There you have it in a nutshell – I cannot remember having read an interview with a famous musician, writer, artist of any kind who said they got where they were by being insanely talented alone – all of them mentioned the hard work, the deprivations and the focus needed to get to where they ended up. The only people (as far as I can tell), who ever intimate that great results are achievable by controlled effort and dedicated focus alone, provided you are very organized and know how to delegate, are the top managers. Typically men, although I am sure there are some ladies out there, who claim that they need only need 4 hours of sleep, and while they work a lot, they also manage to enjoy a great work life balance, because they plan well, drink lots of green raw smoothies and do regular exercise and also make sure to have time to play with their 4 small children, and their dog and enjoy a great relationship with their beautiful wife. All of this gives them the energy to do spectacular stuff in the boardroom. I admit I suspect that there is fact fudging going on when anyone makes these claims, but maybe I should be more trusting….