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Authentic vulnerability

Authenticity transforms normal insecurity into grounded confidence. 

While faked confidence hides insecurity, weakness and self-doubt, true authenticity owns and acknowledges these less pleasant experiences in a way that ultimately enhances our sense of self.

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Process-oriented confidence is the opposite of the “fake it till you make it” philosophy.

While the “fake it till you make it” approach suggests we should pretend our way toward true confidence, the process-oriented approach suggests we should become our way toward true confidence...

  • Confidence is an amplifier of quality and success. 
  • Confidence is essential to influence and leadership.
  • Confidence isn’t just about style. It’s also about substance.
  • Confidence protects us. It's one of the greatest weapons we can develop.

Confidence is expressed most profoundly through our bodies. No matter how well we speak, the way we feel about ourselves will always manifest in our posture, our hand movements and our facial features. 

So commit to strong, positive body language and make a conscious effort to form h...

Vocal tonality (the physical quality of our voice, our pitch, articulation, syntax, volume and intention) expresses and reinforces our sense of self.

Speak in statements, not questions, articulate and enunciate, and avoid the use of filler words.

True confidence is a feeling of self-assurance that is grounded in an authentic experience of our own ability, perspective and sufficiency.

It’s a stable connection to the fact that we can do what we want to do, feel how we want to feel, and be who we want to be in this world.

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1. One needs to feel confident to act confident.

No, you don’t.

And in fact, you’ve got it completely backward:

You’ll only feel confident once you start acting confident despite not feeling it.

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Confidence comes from within

Much of the confidence we crave is based on how we want others to see us.

Confidence comes from within. It’s not just about owning the stage and giving a knockout performance but putting the time in to learn the lines, finessing the routine.

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Boosting your confidence can be done in many different ways:

One way you can boost your self esteem is by dressing how you would like to be seen.

Another way is to aim for perfection by giving yourself enough time to get ready before going out in public, knowing how to walk with your shoulders back, how to stand up straight and how to use body langua...

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