The Confidence Formula

“Confidence is something we can choose! It is something we can work on today!” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

One woman recently shared struggles that so many women are experiencing today: “Where do I start if I’m at zero? Last week you asked us to write down things we liked about ourselves and I went blank. I thought about it for a couple of days and still came up empty. All the things I’ve been saying about myself lately are negative ones and I’ve struggled [to get] away from them. They are really loud.”

What is happening? Why are good, honest, well-intentioned mothers unable to see all the good in themselves? Why are their thoughts so negative and destructive? Why do they so deeply lack confidence?

Confidence can seem like such a fragile thing, coming and going throughout our lives, and often seeming so out of our control. Understanding the definition of confidence gives us insight into why women are suffering and how they can begin to develop greater confidence. In fact, in this podcast you’ll learn that there is a formula for gaining and retaining confidence–and it’s simple and very doable. 

You’ll also come to see the real meaning of confidence, how it is tied to living true principles and why it is in your control. Audrey will equip you with three key tools which will enable you to ask yourself questions that will empower you to build greater confidence in yourself!  

Listener’s Guide:

Use the time stamps below to skip to any part of the podcast. 

1:30       The event that got Audrey thinking about confidence   
5:53       The Keys to Confidence – Trust & Truth
9:57       The two kinds of truth
12:13      If I’m doing my best why do I still lack confidence

18:30     Three components of trust & empowering questions
19:49     Who you are
22:50     What you know
25:10     The quality of your relationships
28:43     Angela’s story

Quotes from this episode:

“You have to affirm yourself and draw your worth from God. No one can do that for you and make you feel enough.~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“We have to start by leading ourselves first.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“Confidence is a state of being where we know the truth and we trust our ability to live that truth. ” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“Then Jesus said to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~John 8:31-32

“Desired blessings come only by obedience to divine law, and in no other way. My lifetime thus far has been focused on learning those laws. Only as the laws are known, and then obeyed, can the blessings we desire be earned.” ~Russell M. Nelson

“The key to self-mastery is to take responsibility for ourselves and to work on aligning our lives more closely with truth and principles. This increases our power. ” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“Trust is something you can do something about— and probably much faster than you think.” ~ Stephen M.R. Covey

“CONFIDENCE is something we can choose! It is something we can work on today!” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“[My] pursuit of truth through the MDM Academy has given me confidence, to care for myself, to pursue truth and to live principles regardless of what others are doing” ~Karen Bates 

Empowering Questions:

1. Do I have personal integrity and follow through on the commitments I make to myself?   

  • Is my heart really in the right place?
  • Do I have the right intentions?
  • Is my character what it ought to be?

2. Do I truly have the skills to accomplish my goals and commitments?

  • Do I really know how to do this job properly? 
  • Do I need to gain more knowledge or practice my skill-set?

3. Do I talk well about myself and to myself the way I would like someone else to talk to me and about me?

  • How am I treating others?
  • Do I show respect
  • Do I listen?
  • Do I take their input and involve them in the decisions?

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