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Gaining Reasonable Confidence Course | Personal Growth

Gaining Reasonable Confidence Course | Personal Growth | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
After decades of laboratory research, the neurosciences are now bringing us real and practical information to improve our lives.


This online course provides "Practical, easy, reasonable things to do, that make it about as simple as possible to become more confident in everyday life."

Practical, easy, reasonable things to do, that make it about as simple as possible to become more confident in everyday life. - See more at: http://personalgrowthinformation.com/1035/gaining-reasonable-confidence-course/#sthash.X3UQwYmr.dpuf
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Nurturing Our Self-Esteem - Part 1

"The reputation you have with yourself – your self-esteem – is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life." - Psychologist Nathaniel Branden. What is self-esteem and how can we encourage a healthy self-concept and positive self-regard? 

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At 93, this Rosie is still riveting

At 93, this Rosie is still riveting | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
Elinor Otto picked up a riveting gun in World War II, joining the wave of women taking what had been men's jobs. These days she's building the C-17.

 

Another photo: Elinor Otto, 93, prepares to rivet a wing while working at Boeing in Long Beach. She said about women doing their jobs compared to men: "It turned out we worked better than them, faster, because they were so sure of themselves."

Hear interview with Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a Professor of Business Psychology, about the downsides of over-confidence https://soundcloud.com/douglaseby/confidence-and-optimism-both

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Nurturing Our Self-Esteem - Part 2 | TalentDevelop

Nurturing Our Self-Esteem - Part 2 | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

“It turns out most of my problems stem from not liking myself in some way." //

“They were almost taught that girls needed to be quiet and reserved, so they took on a shy identity.” //

“Repeating self-affirmations only increases low self-esteem in those already feeling bad."

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Getting beyond impostor feelings | TalentDevelop

Getting beyond impostor feelings | TalentDevelop | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it
Many talented people experience self-limiting impostor or fraud beliefs and feelings, despite their accomplishments. But those beliefs can be changed.
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Creative But Insecure - The Creative Mind

Creative But Insecure - The Creative Mind | Personal Growth & Change | Scoop.it

Many highly talented and creative people talk about being self-critical and having poor self-esteem.

 

Another example: Nobel Prize laureate poet and writer Czeslaw Milosz confessed: “From early on writing for me has been a way to overcome my real or imagined worthlessness.”

 

So how do we counteract unhealthy self esteem?

A start is to honestly recognize your abilities and accomplishments, without qualifying or deflating them, as in “Oh, anyone could do that.” .... Here are several programs that can also help.

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