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  • The Confidence Gap

  • A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt
  • By: Russ Harris, Steven Hayes PhD (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050

Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to "get over" our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them. Paradoxically, it's only when we stop struggling against our fearfulness that we begin to find lasting freedom from it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The One Book for Overcoming Anxiety

  • By Riker on 01-11-16

Not helpful if you are already self-aware

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Reviewed: 04-25-16

What did you like best about The Confidence Gap? What did you like least?

This book would be helpful for those with very low confidence and low self esteem. I did not find this helpful at all. I do have a lot of self doubt, but I am very self-aware and mindful so therefore the tips and tricks weren't of use for me. Whenever he would pause and ask you to consider your thoughts mine were already positive where he assumed they would likely be negative.

Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?

The concepts of the book were easy to follow. Like others have stated, it would be better to read the paperback version so you could write out your responses to some of the activities if you have time. ( I listen to books while I am working so this wasn't an option for me)

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