When researching my recent post build self confidence, I came across other articles and blogs on this theme. But as I discussed in my post, some of the tips and steps suggested elsewhere are somewhat dubious.
I think the last item is somewhat ironic as by studying self confidence you will have to wade through a swamp of contradictory advice! You’ll most likely end up confused rather than more confident. [click to continue…]
This blog has many tips on how to build self confidence. I wrote a post 20 ways to build self confidence some time back. I now find there is even a video based on an article I discussed in that post!
My main criticism remains – walking faster and sitting in the front row are rather weird suggestions and hardly likely to have the desired effect. If you lack self confidence you will feel very self conscious sitting in the front and feel worse. There is no guarantee you will eventually get over that and feel more confident.
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway – as in Susan Jeffers book title – doesn’t work for everyone. If you go along this route its about coming to terms that we have learnt to feel fear and associate it with that activity. And, unless you are short sighted or hard of hearing, what actually do you achieve by sitting in the front? [click to continue…]
The theme of this post is don’t wait for a life changing event to kick start you into action. Apart from self confidence, living each day more deliberately can can infuse your life with more meaning and focus. Steve Jobs Stanford University in 2005 This “commencement address” is now well known. I want to focus [...]
This is a guest post by Ryan Rivera of www.calmclinic.com Oh my god! It is almost 12 noon and I am still stuck with this report. What will I do? I must make haste! Will I make it? Working in this pace is going to make me lose my job. I’m running out of time! [...]
When you die, will it be full of regret at how you have lived your life? Will you have dreams unfulfilled – or pop off knowing you have lived your life to the full? May sound macabre, but death is one of the few certainties in life. However, you’d think we’ve forgotten we’re mortal the [...]
One of the main messages from “The Kings Confidence” is that George VI became confident at public speaking through hard work. In my post “Are affirmations useless?” I discussed one of the founders of personal development, Samuel Smiles. In the 19th century his “Self Help” was only out sold by the bible! The underlying message [...]
This is guest post by Mark Tyrrell of Hypnosis Downloads. There is nothing I really need to add, as he captures the very essence of self confidence in this article. Improve your self confidence in 15 minutes I used to be frighteningly under confident in social situations. And although people who know me now would [...]
How would you feel about taking on a job that you were totally ill equipped to perform, where your self confidence was absolutely rock bottom? A job that entailed making public appearances , being the centre of attention, when you were shy and reserved. A job that involved making speeches in front of thousands, and [...]
The title of this post is similar to a recent one at Herald-Net, which appears to be an on-line newspaper in Washington, USA. I’ve added the question mark! Their post has a sports focus, so its unsurprising that the argument is very much in favour of self confidence being the key factor. The author James [...]
Marshall Goldsmith is an author, professor, consultant and executive coach. He has an entry in Wikepedia and searching his name on Google gets 272,000 results – enough to give anyone self confidence! Whilst his field of excellence covers business and management, he appears to have guru status in Leadership. Unsurprisingly, when he coaches CEO’s (and [...]