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Introducing compassionate confidence

Updated: 4 days ago

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There is a concept that runs through all my work. I call it compassionate confidence. While it’s been part of everything I do from the beginning - from delivering presentations to posting social media posts, I haven’t talked about it directly in my newsletter yet. So, I'm very excited to introduce you to this powerful idea!


We need compassionate confidence now more than ever.


The world has plenty of confidence. The world also has a lot of compassion. What we don’t see enough of are people and practices that embody both. Often, we see two camps: the confident and the compassionate. That’s where a lot of our problems lie… because we need both. Together. Wrapped up in one.


So, what is compassionate confidence?


  • It’s wanting to excel in what you do (confidence) but not doing so at the expense of your well-being (compassion).

  • It's believing in yourself and your ability to do what you have to do (confidence) but allowing yourself to make mistakes or have “off” days (compassion).

  • It’s recognizing when you might not know what to do (compassion) but trusting in your ability to figure it out (confidence).

  • It’s knowing what you might have to do to grow (confidence) but recognizing that change is rarely a linear process and allowing yourself to navigate the ups and downs that accompany growth (compassion).

  • It’s believing you are capable (confidence) but realizing it’s okay to not have all the answers (compassion).

  • It's acknowledging your fears and self-doubt with kindness (compassion) but choosing to do the thing that scares you anyway (confidence).

  • It's being fully present and truly seeing what is around and within you, even when you don't like what you see (compassion), and believing in your ability to move forward anyway (confidence).

  • It’s wanting to do and be your best (confidence) but not doing so out of a fear of failure or a need to please others (compassion).


Compassionate confidence is about kicking ass…

without kicking your own ass (or the asses of others) in the process.


Kick ass. Do a good job. Do a great job. Do a fantastic job… but please be kind to yourself along the way.


Kick ass without kicking your own ass. (Hmmm There might be a t-shirt with that slogan on it in my future…)


Compassionate confidence. It’s powerful. It’s life-changing. Try it out.

Let me know what you think of this idea!

With gratitude,



LORA Concepts Inc.

compassionate confidence

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p.s. The information, insight, and advice I share through my work is meant to exist alongside whatever else you may be doing to bolster your mental health, manage stress, or improve your well-being. Nothing I share is meant to replace directives or treatment plans provided by your doctor, therapist, or other healthcare professional.




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