Posts by Philip Pape

Philip Pape is an author, software engineer, public speaker, and life-hacker who helps smart people demolish their fears and become totally confident at howtoattainsuccess.com. He specializes in effective, counter-intuitive strategies to attain success through public speaking, productivity, brain science, and self-development hacks. Philip is giving away free content at his blog here.

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Discover Your Inner Confidence Through Skills You Already Love

“I think a lot of people mistake my confidence on stage for cockiness in real life, and that’s actually farthest from the truth. When I’m on stage, I’m that confident and that cocky because I have a microphone in my hand, and there’s a few thousand people staring at me. And I know they’re there to laugh.” ~Russell Peters

When I was ten, I opened the black, roughly textured box with the metal clasps, pulling out my first saxophone.

The alto sax would come to represent my inner confidence. My true self. The person who paints with sound the complex …