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Best Confidence Books

Dive into the top confidence-building reads selected through consistent recognition across varied reputable sources. These books aim to boost self-assurance and personal growth through expert advice.

Recommendations from 59 articles, Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Gates, Wiz Khalifa and 157 others.
Best Confidence Books
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You Are a Badass
How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Jen Sincero - 2013-04-23
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This self-help book is perfect for those who desire a better life but don't want to be caught seeking help. With 27 entertaining chapters, Jen Sincero provides stories, exercises, and advice on identifying and changing self-sabotaging behavior, overcoming fears, increasing income, and finding self-love. You Are a Badass will teach you how to create a life you love, and use The Force to achieve your goals.
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The Confidence Code
The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know
Katty Kay - 2014-04-15
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Boosting self-confidence is crucial for success, both professionally and personally. However, many women struggle with self-doubt. In this bestselling book, two renowned journalists reveal the surprising reasons behind this and offer innovative techniques for strengthening self-assurance. Backed by research in neuroscience and psychology, this book shows how women can take risks, take action, and permanently shift their thinking patterns to achieve their goals and live empowered lives. Featuring insightful interviews with influential women from the worlds of politics, sports, and the arts, this is a must-read for every woman.
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Daring Greatly
How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Brené Brown - 2012-09-11
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Discover the transformative power of vulnerability with this #1 New York Times bestseller by thought leader Brené Brown. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Daring Greatly dispels the myth that vulnerability equals weakness and teaches us that it's actually our most accurate measure of courage. Brown reveals how vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, and creativity, and explains how shutting ourselves off from vulnerability can distance us from the experiences that bring meaning to our lives. With Daring Greatly, step into the arena and let yourself be seen.
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The Confidence Gap
A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt
Russ Harris - 2011-01-01 (first published in 2010)
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This book explores how to overcome self-doubt and build confidence using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Rather than trying to "get over" fears, the author suggests forming a new relationship with them. Readers will learn how to clarify values, handle negative thoughts, and transform their relationship with anxiety. The Confidence Gap offers a surprising solution to the struggles that many of us face when dealing with our insecurities.
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The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field
Nathaniel Branden - 1995-05-01 (first published in 1994)
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This book by Nathaniel Branden is the ultimate guide to self-esteem. Drawing on his lifetime of clinical practice, Branden outlines the six essential pillars of self-esteem and shows why it is vital for personal happiness, achievement, and positive relationships. He provides concrete guidelines for developing self-esteem in areas such as the workplace, parenting, and education, making it essential reading for anyone interested in improving their own confidence and the confidence of those around them.
Recommended by
Neil Strauss
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The Power of Self-Confidence
Become Unstoppable, Irresistible, and Unafraid in Every Area of Your Life
Brian Tracy - 2013-04-28 (first published in 2012)
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Discover the key to success and fulfillment with "The Power of Self-Confidence." With this book, mastermind Brian Tracy shares the secrets to developing and maintaining high levels of confidence to exceed your own potential. Learn how to grow your confidence to become unstoppable and achieve your goals. Packed with wisdom and valuable lessons, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their self-worth and productivity.
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Chris Do
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The Art Of Extraordinary Confidence
Your Ultimate Path To Love, Wealth, And Freedom
Aziz Gazipura - 2016-06-21
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Unlock the power of self-confidence with this inspiring and liberating book. Dr. Aziz guides you on the path towards ever-increasing confidence by eliminating self-doubt and negative thinking, mastering five ways to overcome fear, boosting your social power, and enjoying more love in all your relationships. With stories, activities, humor, and powerful tools, you will learn how confidence can lead to greater success, wealth, and happiness in all areas of your life.
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The Gifts of Imperfection
Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Brené Brown - 2010-08-27
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Learn how to embrace your imperfections and recognize your worth with this inspiring book by a New York Times best-selling author and professor. Through a decade of research, the author shares ten guideposts for Wholehearted Living, exploring how to cultivate courage, compassion, and connection. In this powerful read, you'll discover how to wake up each day feeling like you are enough and deserving of love and belonging.
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Tyler Winklevoss
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The Self-Love Experiment
Fifteen Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself
Shannon Kaiser - 2017-08-29
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Overcome your fears, gain confidence, and become your own best friend with The Self-Love Experiment. Whether you're struggling with weight loss, finding your dream job or soul mate, or getting out of debt, author Shannon Kaiser shows you that it all starts with self-love and acceptance. With a simple yet powerful plan, this book guides you through removing fear-based thoughts and transforming your habits for a more passionate, purpose-filled life. Join the journey to true self-acceptance and love.
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Girl, Wash Your Face
Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Rachel Hollis - 2018-01-01
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This inspiring book exposes the twenty lies that hold us back from living joyfully and productively. Rachel Hollis fearlessly reveals her own messiness, while sharing practical strategies to help you move past your own falsehoods. With passion and tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face will help you become the confident woman you were meant to be.
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
Presence by Amy Cuddy
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The Self Confidence Workbook by Barbara Markway
The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence by Robert Anthony
Confidence Hacks by Barrie Davenport
What to Say When You Talk to Your Self by Shad Helmstetter
How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
I Am Enough by Grace Byers
Feel the Fear… and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
Quiet by Susan Cain
Dear Girl, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
It's Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr
Zero by Kathryn Otoshi
The Confidence Code for Girls by Katty Kay
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane
Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop
The Confidence Effect by Grace Killelea
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
Red by Michael Hall
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, Robert Petkoff, Donna Dale Carnegie, Simon & Schuster Audio
The Dot by Peter H Reynolds
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People by Leslie T. Giblin
The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright
I'm Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis
Ultimate Confidence by Marisa Peer
Healing Your Emotional Self by Beverly Engel
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
The Self-Esteem Workbook by Glenn R. Schiraldi
Ten Days to Self-Esteem by David D Burns
Wire Your Brain for Confidence by Louisa Jewell
Beautiful You by Rosie Molinary
Radical Self-Love by Gala Darling
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
You Are Special by Max Lucado
No-Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama
How To Raise An Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
The Crown on Your Head by Nancy Tillman
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steven C. Hayes
Not Nice by Aziz Gazipura
The Unlimited Self by Jonathan Heston
Self-Esteem by Matthew McKay
Rock What Ya Got by Samantha Berger
You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant
The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B White
Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
What a Time to Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do by Amy Morin
Atomic Habits by James Clear
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
The Mountain Is You by Brianna Wiest
I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy
Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller
Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
How To Stop Worrying And Start Living by Dale Carnegie