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131: Building Self Confidence (with Claire Shipman)

Studies show a gender gap in confidence levels between men and women that begins in the teen years. While some say this is biology, many people believe confidence can be taught. Learn how taking action and seeing failure as a positive thing can help on the journey of building self confidence in yourself and in your kids.

What You'll Learn in this Episode:

  • How to become your amazingly imperfect and totally powerful self.
  • The secret phrase that teaches kids it’s OK to fail.
  • A new definition of confidence.
  • The difference between confidence and self esteem.
  • And much more!

Nuggets of Wisdom from Claire:

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Ghandi

“Motherhood really does change you. Women often want different things out of our lives. We value different things.”

“Confidence is what turns out thoughts into action. It’s not just, ‘I feel like a good person.' That’s self esteem. So confidence is like this grease that propels us to act.”

What does it mean to be a Vibrant Happy Woman?

“Being calm and centered in my brain because my brain can get a little bit overactive, and so when I can feel calm and in the moment with meditation or swimming, I just feel like I can contribute to the world and my family in a very positive way.”

A Challenge from Claire:

“Make a list of all the things causing stress or all the things of things that inspire you. When you put it on paper there’s some type of relief that comes from able to put it all out on paper. Try it; it will definitely make you feel better.”


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Jen Riday is a mom of 6 and life coach who loves to help women experience massive happiness as they let go of stress, sadness or other chronic emotions of negativity.

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