Note to self: write a full post on building confidence.

There's another version - people build their own confidence.

My SO is formidably confident. Today she's taking on running a kitchen for hundreds of people - something she's never done before.

She built her confidence by doing things - volunteer projects, diverse work history, wide ranging sports, and a willingness to experiment, fail, and learn.

She un-officially ran a department of her hospital for 5 years (despite many of the management problems outlined here).

Many (most?) males at work have a confidence deficit. This isn't a knock on them, they've not been trained otherwise.

I built (and continue to work on building) my own confidence. We can control ourselves and evolve rapidly - we can't always get companies to change their policies. The ROI of owning my confidence has been well worth the effort.

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Bill Lennan

Bill Lennan

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Mental wellness fan. Ardent believer in effort. Parent, partner, persistent, physical. Co-Founder The HAERT™ Program. DBT is awesome :-)