This book says on the cover "Confidence for when you really need it" and is endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
The book starts by explaining the core of confidence and the difference between self confidence and self esteem followed by what confidence can achieve and also what affects confidence. Two important chapters which really made me think about myself and how I need to believe in my abilities more.
The book has sections on both confidence for life and confidence for non-work life situations and covers a wide variety of topics including: job interviews, difficult colleagues; asking for pay rise/promotion; job image; starting your own business; talking to people you don't know; sexual confidence; physical confidence and being held at gunpoint to name but a few.
The chapters are accompanied by many cartoon sketches and interspersed with real life stories.
The book is written in plain English and the chapters are split into manageable chunks and can be dipped into as and when needed. They include many useful questions to ask of yourself or important points to consider in bullet point format, which makes it easier to pick out and consider.
I think this book will be beneficial to many people who do have a confidence issue, myself included. It is written in clear, manageable steps to develop a persons confidence.
Thank you to Michael from The School Run Forum for sending me the book to review.