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The F**k it books by John C Parkin and a one week course changed my life.
I've listed some other books which I've found useful in the past.
What's inspiring me at the moment
I'm always inspired by The Optimism Revolution, written by a cancer survivor who went on to do great things, running a 250km foot race through the Gobi desert and raising money for youth initiatives just 18 months later. He contributes regularly on with inspiring ideas on facebook. Check back here regularly for the things I've found inspiring.
Can musicians make you confident in a different way? Does watching a youtube video boost your confidence? Watch here and find out.
Everyone knows that Rock Stars are the most confident and charismatic people on the planet. So how do they do it? Experts have decoded the secrts for us here.
The Nectar List is a totally new concept to me. But it's something I've spent the last few years doing. Take regular stock of the things you've achieved, even if they seem small to everyone else. The moments that gave your life meaning are always important.
Making tough decisions, or sometimes any decision can be a challenge if you lack confidence. Philosopher Ruth Chang talks us through how to think about hard choices differently, and it should give you some more confidence in the choices you make.
This lifehack article has 20 simple areas of your life you might not be giving yourself enough credit for. IF you can't tick off all 20, pick one and work on it now.
Amy Cuddy's work on Body Language and how it affects us as much as those around us is fascinating. She focusses primarily on power and this can definitely translate into confidence.
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend This Ted talk changes the view of stress as the enemy to something which produces physical and social benefits to your health. When you're not confident in something, you may feel stress. This may help you find a way to make that one less thing to worry about.
An interesting Tedx talk on how mindfulness can help us stop the over-thinking which creates anxiety. We spend 50% of our time looking back or worrying about the future. What a waste. Just be now and be awesome
Dan Gilbert's "The Surprising Science of Happiness" Ted Talk. 21 fascinating minutes that prove Pharrell Williams has it right when he tells us "happiness is a choice"
How to find your life purpose in 5 minutes: Youtube TedX talk that suggests that by asking these 5 simple questions, you can give your life meaning. Who you are, what you do, who you do it for, what those people want and need, and how those people benefit as a result.
"How to hack your brain" a reasonably short LifeHacker article with some ideas for changing your mindset, behaviours and emotions.
TV training academy: I attended a one day course to understand what's different about presenting to camera. A fun and interesting day out, but rest assured there is a lot more to becoming a TV presenter. Special offers are occasionally available through sites such as groupon.