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Self-Confidence: The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make a Big Difference, 2nd Edition

Self-Confidence: The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make a Big Difference, 2nd Edition

Paul McGee

ISBN: 978-0-857-08299-2

Jan 2012

288 pages

Description

The new edition of the personal development classic

This long-awaited second edition gives us even more of Paul McGee's unique look at boosting our confidence - with his much-loved wit and good humour. The new edition includes a brand new chapter and a host of new exercises.

Paul's approach to confidence is different. According to Paul, we don't have to raise our self-confidence to the roof; just increasing our confidence by a small amount can dramatically change our lives. Paul explains exactly what confidence is, why it's so important and just how to develop it in ourselves and others. This honest, practical and realistic book covers:

  • Confidence in business
  • Being more confident in your love life
  • Confidence in social situations
  • Confidence in job interviews and presentations
  • A brand new chapter on handling conflict confidently
  • Experiences from real people who have followed Paul's advice and improved their lives
About the Author vii

Preface to the 2nd Edition xv

Introduction 1

Section One: The Stuff You Need to Know 9

1 Why Self-Confidence is the X-Factor for Life 11

2 Taking the “Con” Out of Confidence 29

3 Who Crushed Your Confidence? Your Upbringing 47

4 Who Crushed Your Confidence? Other Influences 75

Section Two: The Stuff that Will Really Help 95

5 You’ll Get By with a Little Help from Your Friends 97

6 How to Be Your Own Best Mate 123

7 How to Shine When Your Neck’s on the Line 151

8 What to Do When the Ship Hits the Flan 197

9 How to Handle Conflict Confidently 223

10 Have You Got the Confidence to Go M.A.D.? 249

How it Worked for Me 269

More Stuff That Will Help 277

Time for Some Gratitude 279

Bring Paul McGee to Your Organisation 283

Index 285