Do you often feel like you just don’t measure up in your skills, job, relationships, or social settings as you should? Are you low on confidence, feeling low on confidence? Is there something about you or your appearance that makes you uncomfortable in your skin? Has it kept you from going after what you want or who you want to be with?

The lack of self-confidence can be attributed to the reasons behind these questions which most times feel like your inert ability to do the things you desire has been crippled — almost as if you lack the needed tools to a certain objective.

Confidence has become a quality in describing successful people. Throughout history, self-confidence has been known as one of the major requirements necessary to better mental health, establishing good relationships, live happily, and succeed in life. The key to reaching your personal and professional goals lies within the power of self-confidence.

Studies have in fact shown that confidence is attributed to people who are successful than those who aren’t. It is one of the main reasons that some people are more powerful and successful than others.

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

Arthur Ashe

Though, grasping the concept of self-confidence and being able to measure its significance is one that most people find challenging. Often times we think a person is self-confident if they are the first to speak or that person who is so sure of their opinion. Certain times, confidence is mistaken for being cocky or full of one’s self. There’s still a lot of confusion about what self-confidence really is.

So what is self-confidence, really and why is it important you possess this unique quality? How can you overcome insecurity, stop self-sabotage, be unstoppable, and confident to achieve your goals? The answers lie in the guides written by best selling and award-winning authors who distill the practical steps to boost your self-confidence in books.

What you will learn from these books:

  • You will unravel the mysteries behind self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Identify the factors influencing your self-confidence
  • Identify what’s holding you back from going after what you want or getting what you want
  • You will discover fun, practical ways to build and boost your self-confidence.

Here are books from best selling authors to help you build a rock-solid self-confidence to live to your potential.

You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON’T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want.

You Are a Badass®

The Self Confidence Workbook: A Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Improving Self-Esteem

Actively build self-confidence in your everyday life with effective tools and strategies from The Self Confidence Workbook. Self-confidence begins with knowing yourself. From facing fears to practicing acceptance and self-compassion, The Self Confidence Workbook offers practical, accessible strategies to get to know your best self and see real-world results.

The Self Confidence Workbook

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know

Confidence. We want it. We need it. But it can be maddeningly enigmatic and out of reach. The authors of the New York Times bestseller Womenomics deconstruct this essential, elusive, and misunderstood quality and offer a blueprint for bringing more of it into our lives.

Is confidence hardwired into the DNA of a lucky few, or can anyone learn it? Is it best expressed by bravado, or is there another way to show confidence? Which is more important: confidence or competence? Why do so many women, even the most successful, struggle with feelings of self-doubt? Is there a secret to channeling our inner confidence?

The Confidence Code

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

#1 New York Times BestsellerOver 6 million copies sold in this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.”

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty… And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself

Are You Too Nice? If you find it hard to be assertive, directly ask for what you want, or say “no” to others, then you just might be suffering from too much niceness. In this controversial book, world-renowned confidence expert, Dr. Aziz Gazipura, takes an incisive look at the concept of nice. Through his typical style, Dr. Aziz uses engaging stories, humor, and disarming vulnerability to cut through the nice conditioning and liberate the most bold, expressive, authentic version of you.

Not Nice

The Art Of Extraordinary Confidence: Your Ultimate Path To Love, Wealth, And Freedom

Confidence is the doorway to success in all areas of life. Whether you want to excel in your career, triple your income, create an amazing relationship, or just feel happy and satisfied with who you are, self-confidence is essential. In this inspiring and liberating book, Dr. Aziz slices through each obstacle on the path towards ever-increasing confidence. Through stories, activities, humor, and the world’s most powerful tools, you will discover how to: = Eliminate self-doubt 

The Art Of Extraordinary Confidence

Wire Your Brain for Confidence: The Science of Conquering Self-Doubt

The good news is scientists have discovered the formula on how you can wire your brain for a more action-oriented kind of confidence that boosts your courage to act, even when you’re feeling afraid.  In this approachable and game-changing guide to building your situation-specific confidence, positive psychology expert Louisa Jewell shows that adopting a resilient mindset will enable you to show up as your best self at home and in the workplace. Jewell has deep knowledge of the science of the good life, honed through years of study and practice, and here she presents only the most effective and proven techniques for increasing your grit and confidence.

Wire Your Brain for Confidence

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Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

“Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the “creative types.”  But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative.  In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford d.school, and with many of the world’s top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems.  It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.”

Creative Confidence

How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People

“Taking a brass tacks approach to communication, How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing With People explains how to interact with others as they really are, not as you would like them to be. The goal is to get what you want from them successfully – be it cooperation, goodwill, love or security. Les Giblin, a recognized expert in the field of human relations, has devised a method for dealing with people that can be used when relating with anyone – parents, teachers, bosses, employees, friends, acquaintances, even strangers. Giblin shows step by step how to get what you want at any time and in ways that leave you feeling good about yourself. Moreover, the people who have given you want you want to wind up feeling good about themselves, too. The result? Nobody gets shortchanged. It’s a win-win situation. Each chapter includes a handy summary, so there’s absolutely no chance of missing the book’s key points.”

How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People

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The Confidence Effect: Every Woman’s Guide to the Attitude That Attracts Success

In the twenty-first-century workplace, women are encouraged to step up, lean in, take charge, go for it . . . yet how much has actually changed regarding the makeup of leadership when it comes to adding women’s voices? While it’s easy to still blame a corporate culture that favors men, seasoned executive Grace Killelea identifies another culprit: a surprising disparity in confidence–with men typically prone to overestimate their abilities, and women too often selling themselves short. For real change to take place within the workforce when it comes to adding more women’s voices within leadership, we must get beyond knowing that we simply have the ability as women to speak out, take risks, and fill leadership positions; we must become more confident that we can do those things with excellence! The Confidence Effect moves beyond research, statistics, and cheerleading, and focuses on what’s really important: how women can become more confident, one step at a time.

The Confidence Effect

The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

” Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence. Whether it’s public speaking, taking on a leadership role, or asking someone for a date, there are situations in which we just don’t feel equipped to handle the challenges we face. Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to “get over” our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them.”

The Confidence Gap

Enough: Silencing the Lies That Steal Your Confidence

“What Can You Do When You Feel You’re Just Not Good Enough?

Do the voices in your head say you’re not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough…or just not enough, period? It’s time to stop listening to lies that sabotage your confidence and embrace the truth of who God says you are.

Popular author and speaker Sharon Jaynes exposes the lies that keep you bogged down in shame, insecurity, and feelings of inadequacy. By recognizing the lies and replacing them with truth,”

Enough

What other books do you recommend to help someone boost their confidence?

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