#67 The #1 Thing You MUST Know When It Comes To Confidence

The 360 Leadhership Podcast, Episode 67, 05 April 2023 by Lucy Gernon

Do you struggle with self-doubt and imposter syndrome at work?

Well then, you’re in luck!

You’re about to discover how to boost your confidence, something many women struggle with.. If you’re trying to push yourself out of your comfort zone or taking steps to achieve a goal, the inner critic can be a powerful force that can prevent you from achieving these. But don’t worry, this #1 thing I share in this podcast episode will motivate you to fight against that voice.

As a successful woman in business, you’re most likely leading big teams and have a lot of responsibility. You’re seen as a leader and inspiring others. But that doesn’t mean you don’t face imposter syndrome or self-doubt. Men and women at all levels on the corporate ladder can struggle with confidence, including top CEOs and well-known faces. So I want you to know you’re not alone.

Your brain has a function to protect us by first detecting any perceived threat, either emotionally or physically. That’s where the inner critic comes in, trying to keep yousafe by telling you why we shouldn’t do something. However, this mechanism can prevent you from taking risks and growing. When self-doubt creeps in, it’s because the universe is trying to show you what you’re made of and what you’re capable of.

So, what can you do when you feel self-doubt?

The Mel Robbins five-second rule is a great hack to help you take action. When you feel like speaking up in a meeting or taking a risk, count backward from five to one, and take action. Don’t let that inner critic keep you from reaching your goals.

Listen to the wise part of yourself and speak with decorum and confidence, because THAT is what will gain you respect. If you struggle with your confidence understanding this #1 thing will give you a different perspective and help you to get out of your own way to take action.

Here’s this week’s episode at a glance:

[01:17] The powerful “Aha Moment” that helped me conquer imposter syndrome

[04:17] The #1 secret to boosting your confidence when you’re feeling low

[04:56] A game-changing technique to push through self-doubt to take action

Feeling overwhelmed in your leadership role? Want to achieve more balance, success and happiness? DM me the word POWERHOUSE on LinkedIn or Instagram and I’ll share personalised options for working with me, so you can thrive as a fulfilled, empowered leader.

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