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You will never quite know how many opportunities you have missed by lacking a little self-confidence when you need it most.

Whether it's nailing that job interview, speaking in front of a crowd, or asking that someone on a date. All too often people fall short in these moments as they aren't equipped with the cutting edge confidence to adequately deal with them.

Not anymore.

James Daugherty is an intelligence expert and former CIA spy who specializes in all forms of communication. But there's one thing that underpins everything, confidence. It's what keeps spies alive.

However, he never realized quite how much his intelligence tactics on building general confidence, prepping for specific assignments, or dealing with stressful situations on the fly would help everyday people in civilian life.

Imagine how different your life could be if you were able to operate optimally in every situation.

In this eye-opening and engaging book, Daugherty gives listeners a firsthand look into the trials and tribulations he dealt with in the field as a CIA operative and no-nonsense guide revealing how to:

  • Build general overriding confidence (that lasts)
  • Step-by-step strategies to overcome limiting beliefs
  • Prepping for important "missions" (interviews, meetings, dates) you have prior warning for
  • Positive visualization techniques
  • Body language tips for making a great first impression
  • Breakdown and use of the OODA loop process to efficiently deal with stressful situations
  • Spy tactics to deal with social anxiety on the fly

©2016 James Daugherty (P)2017 James Daugherty

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Meh

This book seemed like a summary of many other books, rather than special insight from a spy.

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Not to sure I got what I sighed on for...

Don’t miss insider insights like “lay your clothes out the night before an important meeting the next day.” Where are you going to get advice like that? Book is full of well known tid bits anyone would already know over age 15. Wish there was a gem to share, but I didn’t find it. The writing style is easy listening for all.

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Too much overlap between books

Half of the book was a repeat from another of his books. There are some good tidbits, but no real black swans.

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Uplifting book..

The idea of this book is that, once completed, your outlook on business will change and your confidence level will rise. The author states that most women are competent or confident, but not both and the end goal is to change that. The book is broken up into the following four sections: Relationships, Reputation, Results and Resilience. All of these “R-words” are values that great leaders, in this case women leaders, should value and strive for. Throughout the book the author addresses each of these topics individually, however, they are all equally important and complement one another.

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Realistic and useful audible

I really appreciate this workbook. It's realistic, useful and it simplifies what confidence actually means in comparison to what most people consider it to be; shallow and physical.

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Wonderful audible

Easy to listen and based on robust knowledge, gives you a practical and sustainable way to continuously learn about yourself and improve, not falling into cliche motivational phrases.

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Practical approach

It’s practical, useful, and it simplifies what confidence really means as opposed to what most people perceive it to be

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Pleased with this audiobook

This is a direct to the point and steps you can take to help improve self-confidence and master your emotions.

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Found it pretty good

If you're serious learning about overcome social anxiety and you really want to know how to feel good about yourself, just follow this audio book.

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Worthy listen

It complied very well with my expectations. Is very comprehensive and has all the elements. The author of this audio book is concise and very good to present.

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  • Aidan Schofield
  • 09-04-20

Well explained

Very well-written and understandable- this books looks at a lack of self confidence from every angle one may be experiencing it and offers realistic coping mechanisms to help individuals improve themselves.

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  • Eve Mitchell
  • 09-03-20

Awesome book!

This is a great tool for anyone struggling with self confidence or self doubt. The book is filled with relatable examples and practical exercises that anyone can implement.

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  • Mohammed Sanderson
  • 09-03-20

Detailed explanation

I felt like the authors were in the room talking with me because the book is written in a very conversational and authentic style. The thought provoking exercises were easy to do in short amounts of time and I wasn't overwhelmed. I definitely will keep referring back to this self-help piece.

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  • Declan McCarthy
  • 09-03-20

Practical advice provided!

This is a practical guide that you can immediately begin using to improve your confidence, and thus nearly every other aspect of your life.

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  • Eve Mahmood
  • 09-02-20

Pleased with this audiobook

The book guides you through practical and thoughtful exercises to become the best version of yourself. It reinforces that self-confidence is a process and takes you through the steps to achieve your goals.

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  • Freddie Wyatt
  • 09-02-20

Helpful strategies

The strategies you learn in this book help you to identify obstacles, set and achieve goals, and improve your thinking in order to help you become a more confident version of yourself. As a psychologist, I plan to recommend this book to others and will likely also use these excellent strategies to improve myself.

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  • Niamh James
  • 09-02-20

Amazing listen!

This workbook is an excellent resource that can be used by anyone who wants to increase their self-confidence. It is written in such a clear and concise manner and is so easy to use. This book provides great real world examples, tools, and exercises to allow you to practice and build skills to improve your self-esteem

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  • George Bird
  • 09-01-20

Very informative audible

Most books out there just give you information, and it's up to you to apply it to your life. What I love about this book is that it's a workbook that actually helps you implement the strategies the author shares. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression or self-doubt, this workbook will help you gain confidence, not by changing your personality but by helping you embrace both your strengths and weaknesses to live authentically.

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  • Madeleine Hicks
  • 09-01-20

Learned a lot!

I found this book to be helpful in learning to deal with my inner critic, and think others will benefit from it as well. The down-to-earth tone of the authors is very relatable and makes you feel as if they are with you every step of the way on your journey to improve self-confidence.

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  • Ella Townsend
  • 09-01-20

Wonderful audible

This is a true workbook to be read, highlighted, and written in. Anyone wanting to improve their self-confidence could benefit from this book. It could also be informative for parents, teachers, and life coaches.