5 Ways to Build Confidence in Others

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The people around you lose confidence in themselves. You have the ability to build them up. Consistently build them and they achieve. Persistently tear them down and you undermine them and yourself.

Visiting our grandchildren:

Visiting our grandchildren has a side benefit; I enjoy four hours in the car with my wife.

During the trip, I asked her if she approached our visit with a strategy. She said, “Yes, I want to make them feel special.”

Building up:

I followed up with, “How do you make them feel special?”

  1. I watch them.
  2. I listen to them.
  3. I play with them.
  4. I enjoy them.
  5. I give things to them.


People who feel “special” live with higher levels of confidence. Confidence is a component of achievement. Making people feel special is a powerful leadership opportunity.


How do you make people feel special?


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