Articles about Confidence

The Whole Human

How to actually move on (from anything)

In order to move forward, you have to move on. And in order to move on, you have to let go. You can only get so far with your leash still on.

Productivity

Outsmart your own decision biases

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

Networking

Most conferences are a waste of money unless you do this

Here are a few goals you need to have when attending a conference if you don’t want the experience to be a waste.

Interview

10 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview

Here are 10 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview, and what to say instead.

Productivity

The one choice all wildly powerful people make

Powerful people, which isn’t about authority or leadership or success or status (although it can often go hand-in-hand with all of these things), show their power because they’re able to show you yours.

Productivity

Here’s a practice to have the certainty essential for you

I see a lot of my corporate executive coaching clients struggle with the balance of certainty and humility as a leader. They want to have the presence of a strong leader yet they don’t want to appear arrogant or they have some self-doubt. Too often they dial back their executive presence as well as their voice. Here is a good strategy.

The Whole Human

23 smart ways to increase your confidence, productivity, and income

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money.

The Whole Human

Confidence is belonging

True confidence is about deep inner confidence. I think it’s about a sense of belonging, and this impacts our identity.

Success

This is what makes a great recruiter

Whatever their approach, the best recruiters all possess certain internal traits that help them succeed — behavioral mechanics conducive to excellence.

Job Search

How to keep your sanity in the job search game

Flip the script. You haven’t found the right fit yet, but don’t give up. Here are a few additional ways to keep your mind sane and your spirits up while between jobs.

Education

6 reasons that continuing education is a no-brainer

As soon as you graduate from high school or Uni, you undoubtedly feel accomplished. But you might also feel as though you’re finished with the educational system in general — you’ve got your diploma, and you’re ready to get to work. Here are six reasons you should keep going to class.

Inspiration

9 truths ‘Legally Blonde’ taught us about life (because Elle Woods knows all)

Whether you’re watching “Legally Blonde” for the first time or the fortieth time, you know Elle Woods is a true icon. She is the ultimate hero you can always turn to when your days get a little bleak and you need to snap them up. Here are nine truths “Legally Blonde” taught us (and continues to remind us) about life.

Mentors

Why the real Carrie Bradshaw (who was a broke, scrappy freelancer who couch-surfed) is a career role model

Upon the show's 20th anniversary this week, the 30-something single woman who made running in heels look effortless and showed that single women in their 30s are not sad spinsters but thriving, successful and powerful women with great wardrobes, Carrie Bradshaw is getting a lot of attention.

Mentoring

25 questions to ask a mentor

Here’s how it works: Before every meeting with your mentor, prepare one question from each of these categories: stories, situations, self-awareness, and skill building.

Success

9 signs you’re successful even if it doesn’t feel like it

If you ever worry that you’re not as successful as you should be, you may be evaluating yourself against the wrong criteria.

Communication

This is how to be charming: 5 secrets from research

It’s how others judge you and how you judge others. And, amazingly, we get it wrong almost every time…

Success

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.

Confidence

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.

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.

Confidence

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.”