Moe and Claire discuss the science and art of self-assurance.
When Pop superstar, Lady Gaga wrote her single “Born This Way” she was sending a message to the world, and especially to her fanatical ‘Little Monsters’ community that “there’s nothing wrong with loving who you are.” Coming from her, those eight words have become an anthem for a generation that not only celebrates its uniqueness, but one courageous enough to understand that ‘God makes no mistakes…so, don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself and you’re set.”
Coupled with the release of her third studio album, “Artpop” and a world tour, Gaga earned nearly $80 million in 2013; again landing her on Forbes‘ Most Powerful Women list for 2014. Since watching her interview with Oprah in 2012, I’ve gained immense appreciation for her business savvy and confidence, because as she told Rolling Stone magazine a few years ago, “when I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl…Then I say, ‘Bitch, you’re Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.”
In their hugely important book – The Confidence Code – “BBC World News America” anchor, Katty Kay and “Good Morning America” contributor Claire Shipman confirm that while confidence is indeed part genetics, its still a choice that starts with this.