Confidence

Tap into your confidence and energy

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 […]

Birdman, Self-Doubt, and the Fear of Criticism
Birdman, Self-Doubt, and the Fear of Criticism

(Credit: 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 might not make as much sense. (Also, what are you waiting for?) I loved Birdman — both times I watched it, and likely […]

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

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 […]

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.
Selena Soo | Creating VIP Connections (Episode 361)

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 […]

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

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 […]