Hybrid Conf: Confidence is sexy

Hybrid Conf: Confidence is sexy

Confidence is sexy presented by James Seymour-Lock (@JamesSLock) at HybridConf 2013. James discussed how we can overcome fear and always achieve our goals, we just have to learn to accept rejection. Here's what I learned from his talk.

  • Everyone struggles with confidence in some way.
    • There is a lot of self-doubt.
    • People like to tell other people how it should be done.
  • You don't have to learn the best, just make the right thing for the client, the user.
  • Always do your best, don't worry about doing the best.
  • You can push yourself with self-projects.
    • Don't be afraid of feedback, learn from it.
    • If one person learns from your project then you have done a good job.
    • Understand your own weaknesses.
  • Skills are there to be learned.
  • Clients are investing in you so you have to appear confident.
    • Showing confidence allows you to get away with more.
    • Be honest, it will build trust.
  • Fear of failure is a bad thing.
    • You can always pick yourself back up.
    • Determination will get you to your goal.
    • Put yourself in awkward situations to get use to failure.
    • Learn to accept rejection.
  • Thomas A. Edison: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
James Seymour-Lock presents confidence is sexy
James Seymour-Lock presents confidence is sexy.