Tips for to­tal con­fi­dence

EVER WON­DERED HOW TO BE THAT GIRL? OF COURSE YOU HAVE! WHERE TO START? GET­TING AD­VICE FROM THESE GIRLS (OB­VI­OUSLY!)

Cosmopolitan (Australia) - - Contents -

YOU KNOW THAT GIRL. She’s the one that walks into work each day at 9am look­ing like she’s just stepped out of a hair com­mer­cial, with a smile so big it would make the cynic in all of us scoff. She’s strong­minded, self­as­sured and knows ex­actly what she wants out of life. It seems im­pos­si­ble, but your new­found con­fi­dence is closer than you thought. Pro­fes­sor Sherry Turkle says con­fi­dence is all about prac­tis­ing your abil­ity to re­cover from your mis­takes. ‘You need to be able to say the wrong thing in a con­ver­sa­tion and know that, af­ter all, we are only hu­man!’ When it comes to staying con­fi­dent in new sit­u­a­tions, pro­fes­sor An­gela Duck­worth sug­gests you think about a time you’ve got­ten through some­thing sim­i­lar. ‘If you re­mem­ber what was hard about a pre­vi­ous sit­u­a­tion, it’ll help you through.’ Cosmo caught up with some Aussie pow­er­houses to get their con­fi­dence tips...

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