“Confidence comes from work and risk and experiences.”- The Confidence Code(tweet this)
A new business book just debuted last week and it's a keeper.Journalists, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay authored The Confidence Code as a practical guide on how we can all boost confidence.The Confidence Code serves up “the science and art of self-assurance” based on research in genetics, behavior, and cognition, along with examples from women in politics, media, and business.The book includes these themes:1. Focus less people pleasing and more on being respected.2. Action is more important than perfection.3. Take risks and fail fast.4. Make decisions - even if you make a mistake.5. Don’t sacrifice what makes you unique as a person and a woman, in pursuit of power.6. Repitition and practice builds confidence.Learn more and grab your copy here. XO Oh, by the way
PS: Congrats to the Boston Marathon runners!Fun fact: In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon. Her presence was met with hostility, and photos from that day are listed among Time-Life’s “100 Photographs that Changed the World.” Inspiring stuff. See her story here.