Chapter 14

Humility and Self-Confidence

We all know a few confident people: They walk into a room and command attention, or amaze us with abilities we yearn to have. They smile easily and are composed, conveying comfort and self-assurance, with no need to impress. They listen closely and we find ourselves wanting to be in their company. Self-confidence is an elixir that can help you make things happen.

When I think of self-confidence, I think of specific clients who have been in the public eye for professional reasons, attracting more than an average amount of attention. Some of these individuals are professional athletes who compete in front of tens of thousands of people. Others run billion-dollar companies. All of them command attention as ...

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