Buy yourself some confidence

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Probably because I talk about confidence at business conferences, the word itself tends to leap out at me on a regular basis.

Yesterday, I did a double take when I went past a cash machine and spotted this picture…

For us pedants, the splitting of the word on the screen is highly annoying isn’t it?

There’s also the insurance company advert featuring Serena Williams with the strapline, ‘know you can’ and something about self belief?

And the car manufacturer, Lexus, gives us ‘confidence to perform’.

But you can’t buy confidence, it’s not something solid you have or you don’t. It’s more wobbly and wavy and incomplete than that. It washes in and washes out depending on the situation we’re in at the time. Ideally, you’d never have to consider it and just be ‘on top of your game’ – but life is undulating, as are the feelings that go with it.

Watch my talk on confidence for ideas about stepping up your confidence. No purchase required.