Confidence Shift

The Blog by Michele Charles Gustafson

How A Confidence Expert Survived Depression

Every successful person has an origin story.  Origin stories are a foundation for who you are and what you do. They are rarely all victories without some kind of knock-down defeat in there somewhere. I wanted to finally share my story.  Why? Because when we have the courage to tell our own story, we give permission to others to explore and do the same. I want to give you that permission.
 
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Learn to rediscover yourself and create a permanent practice of keeping your confidence ready for new motivation, fulfillment, joy and success.
 

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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 growth and life.
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Let's hang out after the episode! You can leave feedback and insights on the episode on the @ConfidenceShiftPodcast Instagram page or you can join my private Facebook group. A few times per year, I open my FREE 3-day workshop "Why Style Week" that helps you understand the deeper connection between your style, total image, confidence and success. It's open now! Join in!
 

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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 eye-opening confidence in my Hue and Style image confidence program, what shocked her most to learn about how dressing unintentionally was reflecting her deepest negative self-beliefs, and how those belief were keeping her in depression from loving herself more and from fully stepping into the role of an intentional mother, and a leader to others in business. 
 
Courtney shared:
 
How you “can turn her life around” by seeing yourself differently through the mirror first and then committing to connecting it to a transformed confidence mindset that changes your life. 
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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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Journey To Abundant Confidence : Interview With Delaina

In this bonus episode and to celebrate the finish of Season 1 of the Confidence Shift Podcast, I invite my special guest, Delaina Parker, to join my Confidence Shift Conversations.

We dove into how she used her Hue and Style image confidence journey with me to first see herself differently, and then to crush the self-doubt villains that were crippling every part of her life. She uncovered how she rediscovered her gifts and passion as an educator and is building a growing business helping families learn the keys to confidence + connection.

Delaina shared: 

  • How she went from overwhelmed, stressed-out, “angry, yelling mom,” convinced she was doing everything wrong raising her kids to a confident, connected, purpose-driven woman on a mission to change the confidence of moms and kids everywhere.
  • Why the most impactful way to build your kids confidence skills is to lead by example and embrace a confidence journey centered on shifting your own mindset,...
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How You Know A Decision Will Unlock Breakthrough Success

In the Season 1 finale, Michele dives in deep into two things you need to create any change that moves you to your next level of success.  They are elements you probably haven’t considered and may be actually holding you back from more if you don’t know how to use them in your favour. Tune in as all the lesson of the season collide to help you see why your purpose, image, identity, mindset and actions need to collide in the right way to fill your life with success and joy as you define it.

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The Scary Truth About Your Personal Branding Strategy

Today, I’m breaking down the truth about Personal Branding - what it is and what it’s not - direct and in my signature peachy style coming straight from my expert image and marketing background. If you think building your brand means just putting up a website or looking cute at your brand photo shoot, you’ll need to listen.  There is far more to it and far more at stake than you realize!
 
The masterclass mentioned in this broadcast is a FREE workshop you can access at bit.ly/whystyleseries. See you inside!
 

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