What's Stopping You? Being More Confident : Why Smart People Can Lack Confidence and What You Can Do About It
I recommend it strongly" Luke Johnson, RSA Chairman, Financial Times columnist and author of Start It Up! "This combination of searing honesty and genuine curiosity about how our lives are shaped makes for compelling reading" Fi Glover, multi-award winning braodcast journalist and BBC radio presenter "An invaluable resource for anyone lacking confidence" John Caunt, author of Boost Your Self-Esteem
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 140 x 216 x 16mm | 342g
- 29 Jan 2013
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Capstone Publishing Ltd
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 1. Auflage
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Join the club. Millions of otherwise smart people lack the confidence to achieve their full potential - at work, in their careers and even in their personal pursuits. Yet confidence isn't something that can be conjured from motivational exercises or via quick-fix techniques.
Confidence is something you must build for yourself. It takes planning and action, deciding where you want to gain confidence and how it must be won. It will require courage, optimism and resilience.
In this follow-up to his international bestseller What's Stopping You? Robert Kelsey offers a deep understanding of confidence, suing extensive research analysis, as well his own experiences, to help you to: Identify the truth about confidence - its root causes, as well as the damaging self beliefs that generate poor confidence Accept who you are, while planning your path towards confidence through achievement Understanding the myths around confidence, such as the need to be outgoing or to have talent Overcome the most common barrier to strong confidence: other people Deal with other barriers to confidence such as shyness, anxiety, stress, prefudice and even hubris
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'..an excellent book to study, to make your companion and to help you discover what's holding you back and what you could do to improve your situation.' (parentswithouttears.com, January 2013)
'...another helpful practical guide for those clear minds who already know what's missing-confidence...all the good decisions and ideas must have a strong base to carry them out; that's what confidence and this book can bring.' (Start Your Business, January 2013)
'...admirably broad minded, covering everything from depression to procrastination and calling in almost every philosopher on the market for nuggets of wisdom.' (People Management, February 2013)
'...practical, helpful advice' (The Sun, 8th February 2013)
'All good decisions and ideas must have a strong base to carry them out, that's what confidence and this book can bring.' (Start Your Business, February 2013)
'The book has range, depth, integrity and whilst it doesn't threaten you with quizzes or exercises, the congruence of all theories he draws on and the consistency of the message make it worthy of your time.' (HR Zone, June, 2013)
About Robert Kelsey
Robert Kelsey is CEO of Moorgate Communications, a financial PR agency, and was previously CEO of Metrocube, a start-up incubator located in London's fashionable "City-fringes". He trained as a financial journalist before becoming an investment banker and a now an entrepreneur, running his successful PR agency.
Yet Kelsey remains and perennial outsider. From a rebellious childhood to an adulthood of pursuing a series of unsuitable careers, he has had a lifetime of failing to settle into any group activities, yet lacking the confidence, guile or know-how to profitably "rebel". Kelsey has developed an enormous insight into both the root causes of alienation and the all-encompassing negative consequences.