Jason Momoa: Lisa Bonet’s ‘ultimate art form is being a phenomenal mother’

Los Angeles premiere of 'Aquaman' - Arrivals

Jason Momoa is still promoting Aquaman, and he’s really leaning into his family-man image. The latest Aquaman push from Momoa involves lots of quotes about his wife, Lisa Bonet. They’ve been together since 2005, but they only got married in 2017. They have two kids together, Lola Iolani and Nakoa-Wolf. Jason is 12 years younger than Lisa Bonet, but I don’t think their age difference really matters to either of them – he married his dream girl, and she married a really hot dude, so they’re both pretty happy. Anyway, I thought some of the quotes from Jason were interesting, so here you go:

His long hair: “My wife would leave me if I cut my hair, so I just don’t cut my hair. I am not cutting my hair for a while, I will tell you that much. I am going to be playing this guy [Aquaman] for a while and I don’t want to wear a wig. I think we are good for the next two years.”

Lisa is funny: “Not a lot of people know how absolutely hysterical she is. She makes me laugh and is just really quirky.”

Lisa is a great mom: “My wife is amazing. Her ultimate art form is being a phenomenal mother. We are a perfect fit.”

What they do in their down time: “My wife and I love to go to flea markets. We like getting little trinkets and shopping for antiques.”

[From People & E! News]

Lisa has him whipped – he loves antiquing and going to flea markets and she would leave him if he cut his hair? That’s pretty cool. This bugs me a little bit though: “Her ultimate art form is being a phenomenal mother.” I know he’s complimenting her on being a great mom, but Lisa Bonet IS an artist AND a mom. Maybe I’m alone in being bothered by that, but I’ve always thought that Lisa Bonet deserved more credit for her talent as an artist, rather than being defined as girlfriend/wife/mother. Anyway, Lisa and Jason seem solid. We should all be so lucky.

Aquaman premiere in Sydney

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  1. Cee says:

    It bugs me too. It seems women are still EITHER/OR and not AND. Men can be great fathers AND anything else. Us women are still pigeonholed into one thing.
    However, I’m sure he means no disrespect towards his wife.
    I enjoyed Aquaman more than I thought I would.

    • Pamela says:

      I took it slightly differently. I took it as “She is known for all her other talents, but by far she is the best at being a mom.” I guess I REALLY took liberties with his actual words there. lol. But I really did think he meant it as acknowledging that she is awesome at *everything* she does.

      But what I really am focused on is the look on her face in that header pic. Really look at it. I mean, yup, she is flipping gorgeous….but doesn’t she look a little “over it” in that pic? I like to think all these fans are shrieking about her husband and she is like “oh god…his head will never fit through the door. “

    • Myrtle says:

      I’m pretty sure that Lisa feels that way about herself, and he is simply reinforcing it. She seems like an incredible, devoted mom, cook and homemaker…. why not be proud of it? Raising your kids well is a huge responsibility and accomplishment. No shame.

      • MyBlackCats says:

        I have been that “phenomenal mother”, but as kiddo gets older he needs me less and i need MORE. I need to be me more.

    • enike says:

      There is a man who loves his wife, they seem happy, so why not dissect something what very probably ment to be a nice compliment without any shade?

      I wonder why not to be happy for them
      obviously, he is a bad man for complimenting her and putting her back into the kitchen where women should be…… or not? do you really get that vibe?

  2. KnowNothing says:

    I don’t really like it either, but I also think she’s been pretty focused on her kids.

    I really like how Jason gets on really well with Zoë and Lenny Kravitz. They all seem rather low key and drama free in their personal lives

    • LaraK says:

      I think Lisa chose well with both her dudes, and she truly does not put up with bullsh*t.
      Like a lot of celebrities talk about putting kids first, coparenting, getting along with their exes, etc, but she walks the walk. I think if these two ever did part ways, it would be amicable too.
      But thankfully they are solid. It just makes me happy that they are together.

    • Milla says:

      She had no choice, Zoe was small when Lenny went on have a big career. If the roles were reversed, Lisa would be the more famous one, but no one would celebrate her. Cos she’s a woman, her place is in a kitchen, with kids…

      • josephine says:

        She strikes me as someone who was done with Hollywood by that time. She started out young in the business. I don’t think it’s necessarily that Lenny got the career and she didn’t.

    • BigGirl says:

      Why did she stop acting? I remember that she popped up in State of Union with Will Smith and thought that she was returning to acting. Is it possible that LB really got a big payoo from Bill Cosby after her abrupt departure from the Cosby show? Wasn’t this the rumor during Cosby trial?

      • Ash says:

        She also wanted to break free from her Denise Huxtable image and did “Angel Heart.” She also posed nude on the cover of a magazine to help promote it. This infuriated Bill and led to them clashing several times. She was let go of the show and I am sure this is why she was fired and that Bill did his best to try to ensure her acting career could sink.


        That’s a good article.

      • Anna says:

        She didn’t stop acting altogether. She had a nice role in Life on Mars and also did a hilarious cameo in Drunk History as well as appearing in Red Road which she produced with Jason. She’s picky with her roles as she is with her men and who she lets into her world.

      • Sheila says:

        Clearly she isn’t a person who really wants to work. She likes to have the spotlight on herself, despite her protests to the contrary, but she would rather stay at home and have someone else go out and earn the money. To be honest, she isn’t exactly overflowing with talent either. She’s just an average person like most people are average. Lisa just seems to be a bit self delusional about her own averageness.

    • @Backstage Bitchy says:

      I had a crazy moment during Aquaman, thanks to my Celebitchy reading-
      There’s a scene where Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman is talking to his “mom”, Nicole Kidman (who, sidebar has zero lines or pores in her face) and I got the giggles realizing that his “mom” (Nicole) was engaged to his IRL wife’s (Lisa Bonet) first husband and baby daddy (Lenny Kravitz) … ah, Hollywood…

  3. Case says:

    God, I hate the term “whipped.” Men who spend quality time with their wives by occasionally doing more traditionally feminine activities like antiquing doesn’t make them whipped, it makes them respectful of their partner’s interests. I find that term really archaic.

    • Snowflake says:

      Yes! I’ve gotten my husband into watching 90 day fiance with me. He complains but its just for show. He LOVES it. He watched a 2 hour episode w me and he was as into it as me. Lol

    • BengalCat😻 says:

      Yeah, that line made me cringe.

    • geekychick says:

      Agreed. My husband cleans the house while I work. He cooks for me whenever he’s home. It doesn’t mean he’s whipped, it means he is a part of family and helps it function. Normal. Not “whipped”.

    • eto says:

      OR they might be HIS interests…imagine that!

    • Happy_fat_mama says:

      Now that you point that out I can see that it’s not a cool thing to say. I’ve used this word before, but now I don’t think that I should. When I think about the word “whipped” in that context and I think of patriarchy, I wonder if calling a man “whipped” implies that marriage can only be the subjugation of the wife by her husband (Which I disagree with, personally), and that this relationship can only change through a violent reversal of gender roles (again I disagree)? Surely, a man can be supportive and do housework and be caring to a woman just out of love. I think that it is a term that I’ve just repeated without thinking, because it is a common thing to say… my bad… Well I learned something new today. Such smart people at this website. Thanks!

      From now on I will only whip my husband in the bedroom. Hehehehe

    • Mash says:

      so ok…yal are so sensitive snowflakes…. WHIPPED means in essence that he is so loved up with her that he just wants to be near her and support her and actually likes her (not just obligatory marriage love) and is in awe of her. NOT everyone has that.

      so just take a breather and stop being offended by every which way.. JEEZ

      • Peaches says:

        Urban dictionary – whipped: To be totally controlled and dominated by your girlfriend to the point of being completely distracted, ditching your friends, and/ or doing anything and everything she says
        Dictionary – having been flogged or beaten with a whip.

        I don’t see that essence you’re talking about. I supposed you can interpret it differently, just like the rest of us can interpret it differently as well. English is not my first language so the word “whipped” is not in my vocabulary and I can assure you it has not affected my life whatsoever. I didn’t see anyone getting offended. People just voiced their opinions and made observations. No one attacked anyone. People expressed their views politely and had a pleasant exchange. Just bc u didn’t like their conclusions doesn’t make them snowflakes.

      • Case says:

        I’m not a “sensitive snowflake.” The term doesn’t upset or offend me, I just think it is an unnecessary term that implies it is a bad thing if a man spends a lot of time with his wife and shares her interests. I agree with you that he just loves her and wants to spend time with her, but I think the term carries a negative connotation, which is why I pointed it out. 🙂

      • Oh-Dear says:

        Personally, saying a man is whipped is more problematic than a comment about mothering being an art form because it has such negative connotations about power in relationships. This sentence bugged me more than Momoa’s statement did when I read it.

        And I took his comment about mothering more akin to an Indigenous peoples sense of taking care of and nurturing those around you. I could see Lisa as someone who cares for nature, relationships, people, their craft, and their family.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Wrong, Mash. Do a basic search and you’ll find no one agrees with you about the meaning of whipped. Maybe stop repeating the “snowflakes” insult and start researching before you post?

      • Trillion says:

        You’re totally wrong on two counts: 1. Whipped is, indeed, meant as an insult, as is “cuck” and 2. People who realize this are not overly sensitive snowflakes. They realize an intended insult when they hear it. Now, don’t get all mad about being wrong. Cuz that would make YOU the snowflake, now wouldn’t it?

      • Mash says:

        I stand by what I said. And context is when I was younger my grams used to say they young people are whipped in the love….as in wrapped up in each other so. I say TOmaTO and yal say ToMAto or watev. he clearly adores her, loves her, cherishes her, and actually admires and likes her. Lisa would prob take NO ish especially after lenny’s antics.

        And CONFIRMED yal are sensitive snowflakes

    • april says:

      I think when the word “whipped” is used it’s a compliment. To me it means being “loved and he’s devoted to only you.” If someone said that about my boyfriend/husband I would take it very complimentary.

    • Himmiefan says:

      Yeah, “whipped” implies that the man is supposed to be dominant in the relationship, and if he’s not, then he’s a whimp. Usually, a healthy relationship is one of equals, but every now and then, one partner needs the other to do all the looking after. Lisa does her part, whatever that is, and he does his part, and it works for them (I still think this relationship is a bit open, though).

    • Diana says:

      He is the last thing from whipped. He just really loves spending time with his wife. They are best friends.

  4. Millennial says:

    I think it was just an awkward way of saying she’s a great mother.

    • cannibell says:

      It also might be a really good way of deflecting more personal questions/information. If I were a high-profile person with a spouse on a press tour and didn’t want the details of my life out there, pulling out the “good mother” trope would be the best possible way to say “she loves me and understands that this is part of my job, but given her druthers, she’d rather hang out on the sidelines.”

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Who knows what they’ve ‘agreed to’ beforehand or any convos they had prior to knowing full well interviews were imminent.

    • ichsi says:

      Yeah, if I’ve learned anything in the past few years it’s that celebrity marriages are fickle things and what they say in interviews does not have to reflect rl whatsoever. They all lie, especially the men and while I think they’re a grogeous GORGEOUS couple, O wouldn’t read too much into anything he says.

  6. Loopy says:

    Imagine her ex is LENNY KRAVITZ and current man JASON MOMOA, girl needs to sell us what she is working with.

  7. geekychick says:

    Eh. I was raised as “be everything, but don’t be just a mom”, due to the weird hybrid of “socialist feminism” in which my parents grew up in.
    I finished my Masters, am on track in getting my PhD and I am getting ahead in my career, after years of work….but I still think that my absolute best is my parenting. And I do think that is what will matter the most. (If I had the money, I would quit my job to be with my kid. My husband would do the same. That’s just how we are, no matter the fact that we are workaholics when we work.)
    Do I judge others by the same standard? No.
    Do I think that I can’ be and…and? No.
    But I refuse to feel less modern, feminist or “for women” just because I think that this aspect of my life is the most important or the best part of me.
    To compliment someone on theirs ultimate, superb parenting does not need to immediately mean that person is disrespected. In this day and age and society especially, yes, parenting is very hard and to do a superb job is a great achievement. There is nothing wrong in prioritizing that.

    • Birdix says:

      Yes, one of the issues seems to be that being a mother is still seen as lesser, and I don’t think he’s looking at it through that lens. And it’s clear that he has enormous respect for her as an artist, so this is meant as a huge compliment.
      I too was raised in the “you can be whatever you want (but it better be something ‘professionally impressive’)” crowd that not so subtly devalued motherhood. I adore my children—but once they became teenagers I feel like I’m better at my job (or at least more appreciated)!

    • Lady Keller says:

      I don’t think we can clearly see the compliment here because society has tainted how we view motherhood. He is not belittling her or reducing her to “just a mom” saying she needs to be barefoot and pregnant. Maybe since he is so busy and travelling so much he values having a stable parent in his kids lives. Maybe his kids well being is just very important to him. And maybe before people get their knickers in a twist they should ask Lisa how she feels, maybe she lives being a mom and maybe it is her number one priority.

      I am currently at home with a 1 year old and a 3 year old and peoples reactions, especially other women are brutal. I have spent my life working and now I want to focus on my kids for a few years while they are small. I will never have this time in their lives back again. I can go back to working but I will never get back the baby years. Right now I am wearing a mom hat and that is my main focus, when they need me less I will put on my professional hat and put more focus on that. Women are complicated and can be more than one thing but at different times in our lives maybe we have different priorities.

    • megs283 says:


    • Slinkie says:

      I love this. Thank you.

    • Notsoanonymous says:

      Good points. This is exactly how I feel about motherhood as well; I do many things in life, some are pretty great, but mothering my daughters is where I completely and totally excel. It came naturally to me in a way almost nothing else has.

    • noway says:

      We go from a world of moms must stay home with kids to moms must do it all and have a brilliant career and raise kids to I’m not really sure what we are in now, but society will judge you either way and you have it wrong. Wouldn’t it be nice to just be do whatever the f*(& works for you, and you had all the opportunity to choose your path and weren’t forced into one.

      I think people are being way too critical on his remarks too. Just a compliment, but it is a hot topic to compliment about.

  8. Tanya says:

    My husband would probably say the same thing about me, and vice versa. Not because we don’t value the other things, but right now, with 3 young children, that’s what we value most from each other. I wouldn’t care how great an artist or partner he was if he were a bad father.

  9. Cidy says:

    I mean, first Lenny now Jason? Girl sell whatever you are mixing.

    Lisa is an amazing artist and a super beautiful person inside and out, I can understand his obsession with her. It’s nice to see someone who seems just genuinely continually in love.


    • noway says:

      I just wish there was a like comment on Celebitchy, cause I think this all the time about Lisa Bonet. She has such an interesting ecclectic life with some hot men. I’m an 80’s kid so don’t shoot me for watching this, but I loved her character on the Cosby show. She was my favorite, and I was mad when she left. Even as a young person she was just interesting to watch.

  10. Monicack says:

    Jason’s mother was an artist, a free-spirited thinker and an exceptionally adventurous, hands-on mom. Jason really values those same things in his wife and I think it’s endearing. Sometimes a personal statement doesn’t have to be a Judgy, universal comment on life – it can just be one person’s truth.

  11. Snowflake says:

    I love that she’s with a younger man. You go girl!

  12. Megan says:

    What he said is meant to be a compliment. Some women are very proud and happy to be mothers and get tired of society telling them they need to be more. I mean shit it is hard work being a mom!! But also very rewarding. I believe there is an artistry to it! Also some women are natural born nurturers and enchanting goddesses a la Lisa Bonet.

  13. Notanotherpostcard says:

    I love that he appreciates her loving her children. Honestly, my kids are my greatest work and nothing gives me more joy than watching them grow. When they are independent I will find something else that I feel passionate about, but for now it is all about my husband and kids. They make me so happy!

    Personally I would rather see “Loving wife and mother” on my gravestone than any other job title. Why is is uncool these days to be thrilled to put your family over everything else? No job is more important (and exciting) than raising your kids (if you decide to have them).

    • Monicack says:

      No job is more Important and exciting to you. To. You.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        She literally said – if you decide to have them. And she’s right. If you choose to become a mother that IS the most important job yiu have. You are literally raising other human beings. That’s why if you don’t want that kind of responsibility then it’s best not to have any. I understand that as a woman with no kids who may or may not ever have any. Her comment wasnt aimed at women who don’t have kids.

      • Sheila says:

        Maybe change the word Mother to parent so people can stop making it a gender thing. If you choose to have kids, then yes, they need to be the priority.

    • geekychick says:

      I agree. Why is it so hard to admit and value that women can have career, can choose to be SAHM, can have both at once or even at different times in their life? Or none. As long as it’s their choice, every choice is valid and deserves respect! And that includes choosing to focus on your children.

    • megs283 says:

      I totally agree. If my husband said this about me – I would be ecstatic. I am MORE than “just” a mom, but to me, that is my most important role and where my heart always is, even when I’m at my FT job or out doing something “for me.” I hope Lisa Bonet feels the same way – and that’s why Jason said that.

    • jay says:

      Come on…everyone can read between the lines that the qualifier “if she chooses to have them” is just a disclaimer thrown in so you can boast your superiority as a woman in choosing motherhood. It’s the ultimate humble brag and it’s so obvious. Being a mother isn’t the most important thing a woman does even if she has kids. That’s just rebranded martyrdom talk.

      • Tanya says:

        Honestly, I didn’t see it that way. I took it as if you choose to have kids, they’d better be your #1 priority, regardless of gender. If that life doesn’t sound appealing to you, don’t “compromise” for anyone or anything. Live your awesome childfree life. And then tell me all about it, so I can live vicariously through you:)

      • Betty says:

        I say, “if people choose to have kids” and it’s not a humble brag as I don’t have any and don’t intend to have any. I say it that way because I think way to many people have kids without seeing it as the most important responsibility they could ever take on, which is exactly why I chose not to have any.

    • Stephanie says:

      I have a child and no motherhood is not more important to me than anything else. I love my child but don’t love being a mom, and I still want a career. If that makes me a bad person so be it. Guess what, not every mother loves being one. And you should really stop making blanket statements as if your experience and feelings as a mother fits for everyone.

    • Stephanie says:

      And what if you have a child and don’t enjoy being a mother? What then? Am I less of a mother or person than you because of how I feel?

  14. Darla says:

    I think she looks very wasted (high) here. But yes they seem very happy together.

    • Myrtle says:

      Looks like a touch of ptosis to me.

      • Sheila says:

        Ha, ha. She’s pretty much known to be a big pothead and is much more pleasant when she is stoned. She can be pretty ignorant to people without blinking an eye about it. She’s pretty focused on herself and seems to not have a high level of awareness that people find her to quite unnecessarily rude. Sometimes people make excuses for her rudeness by trying to say it’s insecurity, but she does it way to often without any regard for how badly she makes other people feel. I think she is just quite self absorbed and selfish at the end of the day. I find her to be rather manipulative as well.

  15. savu says:

    Idk, it feels like he’s just showing genuine appreciation for the mother of his kids, saying she’s a total natural and forges her own path as a mom. That’s what I got out of it. His wife is the most interesting thing about him to me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  16. Valiantly Varnished says:

    It was a compliment. He wasn’t diminishing her in any way. Also can we please retire the term “whipped”? It’s outdated and contributes to toxic masculinity IMO. A man showing interest in his partner’s interests is a GOOD partner. We dont call women who go golfing or watch sports with their spouses whipped.

  17. Case says:

    I really see nothing wrong with this statement at all. It is abundantly clear they have a really happy marriage, are pretty progressive people, and he respects the hell out of her in every single way, so he meant it as nothing but the highest compliment. Their family seems very important to them and I suspect they put a high priority on being good parents (as every parent should!). It’s not like he’s trying to box her into a certain role or saying that the most important role ANY woman can have is being a mother — he’s just saying that Lisa happens to be a wonderful mother. That’s not downplaying her other good qualities.

  18. D says:

    Sorry but as a Mom bring on the praise. Everyone love shooing away what it takes to be a good mom (not all moms are phenomenal just because they’re moms cough Courtney Love)she obviously prioritized them over her career so why would she mind a top of that hat validating that? Whatever agree to disagree 🙂

  19. Johou says:

    How is this belittling? If you desire to have children raising them well is great work. We shouldn’t belittle that work if that is a path someone chooses. It’s easy to be a shit parent and raise damaged people. It’s not easy to create humans that move the world forward. That is an art she has invested in, and her husband should be able to praise that.

  20. Littlefishmom says:

    Didn’t read too much into what he said. I liked him for a minute. He’s too hyper and annoying. Take a shower, brush your hair and settle down. He’s like an impetuous child, requires waaaaay too much attention. No thanks.

  21. Fluffy Princess says:

    Lisa Bonet has great taste in men. Seriously, Lenny Kravitz and Jason Momoa–and the fact that they are a blended, happy family? High-fives all around.

  22. Lala11_7 says:

    Jason…EXHAUSTS ME….

    And not in that good way either….

  23. Rebecca says:

    I’m not sure if it bugs me that he said her ultimate artform is being a phenomenal mother. I don’t think women get enough credit for sacrificing for their kids and husband to be there more for their family. Maybe that is what he was trying to do? I think he should have explained himself better though.

  24. Lindy says:

    Statements like the one Momoa made leave me feeling uncomfortable. I’ve only ever been a mother who works full time outside the home (and in fact have always been the breadwinner and the higher achiever just in terms of conventional measures). I love being a mom and like most working moms I struggle with mom guilt and have moments where I wish I could work part time or stay home with my kids so I could have more time with them.

    I know I get lots of parenting things wrong and make mistakes, but I’m also confident that I’m doing a damn good job. I know my husband thinks I’m a wonderful mother (he’s an incredible dad and stepdad and partner), and he tells me that often, especially when I’m having moments of self doubt.

    But I think I’d probably be bothered if he said that mothering is my ultimate art form. Being a mother feels like half of who I am. Being the badass professional who gets things done and supports my family is the other half. I don’t feel like they’re two different things and I don’t feel like one piece of me is more valuable than the other.

    Obviously to each her own! But I wouldn’t be happy with that statement.

    Also, to the commenter who says Momoa seems exhausting… Yes!! He really really really doesn’t do it for me. At all. Either physically or his personality. He’s just too damn much!

  25. Em says:

    People here put way too much stock into what celebrities say in passing. I’m a full-time physician and a mother and the latter is the hardest and most fulfilling role yet, although I absolutely value my profession. Would you prefer for everyone’s comments to be completely politically correct and sterile 100% of the time?

    • Eyecreamnotneeded says:

      I agree. These big movies usually have their leads doing interviews in conveyor-belt mode and they run out things to say. I think he was trying to compliment her in the context of what he values most about her, not belittling her. On the other hand remember that “r a p e beautiful women” comment he made (I think it was for GoT Comicon)? He seems to be a serious pothead.

  26. Hmm says:

    I hate to say it but I don’t think they’re solid. I think Aquaman is going to make him super famous and he’s going to end up leaving her.

    • Littlefishmom says:

      I thought that for a second but nah, they’ll be together forever. He will never leave her. They’re tight.

      • Hmm says:

        Let’s see in 6 months to a year. His whole goal with her is to be famous.

        Love Lisa bonet but he’s what 20 years younger than her? He’s gonna have a lot of opportunities now because of aqua man

    • Littlefishmom says:

      Well look at Paul Newman, stayed together through it all. He’s was way more famous. I just don’t see it. I think he’s completely in love. Maybe I’m naive.

    • Eyecreamnotneeded says:

      I think they’re open like 84.56% of showbiz marriages and that they will last.

  27. Raina says:

    Some women say the best thing about their partner is being a great father. What’s wrong with being a phenomenal mother…phenomenal anything is a compliment.
    I don’t see the problem even slightly.
    Also, whipped can be taken many ways, I just look at the tone behind it. The tone here seemed okay to me.
    Common sense is the first thing that suffers during times of transition.

  28. Sheila says:

    He talks all that, motherhood is her art rubbish because she talks that way and he is backing her up. She says that, oh, I’m an artist, life is my art, blah, blah, blah stuff repeatedly. So much so that I cringe whenever I read yet another interview where she is going on about it. She’s been a bit of an actress and that’s fine, but it’s tiresome, ridiculous and a bit creepy when she seems to feel the need to constantly insist that she is a an artist. I’ve seen no sign that she is any kind of a great artist and the only one who seems to think it’s important to pretend that she is is Lisa herself. She likes to talk as if she will only work on projects that have a high level of artistic integrity and tries to make it sound as if she is morally superior to other people and turns down work that is beneath her.
    She’s hardly creating great works of art or being offered great roles. It just makes her sound pretentious, ridiculous and desperate to convince people that she is more talented and successful than she is to talk like that. Either just accept who you are or get off your butt and do the work it takes to reach the level of success you want instead of yammering on about it to try to convince people you are something you clearly aren’t.