Reasonable Confidence: How To Be Confident, True To Yourself

Learn how to be confident with Dr Mark Rogers, leading authority on practical, reasonable and 'selfish' confidence.
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  • Lectures 76
  • Length 13.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

'The content of this course is extraordinary: practical, focused, most of it quite straightforward, but based on solid research, science and psychology. The section on the confident smile is incredible and worth the price of admission alone, especially if you ever have to get your photograph taken.... I like the delivery too - because it doesn't charge through things but each weeks focuses on one particular aspect you can work on or change. It's clear, sensible, and easy to follow. Effective too.' - Simon Townley

Reasonable Confidence is basically the Reason-Ability system applied to confidence, to help you become more confident in a reasonable way, using what we know from neuroscience as the course backdrop.

It's Reason x Reasonable.

1. Here's the REASON why you should do this. It's based on neuroscience.

2. And here's a REASONABLE way to do it; marginally, one thing at a time, using the 13x4.

After many decades of dry and obscure laboratory research, the neurosciences are now beginning to bring us real and practical information that we can apply in our everyday lives to increase our levels of happiness, love, productivity and harmony.

That's what this course is all about.

Practical, easy, reasonable things to do, that make it about as simple as possible to become more confident in everyday life.

We hope you enjoy it!

Dr Mark Rogers & Tom Cassidy

What are the requirements?

  • You need to be ready to make some changes to how you see yourself
  • You need to be ready to make some changes to how you think about confidence
  • Tom's FREE Everyday Mind Mastery course on Udemy

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course, you will be naturally and effortlessly more confident, yet still be true to yourself.
  • You will be able to recognise the patterns that discourage you and deal with them more easily.
  • By the end of the course you will be able to notice your thoughts, and to spot when they are unhelpful.
  • You will learn the true mind-body duality of the human 'system' and will be able to use your body to influence your mind, as well as your mind to influence your body.
  • You will understand the hard science behind the workings of the brain, and learn how to use this scientific knowledge to create inner confidence at will.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to be more confident and doesn't like the idea of having to be fake
  • Anyone who has low self-esteem, or a lack of confidence
  • Anyone who knows that being more confident will really help them in their work, their relationships, their life in general.
  • People who've tried to force themselves into becoming more confident through being unnaturally bold, or extroverted, and it hasn't worked. (Well, of course it hasn't because forcing things never works.)

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: ***INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW : Start Here!***
Tom Cassidy and Dr Mark Introduce Reasonable Confidence
Section 2: Background: The Story Behind Reasonable Confidence - Reason-Ability & The 13x4
The First Dogma of Reason-Ability: Marginal Gains
The First Dogma of Reason-Ability - PDF
5 pages
The Second Dogma of Reason-Ability: One Thing At A Time
The Second Dogma of Reason-Ability - PDF
5 pages
The Third Dogma of Reason-Ability: Discernment
The Third Dogma of Reason-Ability - PDF
9 pages
The Fourth Dogma of Reason-Ability: A Reasonable Plan
The Fourth Dogma of Reason-Ability - PDF
8 pages
Section 3: **COURSE CONTENT STARTS HERE** Week 1: Awareness and understanding of Confidence

This is a brief introductory video that introduces wha tyou will be learning in Week One: Awareness of Confidence


Tom Cassidy asks Dr Mark some questions about Week One of the course. What is it about? What is the approach?


In this Lesson we go over exactly what I mean by 'confidence- and we start to challenge your conceptions (and maybe misconceptions) of what is confidence.


In this lesson we continue with some practical thought exercises to really get you thinking about confidence, and your relationship to confidence, in the right way.


In this final lesson for Week One, we conclude the thinking exercises to reshape your relationship with confidence and briefly review what we coverde in Week One.

Section 4: Week Two: The Face of Confidence

This lesson gives a brief introduction to what you will learn in Week Two- The Duchenne Smile!


Tom Cassidy asks Dr Mark about the Duchenne smile. About how it works, and how it acts to boost confidence.


In this lesson we look at the first step in doing the Duchenne smile, which is to relax the muscles around your temples. These muscles tense your jaw and they tend to spoil smiles by being too tight and making them constricted and awkward.


In this lesson you will learn how to go into the full Duchenne smile.It isn't rocket science, but it will have a fantastic effect in your confidence and general well being.

Section 5: Week Three: Positive Thinking

This brief lesson introduces the topic for Week Three: Positive thinking.


Tom and Dr Mark discuss the The evidence in support of Positive thinking and the reasons why it doesn't usually work as well as it should.


In this lesson you will learn the number one reason why positive thinking typically does not live up to it's great promise.


This lesson looks in detail how negative thoughts get in the way of our efforts to be more positive and confident.


This is the lesson where we cover the exact steps you need to take to get Positive Thinking to work for you.


This lesson provides some suggestions for positive thoughts / affirmations that build gradually in positivity.

Section 6: Week Four: Confident Breathing

This video gives a quick overview of what you will cover in Week Four

Dr Mark Rogers and Tom Cassidy Overview of Week Four

We take at the science behind the powerfull link between confidence and breathing.


In this lesson we take a breif look at the important characteristics of confident breathjing.


This lesson goes in detail, step by step, on how to practice confident breathing.

Section 7: Week Five: Taking Responsibility

This video gives a quick overviwew of teh topic for Week Five


To m and Dr Mark discuss the topic of taking responsibilty and how it helps us t oget in touch with our inner confidence.


In this lesson we look at what taking responsibility means in the context of confidence


It's important not to confuse the concepts of responsibility and blame, in this lesson we get those fully sorted out.


This lesson looks at what we can take responsibility for. Because responsibility is empowering, we want to seek it where we can.


The practice of Reflection is perhaps the best way to learn from our experiences and increase the extent to which we take responsibility for our lives. It also fits in perfectly with the 13X4 system.

Section 8: Week Six: Confident Posture
What you will cover in Week Six
Tom and Dr Mark talk about confident posture and the surprising physiological effects these simple changes ca make.
A brief look at the science behind hoe posture exerts such powerful effects on confidence.
Here we look at the simple postures that you can adopt while standing or sitting to boost your confidence.
This isn't rocket science! But this lesson gives you a few helpful pointers on how to make the best use of these postures.
Section 9: Week Seven: Learning to Fail
What you will cover in Week Seven
Tom and Dr Mark on Learning to Fail
How To Be Confident: Week Seven Part One: Why Learn to Fail?
How To Be Confident: Week Seven Part Two: Self-Belief

This lesson starts a sequence of three that introduce some exercises for you to get some controlled experience in failing. This lesson covers cognitve (thinking) tasks, Lecture 49 covers physical tasks and Lecture 50 covers social tasks. Many students might like to skip directly to Lesson 50.

How To Be Confident: Week Seven Part Four: Physical Practice.
How To Be Confident: Week Seven Part Five: Social Practice
Section 10: Week 8 Confident Movement
What you will cover in week eight
Tom and Dr Mark Discuss Confident Movement
How to Be Confident: Week Eight Part One
How To Be Confident: Week Eight Part Two
Section 11: Background: Helpful Concepts from Tom Cassidy & Richard Wilkins
The Concept Of The Script
The Script And Identity
Simpson's Syndrome - You've already GOT a PhD...
The Sausage Machine
Section 12: Week Nine Confident Communication
What you will cover in Week Nine
Tom and Dr Mark Discuss Confident Communication
How To Be Confident: Week Nine Part One. Assertiveness

This lesson will be useful if you find it difficult to talk to people, even with brief interactions in informal settings. If you are comfortable speaking to others and just want to increase your assertiveness, you might consider skipping this lesson.

How To Be Confident Week Nne Part Three. Assertiveness Basics
How To Be Confident: Week Nine Part Four. Practising Assertiveness
Section 13: Week 10 Confident Gesture
What You will Cover In Week 10
Tom and Dr Mark Discuss Confident Gesture and Mirror Neurons
How To Be Confident: Week 10 Part 1
How To Be Confident: Week Ten Part Two
Section 14: Week 11 Eye Contact
What You Will Cover In Week 11
Dr Mark and Tom Make Eye Contact...
How To Be Confident: Week Eleven Part One: Getting Used to Eye Contact
How To Be Confident: Week Eleven Part Two: Live Eye Contact
Section 15: Week 12 Meditation for Confidence
What You Will Cover in Week 11
Tom and Dr Mark Discuss Week 12
Confidence Meditation Week 12 Part 1
Confidence Meditation Week 12 Part 2
Confidence Meditation Week 12 Part 3
Confidence Meditation Week 12 Part 4
Audio Track of Confidence Meditation

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Instructor Biography

Tom Cassidy, Comprehensivist, Education Reformer

Tom Cassidy - Comprehensivist, Education Reformer, Reasonable Polymath, using continuous development frameworks to help people improve all areas of their lives: self-worth, self-belief, goal-achieving, feeling good, achieving sustainable health and deeply fulfilling relationships.

My mantra is: 'Feel Good. Do Stuff.'

Life's not about meditating on the top of a mountain in Nepal, feeling great, achieving enlightenment for yourself...

And it's definitely not about going through life doing things, without having awareness, being busy, achieving a lot but not being mindful of the bigger picture.

It's about both.

Feel good. Do Stuff.

Feel great about yourself, about life, the universe and everything, but do loads of things as well. Have a family, run a business, learn Italian, travel the world, change the world - Do Stuff.

I mean, why not?

I've spent the last 25+ years combining the wisdom of hundreds of years of the study of global philosophies, human effectiveness, modern findings of behavioural science, recent breakthroughs in the understanding of brain physiology and even the results of quantum mechanics into practical, continuous development frameworks for getting things done.

Systems based on practical algorithms of thought and of operation. Algorithms that are easy enough for most people to do just as they are, without having to change any aspect of their life. 'Reasonable Algorithms for Reasonable People.'

In my experience, the most effective continuous development frameworks are those which have duration, cadence and autonomy:

Autonomy - The framework is customisable, adaptable for every participant.

Cadence - The framework has a natural rhythm to it, a cyclic frequency.

Duration - The framework is designed for longitudinal impact and long term growth.

And this framework that I have put together appears to be very robust in its ability to get results, mostly because it requires a very small amount of willpower to make it work. People can stick to it quite effectively.

You still need to do the work. But the willpower you need to get the results is almost certainly the lowest you've ever used for achieving anything in your life, ever.

Please feel free to connect with me however best suits you. I'm always open to exploring ideas either virtually or in person.

All the best


Instructor Biography

Mark Rogers, Neuroscientist Putting Brain Science to Work For You

Mark is a neuroscientist (BSc, PhD) with a passion for understanding how brain science and neuropsychology can give us deep insights into developing ways to improve our lives.

After many decades of dry and obscure laboratory research, the neurosciences are now beginning to bring us real and practical information that we can apply in our everyday lives to increase our levels of happiness, love, productivity and harmony.

With many years' experience of research into depression as well as other disorders such as schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder, and over 40 papers published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, I have a strong science background. But this scientific knowledge is tempered by and combined with a deep concern and respect for the spiritual component of our existence.

Though these experiences I have developed a passion to share the insights I have gained into practical and powerful, yet easy to use techniques by which we can all improve both our own lives, and the lives of those around us.

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