#125 Why Seeking External Validation Holds You Back as a Leader

The 360 Leadhership Podcast, Episode 125, 15 May 2024 by Lucy Gernon

Have you ever found yourself relying on others to validate your worth and performance?

Many high-achieving women face this challenge, despite being committed, hardworking, and excellent problem solvers.

But it goes beyond work. For some, their sense of self-worth is intricately tied to their professional achievements, leaving them feeling lost outside of their careers. Fear of failure, reluctance to step outside comfort zones, and the constant worry of not being liked loom large, fueling the never-ending cycle of seeking external validation.

That’s why in today’s episode, I will explore the impact of relying on external validation and how it can affect your sense of self. I delve into strategies for breaking free from this cycle, empowering you to find validation from within and cultivate a strong sense of self-worth independent of external factors.

Tune in to discover:

⚠️ The validation trap and why it’s so dangerous

❗ The real impact of validation on your leadership

🆓 3 strategies to break free of seeking external validation

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