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How to Give Yourself a Pep Talk

Science-backed strategies for creating your own confidence boost

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IfIf life were a sports movie, you’d have on-demand access to energetic coaches with booming voices, ready at a moment’s notice to inspire you through the next challenge. Whenever you were gearing up to initiate an awkward relationship talk or deliver a presentation in front of your terrifyingly…




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