What is confidence and why is it important?

Confidence is often cited as a key attribute required for [career] success, for many reasons ranging from improving communication and decision making skills to being able to fully show up without fear of judgement.

However defining confidence can be difficult because it means different things to different people.

This blog post is the content of a recent white paper I wrote, based off of the results of some independent research I completed about confidence, and includes some ideas, based off of participants feedback, on ways to increase your self-confidence.

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How do I increase my motivation and stop procrastinating?

The Oxford English Dictionary’s definitions of motivation and procrastination are:

  • Motivation means “a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way”

  • Procrastination means “the action of delaying or postponing something”

This blog post explores in more detail how to increase motivation and decrease procrastination.

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I'll be happy when...

I believe happiness is a state that, notwithstanding a chemical imbalance or a grief situation, we have control over. What I mean, is we can choose to be happy, or not. This is coming from someone who has suffered from depression and anxiety, who has grieved deeply and needed both medicinal intervention and professional therapist support at different stages of my life, so I know this comment may seem flippant or incomprehensible if you are not in a ‘happy place’ at the moment. If you are suffering then please seek professional or medical assistance.

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Luna Light Productions

Sonia Massessi is the Managing Director of Luna Light Productions UK; a team of experienced freelance videographers, producers and photographers who use and collaborate their skills to provide clients with the best media content fitted to their business needs.

I met Sonia at a #LinkedInLocalXWinchester. It was Sonia’s first networking event and I was bowled over by her confidence and passion for the work she does. I wanted to have this opportunity to share Sonia’s story of setting up her own company.

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I feel confident

What are your feelings about confidence? Do you fear how others perceive confidence? Maybe it is time to reassess and reframe how you feel about confidence so you can fully show up in your life…

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How much is it worth to you to achieve your goals?

How much is it worth to you to define and achieve your goals quicker, more easily, more effectively or more efficiently? You invest in all sorts of things in your life - savings, qualifications, your home, your career, your family - but have you ever invested in developing yourself, deepening your self-awareness and benefiting from huge returns in all areas of your life? Hiring a coach could create your biggest return on investment to date!

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