Many possess skills, talents and attributes that come easier to them than others. This stuff doesn't feel like work, and it's fun. For some it is writing, rain making, negotiating, playing sports, singing, public speaking or even solving problems. Many believe people who have these traits are considered naturals. They think gifts are included in the DNA, and are passed down when they got their set of genes. Or they are just lucky. That may be true in a few rare cases. But I'm of the opinion there are no gifts of talent, and luck is extremely over rated, too. Gifts and luck happen, when you really love something, are passionate, invest in practicing a craft and continuously developing "the whatever", they become a very natural, effortless act.
Confidence is a condition you manifest when you do things with competence. Self-esteem is a belief level you buy into about yourself, when you're not doing anything at all. To enjoy a great life and a rich business or career, they are both needed to be mastered. I consider myself an emotionally healthy person. I also know that I can always improve myself. I'm interested in learning things that can make me more effective with my business, my personal relationships and things that provide me with a more fulfilled life. Back in January Alan Weiss, a coach and mentor of mine for the past decade, offered a one-day workshop on self-esteem.