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Confidence Pocketbook. Little Exercises for a Self–Assured Life

  • ID: 4061885
  • Book
  • July 2017
  • 120 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Confident people believe in themselves, their decisions and their actions. They live life optimistically and achieve what they want. How do they do it? Is it luck? Is it just who they are? No, it′s skill. Confidence is a learned set of actions and beliefs that anyone can exercise.


Career coach Gill Hasson has helped thousands of clients discover their own capabilities. In the Confidence Pocketbook, she lets you in on over 1OO simple tips, techniques, ideas and suggestions for discovering your shine and letting others see it too. Let go of self–doubt and wishy–washy hopefulness as you find your inner strength. You are much more capable than you think, and with the Confidence Pocketbook you can:

  • Understand the building blocks of confidence
  • Tap into your personal value and let it out into the world
  • Practise confidence even when you don′t feel it
  • Learn simple tricks that banish anxiety and self–doubt
  • Forge ahead boldly in personal, social and business situations

Overcome challenges, take risks and grab opportunities as they arise. When you start practising confidence, you realise just how capable you are and then you become unstoppable. The Confidence Pocketbook is the personal, portable confidence generator to keep by your side.

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Introduction 1

Part 1: The Foundation Stones of Confidence 3

Understanding confidence 4

Understanding self–esteem 6

Avoiding the comparison trap 8

Being with positive people 10

Doing things you enjoy 12

Having goals to aim for 14

Having realistic expectations 16

Taking steps to build confidence 18

Having the courage to be confident 20

Knowing your values 22

Identifying and acknowledging your strengths 24

Managing failings and foibles 26

Thinking positively and having hope 28

Speaking with confidence 30

Having confident body language 32

Part 2: Personal Confidence 35

Stepping out of your comfort zone 36

Letting go and moving on 38

Taking risks 40

Tuning in to your intuition 42

Having a confident body image 44

Changing your job or career 46

Calming confidence 48

Making confident decisions 50

Changing your mind 52

Returning to learn 54

Making mistakes 56

Coping with change 58

Coping with setbacks to your confidence 60

Travelling with confidence 62

Returning to work 64

Part 3: Social Confidence 67

Making small talk 68

Giving and taking compliments 70

Networking with confidence 72

Speaking up 74

Speaking out 76

Asking for what you want 78

Saying no 80

Letting someone down 82

Dealing with criticism 84

Giving constructive criticism 86

Preparing for a job interview 88

Speaking in public 90

Helping other people 92

Asking for help 94

Dealing with bullies 96

Getting respect 98

Making new friends 100

About the Author 102

More Quotes 103

Useful Websites 109

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Gill Hasson
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