Confidence

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In this section, we break down the concept of confidence into a set of practical, easy-to-use principles. These articles will help you understand and cultivate the essential characteristics of confidence, and apply them in every area of your life — at home, at work, and out in the world.

Building Confidence — The Skyline of Life


Building Confidence -- The Skyline of Life

Confidence, like a building, takes a lot of effort to develop, regular maintenance to keep it in good shape, but just a single blow to destroy it. Here’s how to ensure you’re nurturing — and not abandoning — your confidence to the elements. [Photo by gags9999] It can take months, years, even decades to build a superstructure or sky rise … Read More


in Confidence, Self Mastery

How to Restore Your Confidence After It Takes A Hit


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If you’re working hard and taking chances in life, here’s an uncomfortable truth: You will fail from time to time, and certainly more than the average person. The cost of confronting your limitations, of course, is your sense of confidence, the one quality we need to succeed and risk losing when we fail. Understanding how to restore confidence when it … Read More


in Art of Dating, Confidence

Birdman, Self-Doubt, and the Fear of Criticism


Birdman, Self-Doubt, and the Fear of Criticism

In this writer’s estimation, anyone who has ever attempted to make/do/create something (isn’t that all of us?) should be able to take away something from the movie Birdman.[Image by Fox Searchlight] Author’s note: There are minor Birdman spoilers in here. If you haven’t seen the film yet, reading this won’t necessarily ruin it for you, but some of this piece … Read More


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Solving the Authenticity Paradox (How To Be Who You Really Are)


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Ah, how to be authentic. Authenticity is one of those qualities that has become so desirable, so sought after, that it has been reduced — just like generosity and gratitude — to a meaningless cliché. And yet everything we teach at The Art of Charm, from storytelling to approaching to confronting limiting beliefs, seems to come back to the core … Read More


in Approaching A Woman, Confidence, Deal Making & Negotiations, Entrepreneurship, Flirting And Attraction, Networking, Self Mastery

5 Signs You Are Needy and How It Is Affecting Your Life


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Some guys come to The Art of Charm knowing they’re needy. Other guys need to be told. In fact, I’d say most men who are being needy in a relationship (or in general) don’t know they’re being needy — or how they’re needy, which can be even trickier to spot. And yet neediness is one of those qualities, like insecurity … Read More


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Selena Soo | Creating VIP Connections (Episode 361)


Selena Soo is the PR maven running S2 Groupe. We chat about mistakes people make when creating VIP connections, and more on episode 361 of The Art of Charm.

Add value before asking for anything. “Picking someone’s brain is like picking someone’s pocket.” -Selena Soo The Cheat Sheet: How did Selena create a relationship with Ramit Sethi? Breakfast, lunch, or coffee: which is the best meeting suggestion? How to talk to an influencer and create the foundation for a friendship. Why and when to not ask for advice. What … Read More


in Business, Confidence, Connecting, Podcast

Create the Ultimate Social Sales Funnel


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Jon Levy really gets how the social sales funnel works, and why it’s so important. Jordan recently had the leading behavior expert, consultant and writer on The Art of Charm Podcast, and I was amazed at how much overlap there is between what he’s doing and what we’re doing. Among others, Levy has had Nobel laureates, royalty — literal royalty, … Read More


in Confidence, Entrepreneurship, Networking, Productivity

7 Boring First Date Ideas that Are Guaranteed to Kill Any Chance of A Relationship


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When you’re going on a first date, you’ve got unlimited options for dates, and no shortage of bad first date ideas. What’s most important when you’re heading on a first date is some kind of activity both of you enjoy. I generally advise guys to plan activity dates for two simple reasons: They allow you two to get to know … Read More


in Confidence, Dating Science, Dating Tips, Flirting And Attraction