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Business Genius by James Bannerman

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UP! YOUR CONFIDENCE

The second Block and Limitation to Business Genius is a lack of confidence.

The good news, however, is that, if this resonates with you, you’re in good company. Many Business Geniuses – from Frank W. Woolworth to Thomas Edison – started out with low levels of confidence, yet managed to UP! their confidence as their careers evolved.

Anyway, what we need to remember is that no one is 100 per cent confident all the time. We have, instead, what are called ‘pockets of confidence’.

A pilot, for example, might feel highly confident landing a plane in a storm (because they’ve experienced doing so many times before) yet feel like a quivering wreck if they had to perform in a West End show (on the opening night of a play they’d never ...

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