Ethiopia - Nine Profiles self confident people. how can you tell when someone is truly confident--in his or her ideas, plans, and self--and, just as important, that the person's confidence is justified? Better yet, how do you know when your sense of self-confidence is justified?
Unfortunately, I don't have the answer, so I asked Dharmesh Shah, co-founder of HubSpot and a guy who has met hundreds of entrepreneurs and invested in a number of startups, how he spots truly confident people.
Keep in mind confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others. Confidence is quiet. Confidence is a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard.
I'm fortunate to know a number of truly confident people. Many work with me at HubSpot, while others are fellow founders of their own startups, some of whom I've met through my angel investment activity. But the majority are people I've met through my career and who work in a variety of industries and professions.
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