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Written by an author who has over 20 years of experience working with and coaching people who lack self-confidence, this book will give you the confidence, motivation, dynamism and mind set to:
- Seize, not shy away from opportunities
- Have a clear focus to know what you want out of life
- Address your weaknesses and exploit your strengths
- Feel motivated, positive and confident in your abilities
- Know how you come across and how to adapt to look and feel more confident
- Be more assertive and influential
- Enjoy meeting new people
- Feel fulfilled and balance your work and personal life.
Built from the author’s unique training programme, each chapter has case studies, exercises and actions including conflict and change. Packed with practical advice, this book will give you the tools and techniques you need to feel confident and motivated to achieve your goals.
Part 1 Create the confident mindset
Chapter 1: Why do you lack confidence?
Casting your mind back
The myths about self-confidence
Accepting your personal challenge
Chapter 2: Being and feeling more positive
Understanding what drives you
Create meaningful personal goals
Part 2 First steps to confidence
Chapter 3: How do you come across?
Seeing how others perceive you – any surprises?
Personal effectiveness and discipline
Any adjustments required?
Chapter 4: How do you communicate?
What is your natural communication style?
Are you passive or assertive?
Do you talk or listen?
How do you judge others?
Can you think on your feet?
Part 3 Confidence in action
Chapter 5: Communication
Addressing your weaknesses and exploiting strengths
The importance of body language and voice
Adapting your style to be more influential
Chapter 6: Conflict
Stepping out of your comfort zone
Standing up for yourself
Dealing with difficult people confidently
Saying ‘no’ when you know it’s right
Chapter 6: Change
The natural change process
Breaking the mould
Taking account of how others may respond
Conclusion: Making it work
Setting the scene
Agreeing the cast and fine-tuning your act
Developing your plan of action
Consolidating on your success