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One Order of Confidence, Please!

One Order of Confidence, Please!

Craving Confidence is the blog brainchild of Patricia Stark, one of those strong people who seems to have done it all and is now going to tell us what she’s learned! Not only did she work in the media in a plethora of roles, she now heads Media Image Coach, which aims to help business professionals get over that dreaded act of speaking in public.
Even if you’re not part of the bustling corporate world, Stark has a lot to offer through her blog and accompanying videos—don’t we all crave confidence day to day?!? Having confidence in our professional and personal lives will affect our success with being happier. Think about it: if you’re scared of a variety of situations, from meeting new people to organizing your home, or even “simple” behaviors like leaving a voicemail, you will be building up some serious stress and anxiety.
If you don’t think you have time for tackling such big issues, think again. Stark makes easy-to-digest videos in “Confidence Quickbite” versions, which run for just over a minute. Her blog posts stay on point and are written in a casual yet informative way, like her New Year’s entry that begins, “Forget resolutions. Forget about fad diets,” and instead urges us to dig deep into the past and think about childhood dreams that sadly got lost in adult responsibilities—how can they help us face a new year full of possibilities?
Hop on over to Craving Confidence and take a look around. If you have a confidence topic you’d like addressed, you can email Stark about it. Share with us here what you think! What are the situations in everyday life that test your ability to be confident? Going on a job interview for a job I really want is high up there for me! What about you?
—Alicia Kachmar

Posted: 1/8/09

Thanks for recommending this website . You can also read motivational-tips-for-body-confidence (Link .


When we developed Craving Confidence we wanted to develop content that resonated with today's audience. I am glad that you enjoyed my New Year's blog on rekindling our past hopes and dreams. Our site like thefirst30days wants to bring out the positive in people and help them connect to their dreams using the inner strength that they always had. Thank you for your fine review.
Joe Appio
EP Craving Confidence
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  • By appioj
  • on 1/14/09 3:57 PM EST

Thank you for recommending Craving Confidence! We publish episodes 3 times a week!

Best regards,
Aanarav Sareen
Executive Producer
Visual Avenue


Thank you so much for recommending this site!! It's just what I needed. Thank you!


Thanks for recommending this. I know I could use a little extra confidence. I am one of the many that dreads public speaking, and I'd love to feel more comfortable on those few occasions when I am put on the spot.