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How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence


How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence


Class Description

Short on time? This class is available HERE as a Fast Class, exclusively for Creator Pass subscribers. 


  • Use Mel Robbins’ five-second rule to stop negative thoughts and change your life for the better.
  • De-escalate anxiety and agitation.
  • Create mental scripts that help you overcome typical situations that get you into trouble and prevent you from acting.
  • Overcome your mental blocks and change the way you think about things


Are you plagued by the imposter syndrome—thinking that your accomplishments aren’t real and that you’re secretly a fraud and a failure? Do you have crippling anxiety and bad habits that are ruining your chances of achieving your goals? Does your low self-esteem and negative past experience influence your thought patterns? Do you fall into the trap of self-pity that keeps you from seeing positive outcomes? If so, you’re definitely not alone.

If you want to get over these persistent, sometimes agonizing problems so you can gain a new perspective and make real, positive changes in your life, this course can help you do it. Mel Robbins is one of the most sought-after motivational instructors in the world. She’s been trusted by global brands to design and deliver life-changing, interactive experiences that inspire change, challenge thinking, encourage self-love, and accelerate personal and professional growth.

This class will help you:

  • Understand the science behind how self-doubt effects you.
  • Learn and discover ways to overcome self-doubt and have fewer negative emotions.
  • Build your self-esteem and competency skills.
  • Shed your irrational fears, stop undervaluing yourself, and quiet the inner critic.
  • Get out of your comfort zone, quiet the negative voices, and stop practicing habits of hesitation.
  • Stop hiding, being hypercritical, and feeling helpless so you can move forward and discover the path to achieve your creative endeavors.

Mel will give you concrete, actionable advice and steps you can practice to help you stop living with the constant worry that plagues and cripples your daily life. By showing you how to overcome self-doubt and build self-confidence, Mel will help you build the confidence you need to realize your dreams, whether it’s starting your own business, losing those 15 pounds that are weighing you down, or finding true love from a partner. After this class, you’ll better understand your patterns, what to do to break unhealthy habits, act with courage, self-compassion, and overcome self-doubt so you can get what you want out of life.


  • People from all walks of life, even successful people, who want to overcome the self-doubt and the fear of failure that is holding them back and preventing them from accomplishing their dreams.
  • Those who want to gain more self-confidence so they can go after what they’re worth in their career.
  • People who want to develop stronger, deeper and more meaningful relationships and be their best self.


  1. Class Introduction

    This segment welcomes Mel Robbins to CreativeLive.

  2. The Unique Challenge of Being a Creator

    Mel discusses how creators are particularly susceptible to the problem of imposter syndrome.

  3. Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    Mel shares her experience during a TEDx talk where she was overcome with anxiety and felt like she didn't belong.

  4. The Myths and Truth About Confidence

    Confidence is not a personality trait; it isn't fixed and it's not omnipresent. The truth about confidence is that it's a skill you can learn.

  5. How to Develop Self-Confidence

    Mel discusses the confidence competency loop: when you try something new, you will either succeed or survive. Both success AND failure show you how to develop self-confidence.

  6. The 5 Second Rule

    Mel discusses how she came up with the 5 Second Rule. She shows how "in 5 seconds, you can change anything."

  7. What Is Self-Doubt

    Self-doubt causes you to undervalue yourself and negatively affects your life and career. But self-doubt is a learned behavior and can be changed.

  8. Self-Doubt Anxiety Has Plagued Creatives Forever

    Being in the creativity business is hard because so much of your work is personal. Mel talks about the science of habits and The Golden Rule of Habit: You can't change triggers, but you can replace the behavior.

  9. Self-Doubt Symptoms

    Mel talks about the four self-doubt symptoms: Hesitating, Hiding, Hypercritical, Helplessness.

  10. What Causes Hesitation

    What causes hesitation? When you hesitate, you're seeking validation, but validation only comes when you take action.

  11. Avoidance Coping

    Hiding, or avoidance coping, is triggered by fear. Mel discusses how to stop shrinking to avoid people, being a chicken about money or terms of contracts, and procrastinating.

  12. Hypercritical Personality

    Hypercritical personality is a self-doubt trap that can be triggered by a past failure. Mel talks about the importance of becoming the kind of person who spots the opportunity, fixates not on what could go wrong but on what might go right.

  13. Overcoming Learned Helplessness

    Triggered by insecurity and low self worth, you actively play the victim. Mel advises that we need to focus on the things that are going right, which is the key to overcoming learned helplessness.

  14. The Connection Between Anxiety and Self-Doubt

    People who are plagued by anxiety and self-doubt often have a negative tape about themselves running through their mind. It’s liberating and empowering when you start taking action and building momentum so you can gain a little ground.

  15. Student Coaching Session

    Mel answers questions from students on how to handle their own situations.

  16. The 5 Habits of Building Self-Confidence

    Mel talks about the five habits of building self confidence: 1.


Michal Levi

Let me start by saying I bought a book of hers and could not get through it. I just tuned in live today out of curiosity.. with low expectations. BUT WOW. THIS WAS FANTASTIC! As someone who teaches professionally (and has won teaching awards), I have to say I was in AWE of what a great teacher she was. Also, while she is not a licensed therapist, which some have complained about, she is so gifted in this area. WOW she has a talent! Watching her with individuals from the audience was moving, informative and inspirational! UTTERLY AWESOME! Truly glad I took the time just in case there was any value to it. THERE WAS IN FACT A LOT OF VALUE! Thanks Mel! Hey, I may even try to pick up that book of yours again. BRAVO!

Go2 Norway

Wow! The science-behind-typical-human-behaviors that fuel self-doubt AND clear ways to understand how to acknowledge those, and move into confidence-through-action. Easy and interesting ways to remember the points! Marvelous presenter skills -- a real model, and inspiration. Actual coaching sessions within the class to make it real. Mel is totally herself, and vulnerabilities become her strength in real-time, which class participants also lived out in real-time as well. Very memorable. And, the explanation of anxiety as a high energy state matching excitement more than calm was significant, as well as the myths about confidence (such as confidence is not about a personality; rather, action). Well organized, made sense, and I will integrate multiple parts daily! THANKS, MEL!!!

Wild Flower Murals

I'm training to be a life coach and have been a public muralist for years. I've been researching creativity, self initiated empowerment and positive psychology from various angles for many years- in hopes to make it accessible to many. I initially came across Mel's book and was wholly impressed by how effective yet simple the 5-4-3-2-1 book was. I am so glad I took this course, it is the best of the best of the best!!!