Reclaim the Unstoppable You
Confidence Lost / Confidence Found: How to Reclaim the Unstoppable You serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of relatable stories and simple exercises that offer a road map for building and maintaining confidence.
With unflinching honesty, Kate McGuinness describes the blows that undermined her confidence. She went from being a high-flying Los Angeles lawyer to being an outcast in an Iowa farm town. The strategies in this book enabled her to reclaim her confidence. With warmth and humor, she describes her experiences and those of her coaching clients.
Kate’s step-by-step approach is grounded in breakthroughs in neuroscience. She sets the stage for readers to unleash the power of neuroplasticity by practicing wellness and mindfulness.
The book guides readers through easy to follow exercises to increase eight behaviors that can enhance their confidence. These behaviors include assertiveness, self-compassion, and positive emotions. Next, Kate provides tools to minimize five self-sabotaging behaviors that erode confidence like perfectionism and inner criticism.
With that foundation, Kate gives simple, point-by-point instructions to proceed confidently when networking, interviewing for a job, receiving a performance review, public speaking, and even looking in the mirror.
Additionally, fifty-two weekly confidence challenges are included to ensure that the confidence that readers build as they work the strategies stays with them.
Readers can take the first step toward building their confidence simply by committing to do it. In fact, setting an intention is the springboard to achieving any goal.
Set your intention and next take action. After all, confidence is exemplified by taking action. Your first one will be buying Confidence Lost / Confidence Found. Just do it!
Using the tools and strategies in this book, you can overcome your tendency to:
- Focus on perfectionism rather than excellence
- Blame yourself when things don’t go smoothly
- Struggle with asserting your desires and opinions
- Fear criticism and become defensive when receiving feedback
- Overthink situations turning simple facts into worries and fears
- Fail to set ambitious goals
- Hesitate when asked to make simple decisions
- Compare yourself to others again and again
- Jump to conclusions based on negative assumptions
- Struggle to create healthy relationships because you hid your true self at the outset
- Quickly give up goals and dreams
- Withdraw from social situations
Confidence Lost / Confidence Found will change how you approach your day and live your life.
In this addictive tale, an avalanche upends the meteoric career of Maggie Mahoney, a high-flying female partner in a prestigious Wall Street law firm. Brilliant and beautiful, she became the trophy wife of its managing attorney. After an avalanche kills both her husband and her principal client, Maggie is reduced to being just another powerless female partner at the venerable Sweeny, Owens & Boyle.
Obsessed with his dream of becoming the next Attorney General, firm chairman Andy Anderson creates a tangled web of deceit in a desperate gamble to conceal the firm’s secrets and the shocking skeleton buried deep in his own closet. Maggie suspects he has a hidden agenda when he appoints Jack Slattery, a former prosecutor with sketchy credentials, to replace her husband. Jack must have damning information on Andy, but what is it?
Forced to become a sleuth, Maggie stages a break-in to gather evidence. But she’s not the only one inside the firm playing detective. Andy will stop at nothing to achieve his ambition. He deploys his loyal lieutenant to recruit unknowing allies to break all the rules. Blackmail, wiretapping, rape, and attempted murder up the stakes as the pitched battle between Maggie and Andy plays out to its shocking finish.
Terminal Ambition includes a book club guide and an appendix written by protagonist Maggie Mahoney explaining the law of sexual harassment.
Terminal Ambition has garnered 113 reviews on Amazon and a 4.4 star rating. A number of reviewers characterize the book as a “page turner.” Dozens more note they “couldn’t put it down,” “stayed up all night,” and use adjectives such as “compelling” and “riveting”.