Something You Should Know about Confidence


Performing Under Pressure

January 13, 2016

 

Interview with Taylor Clark, author of the book Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Staying cool under pressure, some of us handle it better than others.

 

Taylor Clark:
Take concert performers like classical musicians for example, people have done studies on the differences between the elite performers and the people who that don’t perform that well.
 


Taylor Clark

Achieving Success

October 2, 2015

 

Interview with Larry Weidel, author of the book Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Would you say your life is going the way you’ve always hoped?

 

Larry Weidel:
I don’t know the percentages but if you talked to most people most people are not that thrilled and energized about where their heading in their life.
 


Larry Weidel

Sabotaging Your Success

October 1, 2015

 

Interview with Tim Schurr, author of the book Get Out Of Your Way: How to Eliminate Self-Sabotage and Win Your Life!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you’re focused on your problems it’s hard to work on the solutions so you need to change the focus.

 

Tim Schurr:
This is not about just being a positive thinker this is about emotionally reprogramming yourself – getting yourself focused on how you want your future to be.
 


Tim Schurr

The Illusion Of Attention

September 25, 2015

 

Interview with Daniel Simons, author of the book The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The human brain is an incredible machine but it does have some interesting flaws.

 

Daniel Simons:
We don't notice as much as we think we do, we don’t remember as vividly as we think we do. We tend to place too much value in our confidence in general. We spot causes where they don’t exist.
 


Daniel Simons

Using Body Language Effectively

 May 11, 2010

 

Interview with Tonya Reiman, author of the book The Yes Factor: Get What You Want. Say What You Mean. The Secrets of Persuasive Communication

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You know that your body language says a lot about you so why not make it say good things?

 

Performing Under Pressure - Part 2

July 7, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One way to perform better under pressure is the reframe the task as an opportunity rather than a pressure situation.

 

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
The key is to minimize the injurious affects that pressure has - it downgrades our thinking, our judgement it even bends our ethics.
 


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Performing Under Pressure

July 6, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Performing under pressure why is it so hard to do well when so much is at stake? It all has to do with the uncertainty of the outcome.

 

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
And that uncertainty translates into anxiety. And anxiety makes everybody do worse in a performance situation.
 


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Improving Self Confidence

June 17, 2015

 

Interview with Marci Fox, co-author of the book Think Confident, Be Confident: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve LifelongSelf-Esteem….

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Self-confidence; how much of it you have may have a lot to do with your childhood.

 

Social And Performance Anxiety

May 19, 2015

 

 

Interview with Jonathan Berent author of Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties

 

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Mike Carruthers:
More people have social or performance anxiety than perhaps anyone realized. You know that fear of giving a presentation or the fear of looking foolish or nervous
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Jonathan Berent:
And I’ve had countless people who have told me things like, “You know I’m thinking of getting into a car accident tomorrow on the way to work because I have to give a presentation and there’s no way I’m going to do it.”
 

Jonathan Berent

 

Talking Back To Your Inner Critic

November 25, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, author of the book Better than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you stop and listen for a moment you can probably here your inner critic.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo:
And I like to think of an inner critic is actually a very positive force if you use it well.

 


Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

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