How To Be Confident

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What sometimes distinguishes fulfilled from unfulfilled lives is an ingredient that’s not part of the educational curriculum, and which can sound vague or somewhat silly: confidence.

We spend vast amounts of time acquiring technical skills in narrow professional fields, but so little time practising the one virtue that will make those skills effective in the world. We overlook the primordial need to acquire a more wide-ranging variety of confidence which can serve us across a range of tasks in our professional and personal lives.

Often, we lack confidence because we implicitly regard its possession as a matter of slightly freakish good luck. We believe we are stuck with the confidence levels we were born with, but as this class shows, the opposite is true. Confidence is not a gift from the gods, but a skill that can be learned. It is a skill founded on a set of ideas we have about the world and our natural place within it.

How to Be Confident teaches us:

  • How to overcome the impostor syndrome
  • How to master shyness about advancing our plans
  • How to outgrow the legacy of childhood timidity
  • How to remain confident that we can change things through our own agency

We leave the class equipped with a range of confidence-inducing ideas to allow us to escape the shackles of excessive hesitancy and compliance.

TIMETABLE

6.15 pm     Drinks & welcome in our classroom
6.30 pm     Class begins (short break included)
9.30 pm     Class finishes 
 

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'Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.'

– E.E. Cummings

Facilitator

Eyal Halamish
Eyal Hamalish is an entrepreneur, activist and executive leadership coach.  He joined the School of Life as a founding faculty member in Australia in 2014. Eyal has over 10 years experience working as an engagement and communications consultant for executives of major corporations including BHP Billiton, NAB and AGL. Eyal is an advisor to the Swinburne University of Technology Social Innovation Research Centre and a Board Member of Code for Australia. He has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper and is a fellow of both the Unreasonable Institute and the Center for Sustainability Leadership.

Buy tickets for
How To Be Confident

$80

What:
Class
When and where:
  • Tue 28 Apr 2020 6.30pm – 9.30pm
    Spaces: Ground Floor/111 Flinders St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Class starts at 6.30pm sharp and runs for three hours including a short break. Drinks and nibbles from 6.15pm.

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Ticketing:

Full price: $80
Concession: $60
+ booking fee 

Concessions:
Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current Student Cards.

Refunds:
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers. If you can no longer attend this event you are welcome to share your ticket with someone else, which they can present at the door to gain entry. Please see our Terms & Conditions on Refunds, Transfers & Credits for further details.

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