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Alyssa Dver Confidence Crusader & Neuro Nerd

Confidence Crusader, Neuro Nerd and Success Equalizer, Alyssa Dver leads the American Confidence Institute and the global association ERG Leadership Alliance that directly helps all workplaces be more diverse, equitable and inclusive. She received a Stevie Award for Thought Leadership, has two TEDx talks, hosts the popular podcasts Real Confidence and Distilled Confidence, and authored 8 expert-endorsed books including “Confidence is a Choice: Real Science. Superhero Impact.” and “ERG Intelligence.” She can be seen delivering 150+ talks each year, Coaching at MIT and Wharton innovation centers and as spokesperson for both L’Oreal’s IT Cosmetics brand and The American Distilling Institute.

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Ep 72: Real Confidence- Can Guilt Be Good? &Raquo; 4F7Dcb Ab6 111D Bc3 765E616F0A1A Episode72 Scaled
EP 72: Real Confidence- Can Guilt be Good?

A lot of people ask me what the opposite of confidence is. On some level I think they already know the answer isn’t insecurity or a lack of self-esteem otherwise why ask the question.  And they’r…

A lot of people ask …

A lot of people ask me what the opposite of confidence is. On some level I think they already know the answer isn’t insecurity or a lack of self-esteem otherwise why ask the question.  And they’re right. The opposite of confidence is neither of those things.  It’s guilt.  Guilt is quite a tool. Most often we think of it as a tool other people use against us. My mother likes to say, “I didn’t know your phone was broken,” to guilt me into calling more often.  In those situations, when someone’s bullying us, guilt can feel bad, stir up feelings of shame or worthlessness. And I h…

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Ep 71: Real Confidence- The Confidence To Be Your Best &Raquo; C1F6D5 Daee 6E 5376 D6F60Ceb563 Episode71 Scaled
EP 71: Real Confidence- The Confidence to be Your Best

Any St. Jerome fans here? Saint who, you’re probably thinking but you may be familiar with some famous words of his:  Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your bett…

Any St. Jerome fans …

Any St. Jerome fans here? Saint who, you’re probably thinking but you may be familiar with some famous words of his:  Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.  But living inside a culture obsessed with overnight success and a social media landscape that lures us into the self-comparison trap, many of us stop before we even start, well, anything new or different.  It’s like if we aren’t already The Best, why bother trying, right? And yet there are some people who seem to have cracked the code. By all appearances it looks like mastery …

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Ep 70: Real Confidence- Confidently Dealing With Someone Who Intimidates You &Raquo; 40Ad6B 4B8 D0B 0Da6 A81E145C263F Final With Episode 3 Scaled
EP 70: Real Confidence- Confidently Dealing with Someone Who Intimidates You

Relatives, friends, strangers, colleagues, bosses, store clerks, customer support reps. People who intimidate us come in all shapes and disguises. And it doesn’t matter if they’re in a position of…

Relatives, friends, …

Relatives, friends, strangers, colleagues, bosses, store clerks, customer support reps. People who intimidate us come in all shapes and disguises. And it doesn’t matter if they’re in a position of authority or sitting across from us at the dinner table: interacting with them leaves us feeling less than, not good enough or otherwise awful.  Is it better or worse when you know you’re going to see someone who intimidates you? Probably better. When you anticipate seeing that person, at a holiday gathering or a meeting, you’re going to worry. If you remember the movie Monsters, Inc. it's l…

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Ep 69: Real Confidence- Confidence Is A Choice And A Habit &Raquo; 2B5Ba3 4F73 A13 4Ce7 E85Bc74F8B Final With Episode 2 Scaled
EP 69: Real Confidence- Confidence is a Choice AND a Habit

One of my favorite things about the podcast is when everything clicks with a guest. That’s what happened when I got together with Rahul Karan Sharma, author of Habits 4 Miracles, to talk about how w…

One of my favorite t…

One of my favorite things about the podcast is when everything clicks with a guest. That’s what happened when I got together with Rahul Karan Sharma, author of Habits 4 Miracles, to talk about how we can leverage the power of neuroplasticity at any age to experience confidence and create new habits.  If you’re here for the first time thinking, yeah right, I’m not sure about this and I’m to old to start now? We’re here to tell you it’s not too late and you’re never too old. There are hundreds if not thousands of books on the subject of habits, a lot of them fall into the “so wh…

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Ep 68: Real Confidence- What’s In A Word? &Raquo; 8Eed7Ff 150 C03 05Ca 7F11Dff45A6A Final With Episode 1 Scaled
EP 68: Real Confidence- What’s in a Word?

Irving Berlin is known for saying “Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” The same could be said for words, although how we take them – their impact on us or others…

Irving Berlin is kno…

Irving Berlin is known for saying “Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” The same could be said for words, although how we take them – their impact on us or others – is probably closer to 100 percent.  Yes, we have dictionary definitions to fall back on, but I believe the true power of words lies in our personal associations with them. Maybe that’s why I spend a good third of my cognitive energy stores on choosing the right ones to speak, write and share.  Because what a particular word means to me, may carry a completely different message for you and…

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