Today I want to talk about CONFIDENCE as it is an absolute game changer. 

Whether you feel that you have been holding yourself back in creating your dream business, manifesting your best relationship, or how you show up in your life in general – it’s all connected to how confident you feel to live as your authentic self. 

As you may know, I recently took to the TEDx stage for a 3rd time. This time around I shared much more of my personal journey, but I felt stronger than ever while being that vulnerable in such a public way. Having worked my way up to it over time, sharing personal things with the world on various platforms, I’m now the most confident I’ve ever been.

So taking small steps, building up your exposure, and recognizing that you won’t die of embarrassment is a really good approach. But there has always been more to it for me. 



My best tip, method, or ‘confidence hack’ if you will, has always been to have a great mentor in the wings.

 There’s a lot to love about having a mentor. From the simple things like moral support and a sounding board, to the perspective of a trusted, experienced expert who sees the magic in you before you see it yourself. 

 It can be hard to get out of our own heads and see the full picture. We are all ‘too close’ to ourselves to see with the same perspective. A really good mentor has that greater perspective – PLUS, they aren’t seeing you through that filter of negative beliefs that you probably see yourself through. 

 This is all so valuable, and has been my best tip in business (and life in general) ever since my media career back at Discovery Health. 

 I wanted to share this as, while we are living in a whole new world since the coronavirus pandemic began, we are seeing a few trends. One of them is a real need for that mentor-style perspective – being able to see the possibilities and business opportunities without the filter of negative self beliefs blocking our creativity and drive. 

I would love to help even more Lightworkers with this, and it was a part of the inspiration behind the GLÆ year long mastermind programme. While there are a finite number of hours in the day, taking Lightworkers on their business journey in a group setting means I can help so many more future luminaries

So I really hope this tip helps you. Have you ever had a mentor that truly opened up your world for you? I’d love to know so please do share. 


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Dr. Andrea Pennington is a visionary brand strategist, documentary filmmaker, highly acclaimed international TEDx speaker, and global launch activator. She is Founder and Managing Director of Make Your Mark Global, providing soul-inspired entrepreneurs, coaches, healers and Lightworkers with personal and professional development training. With a focus on launching new brands into the global marketplace she provides personal branding, media production and TED talk preparation and Keynote speech development. 

Dr. Andrea’s AUTHENTIC Personal Branding Bootcampand Stories with Soul LifeWriting workshop are popular among authors and her Speak from the Heart & VIP Speaker Circle public speaking workshops are bestselling events. All of Dr. Andrea’s programs combine professional training and personal development with global connection and community which empowers emerging Luminaries to network and collaborate for greater impact.

Dr. Andrea is also an integrative physician and neuropsychologist who has shared her candid, empowering insights on vitality and resilience on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz ShowiTV This MorningCNN, the Today Show, LUXE-TV, Thrive Global and HuffingtonPost and as a news anchor for Discovery Health Channel. She also produced a documentary series entitled Simple Steps to a Balanced Natural Pregnancy.

Dr. Andrea’s most recent TEDx explores the winding path she took to overcome depression to arrive at self-love features her singing an original song. As shared in her first inspiring TEDx talk entitled ‘Become Who You Really Are’, Andrea candidly explains that overcoming a long history of hidden depression and anxiety came via an out-of-body near death-like experience which allowed her to break free to love and express her authentic self.