July 12, 2010

Giveaway + Review: Self Confidence by Paul McGee

I’m happy to share with you this book giveaway and review for: Self Confidence by Paul McGee.

Who doesn’t need a little extra dose of self confidence in their lives? I know I certainly do, and Self Confidence by Paul McGee seemed like just the book to do just that.

Book Description
“Have you ever wondered how different your life would be if you increased your confidence by just 10%? Bestselling motivational author, Paul McGee, has and in his latest book, Self-Confidence: The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make a Big Difference, he helps readers understand what confidence is, why it’s important, and how to develop it in themselves and others.

With this indispensable guide, readers will not only learn how to feel confident, but how to turn confidence into meaningful life-changing action. Loaded with practical tips, Self-Confidence is an inspiring, upbeat book that offers invaluable keys to making confidence part of one’s daily lifestyle.

Not only does the book deal with confidence in business, romance, social situations, and all areas of life, it explodes common myths about confidence, including why “over-confidence and “under-confidence” are both harmful. Also:
• Is confidence the X Factor For Life?
• What crushed your confidence?
• How to feel fine when your neck's on the line – presenting & interviews
• Have the confidence to go MAD – Make A Difference
• ...And much more...

What you achieve in life is all down to how you feel about yourself. It’s amazing what you can do when you have the confidence to try. So what’s stopping you?”
– Self Confidence

My Thoughts
I was really never one of those people who glowed with self confidence. Not to say that I didn’t have any, I did and still do. I just wasn’t one of those people who have way too much or anything. I’m more the type who fears public speaking, talking to random people without reason, and honestly miss out on probably a lot of things because of it.

Self Confidence by Paul McGee showed me that a small change, even just 10% can make a huge difference (over time) in my life. So, I actively decided I needed and wanted to change my confidence.

As suggested, I tried to stop thinking negatively about myself. Growing up in this era with such high peer pressure and media pressure, it is hard to have good self esteem. I started thinking “Sheri, you look good in ____” and “Sheri, you CAN change ____” instead of the “Ugh I hate how this looks” or “I can’t change _____ about myself.”

I’m just starting this self confidence journey out, so I can’t tell you how much it has changed my life yet. However, I can tell you that it feels great! Letting go of the negative thinking about myself really does feel good. If you suffer from this too, I really suggest changing that aspect about yourself, it helps much more than I can say.

I liked the section in the book about finding confidence with the help of others, and dealing with those who try to crush it. I’ve never been one to be talked down to - I just wasn’t raised to let that happen to me. So, when someone is purposefully rude or talks down to me, you better believe I snap right back at them, and then usually try not to have that person in my life anymore if it doesn’t stop. Who needs toxic relationships anyways?

Overall, I enjoyed reading Self Confidence by Paul McGee. It was a great booster to my self confidence. Even though I didn’t need or use all of the tools provided in the book, what I have been using has been working great. I highly suggest this for someone you may know who needs a boost of self confidence, or even yourself if you do too.

I have one copy of Self Confidence by Paul McGee to giveaway, courtesy of Wiley. No exclusions on this one, so anyone can enter.

To enter please leave a separate comment for each entry, if you do not have a viewable e-mail in your Blogger profile, please include that in your entries:

One comment – Follow my Blog publicly and let me know why you want to win this book.

One comment – Blog about my giveaway (linking to this post). Leave URL of the post in your comment.

One comment – Follow me on Twitter and tweet about my giveaway (linking to this post). Leave URL on here.

Contest will end on July 20, 2010
Good luck!

* Thank you to the publisher of Self Confidence, Capstone, part of Wiley, for providing me with a review copy and book for the giveaway of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.


Melanie's Randomness said...

I follow you on twitter & will tweet now about the giveaway!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I've always had problems with self-confidence. I wonder how my life would be if I just increased it a lil bit! I'd like to read this book! =)

I'm a follower of your blog!

Stacy said...

I'd like more selfconfidence too.

Stacy said...

I'm also a follower.


pixie13 said...

GFC follower. I'd love to read this book. I think everyone could use some help in the self-confidence department & I'm no exception/


pixie13 said...

following & tweeted


Terry Mac said...

I really really really could use a self-esteem boost right now! Used to have self confidence, but after 30 yrs of marriage, he up and left with no warning! Huge sense of betrayal on several levels....and Self Confidence by Paul McGee just might be what will show me how to regain my self-confidence and esteem!

Thank you for your review and hosting this giveaway.

Terry Mac said...

Commemted on your review and posted your link on my FB (Terry McPherson) I follow your blog, too.

terrymac1a at hotmail dot com