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Summary

The 2018 updated version of the best-selling solution to grow your confidence, assertiveness and self-esteem.

Over 15 years of research led to Michelle Gates writing the original book in 2008 which has now been fully updated with the latest methods for 2018.

Cutting through the nonsense, this book offers a simple and easy-to-understand solution to growing your confidence, assertiveness and self-esteem. No fancy gimmicks, just solid and actionable advice.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:

  • Quickly and easily overcoming fear about social situations
  • Always knowing what to say
  • Building your self-esteem and confidence
  • Effective use of body language and reading other people
  • Relating to others with ease and confidence
  • How to be assertive in any situation

And so much more!

©2017 Michelle Gates (P)2017 Michelle Gates

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Entirely Relative & Highly Effective

The most relatable Self Help book I’ve ever listened to. The narrator really allows you to empower yourself through listening to this audiobook. It teaches you that a lack of confidence is actually beneficial for your success, and uses famous people to illustrate the success you can achieve in despite of your lower self-confidence.
It gives you an in depth understanding of your mind and the impact of low self-confidence before it shows you a series of strategies to improve your self-confidence. It’s full of light hearted humour, that helps make the audiobook even more relative. I like the sardonic use of humour that makes it an enjoyable listen as well as momentously beneficial.
If you’ve struggled with loss, toxic relationships, or experienced failure this book is the perfect solution to build up your self-esteem and it allows you to engage successfully with the world as well as being able to trust your own ability. It teaches that calmness is the key to mastering your new approach to self-confidence.
After I listened to this book I stopped constantly worrying every time I opened my mouth that I wouldn’t be able to say the right thing.

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So good for selfesteem

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Everyone has different issues so i can only speak from my own personal experience, but my self-esteem had took a battering over the past few years for various reasons (many of which I didn’t understand until i got this book). This book is sincerely helping me overcome it all and within a week of having this i feel a stronger, more confident, calmer and untliamtely more capable person.

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An EXCELLENT help!

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I can only speak from my own personal experience but I found this a great one. Narrator was a joy to listen to which can make a huge change for an audio book. Not too long, not too short. I will be giving this a second listen for sure as i feel i have learnt a lot already.

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Brilliant

a very good listen, eye opener and indepth, i shall practice the techniques within the book. thank you

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Great book- very insightful.

Clear actionable advise. Nicely narrated.
Great suggestions for improvement. I listen to it every now and then to remind myself of the suggestions.

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  • PC
  • 19-09-18

Practical

This is a very good book in terms of the practical things you can do to reach your goals in this area.

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Wow wow wow

What an outstanding book, so much so I felt compelled to rate it 5*s. So good!

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Review of grow your confidence assertiveness

Easy to listen to . Lots of easy tips to follow . Useful website and YouTube details for further self development shared.

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Self-Esteem and Confidence improved

As my headline says, my self-esteem and confidence around other people has grown a lot since getting this book. I am more capable of handling myself in a variety of situations. I dont feel the same awkwardness or fear. This book has not overnight turned me into a super hero, but i can sincerely say it DID begin to help me almost immediately. Definitely recommended if you feel a little low in the confidence or self-esteem departments.

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Awesome<br /><br />

Great book, worth to listen, reccomend to everyone.Many thanks to the author, very inspiring. Complete satisfaction.

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  • Nina
  • 13-12-17

This audiobook helped me gain my Confidence back!

This audiobook has really helped me with my self-esteem issues. I still have a long way to go, but I’m on the right track. What I really liked about it is the no-nonsense approach in dealing with confidence issues. Unlike other self-help books I’ve read, Michelle Gates has a way of delivering the facts as they are. There’s no sugar-coating and beating around the bush. This audiobook is in the Top 10 of my list!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 19-08-18

Loved this!

This book is practical and gives examples that are real life. I hope I put the practices to good work for me!

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  • J
  • 25-10-17

So much better than expected

I expected to be yet another book the same as the rest but was very relieved to find this one was different as it got to the information very quickly. It was easy to understand yet a lot of advice and tips were pretty original. Great value for money...in that it is already providing a lot of value to my life.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 06-09-18

helpful

this book was very helpful, and has helped me through some of my major weaknesses

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  • 26-07-18

An excellent informative guide

Suffering from low self-esteem and confidence is not nice, I have been afflicted with this on and off for many many years but this was the first book I have read (out of MANNNY!) that spoke to me on my level, felt real, felt honest, felt genuine. Good narrator too, kept it interesting. Hoping to read more by this author

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 06-07-18

So so good.

Saw this book mentioned in a load of places so finally got my hands on it and my only regret is how long I waited to do so!

My confidence and general self-worth has improved greatly. I am not the worlds most confident person overnight but, really, I am 3x times the person I used to be.

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  • Yashia McGuire
  • 07-02-18

Great book

Interesting and delivers what the title says. I would recommend to anyone looking to improve upon themselves.

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  • Restra
  • 31-10-17

Helped me a lot.

I dont usually write reviews but i felt compelled to write one to recommend this book simply because of how much it has helped me. My confidence, self-esteem etc is now so much higher. I am more capable. And i am slowly but surely becoming a happier, healthier and calmer person.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 19-07-18

Fake Reviews

Hi Michelle,

I was trying to reach you by other means, but was unable to find your contact information anywhere.

I’m the publisher of the book Assertiveness: How to Stand Up for Yourself and Still Win the Respect of Others. I’m writing because we noticed some odd activity with this book in the last few months.

Among other things, we noticed more than normal amount of 1- 2- and 3-star reviews on Audible.com. In fact, in the last two months, more negative reviews have been posted on this book than in the last two years.

We’ve been publishing on Amazon & Audible for nearly 8 years and we know that this many negative reviews is not natural. This pattern is not common on a book with this level of sales. This usually happens when another author is intentionally trying to damage the sales and credibility of this book.

It is very prevalent here on Amazon that authors, especially new ones, with new books, post negative reviews on competitors' books to boost the sales and ranking of their own. It’s so prevalent, many articles have been written about it. In fact, we regularly experience it with our own books. Quite regularly.

We’re not saying you’re behind it, though you published this book on audible around the time we started experiencing these issues, and in that time, your book has quickly started to cross-promote and cross-sell with ours, and even jump in ranking, so we thought we get in touch.

What’s suspicious is that the print version of Grow Your Confidence has very few reviews, and the reviews it did have, have been removed by Amazon in the past few months, yet the audio version has had 100+ reviews. That’s a red flag.

So, in the slight chance you are doing this, please stop. This is lose-lose for the both of us. If we did the same to remain competitive, we both lose out. In the end, no one wins because all our efforts go do damaging each other's book, and we’ll be left with two books with poor sales.

More importantly, if this doesn't stop, we are going to report this to Amazon & Audible. So in the end, it’s the person who does it that loses. So if you are behind it, in addition to stopping, I ask you remove the negative reviews that have already been posted.

Again, we are not pointing any fingers, we just want it to stop. Please reach out to me at admin@scaredcocoon.com so we can remove the review.

Thanks,

Mitch

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  • Cari W
  • 11-06-18

Listened to it Twice!!

I bought it for my daughter and ended up listening to it twice myself. It was easy to listen to, very informative and provided some great references. I would definitely recommend this book.

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