On Confidence

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995573673

Category:

Page: 96

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A thought-provoking essay that teaches us that confidence is not a gift from the gods, but a skill that can be learned.
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Great Thinkers

Author: The School of Life

Publisher: School of Life

ISBN: 9780993538704

Category: Idea (Philosophy)

Page: 480

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Simple tools from 60 great thinkers throughout history to improve your life today.
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Nietzsche and Montaigne

Author: Robert Miner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319667459

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

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This book is a historically informed and textually grounded study of the connections between Montaigne, the inventor of the essay, and Nietzsche, who thought of himself as an “attempter.” In conversation with the Essais, Nietzsche developed key themes of his oeuvre: experimental scepticism, gay science, the quest for drives beneath consciousness, the free spirit, the affirmation of sexuality and the body, and the meaning of greatness. Robert Miner explores these connections in the context of Nietzsche's reverence for Montaigne—a reverence he held for no other author—and asks what Montaigne would make of Nietzsche. The question arises from Nietzsche himself, who both celebrates Montaigne and includes him among a small number of authors to whose judgment he is prepared to submit.
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Building Self-Confidence for Dummies

Author: Kate Burton,Brinley Platts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119996465

Category: Self-Help

Page: 282

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We could all use a little more confidence in our lives. With a push in the right direction, you can discover how to carry yourself confidently at work, at home, and even in relationships. This friendly guide shows you what confidence is and where it comes from, and offers practical tips and techniques to build on your skills, challenge your fears, and channel your energy into a more effective you. Discover how to Recognise your strengths See things from a brighter perspective Say 'No' with confidence Build confidence in others Raise confident children
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How To Think More About Sex

Author: Alain de Botton,The School of Life

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230766129

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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In this rigorous and supremely honest book Alain de Botton helps us navigate the intimate and exciting – yet often confusing and difficult – experience that is sex. Few of us tend to feel we’re entirely normal when it comes to sex, and what we’re supposed to be feeling rarely matches up with the reality. This book argues that 21st-century sex is ultimately fated to be a balancing act between love and desire, and adventure and commitment. Covering topics that include lust, fetishism, adultery and pornography, Alain de Botton frankly articulates the dilemmas of modern sexuality, offering insights and consolation to help us think more deeply and wisely about the sex we are, or aren’t, having. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton
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Self-Confidence

The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make a Big Difference

Author: Paul McGee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780857080257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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A bestselling motivational author on life's X factor: confidence. Have you ever wondered how different your life would be if you increased your confidence by just 10%? Paul McGee has. And in his latest book, he explains what confidence is, where it comes from, why it's important, and how to develop it in yourself and others. Not only does the book deal with confidence in business, romance, social situations, and all areas of life, it explodes common myths, including why 'over-confidence' and 'under-confidence' are both harmful. Loaded with practical tips on bouncing back from a setback and feeling confident in challenging situations, this inspiring, upbeat book will help fill you with life's X factor. Full of practical tips on feeling confident during job interviews, presentations, networking, and social gatherings Written by Paul McGee, bestselling author of S.U.M.O. (Shut Up, Move On) and S.U.M.O. Your Relationships With this indispensable guide, you'll not only learn how to feel confident, but turn confidence into meaningful life-changing action.
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Communicate with Confidence, Revised and Expanded Edition: How to Say it Right the First Time and Every Time

Author: Dianna Booher

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071770132

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 6952

The classic business communication guide—updated for smart phones, social media, and other digital platforms Communicate clearly, tactfully, and confidently in any situation, including: Being persuasive Running productive meetings Asking the right questions Coaching Negotiating Resolving conflicts Responding to insults Offering praise Delegating responsibilities Crossing cultural divides Networking at events “Communicate with Confidence! is . . . the clearest, most comprehensive, and most credible guide to persuasive and authentic communication available today. Dianna Booher is the master of her message and her medium. . . . After you’ve read it once, I’m confident you’ll be consulting it frequently. Do not hesitate. Read it today, and put it to use immediately.” —Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and Credibility, and The Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University “Communicate with Confidence! is the best communication book I have seen.” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Full Steam Ahead! “Fully 85 percent of your success in life is contained in your ability to communicate effectively with other people. Communicate with Confidence! is full of proven, practical ways to get your point across quickly and stand out in every conversation. This book should be read and re-read over and over again!” —Brian Tracy, bestselling author of How the Best Leaders Lead, Goals!, and Eat That Frog “Dianna Booher produced a tremendous resource with the first edition of this book—but I’m confident this new version will be a classic. Well-organized, practical, comprehensive advice.” —Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive
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I Can Do That!

A Book about Confidence

Author: Andrew Gutelle

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9780783548944

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Loonette the clown feels that she can't do anything well until her best friend helps her discover a special talent which boosts her self-confidence.
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Job to Love

Author: School Of Life

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993538759

Category:

Page: 136

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You Got This

Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence

Author: Ivan Joseph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995830004

Category: Self-confidence

Page: 178

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Whether on the field, at the office or at home: self-confidence is one of the biggest factors differentiating success from failure. Studies show the happiest, most successful people have deep-rooted grit: the ability to persevere despite setbacks. You Got This is a transformative 'coach' for those looking to change their lives for the better.
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The Confidence Code for Girls

Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self

Author: Katty Kay,Claire Shipman,JillEllyn Riley

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006279700X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless. It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they’re consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren’t getting “perfect” grades, and how many likes and followers they have online. Katty Kay and Claire Shipman use cutting-edge science and research, as well as proven methods of behavioral change, to reach girls just when they need it the most—the tween and teen years. Packed with graphic novel strips; appealing illustrations; fun lists, quizzes, and challenges; and true stories from tons of real girls, The Confidence Code for Girls teaches girls to embrace risk, deal with failure, and be their most authentic selves. If you or the girl in your life loved The Gutsy Girl or Rad American Women A-Z, you'll love this.
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365 Steps to Self-Confidence 4th Edition

A Complete Programme for Personal Transformation - in Just a Few Minutes a Day

Author: David Lawrence Preston

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848034105

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. And yet many of us lack confidence and self-belief. As a result, we are less adventurous and less likely to get the most out of life. This book is a carefully structured, daily programme covering the following areas: * Deciding to be confident * Harnessing self-awareness * How to think confidently * Using your imagination to improve your self-image * How to act with confidence * Communicating with confidence Each of the 52 sections contains information, insights and words of inspiration, plus seven exercises and practical hints or points to ponder. Fifteen minutes a day will give you tools and techniques which have worked for millions of people around the world. If you read the material carefully and apply what you learn, you really will notice big changes taking place within two or three months. A year from now you'll be amazed at how much more confident you've become.
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How To Speak With Confidence in Public

Author: Edie Lush

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 150981454X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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People buy people, which means that managing our presence and profile is critical. We are constantly meeting and speaking to people who are short of both time and attention. By exploring the concepts of energy (to increase presence) and story structure (to bring content alive and make it concise, accessible and memorable), Edie Lush and Charlotte McDougall offer a practical guide for beating nerves and building the foundation for real self-awareness and confidence. How To Speak With Confidence in Public will help you build your presence and profile and explore techniques to help you present yourself, your personality and your messages in a confident, personable and compelling way - wherever you are and whoever you are talking to. What you'll learn - A heightened awareness of what effective and engaging communication looks and sounds like. - Practical techniques to immediately help you come across with more confidence and authority. - A practical methodology to help you prepare and structure your content and bring it to life. - Nerves: how they can affect us, and what to do about it!
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Being Me

A Kid's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self-esteem

Author: Wendy L. Moss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433808838

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7195

Offers ways to explore your strengths and feel more confident in school, with your friends, and when facing life's other challenges.
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Confidence

How Winning and Losing Streaks Begin and End

Author: Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 1400080959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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From the boardroom to the locker room to the living room—how winners become winners . . . and stay that way. Is success simply a matter of money and talent? Or is there another reason why some people and organizations always land on their feet, while others, equally talented, stumble again and again? There’s a fundamental principle at work—the vital but previously unexamined factor called confidence—that permits unexpected people to achieve high levels of performance through routines that activate talent. Confidence explains: • Why the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team continues its winning ways even though recent teams lack the talent of their predecessors • Why some companies are always positively perceived by employees, customers, Wall Street analysts, and the media while others are under a perpetual cloud • How a company like Gillette or a team like the Chicago Cubs ends a losing streak and breaks out of a circle of doom • The lessons a politician such as Nelson Mandela, who resisted the temptation to take revenge after being released from prison and assuming power, offers for leaders in both advanced democracies and trouble spots like the Middle East From the simplest ball games to the most complicated business and political situations, the common element in winning is a basic truth about people: They rise to the occasion when leaders help them gain the confidence to do it. Confidence is the new theory and practice of success, explaining why success and failure are not mere episodes but self-perpetuating trajectories. Rosabeth Moss Kanter shows why organizations of all types may be brimming with talent but not be winners, and provides people in leadership positions with a practical program for either maintaining a winning streak or turning around a downward spiral. Confidence is based on an extraordinary investigation of success and failure in companies such as Continental Airlines, Seagate, and Verizon and sports teams such as the University of North Carolina women’s soccer team, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as schools, health care, and politics. Packed with brilliant, practical ideas such as “powerlessness corrupts” and the “timidity of mediocrity,” Confidence provides fresh thinking for perpetuating winning streaks and ending losing streaks in all facets of life—from the factors that can make or break corporations and governments to the keys for successful relationships in the workplace or at home. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Star Qualities

How to Sparkle With Confidence in All Aspects of Your Life

Author: Caroline Goyder

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0283071389

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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If you've ever been paralyzed by shyness when faced with a room full of strangers, overwhelmed when making a speech, awkward in an interview or too nervous to approach that gorgeous person across the bar, this book can change your life. Whether it's landing the job you really want or sparkling at a party, performance expert Caroline Goyder and her panel of stars are here to help improve your confidence, give you presence and boost your self-esteem. A-List stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Bill Nighy, Frances McDormand, Helen Mirren, Gael Garcia Bernal and Ewan McGregor share their secrets in exclusive interviews with Caroline Goyder, who explains the methods behind their advice and shares her own tricks of the trade. With their help you can learn above all how to unlock the real you, embracing what makes you different and special. Real star quality is about trusting yourself. With this invaluable guide you will learn how to shine in any situation.
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God'll Cut You Down

The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi

Author: John Safran

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170539

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

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An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson, for fans of "Serial." A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe it was a dispute over money rather than race—or, maybe and intriguingly, over sex. John Safran, a young white Jewish Australian documentarian, had been in Mississippi and interviewed Barrett for a film on race. When he learned of Barrett’s murder, he returned to find out what happened and became caught up in the twists and turns of the case. During his time in Mississippi, Safran got deeper and deeper into this gothic southern world, becoming entwined in the lives of those connected with the murder—white separatist frenemies, black lawyers, police investigators, oddball neighbors, the stunned families, even the killer himself. And the more he talked with them, the less simple the crime—and the people involved—seemed to be. In the end, he discovered how profoundly and indelibly complex the truth about someone’s life—and death—can be. This is a brilliant, haunting, hilarious, unsettling story about race, money, sex, and power in the modern American South from an outsider’s point of view.
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Confidence at Work

Get It, Feel It, Keep It

Author: Ros Taylor

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749467762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Confidence is the foundation of success. It empowers you to do more and do it better. While many of us have learnt to fake it to limited affect, how many of us can say that we have cultivated self-belief from within? By navigating the fascinating psychological theories and latest thinking, Confidence at Work takes you on a journey of self discovery to help you become bold, charismatic and influential at work. Beginning with an in-depth questionnaire to understand your 'confidence quotient,' it encompasses leading theories and insights including those of Daniel Goleman and Tony Buzan. Including twenty case studies of successful people from all walks of life, Confidence at Work will help you understand the reasons behind lack of confidence and overcome any hindrances, ensuring that you can handle difficult people with elegance, create your own personal brand and excel in your career.
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Compounding Your Confidence

Strategies to Expand Your Opportunities for Success

Author: Jill J Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998423647

Category: Self-Help

Page: 130

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Confidence is essential to achieving success. In Compounding Your Confidence, you'll learn how to move through your fears. You'll gain insight on practical strategies you can implement immediately to build and believe in your abilities. You'll discover how the impact of taking small bold actions can transform your entire future.
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Hardwiring Happiness

The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0385347324

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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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 good ones. You can change this. Life isn’t easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad and ignore the good makes us worried, irritated, and stressed, instead of confident, secure, and happy. But each day is filled with opportunities to build inner strengths and Dr. Rick Hanson, an acclaimed clinical psychologist, shows what you can do to override the brain’s default pessimism. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. You’ll learn to see through the lies your brain tells you. Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain—counterbalancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, you can transform your brain into a refuge and power center of calm and happiness. You can hardwire in happiness.
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