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The Chicken and Egg of Confidence

October 07, 2020 Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi Episode 39
Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi
The Chicken and Egg of Confidence
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The Chicken and Egg of Confidence
Oct 07, 2020 Episode 39
Make Your Life Magnificent with Jackie + Mimi

Confidence Beats Competence at every turn.  According to The Confidence Code, studies have found that men consistently overestimate their abilities and subsequent performance, and women, yep, you guessed it, they routinely underestimate both. 

Why do we think less of ourselves or believe we can’t more often than we believe we can? 

In this episode, we are going to talk about the chicken and egg theory around confidence and how to activate it to build your confidence.

Confidence is just like the chicken and the egg.

You need confidence to take action.
You need action to feel confident.

So how do you get unstuck?

Ways to build confidence: 

  • Prediction vs. Actuality: Women are terrible predictors.  What we predict to be our outcome is significantly lower in lots of incidents. We need to be careful about what we are predicting and thus fore projecting into the world. 


  • Approach matters: This isn’t really fake it til you make it. It instead is how to learn while doing not by acquiring information. Learn by trying and go into everything new with a mindset and knowing that it isn’t always going to work out but you will learn from what you’ve tried and lived with no regrets.


EPISODE RESOURCES: 

Join Our Facebook Group Just Gen x — The Resting Mind  


Articles + Podcasts: 

The Atlantic, The Confidence Gap (article) 

Confidence with a shot of vodka (article) 

Perfectionism Almost Took Us Down (article)
Confidence in 5 Steps (article) 

Embracing my Imposter (Syndrome) (article) 

Intake vs Activate (podcast) 

Perfectionism Pitfalls (podcst) 

Free Resources + Guides:
Rediscovering Yourself

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Join us for the Make Your Move Mastermind. It’s a six-week group program led by Jackie + Mimi for women who are finally ready to get unstuck and figure out their next move. Save your spot here



Show Notes

Confidence Beats Competence at every turn.  According to The Confidence Code, studies have found that men consistently overestimate their abilities and subsequent performance, and women, yep, you guessed it, they routinely underestimate both. 

Why do we think less of ourselves or believe we can’t more often than we believe we can? 

In this episode, we are going to talk about the chicken and egg theory around confidence and how to activate it to build your confidence.

Confidence is just like the chicken and the egg.

You need confidence to take action.
You need action to feel confident.

So how do you get unstuck?

Ways to build confidence: 

  • Prediction vs. Actuality: Women are terrible predictors.  What we predict to be our outcome is significantly lower in lots of incidents. We need to be careful about what we are predicting and thus fore projecting into the world. 


  • Approach matters: This isn’t really fake it til you make it. It instead is how to learn while doing not by acquiring information. Learn by trying and go into everything new with a mindset and knowing that it isn’t always going to work out but you will learn from what you’ve tried and lived with no regrets.


EPISODE RESOURCES: 

Join Our Facebook Group Just Gen x — The Resting Mind  


Articles + Podcasts: 

The Atlantic, The Confidence Gap (article) 

Confidence with a shot of vodka (article) 

Perfectionism Almost Took Us Down (article)
Confidence in 5 Steps (article) 

Embracing my Imposter (Syndrome) (article) 

Intake vs Activate (podcast) 

Perfectionism Pitfalls (podcst) 

Free Resources + Guides:
Rediscovering Yourself

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Join us for the Make Your Move Mastermind. It’s a six-week group program led by Jackie + Mimi for women who are finally ready to get unstuck and figure out their next move. Save your spot here