How to Become Confident and Help Others Feel Great Too
by Gary Wood
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Pub Date 20 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 02 May 2023
Confidence Karma provides the ultimate guide to building lasting confidence at work, in your relationships and, in fact, in every aspect of your life. Using practical exercises, anecdotes and questionnaires, psychologist and life coach Dr Gary Wood provides you with realistic, practical and achievable strategies for change. Learn how to:
- Influence your body language and project your voice to act confidently
- Build on your existing strengths and skills, and work with what you already do well
- Identify your goals and values, and learn to live in accordance with them
- Develop strength and resilience so you can bounce back from temporary setbacks
- Become more comfortable pushing yourself out of your comfort zone
- Stop selling yourself short and appreciate your value to others
Confidence Karma not only provides you with all the tools you need to increase your self-worth, it also encourages you to share the confidence. After all, confidence is a social practice – by working on your own, you can help boost other people’s, and so each chapter ends with a “karma call”, asking you to think about how you can apply your new knowledge and skills in making your colleagues, friends and family their most confident selves as well.
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Average rating from 4 members
Great book that provides an abundance of helpful ideas on how to improve confidence. It has helpful workbook activities that make you look at how you could grow and challenge yourself. I enjoyed learning about assertive skills and ways to step out of your comfort zone.
Thank you Netgalley for letting me review this book! I can’t wait to purchase it for myself! This book has so many great tools to help build confidence. It helps you understand your thoughts and feelings and how to make them more positive and confident. I loved all the tests you could take and the activities. Highly recommend!!!!
I thought this was really interesting and had some really good snippets of advice. As with a lot of self help books a lot of it is common sense but it’s framed in east manageable nuggets of advice. It’s the sort of book I wish I’d read ten years ago.
If you’ve ever thought to yourself, what I need is a work/life coach but is an indulgence I could never afford, then this book is for you. For the price of a book, you will have yourself a mentor, a voice that will help you establish where you are now, where your strengths are, and how you can improve on them.
Like all self help books, this isn’t a quick fix magic wand. The reader does all the work. And you’ll be doing a lot of that. So grab yourself an A4 size notebook and some of those index tabs and sticky notes and get your thinking cap at the ready. Throughout the book there are quizzes for you to complete, which will help you analyse different aspects of your levels of confidence. There’s lots of helpful tips and advice on how to talk yourself up rather than putting yourself down. Recognising the skills you already have and how you can improve on them. Relaxation tips and short breathing exercises is a really helpful section in the book.
We could all use a boost to our confidence from time to time, and who better to give that boost than you! Gary Wood and Confidence Karma will show you exactly how to achieve it.
I chose to read the book as I’m a terrible procrastinator. I will put everything off right until the last minute, until the pressures of time force me to get on with things. They do say procrastination happens as a result of fear. Fear of getting it wrong, fear of not achieving what you set out to do, and for me a fear of getting bored and not seeing something through to the end. After reading this book, I honestly think it could help with all of that. It’s an interesting, informative and helpful book, easy to read and digest. However this is the kind of book you’ll want to keep by the bedside to dip in and out of regularly, after all, confidence doesn’t just happen, you have to work at it.
**Review to be included on my blog on publication date**
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