Building confidence is powerful business. Speaking your mind, confidently entering a room full of strangers, or delivering a stellar presentation with little notice becomes possible because you believe in yourself.

So, once you have it, you want to keep it, right? The problem is... some of your most kind and polite habits actually undermine the confidence you worked so hard to create, setting you back on a shaky foundation. It's wonderful that you're nice and, of course, you want everyone to feel as good as you do, but it's time to stop these pesky habits and honor your empowered self.

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