Magic Confidence

The Blog by Michele Charles Gustafson

The Most Valuable Quality Time You'll Spend

Time is precious thing.  In a busy world, sometimes it’s hard to remember to spend time alone listening for your ‘true self.’ See why spending time alone can be a source of power and joy with a process Michele uses herself twice per year.
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Unlock Massive Motivation For Your Next Success

Finding the motivation to chase your dreams or build your confidence in any part of life is not about what you think.  Most people are “trying hard” to be motivated when the secret lies in finding something different inside yourself and then using it to create natural motivation. Listen as Michele breaks down this little-know quality that unlocks massive motivation for your...
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A Journey To Surprising Confidence with Courtney

 To celebrate the beginning of Season 2 of the Confidence Shift Podcast, I invited to one of my clients to join my Confidence Shift Conversations. Courtney, who went from a woman hiding in the background with her gift to help others to an on-purpose disciplined change-maker owning how she leads by example and using it to lift others.

We dove into her inspiring story of how she found...
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The Myth of the Fashion Uniform

The idea of a “fashion uniform” sounds attractive - easy, a no-brainer - especially when iconic figures like Steve Jobs can wear one.  In this episode, Michele breaks down what you’re missing about adopting a fashion uniform instead of an image strategy.

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Why Mainstream Style Comparison Will Smash Your Confidence

The mainstream tactics for 'finding style’, over the long term, keep you in more confusion, frustration and self-doubt than you realized.  The secret to finding what looks good on you on the outside lies on the inside instead.  Find out why! 

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Finding Magic In The Little Unexpected Moments

In an off-the-cuff moment, Michele shares one of her favorite poems.  Full of deep meaning and memory, it’s a call to be your best.

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Don't Fall For This 'Style Tip' Type

 The “every girl needs....post, video, blog”. You’ve seen them. My question to you is... but ‘do you?’ I’ll be the first to help you see the answer is “no”. When it comes to personal style, it’s not possible for “every girl to need ___”. Why? Because personal style is.....PERSONAL.

Here’s a flip that has created the...

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[In-Joy Series] Your Body Is A Gift.

 “My Jeans Don’t Fit!” There was a time this would have sent me into a body-hate tailspin after a vacation.

There was a time I would have let the number on the tag define how I loved or loathed my body.

There was a time I would have punished myself with joyless exercise and deprivation-style eating to “get back into” my jeans.

Those times no longer exist for...

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Get Quite & Be Your Own Muse

Quiet. Shhhhhhh..... you can’t hear yourself if you’re listening to everyone else.

I used to listen to a lot of voices that weren’t my own. I had a belief running rampant that if I wasn’t ‘out front talking all the time’ than what I give wasn’t as valuable or important. Wrong (of course). I’ve got a roster of extraordinary women I’ve helped...

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See Wonderful Beginnings Hiding Themselves In Ends

It's a sacred time for me - the journal swap day. It's the time when one finished, and another begins.

Mike Posner's song "Move On," said it best, I think:

"Beginnings always hide themselves in ends."

Positive shifts in any part of your confidence come as a beginning from an end. The value in the change - the joy or pain in it - rests in perspective you create around it.

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