The Real Secret to Badass Confidence
You know how some chicks get the guy and the gig and own any room they walk into... all without breaking a sweat? Well, there’s a two-part mind trick that can make you better than those women.
Sure, we all want to take a cue from über confident celebs like Kangna Ranaut and go after our sky-high goals, regardless of the odds. But in reality, when faced with a real-life intimidating situation—like asking your boss for a raise or approaching your crush when he’s surrounded by his friends—it’s all too easy to start checking off the reasons why it won’t work instead of focusing on the potential payout. And that, experts say, is a mistake.
In fact, recent research found that throughout history, overconfidence is far more advantageous than being cautious. “Overconfidence increases ambition and persistence and may act like a self-fulfilling prophecy,” explains Dominic Johnson, PH.D., an evolutionary biologist whose research focuses on overconfidence. So here’s how to psych yourself up... and get what you want.
12 shops, four streets, and not a single bottle of cola!