Ten Things that Help me Be more Confident

Ten Things that Help me Be more Confident

Two months ago, a young friend of mine asked me to share eight things that help me be more confident. His request offered me an opportunity to self-reflect. Here are the eight things I shared with him. I added two more.

“Confidence comes from knowing that, it does not matter what happens to us, God has a perfect plan for each one of us.”

First: I Believe in God – I know that I am a child of God. He cares about me. He knows me. He is my father. I was born with goodness and intelligence.

Second: I Am a Child of God – I know who I am. I know where I came from. I embrace that fact. I have a brother, in Jesus Christ, who will never forsake me.

Third: Worth of Souls – Because of the first two reasons I understand that all human beings have worth – the worth of soul is important in the sight of God. I respect all human beings.

Fourth: Purpose – I know I am here on earth to make a contribution to society. I know why I am here on this earth. I feel a sense of purpose in me being here on earth.

Fifth: Hard Work – Since I know that my life has a purpose I work hard to educate myself so I can accomplish this mission. I practice a never-give-up mindset.

Sixth: Humility – I remain humble in my days of success and plentiful so I don’t get too discouraged in my days of defeats and my days of needs.

Seventh: Attitude of Gratitude – When things get tough I look toward God and see all the good he has done for me. I try to be grateful even in the midst of trials.

Eighth: Outward Mindset (Life is not all about me) – I look at life with an outward mindset. I surround myself with people who have the same mindset. I try to lift a soul who needs my help. I allow others to lift my soul as well.

Ninth: Positive Self Talk. Every morning I wake up I tell myself “Life is good.” I remind myself that I am a child of God. I speak kind words to others. I take time to enjoy the small victories of the day.

Tenth: Perseverance – We are here to finish the race. Sometimes we will fall, fumble, and made some faux pas. But we need to get back on our feet and keep on going. 

Summary: I understand the greater plan. I know where I came from. I know why I am here. I know where I am going. This knowledge of the greater plan helps me in both my spiritual and temporal time of needs. Confidence comes from knowing that, it does not matter what happens to us, God has a perfect plan for each one of us. The plan helps better understand: Where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going. God is the architect of this plan. Jesus is the perfect example of this plan. We can have complete trust in both of them. 










Orem High – Students Leadership Program – Awesome

Orem High – Students Leadership Program – Awesome

I had an opportunity to present to and train this amazing group of students at Orem High. They are leaders of today and tomorrow. They were very engaged. I appreciate the feedback they shared after the presentation. Read some of the comments they wrote:

“I really felt the message that he was trying to present. The stories were personal enough that I could connectI and understand better. I loved the quotes. They were profound. It might be nice to have more feedback from the audience. But overall it was fabulous.”

“Thank you so much for coming. I learned because of you.” “Very good & great stories. [With] more time would’ve made this A “10” for sure. Thank you so very much for coming!!” It hit me personally and inspired me. I personally needed what you said. Thank you!”

“You are a very good presenter. You have a contagious smile and attitude. You are very easy to connect with. Thank you!”


“I loved how you brought every person into the presentation.”

“I appreciate their feedback. I learn from them as well.” “I learned so much from the presentation.” “I love the eye contact and the stories.” “The presentation was amazing. It really resonates with problems I am facing in my life currently … Thank you for your time and lessons shared.” “I think he really means what he is talking about.”


“I loved how you allowed us to put our own opinions into the dicussion. I loved your stories from your own life.” “You connected with us and kept us involved.” “You did really wel capturing my attention and making me think how I can become a better leader like you.”


“Your purpose to was to inspire us and expand our understanding of leadership. You are an example of leadership accorting to your own definition. You not only taught us how to be a leaderm but you showed us.”


R. R. “Thank you so much for coming. I learned because of you.”

Read These Books and Your Life will Be Transformed

Read These Books and Your Life will Be Transformed

Leaders are thinkers. Thinkers are readers. Who are you?


How Successful People Think (John C. Maxwell)


Becoming Your Best (Steve R. Shallenberger)


How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Canegie)


Never Eat Alone (Keith Ferrazzi)


Standing for Something (Gordon B. Hinckely)


Extreme Ownership (Jocko Willink and Leif Babin)


How to Be a great Communicator (Nido R. Qubein)


City of Influence (Jared Stewart and Sarah Stewart)


No Limits (John C. Maxwell)


First Things First (Stephen Covey, A. Merrill, Rebecca Merrill)


Outward Mindset (The Arbinger Institute)


Leadership Secrets from The Bible (Lorin Woolfe)


Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)


Crucial Conversation (Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler)