A recent article in the Atlantic ('The Confidence Gap') shows research on the gender divide when it comes to confidence, and what do to about it. What's the scoop? Us gals need to put it in gear and just DO, despite our doubts (men suffer from those, too; they just don't hold back as much because of those niggling thoughts):
"...the natural result of low confidence is inaction. When women don’t act, when we hesitate because we aren’t sure, we hold ourselves back. But when we do act, even if it’s because we’re forced to, we perform just as well as men do."
On a related topic, women are more likely to feel like impostors, even highly skilled and experienced professionals. What can we do to overcome this neurosis? Talk to each other about it! If we know that many of our successful friends feel similarly, it's easier to debunk those thoughts in ourselves.Also, LOL at J Beibs and his "powers of seduction" on his confident fantasy girl:
Want some real inspiration for how to boss it up? Check out Nasty Gal founder Sophie Amoruso's how-to book, #GIRLBOSS!
On that note...