Building Confidence: What it Means and Why It Matters

Alexa Fischer
A free video tutorial from Alexa Fischer
Speaker, confidence coach and entrepreneur
4.5 instructor rating • 13 courses • 134,832 students

Lecture description

What does confidence mean to you? For me, it's the ability to be calm, grounded, curious, and humble. It's the energy of success and the cornerstone of happiness. It's a quiet knowing that you are saying YES to life. Happiness is your birthright. Let's get started.

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Radiate Confidence: How to Create a 1000 Watt Presence

Helping you unlock your inner light, or presence, so you can easily, effortlessly connect with everyone you meet.

05:05:51 of on-demand video • Updated July 2020

  • Create a dynamic, expressive persona that radiates authenticity.
  • Connect to the power of positive thoughts to build confidence.
  • Tame the voices of doubt that have blocked you in the past.
  • Engage in conversation with ease and agility.
  • Dynamically pitch yourself and your business.
  • Learn communication skills to excel in the business world
  • Present your message with passion and purpose.
  • Inspire audiences on-camera.
  • Build a tribe of fans.
English So here we are at confidence. So what exactly is confidence? For me, it's that inner knowing where you are saying yes to life. Yes! Not "Oh, I'm really good at this so I'm gonna do this." or "Oh, I am not gonna do this because, you know, that scares me. I'm just too nervous to do it." Confidence is your ability to walk in the unknown, without it bothering you. It's this delicious sense of curiosity about life and wonder that keeps you looking up, and growing, and changing, and learning, and meeting, and connecting. That's what confidence is! And it's simply an energy. Let's go back to my notion of 1000 Watt Presence. Again, this light, this light that is inside of you, that you were born with, when you're connected to that, that is the energy of confidence. It's the energy of flow, where you are literally getting out of your own way. Now I was raised... and I don't know where I got this message, whether it was from my parents or school or society or magazines, I don't know, but I did have a little bit of a feeling like I needed to be perfect all the time. I don't know, it's just no one told me that but it was the sense that I was always striving for something, you know, that I wanted to say the right thing or do the right thing, or get the right grades or go to the right school. You know, "do, do, do" and there was this sort of concept that I had about perfectionism. Well, I am here to bust that wide open because: a) there is no such thing and your flaws, your uniqueness, the authenticity that you have, that's what makes you beautiful. There's a beautiful notion in Japanese culture called "wabi-sabi" and it is that magic in the imperfection, that makes the art itself absolutely stunning and I think that confidence is just that ability to tap into that flow, so it's there for you whenever you need it. And believe me, you will need it as you navigate this world. Yes, of course, in this course we're talking about articulation, we're talking about presenting yourself in an authentic way and dynamic way in all different areas and avenues in your life, but confidence is that peace of you to just this inner knowing that knows that you can handle it. You can handle it! You can't do anything wrong, you are supported by the universe and by so many people who love you, and your ability to play in life's playground will make you happy, will make you successful and will be that delicious energy that is fueling you every single day. So, in this module, welcome to the world of confidence!