Articles about Confidence


The common knowledge, skills and personality traits of successful entrepreneurs

Here’s what I’ve noticed while collaborating with entrepreneurs at Y Combinator and working on several startups.


Tory Burch on female ambition and motherhood in the age of #MeToo

There’s no denying that Tory Burch, Designer and CEO of the Tory Burch empire and Founder of the Tory Burch Foundation, is a woman with fiery ambition. Last week, her Foundation hosted its first ever Embrace Ambition Summit, where female (and a couple of brave male) entrepreneurs, entertainers and thought leaders spoke about how they embrace ambition and thrive in a world where stereotypes regarding race, gender and sexuality all too often plague the trajectory of a woman’s career. Burch spoke with Thrive Global about ambition, motherhood, and self-care.

Mother's Day

8 executives share the best career advice they received from mom

Even if your mom doesn’t work in the same industry you selected for yourself, her smart — and carefully-selected — words make a difference in your professional decisions and progression. Especially for these executives, having their mother in their corner ensured their success and amped their confidence.


The dos and don’ts of executive presence when the pressure is on

When you are in that high-stakes meeting, sales presentation, interaction, or conflict your executive presence is both emotional and physiological. Your thoughts race and your heart rate escalates. People watch you. How do you execute when the pressure is on?

The Whole Human

Here are the reasons people resist career change so fiercely

If you truly want a career change, I hope you’ll begin on a path today to making it happen. Empowering help is all around you.

The Whole Human

These 3 habits can completely transform your confidence

Most people misunderstand confidence. They think that people are just naturally confident. This is false. People who have unearned levels of self-esteem of self-worth are arrogant, not confident. Confidence is a skill like any other. It must be acquired.

The Whole Human

These 5 things will give you the confidence to accomplish anything

Confidence is desired in all kinds of relationships, and it’s the ingredient that colors our view of ourselves, as well as how we are perceived by society. So, it is confidence that is worth cultivating and being, in order to live in each moment of the day.

According to Science

The 10 things confident people won’t ever do

Embracing the behaviors of confident people is a great way to increase your odds for success, which, in turn, will lead to more confidence. The science is clear; now you just have to decide to act on it.


Why fake it ’til you make it doesn’t always work

We’ve all heard the advice, “Fake it till you make it.” Whether it came up in that college presentation, during your first interview or when your boss asked if you were up for a challenging project, we bet you’ve said, “No problem!” more often than, “Actually, I have no experience in that.”


How to overcome procrastination and boost willpower using ‘temptation bundling’

Temptation bundling is the idea of combining two activities — one you should be doing, but procrastinate on, and one you enjoy doing, but isn’t the most productive use of your time.


Don’t try to fake confidence – do this instead

The problem with faking confidence is that it requires so much conscious effort that it is rarely successful. Whenever you attempt to conceal any strong feeling and fake another, your body almost always “leaks” nonverbal cues that are picked up consciously or subconsciously by your audience.

Equal Pay Day

15 notable women on how to fight for equal pay

The wage gap is still very significant. Though it is easy to become disheartened women need to keep fighting for equal pay. Here are some notable women, and their wise words, who have spoken out about equal pay.

Equal Pay Day

Sallie Krawcheck: ‘Nobody ever got fired for asking for a raise’

Ahead of Equal Pay Day tomorrow, the Ellevest CEO says that this is how women can have the confidence to go in and ask for more.


Should I start a business or should I work for a company?

There are tremendous benefits to becoming an entrepreneur, but it isn’t for everyone. To decide whether to launch your own business, you need to take a good hard look not just at the industry you want to conquer, but also at your own skills and psychological makeup.


10 things genuinely confident people do differently

The unique habits of truly confident people are constant. Their focused pursuit is driven by 10 habits that you too can emulate and absorb.


10 things smart people never say

No matter how talented you are or what you’ve accomplished, certain phrases instantly change the way people see you and can forever cast you in a negative light.


Stoicism reveals 4 rituals that will make you confident

So when you’re feeling not-so-large-and-in-charge and need a boost, here's how to use the modern version of ancient Stoicism to manufacture more mojo.


Fearlessness: 3 things you can learn from special ops and Navy SEALS

The traits that help Navy SEALs and Special Ops to succeed — preparation, confidence and humor — add up to fearlessness. Here's how you can have it, too.