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As women, we are no strangers to the complex web of expectations and self-doubt that can sometimes shroud our path to leadership. In a world that often demands perfection and unwavering competence, it's easy to forget the remarkable potential that lies within us. It's time to break free from the shackles of doubt and unlock the door to unshakeable confidence.

In their illuminating book, "The Confidence Code" Katty Kay and Claire Shipman delve deep into the significance of confidence in our lives. They assert that confidence is not merely a trait but a force that can shape our destinies.

 Why Confidence Matters

Action Over Inaction: Confidence is what turns thoughts into action. It's that inner belief that propels us to step forward, even when uncertainty lingers. Without confidence, we might possess the skills and the desire, but we remain immobilised, stuck in a sea of "what-ifs." We need confidence to unleash our potential and seize opportunities, whether it's applying for that dream job, asking for a well-deserved promotion, or embarking on a life-altering journey.

Confidence & Competence: Here's a revelation – sometimes, confidence can outweigh competence, provided the gap between the two is not too vast. Think about it: Humans naturally gravitate toward those who exude confidence. It's not about pretending to be something we're not; it's about embracing the belief that we are capable and valuable. When we genuinely believe in our abilities (even if there's room for growth), we emit non-verbal cues and behaviours that make us appear confident. Keeping our heads down and working diligently, while essential, isn't always sufficient. Confidence acts as the beacon that guides others toward recognizing our potential.

Contributing to Emotional Well-being: Beyond the realms of professional success, confidence is a gateway to emotional well-being. It's a key contributor to our sense of engagement, fulfilment, and purpose in life. Confidence offers rewards that extend far beyond the workplace. When we are confident, we feel not only accepted but also rewarded, engaged, and truly alive. It's the emotional fuel that empowers us to tackle challenges, embrace opportunities, and savour the sweet moments of life.

The Nature of Self-Confidence

Confidence, in its essence, embodies both a belief and a feeling. It's the potent cocktail that fuels our journey to leadership greatness. 

  1. Confidence as a Belief: Self-confidence begins as a belief that we can create successful outcomes through our actions. It's that unwavering faith in ourselves, in our innate value, and in our capacity to make a difference. This belief is what drives us to step out of our comfort zones and venture into the unknown. It compels us to apply for that job we desire, to negotiate for the promotion we deserve, and to pursue our dreams with conviction. As the poet E.E. Cummings aptly puts it,  

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." 

Taking the Leap: Your Queen Confidence Masterclass

It's one thing to acknowledge the power of confidence; it's another to harness it and make it your own. That's where the Queen Confidence Masterclass comes into play. Join me for a FREE 45-minute journey that will unveil a 5-step strategy to boost your confidence and amplify your self-belief.

In this masterclass, you'll discover the keys to:

  • Believing in yourself and your unique value.
  • Embracing curiosity and wonder.
  • Navigating challenges with poise and self-assuredness.
  • Gaining the courage to seize opportunities.
  • Don't let doubt hold you back any longer. Your path to self-confidence starts here.

Masterclass Details:

Date: Friday, September 29, 2023

Time: 12:30 PM (AWST)

Ready to unlock your inner Queen and embark on a journey of self-discovery and leadership empowerment? Claim your spot by clicking the link below:

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Let's rewrite the narrative and redefine the rules. Your confidence is the key to your kingdom. See you in class!


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