“Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.” – Vladimir Nabokov
Confidence vs. Competence
There are a plethora of self-help books out there that claim they can guide you toward great success and wealth. And maybe they can. I’ve never read one, which is maybe why I’m not necessarily either of those things.
What I DO know is that being successful generally requires a few things: confidence, unwavering discipline, and the ability to make others believe that you can accomplish important tasks and/or be an expert in the field you are in.
What I ALSO know is that you don’t necessarily have to be highly intelligent or even that knowledgeable in your field to still be successful at it.
I realize that sounds counterintuitive, and it is… until it’s not. Here’s the thing: people will have confidence in you if you have confidence in yourself. That (by far) trumps intelligence and grit because clients, customers, and fans will blindly continue to give you money if they believe in you or your product. Just look at our current Chief of State or people that join cults or people that continue to buy Crocs.
All you have to do is be a master of B.S. (that’s bullshit, not Bachelors) and the rest can pretty much be faked.
In this article, researchers set out on a mission to find out if confidence was more important than competence when it comes to success. These were the results.
As useful as our smartphones are… its quite dangerous to have so much right data right at your fingertips.
For example, after having a couple of drinks a phone can be a recipe for disaster. From drunk dialing to online shopping, technology can sometimes be our worse enablers.
We’ve all bought something online that we regret or forget about later. This is why Ellen thought to ask her audience about their experience.
llen found out that a lot of her audience members have shopped online after they’d been drinking, so she called on a few to reveal their purchases… which included some answers so shocking, Ellen had to sit down!
Watch the clip here
Game of Thrones Hotline for Confused Fans
There is a lot going on in “Game of Thrones,” and it can be difficult to keep track of what’s what and who’s who. But fortunately help is on the way. Cast members Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, John Bradley, Joe Dempsie, Maisie Williams, Kristian Nairn, Iwan Rheon & Liam Cunningham host a new hotline to assist their confused fans.