In this episode, Joshua learns that there is no such thing as too much confidence. Arrogant people are put in the same category as selfish or rude people. True leadership comes from being sure of where your going and letting others know about it.
Too Much Confidence
Today, I’m going to share with you a quick lesson I learned about confidence. Are you ready?
There is no such thing as too much confidence.
Did you get that? You want it slower this time? There is NO such thing as too much confidence.
We all know that your success has a lot to do with your level of self-assuredness, self-confidence.
The more positive and definite you sound like with your decisions, the more likely other people are going to follow your leadership. You want to attract more people to your line of thinking, no matter what industry you are in. Bigger leader = more followers = more success!
Confidence is attractive.
And the higher your confidence, the more attractive you become to others. Simple, right?
But Joshua, too much confidence comes across as cocky and arrogant!
No. There’s no threshold. There’s no line you cross that makes you all of a sudden become cocky.
Cockiness and arrogance come on a different scale. They come from a lack of consideration for others. They are on the same scale as rudeness and selfishness. Cockiness and arrogance come out when your actions and decisions only benefit you don’t reflect consideration for the other person’s thoughts or feelings.
As long as you’re a genuine, authentic human being who thinks about the world around you when you make decisions, you have no danger of EVER being too confident in those decisions or in yourself.
What do you do to boost your self-confidence? How do you work on being sure of your decisions? Share with us in the comments below.
While I don’t find myself in a church on a regular basis, I do see great value in learning from religious leaders. John Wesley’s writings are no exception. Wesley lived during Revolutionary War times in both England and America. He founded a very analytical and studious movement in Christianity called Methodism.
The Methodist approach to religion reminds me of many of today’s agnostics. The basic, watered down premise is to accept no dogma blindly, but instead for each person to study and interpret all writings for himself.
John Wesley Quotes
The danger in such a thoughtful approach to faith is similar to a flaw I have noticed in myself and many of my clients. Many of today’s entrepreneurs experience “paralysis by analysis.”
“Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.” –John Wesley, 1768
John Wesley writes that while knowledge is important, it’s the love that really makes a difference in the world. Beware of sitting back and spending your whole life making “perfect decisions” and failing to take action. There is no such thing as a perfect plan. Get out into the world now and spread your love.
On the other hand, John Wesley wrote not to run your life with your head down:
“Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.” –John Wesley, 1777
True leaders develop the ability to make informed, efficient judgments quickly. This is one of the keys to success. Surround yourself with wise advisers, trust their opinions, but never hurry through any decisions to the point that you forget to think for yourself.
John Wesley measured success differently than many others of his time (and many people of today as well). Wesley felt that success is measured not by the number of possessions that one can amass, but by the amount of positive that that he can implement.
“Having first, gained all you can, and secondly, saved all you can, then give all you can.” –John Wesley, Sermon 50
This is commonly paraphrased “Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.” In order to be a good steward of the resources we have been given, we must do our best to produce more than we consume. Then, with the bounty that we have leftover, we must help others. We must strive to turn our world to paradise on earth.
If the teachings of John Wesley resonate with you, then you have a lot in common with Joshua Bevan.
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In this video, Joshua Bevan learns the subtle but important difference between motivation and inspiration. This distinction will help when staying focused on goals.
Let me know what your dreams are. And how I can help. Leave a comment below
Motivation vs. Inspiration
Hey, Joshua Bevan here, learning how to earn all I can, save all I can, so I can give all I can. Listen, I got a message the other day telling me that my videos are very motivational. First of all, Thank you. I appreciate the compliment.
Here’s where I’m going to get a little nitpicky on word choice:
I don’t believe there is such a thing as a motivational speaker. I think that the best he can hope to be is inspirational. A leader can try to inspire you to do your best, but the motivation to actually put in the footwork to learn and grow and accomplish comes from within yourself. It comes from YOUR goals.
“I’m very self-motivated,” Alyssa Fumarolo states. “I want to do my best and I also want to help people. I can combine that, and that’s my motivation right there.”
“I just feel like I’m on a journey with God right now. I mean, he’s going to guide me,” says Trevor Ball while he strums his guitar.
Anissa Medina says without hesitation that she finds inspiration in music. “Straight-up, music!”
“It’s amazing to look around you, to see the sun, to enjoy the breeze, and to look at human nature: all the differences we have, all the variations and multiple challenges that come our way. We still live and enjoy this life,” Sam reflects.
You get the idea. Yeah it’s semantics, yeah it’s a blurred line, but the point is that training and education and seminars are great – don’t get me wrong. I love personal growth! Just don’t forget that it only takes you part of the way there.
You have to put in the work if you have a dream. You CAN achieve it. I know you can.
Now find the motivation within yourself to make it happen. And tell me how I can help! Leave a comment in the box below. I’ll see you later. Have more fun!
Until last week, I had only been to a Chick-fil-A once in my life. The service at that one dinner was so above and beyond that I wrote a letter of praise to the corporate offices.
That’s when I started to read the business philosophies of the President, Dan Cathy, and his father, Chick-Fil-A founder Truet Cathy. I then began reading the Cathys’ leadership theories and they blew me away. I had to meet these guys.
On July 29, 2010, Chick-fil-A opened a new location in Valencia, California. To celebrate the Grand Opening, they gave away a year’s worth of free lunches to the First 100 customers. I joined the crowd and sought out interviews with Event Planner Hollee Swain, Owner Operator Dustin LaChance, and Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy.
Dan Cathy, President and CEO of Chick-fil-A, displays ultimate leadership skills. I had the privilege of meeting with him yesterday. It is so easy to see why the company he leads is expanding even during this down economic time. Check out the footage in a few days and see his “lead by example” style. During his (highly energetic) few minutes that he shared with me, he showed me his brand of confidence that empowers his team members through all of his 1,500 quick service restaurants.
First visit? Play this video!
While building his businesses from the ground up, Joshua Bevan sought out some of the best mentorship. He has learned that the path to success is difficult and simple at the same time. Joshua has committed his life to learning how to, “Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can.” Through videos, blogs and speaking events, he will pass that knowledge forward.