Episode 54: On Cultivating Confidence and Getting Comfortable with Discomfort with Avery Blank

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer 


Have you ever passed up on an opportunity because you felt you weren’t quite “ready”? After today’s episode you’ll have a new sense of what ready really means and a new outlook on confidence and courage. I chat with impact strategist, Avery Blank, about getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. Avery’s inspirational and creative outlook will leave you better equipped to take on challenges and help you be more authentic each and every day. 


What you’ll learn:

  • The difference between confidence and courage
  • What it takes to cultivate both confidence and courage
  • What “ready” really means in regards to a new job opportunity
  • About the confidence versus competence dichotomy
  • How to tackle the opportunities you want most even when you aren’t ready
  • Why being uncomfortable is the new comfortable
  • Tips for recovering from failure
  • How vulnerability can work to your advantage
  • How you can be authentic in your workplace


Best Advice for Finding Happiness:

“Happy lawyers are those that don’t let others define the term ‘lawyer’ for them”



* Felix Gray Glasses, www.felixgrayglasses.com/Happylawyer   

* Katty Kay & Claire Shipman, The Confidence Code

* Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In

* Amy Cuddy, Ted Talk

* The Skimm, https://www.theskimm.com/


Connect with Avery:

On Her Website: averyblank.com

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/averyblank/

On Twitter @BlankAvery: https://twitter.com/BlankAvery

At Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/averyblank/#1ebd624b72b9

At Her Speaking Engagement in October: http://www.diversitywoman.com/conference/speakers-2017/


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