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We discuss how to improve your confidence and overcome self-doubt. We explore the difference between self-confidence and over-confidence, techniques for dealing with negative self-talk and ways to feel more comfortable in your skin.

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  • 2:49 - Confidence: born with it or acquired?
  • 4:09 - How self doubt is self-perpetuating cycle
  • 10:11 - Using self-doubt as a tool for making better resolutions
  • 11:57 - March's years of imposter syndrome at work
  • 14:25 - March's anxiety about fatherhood
  • 17:13 - How early encouragement ( or lack thereof) make a difference in building self-confidence
  • 22:00 - Learning to back away from overconfidence
  • 24:11 - Mental exercises for interrupting the cycle of self-doubt, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and March's first Drake reference
  • 28:48 - Noting vs Diffusing techniques
  • 30:25 - Important terminology to better understand self-confidence
  • 32:10 - How a meditation practice can be used to deal with self-doubt
  • 36:00 - The brain's Default Mode Network concept
  • 38:40 - How nutrition & exercise impact self confidence
  • 44:08 - "Dutch courage" alcohol for confidence
  • 48:20 - How your confidence changes once outside your social support network
  • 53:13 - Prescription drugs, nootropics and supplements for self-confidence
  • 55:05 - Power posing for confidence: myth or fact?
  • 56:30 - How to deal with setbacks and common confidence crushers
  • 1:05:47 - After Show: Worst email etiquette


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