Meet Jared. Jared is pretty self-conscious, and his friends describe him as someone who is "very aware of the perceptions that people have of him." So Jared decided to hire a lifestyle coach to help him boost his self-confidence. For an entire week, he had to complete various tasks to encourage himself to NOT GIVE A FUCK:
Jared explained that his insecurities really set in during high school. He was slightly heavier then, and when he asked his crush out, he was told, "I would love to date you...if only you lost like 20 pounds."
His new (sexy) lifestyle coach, Gianni, let Jared know that confidence mostly comes from the energy you exude through positive thinking and body language...NOT your physical appearance.
With that in mind, Jared called up his pal Niki to give him some ~confidence-boosting challenges~ for the week. First, he had to talk to three strangers. This was surprisingly easy...
...once he found some people, that is.
He did have one interaction, however, where someone told him to mind his own business. Jared was taken aback and reverted to his worrying ways. Luckily, Gianni was quick to remind him that "no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." OK, OK, so that was Ellie Roosevelt...but...same point.
Next, it was time for a new outfit and a photo shoot. Because, guess what? Clothes affect your mood! And once he got out of his head...
TO THE CAMERA:
And the last challenge? He had to throw a party! AND actually interact and be talkative with people. At first, Jared felt a lil uncomfortable:
But then Gianni reminded Jared not to take it all so seriously, and to get loud and be proud because this was HIS PARTY!
He started to loosen up and have fun! He even noted that while his new outfit helped him feel confident, once everything got going, it didn't matter what he was wearing, because everything fell into place. Cheers to that!
So any final words to that guy from high school?...