Self-confidence seems to be the Holy Grail: the key to success that we can never reach. Instead of boosting our self-esteem and developing our self-confidence, we fake it by putting up a front. When we spend effort pretending we’re someone else, we can’t trust others—if we let down our guard, they might find out who we really are! So we try to do everything ourselves, which blocks collaboration.
To find meaning in your work, you need to collaborate. You can build genuine self-confidence—and let down your guard—by identifying the behaviours you want to change and learning to appreciate yourself for who are you are. Learn to:
Rob is a “content guy”, having spent 10 years in magazines and another 9 working in digital for the likes of AOL, IPC Media and Age UK. He loves quizzes and hates criticism.