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How to Boost Self Confidence & Find
Courage in the Face of Setbacks:
One Year Ago Survey &
YOUR Self Confidence Tips

Do you know how to boost self confidence and find courage when things look bleak and you're facing set backs?

See how others are doing from one year ago, get self confidence building tips and share your own experience and advice.

Don't miss two inspiring videos at the bottom of this page.

Setbacks From One Year Ago...

  • The stock market crashed; the Dow Jones industrial average shed 777 points on Sept. 29, 2008, the biggest one-day point decline ever.
  • Jane, a retired friend, "My investments have tanked, oh lord what am I going to do?"
  • Ken, a small business owner, "My team's sucking the life out of me and my company,"
  • Me, @ my consulting business,
  • "I'm not inspired. I know I want to do this work, but differently. There's something else..."

Today... One year Later

  • The stock market and business climate is making progress. We've not gone into a depression and there's more hope, than not, for businesses and careers.
  • Jane's investments have rebounded. She's been able to move her money around. She's taken on a new, and surprisingly life-giving part-time job that she loves.
  • Ken fired his troublesome employees, hired people who were a better fit and found a new product to promote. His business is moving ahead in more peace and focus.
  • I'm re-energized about my work. I'm developing online tools, resources and more, for leaders - tying together personal, with professional development.

What about you?
Has anything changed for you over the past year?

Share, below. Results are compiled anonymously.
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As you answer these questions, reflect upon where you were and what you were doing in the September/October 2008 time frame.

What was happening at work? What was going on at home?
How you were feeling about the news, your life and your future?
Compare how you were feeling then to what's happening for you today
as you answer these questions...

How I'm Doing One Year Later...

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Survey Results as of 10.30.09:

  1. 'Things' changed at work or at home due to the market turmoil.
    • True for me. 75.0% (42)
    • False for me. 25.0% (14)
  2. If is #1 is TRUE: I believe the changes are going to be good in the long run, overall.
    • True for me. 73.1% (38)
    • False for me. 26.9% (14)
  3. Compared to one year ago, my personal life is:
    • Happier, more fulfilling, better. 57.1% (32)
    • The same, no change. 33.9% (19)
    • Worse or harder. 8.9% (5)
  4. Compared to one year ago, my career and professional life is:
    • Happier, more fulfilling, better. 50.0% (28)
    • The same, no change. 35.7% (20)
    • Worse or harder. 14.3% (8)

Total: 56 respondents

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Others who found self confidence and courage when dealt setbacks...

How To Boost Self Confidence, Remember:
"It's never done, so I can never get it wrong. I am always Loved and Valued. My past informs my future. It helps me become clearer and more focused about what I want to create now."

---Wake Up Eager Mindset Essential

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"We're on the way up..."

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