6 Keys to Help You Overcome Fear and Doubt

If you are like most people, you have a goal or a dream that is meaningful and that you want to achieve. That goal may be related to personal growth issues such as weight loss, gaining self-esteem, finding inner peace, increasing your energy levels, or overcoming depression. Or, your goal may include going back to school, entering a new career, or bringing your creative talents into a greater public light. Having a goal is the easy part. Attempting to move through your own inner obstacles can literally leave… [Read Entire Story]

The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU

Develop Your Self Confidence (Diviniti)

Overcome insecurity and build your self belief with this superb high quality self confidence hypnosis CD by Glenn Harrold. Developing a positive attitude and a strong inner self belief will give you confidence and motivation to succeed. Hypnotherapy is uniquely effective in programming the mind to overcome self-doubt and gain self-confidence in a safe and [More About This Book]

The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence. Whether it’s public speaking, taking on a leadership role, or asking someone for a date, there are situations in which we just don’t feel equipped to handle the challenges we face. Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, [More About This Book]

Fear and Denial or Awareness and Survival?

During my life in the rainforests of Queensland, Australia, I learned that a smart person has to live in Survival Mode. But don’t think this means that I lived in a constant state of fear and denial, always awaiting the next deadly danger. That is how I initially lived, terrified of poisonous snakes, ticks, sea snakes, jellyfish, and dangerous crocodiles, sharks, stinging trees and more. I lived in a perpetual state of fear and denial until I educated myself about the creatures I lived with. I learned their territories, habits and needs. Once my awareness increased and I better understood them, I was able… [Read Entire Story]

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build [More About This Book]

7 Traits of Highly Confident People

Do you marvel at people who seem highly confident and self assured? Would you like to be one of those highly confident people? Achieving that may seem impossible if you are struggling with feelings of worthlessness, but believe me when I tell you that anyone can become more confident. Adopting new behaviors can effectively reprogram how you feel about your own abilities and personal worth. Usually, your behavior is a reflection of your beliefs about who you are and what you think you are capable of, but this process can also run in reverse. So, if you want to change those beliefs and become more confident, you… [Read Entire Story]

7 Simple Steps to Conquering Self Doubt

Even the most self confident among us will experience self doubt from time to time. Because we can’t completely avoid it, we need a strategy that allows us to contend with, and conquer self doubt. So, what is the difference between those who overcome this insidious foe, and those who are controlled by it? Before we get into that, let’s talk a little about what self doubt is, and why it likes to creep into our lives like a party pooper, and throw a wet blanket on our motivation. Self doubt is that feeling of… [Read Entire Story]

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals (Instant Help Book for Teens)

As a teen, it is incredibly important to have self-confidence, especially when you consider societal pressures about appearance and grades. Just growing up is difficult in and of itself, and in the midst of all this life-related stress, you may not be seeing yourself clearly. In fact, you may be magnifying your weaknesses and minimizing—or [More About This Book]

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation [More About This Book]

How To Have Self Confidence – Tony Robbins – Stop Kidding Yourself.flv

Empower Yourself with Positive Self-Talk

It’s no secret that the way we communicate with others has a direct bearing on the quality of our relationships. Our words have the power to encourage or discourage, to build up or tear down. I am sure that we have all experienced the healing power of a kind word along with the pain of… [Read Entire Story]

7 Ways to Have a Stronger Sense of Self

Why do you need a strong sense of self?  Life is often challenging and full of surprises.  Without a strong sense of self it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Imagine that your life is a sea and you are swimming along. All fine, if the sun is out and the water is smooth. Then say the … [Read Entire Story]

What Determines Your Personal Value?

The way we perceive our own self-worth as a person has a profound influence on every aspect of our life. Today’s culture sends a lot of mixed signals that can easily distort our views about what makes us a worthwhile person. Unless we develop a well grounded understanding of the true nature of personal value, we will probably end up adopting one or more of these distorted views. How Self-worth Affects confidence Our confidence in our own abilities will ultimately be the deciding factor when it comes to taking action and producing results. A lack of self-confidence acts as a restraint, holding … [Read Entire Story]

Using Transference to Increase Self-Confidence

A question that keeps coming up about self-confidence is this. Why is there a difference in self-confidence depending on what we do? If we are confident in one area, why doesn’t that confidence cross over to other areas? Have you ever wondered about this? Before we address this question directly, let’s make sure we are clear on some important concepts. Self-confidence is not the same as self-esteem! The first thing we need to understand is that self-confidence and self-esteem are not the same thing at all. Now I have read countless articles that claim they are the same, so let’s define the difference and rid ourselves of this misnomer. Simply put, self-confidence is … [Read Entire Story]

Do You Find it Difficult to Trust Others?

Are you naturally trusting, or do you tend to be suspicious of other people’s motives? Have you ever been taken advantage of by someone you trusted? Do you feel that trusting others is naive? Sadly, there is no shortage of people in this world who will try to take advantage of you. How many weird emails do you get telling you that you have won a lottery, or there’s a question… [Read Entire Story]

Empowering Belief Systems

What kind of beliefs are truly empowering?  Which ones will help us to reach our goals and succeed in improving the quality of our life? The answer is simple really, belief systems that empower us to make positive changes.  This would include beliefs that allow us to change how we feel about things, and those that allow us to change our own behavior. Beliefs and perception Feelings and behavior define who we are as a person.  Most of the time our behavior is just the outward manifestation of our feelings, and our feelings are a reflection of how we view things through … [Read Entire Story]

You Are a Lot More Creative Than You Think

Wish you could be more creative? Well, you can. You can teach yourself how, and that is what this article is all about. Creativity is about finding the expression that is original, aesthetic, and distinct which you can call your own. No matter how creative you are at this point, you can always become a lot more creative. Whether you get bored at your creative efforts or you’re … [Read Entire Story]

7 Vital Building Blocks of Confidence

When you see people who appear to be confident and sure of their every move, what goes through your mind? Do you know someone like that who seems to succeed at everything they do? Are you convinced that it’s because they are smarter, luckier or in some way better than you are? It’s very likely that none of those things are true. But confident … [Read Entire Story]

Self-esteem Test

Take this free self-esteem test by Karl Perera to determine how strong is your self-image This free quiz is extremely quick and simple, just answer TRUE or FALSE to each question (if you cannot answer 100% TRUE then answer FALSE): 1. Other people are not better off or more fortunate than me 2. I accept myself as I am and am happy with myself 3. I enjoy socializing 4. I deserve love and respect 5. I feel valued and needed 6. I don’t need others to tell me I have done … [Read Entire Story]

How to gain confidence in yourself.