JILL JOHNSON is the president and founder of Johnson Consulting Services, a highly accomplished speaker, an award-winning management consultant and author of the bestselling book "Compounding Your Confidence." Johnson helps her clients make critical business decisions and develop market-based strategic plans for turnarounds or growth. Her consulting work has impacted more than $4 billion worth of decisions. She has a proven track record of dealing with complex business issues and getting results. For more information on Johnson, please visit: www.jcs-usa.com
Most people want to take shortcuts; however, the more thorough your preparation, the greater the likelihood is that you will have success. Preparation is essential to having confidence in yourself no matter what setting you are in — this will build your confidence when you are in high pressure situations such as interviewing for a job or dealing with higher-level bosses.