12 Quick Tips to Help You Feel Confident

None of us go through life with our confidence meter stuck on 100% all of the time. Why do we feel confident? Why don't we? Improving our confidence takes self-reflection and practice. I recently conducted a  workshop on improving self-confidence at the University of San Diego's Women's Center. I had about an hour to condense a broad topic into a crash course. In addition to a quick look at psychological studies of confidence issues based on gender, and providing a detailed handout for self-reflection, here are a few ideas I…

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IMPROVING YOUR LIKEABILITY FACTOR

In the past week, I've had two people tell me that I have a rare quality: likeability.  One of these people proclaimed it loudly to others, delighting me, of course. Some people are instantly likeable. They have an easy manner, a ready smile and their energy is attractive to others. It's been shown that people who have this characteristic go far in life, from politicians to employees.  The good news is it's something you can learn. You see, likeability isn't something that came naturally to me. It's a skill-set I've…

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