68. The Confidence Code (Kay & Shipman)

Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 9.05.34 AMMy review on The Confidence Code will be a short since we have already enjoyed (and can review) the comprehensive guest post by Dominique O’Rourke from earlier this summer.  After reading Dominique’s review, I was inspired to read this book also and am sharing a few highlights that resonated with me:

  • “Maybe Nike has it right.  At some point we have to stop thinking and jus do it” (p. 51)
  • “We’ve learned that the secret to success may in fact be failure” (p. 124)
  • The Japanese word gaiman means keep trying (p124)
  • I appreciated the reference to the terrific book Mindset by Carol Dweck.
  • “Risk keeps you on life’s edge.  It keeps you growing, improving and gaining confidence“. (p141)]

Micro-confidence do’s include:

  • Meditate
  • Be Grateful
  • Think Small
  • Sleep more, move, share – in any order
  • Practice power positions (p162-164)

Overall, the book had an inspiring message.  At times the science of genetics and DNA was a bit dry but I really appreciated the section on raising confident daughters and would recommend the book to other parents!

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