6. Confidence building: - Deepstash

6. Confidence building:

Instead of saying "I'm terrible at presentations," try saying "Emily, you are prepared and capable. You will deliver this presentation with confidence."


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This helps you understand how to navigate your thoughts, emotions, and behavior when they don't align to your values and true desires using third party words.

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