319: Cutting The Vicious Circle With Michelle Rødgaard-Jessen

Michelle Rødgaard-Jessen is the Founder of Work Hero.  The company focuses on optimizing online presence for authors, Cutting The Vicious Circle With Michelle Rødgaard-Jessenconsultants, speakers, or  anyone who’s career is based on selling their knowledge.  The client’s focus to build their audience and position themselves as the expert.

Back then, Michelle used to doubt herself and never thought she was capable of doing anything especially the things that she wanted to do.  Michelle found a way to cut this vicious cycle of self doubt and has gain more confidence in herself.  Check out Michelle’s episode and listen  how she was able to overcome her self confidence issues.


Michelle Rødgaard-Jessen is the Founder of Work Hero.

Cultural Background

Michelle is of Chinese and Danish descent born in Brazil and grew up in Denmark.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Fake it till you make it.

Fake it till you make it

Definition of Self Confidence

Michelle’s definition of self confidence is that you simply believe that you’re capable of doing things including what you want to do. 

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Michelle used to doubt herself a lot and she always thought like “I’m not the kind of person who can do that” and she always thought that other people were better than her. So it was very destructive and it was this vicious circle.

The “AHA” Moment

It was actually during university where Michelle had a lot of oral exams. She was so horrible at it because she was always so nervous and doubting that she could actually do it even though she knew it all and studied really hard. So she got some bad grades. And then she thought: okay, if I can’t convince myself that I actually know this stuff – how am I ever gonna convince other people that I do? 

Then she started pretending that she knew it all.  It was simply a matter of her attitude and showing more self-confidence in the exam room. And it really worked.  She started getting the grades that she actually deserved from all her hard work. Now she uses that trick a lot and that’s also why her motto is “Fake it till you make it”, because she wasn’t self-confident at all but by acting like if she was, she started becoming more self-confident and she was able to cut the vicious circle.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Michelle’s life isn’t perfect at all after this but it’’s like a tool she uses when she is in situations where she gets nervous and it has helped her a lot and she can feel that she feels more and more self-confident. 

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

It would have to be fake it till you make it 😉

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