“Should be on the bookshelf of every woman who has ever questioned her self-worth – and that’s just about all of us.” -- Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich and Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out
With unflinching honesty, Kate McGuinness describes the blows that undermined her confidence. She went from flourishing as a high-flying Los Angeles lawyer to existing as an exile in an Iowa farm town. The downward spiral started with her surprise termination from a dream job and deepened with divorce and financial loss. Then Kate began the journey to confidence found by becoming trained as an executive coach. The plans she shares in this book enabled her to create sustainable self-confidence. Confidence Lost / Confidence Found: How to Reclaim the Unstoppable You serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of relatable stories and simple exercises that offer a road map for building and maintaining confidence. McGuinness guides readers on how to:Tame perfectionism and muzzle one’s inner critic.Build confidence by increasing eight attitudes, including assertiveness, self-compassion, and authenticity.Minimize five self-sabotaging behaviors that erode confidence.
Includes bonus resources: 52 weekly exercises ensure that the confidence you build stays with you. Insights on how exercise, diet, sleep, and relaxation impact confidence.
Rich with real-life examples and road-tested practices, this step-by-step approach shows readers how to become aware of helpful and harmful behaviors through mindfulness. Whether networking, interviewing for a job, public speaking, or even looking in the mirror, Confidence Lost / Confidence Found will help you create lasting change, inspiring you to live with authentic confidence and awaken sleeping goals. Please visit katemcguinness.com.