Real Confidence

Real Confidence

Hosted by: Alyssa Dver

Real confidence isn't situational or temporary. It's a learned skill that anyone can master at any time. Join host Alyssa Dver, CEO of The American Confidence Institute, 7-time author, 2-time TEDx and empowering...

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EP 45: Real Confidence- 57 and Kinda Fat!

I like to work. I work really hard, often ridiculous hours and yes, I like to earn money but I also do it because I know this confidence work really matters. When someone reappears in my life after hearing me speak 10...
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EP 44: Real Confidence- The Confidence to Commit to Your Fitness with Special Guest Justin McClintock

We talk about fitness like it has a capital F, like it’s one clear, well-defined state of being (or looking) that we all need to strive for. Not only is that BS, but it’s also a surefire way to make increasing your...
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EP 43: Real Confidence- The Opportunity Cost of Confidence

We make tens of thousands of decisions every day and most of them we’re not even aware are decisions. You get in the car to drive the store and you make the unconscious decision to go the way you always go. You might...
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EP 42: Real Confidence- The Joy of Cutting Others Down with Special Guest Doug Garland

You wouldn’t think so, but that bit of pleasure we experience when we knock someone down a few pegs? It’s a confidence sweet spot. And it doesn’t matter if we do it in an obvious way or a passive aggressive way, the...
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EP 41: Real Confidence- Having a Confident Money Mindset with Special Guest Leah Ellis

If money keeps you up at night, you’re not alone. In fact, I’m keeping you company! Most of us have an origin story around money and not all those stories are good. Some of them are downright the stuff of nightmares,...
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EP 40: Real Confidence- I’d Rather Drink Poison than be Popular

Let’s get one thing straight: I'm not actually against being popular. I’m against how the lure of popularity seduces our brains into saying or doing things that aren’t actually in line with our authentic values, needs...
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EP 39: Real Confidence- We Love You, Now Please Leave. with Special Guest Maureen Cidzik

The layoff headlines just keep on coming. My LinkedIn feed is filled with posts from people who have been let go or offering help to people who have been let go, whether it’s offers to make introductions, provide...
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EP 38: Real Confidence- Perfection is Relative…Unless You’re Related

I go on about perfectionism a lot, I know. Someone out there is probably rolling their eyes and thinking, “Alyssa, you gotta get over this.”  My relationship with perfectionism and competition, well, it’s partly how I...
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EP 37: Real Confidence- A Little Less Fear and a Lot of Confidence with Special Guest Lino Martinez, Psy.D

You know, despite its ups and downs, even on the really shitty days, I love my life. But it wasn’t until I sat down with Lino Martinez, author of A Little Less Fear, that I fully got what it means to love LIFE. All...
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EP 36: Real Confidence- The Biggest Mistake I’ve Made

Raise your hand if you like making mistakes. Anyone? I didn’t think so. Whether we identify as perfectionists or not, no one wants to find themselves in error. Now, mistakes come in all sizes. Sometimes the...
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Ep 35: Real Confidence- How to Tell if You’re Toxic with Special Guest Aidan Millar

Back on Podcast 31, I was soaking up the many gems from my guest expert,  Aidan Miller about how to deal with a toxic boss. But towards the end, Aidan said something that literally stopped me in my own internal talk...
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Ep 34: Real Confidence- Confidence in the Face of Change

Big changes, small changes. Changes that you want and make, changes you don’t want, that happen to you. Changes that excite you, changes that turn your world upside down. Changes of heart, of scenery, of pace.  What...
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