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004 – Defining Confidence



(added 04/18/18)  The content from 193 episodes has yielded a product!  Not every episode, but from the Wednesday stories I tell that have a lesson attached to them.  It has been compiled into a book called, Forging A Man ~ A Collection Of True Tales, And The Lessons Wrought From Them.  It will be available in both eBook and print form, the print copy will make a fine gift as well.  Here is a link to my author page, if you only see one book, that means the print copy isn’t available yet, but it will be soon.  Oh, and please remember to leave a review on Amazon, because that makes it more visible to potential readers.  Thank you so much!      (GET THE BOOK HERE)

I wanted to do this episode fairly early in the process because it is going to come up a lot as we move forward.  A lot of the challenges men, particularly young men face today are born from insecurity, or a lack of confidence.  Confidence is that holy grail of manhood…it’s like the more confident you are the better your life is….at least that is the perception.

That may be partly true, but still confidence is just part of the equation…admittedly a big part, but still just one piece of the puzzle.


  • In this episode we will Define confidence.

  • Talk about the components and conditions necessary for confidence to exist.

  • Discuss the difference between confidence and other manly virtues.

  • We will establish exactly why a man should want and need confidence.

  • The difference between being confident at a single thing and living life as a confident man.

  • Are there any downsides to confidence?

  • What is the difference between confidence and arrogance?

  • FINALLY…How does a man attain confidence?  How do you become a confident man?


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