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Confidence: How to Succeed at Being Yourself

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Discover how you can: build inner strength, handle rejection, develop your uniqueness, keep your flaws in perspective, make friends with your body, find a place to excel, expand your network of love, and help others become more confident. These and other practical guidelines, along with fascinating stories and anecdotes, show how you can increase your self-confidence witho ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Augsburg Publishing House
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Edward Gold
Jun 01, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I read about halfway through this book and decided that I had had enough. It was clear what the recurring theme was throughout this book, encountered on almost every page I read.

I'll sum the entire book up in one sentence: You need to have God to be confident.

Bullshit. It might help to have God, but you don't have to in order to be confident about yourself.

I hated that the book was preaching the author's religion at me. If I had wanted a sermon I could have gone to church.

One could wonder why
John Rey
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Has great anecdotes on how people struggled with being confident and people who were confident in themselves. Those stories inspired each section while some are from the experience of the author on how to be confident. There are some points though that still needs to be elaborated further. I think this is a great read because I find it very relevant and 'necessary' at the time in my life when I read it.
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am giving this 4 stars because I took many notes of how to be happier with myself. I just could've done without God on every page. Only I have the power to change my life, no one will help get there but myself. But like I said, if you ignore that, this book still sends a great message and life changing advise.
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Easy to read, good ideas. Could have expanded topics more, but just a nice little upbeat book.
Jeff Lampson
I've recommended this to several coaching clients who consistently give it excellent feedback for helping them to boost and fuel their confidence.
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Need to read it again! It's been 15+ yrs!
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