Chapter 8: Body language for personal confidence

Confidence is what confidence does

Confidence is a major key to success in life. Having confidence encourages you to take calculated risks and seize the opportunities that life presents. Confidence is what Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the Harvard guru, called, ‘that sweet spot between arrogance and despair’. However, it is essential to have confidence in yourself before you can undertake most activities.

Anxiety acts like a downward spiral on confidence. Of course, some of us are naturally more anxious than others because we have that psychological trait, but for most it is brought about by what is occurring in our environment, and this is called ...

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