can feel confident that the outcome will be the same each time. End-of- Workd ay Routine : What are the specific, deliberate steps you need to engage in at the end of the day to wrap things up neatly and set yourself up for success tomorrow?

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How to be confident in any situation

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

That just one more technique would guarantee that they’d feel ready and confident to face anything a client could throw at them. They often hunt around for the ultimate tool to learn and master… hoping they’ll then be confident in their abilities. The trainees spent the days leading up to “client day” scrambling to revise all their notes. What really influenced their performance as therapists was their state of confidence.

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

The skills you pick up along the assistant career path are invaluable and I for one would not be able to do the job I do today if I hadn’t started as a Team Administrator back in 2003. Sometimes it is easy to forget what we learn over the years so lets have a little reminder of the skills we have picked up at various stages of our careers: Administrator: Improving computer skills from intermediary to advanced . Speaking with confidence on the phone and forwarding calls.

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The Urban Myth of Confidence

Men With Pens

A full-blown, firmly-declared, confident statement uttered with absolute certainty. However, there is one myth rarely mentioned, even though it maybe more harmful and hold more people back than all of the above myths combined: It’s the myth of confidence. Or rather, that people don’t have enough confidence. I regular hear clients tell me they need to achieve something once (or even many times) to feel confident about replicating the same behavior successfully.

11 Ways To Pick Yourself Up And Bounce Back After Failure

Dumb Little Man

Arianne Huffington, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates experienced many ups and downs before they became successful in their respective fields. Sometimes you’ll face situations where the odds are stacked up against you. Your chances of recovering from failure and regaining lost confidence depend heavily on how you approach it. It only throws two choices in your way: either give up or fight again. It’s up to you to decide and take the call.

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The Urban Myth of Confidence

Men With Pens

A full-blown, firmly-declared, confident statement uttered with absolute certainty. However, there is one myth rarely mentioned, even though it may be more harmful and hold more people back than all of the above myths combined: It’s the myth of confidence. Or rather, that people don’t have enough confidence. I regularly hear clients tell me they need to achieve something once (or even many times) to feel confident about replicating the same behavior successfully.

What To Do After A Break Up: A Handbook For Every Newly Single Guy

Dumb Little Man

In a way, breaking up was way better than her cheating on me with somebody else. The break up came with a myriad of lessons and they pushed me to think all over again. Here’s what to do after a break up: Invest in Friendships. Making new friends is also a great trait as it helps give some positive vibes after a draining break up. You just lost a very significant person who was a lover, confidant, and friend to you.

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Featured Soloist Krista Stryker: “I Nearly Tear Up From Happiness”

The Solopreneur Life

What was the best thing you did when you were starting up your business? If you’re not passionate about what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter if you end up making a lot of money from it—you’ll hate it. I used to be so hard on myself for quitting—but now I’m so glad I did, because if I’d kept that up I’d never be doing what I’m doing now.

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