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Radical Self Acceptance: 3 Keys to Increasing Your Confidence In the Workplace

Radical Self Acceptance: 3 Keys to Increasing Your Confidence In the Workplace, by Brandon Hawk. Photograph of employees around table by Dylan Gillis.
Photograph by Dylan Gillis

Radical self-acceptance is based on claiming and nurturing your true strengths, which builds confidence and allows you to thrive in the workplace.

When I played tennis professionally, I saw firsthand the importance of confidence. Each day, I competed against some of the world’s top talent, but the fact was that almost everyone was playing at a similar level. Sure, a handful of players were set apart — in a league of their own. But

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