It's not whether you're right or wrong that's important, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong.Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit. It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that, but they're not designed to take care of social needs.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Are You Shy?
Picture this. You arrive at a party. When you walk in the room,
EVERYONE stops and stares for a second, before crowding around you
Everyone wants a piece of you; you're the center of attention.
When you speak, people LISTEN.
They cling to your every word. You crack jokes effortlessly, and
people find you funny... irresistible... and strangely magnetic.
Members of the opposite sex can't help being around you. Everyone
wants to be your friend... to seek your advice... to indulge in
your stories. You're strong, attractive, confident, radiating
power and respect.
You're the top of the food chain-- the *alpha* personality that
everyone loves and adores (and is secretly jealous of!).
If that describes you, great -- you're well aware of how this rare
ability affords you an incredible lifestyle, fun and thrilling
social encounters, and opens doors to career opportunities closed
off to the general public.
But if that's NOT you, listen up... because you're seriously
missing out. And what's more, you *can* be that person, almost
In fact, if you're the type who shies away in the corner... avoids
social confrontation... can't stand being the center of attention
(but would love to!)... and is SCARED TO DEATH at the thought of
standing up and speaking in front of a crowd of people... I can
turn you into the most confident person in the room!
See, the reason you're shy and introverted isn't because you're any
less social, humorous, intelligent or charismatic than others.
Many confident people aren't smart or charismatic at all... they
just don't fear what other people think of them.
As a child, you were conditioned to keep your mouth shut (Ever been
told by your parents "Don't talk to strangers?".). You were
ordered to obey authority figures like parents, teachers, adults.
As a grown-up, this "learned" behaviour is like a knife to your
confidence... and is no longer relevant to your life.