Connection and confidence are separate but closely linked. Connection feeds confidence it’s being seen, heard, and valued, ; disconnection erodes confidence, it’s being missed, judged / ignored and undervalued.
Too often worrying what others think sabotages our confidence. Join us on 4 October to get out of your head and into your real confidence
Being really confident can be counterintuitive to habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and acting that keep us in our familiar (dis) comfort zone
A little story about Oprahdom, confidence About a year ago to this very week I was approached by a TV production company about a presenting role. It came out of the blue through someone I had not spoken with for nearly 15 years. Over 6 weeks there were lots of calls back and forth, half a…
The Real Confidence workshop shows you how being your real self leads to you feeling confident in more situations for more of the time. If feelings of stress, anxiety or low self-esteem affect your confidence, or if worrying about what other people or your own thought patterns stop you from doing what you really want to do then join Jon & Wanjiku on 4 October for a fun, immersive workshop designed to help you understand how your mind, body and words help or sabotage your sense of self confidence.
How confident we feel depends on a variety of external and internal factors. No matter how confident we are, we each have our own version of confidence Kryptonite. For most of us the Kryptonite is our negative and critical internal dialogue. Persistent low confidence is linked to having internal critics that have become so familiar we act on their stories without even being aware we’re sabotaging our confidence.
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence… but it comes from within… It is there all the time. (Anna Freud). This quote led to two insights that are helpful in recover our confidence when it falters:
1.Being confident is NOT a character trait, it’s an internal experience involving thinking, feeling, acting, and behaving.
2.Confidence ebbs and flows according to the stories we tell ourselves about our connection (or not) with ourselves and the world, now, in the past and in the future.