Ep #27: Creating Self-Confidence

Often, our beliefs about ourselves present themselves as facts. However, most of the time they are simply our biased thoughts about our past experiences based on our perception. These “complicated” narratives about ourselves are the root cause of our lack of self-confidence.

Many of my clients have a fundamental lack of confidence. They don’t believe that they are good enough to have what they want. They don’t believe that they are smart enough, talented enough, thin enough, or lovable enough.

So what can you do to close this gap?

On this episode, we take a look at how most of us try to “fix” our lack of confidence and examine why trying to accomplish something external will never solve this issue.

Join us as I explain how self-confidence really works and how you can begin creating it in your own life.

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What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • Why external accomplishments DO NOT create confidence.
  • Why getting external validation from other people only briefly works.
  • Whether your past achievements are useful in building self-confidence.
  • How to use certain things from your past to begin building self-confidence.
  • Where true confidence comes from and how you can create it in your life.

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About the author

Kara Loewentheilis a former litigator, academic, and think tank director who now runs a boutique life coaching practice for lawyers. As a certified cognitive life coach, her coaching work focuses on teaching lawyers how to reduce stress, improve time management, balance their workload and personal lives, and create a sustainable and enjoyable legal practice. Before launching her coaching practice Ms. Loewentheil ran the Public Rights / Private Conscience Project at Columbia Law School, held academic fellowships at Yale and Columbia, and litigated in state and federal court. Ms. Loewentheil clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale University.

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