Do You Consider Yourself Confident? - EP 57

 

“I didn’t feel very connected, I didn’t feel that I belonged anywhere...It took me many years before I realized that it wasn’t that there wasn’t a group that I could belong to, it was that I myself didn’t feel worthy to be in a group so I would sabotage it.”

—  Chris Richards

 

What is confidence?

 

And how do we acquire it?

 

As introverts, many of us find it especially challenging to feel confident and included. But it doesn’t have to be that way. My guest, Chris Richards, once felt excluded and unworthy — and now, he helps six- and seven-figure entrepreneurs discover and wield their own confidence in order to grow their businesses.

 

Chris digs deep into psychology to help his clients understand the mindset issues that are holding them back and uses powerful techniques to work through them. 

 

“You’re actually confident in many, many areas of your life, but you’re choosing to focus on the areas where you have doubts.And then you’re taking that area and you’re expanding it to be a trait of who you are,” Chris explains. “This means that people that aren’t confident, because of usually a defense mechanism of some sort — they are choosing not to be confident.”

 

When we identify ourselves with doubt and fear, it’s a lot harder for us to move forward on the actions that will help us grow, whether that is in our professional lives or in our personal lives.

 

In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌

  • The deeper psychological reasons that hold so many people back from feeling confident  
  • How the way that we describe ourselves says more about who we are than we may think 
  • Why trying to become someone else in social situations is exhausting you, not protecting you 

 

About Chris Richards

Chris Richards is a mindset mentor for six-figure entrepreneurs who are ready to raise their game and scale their business, and know that a higher level mindset is the last missing piece they need.

 

Highlights:‌ ‌

01:27  Meet Chris Richards

05:09  What is confidence?

06:42  Why we hold ourselves back

09:34  “I am” and “I am not”

10:31  Personality assessments

12:24  Introversion v. shyness

15:28  Trying to be someone else

18:38  Achievement, authenticity & gratitude

25:08  Start-up content freedom 

27:58  The 1 out of 10 rule

30:13  Social etiquette

31:57  Confidence, culture & gender

38:06  Takeaways

45:37  Lightning Round

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Links:‌

Chris Richards

https://atomicgrowth.co.uk

 

Connect to Chris on Facebook:

http://facebook.com/chris.richards01 

 

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https://www.juliegreenham.com/workwithme

 

Download Your Free Guide: "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome"

https://www.juliegreenham.com/impostersyndrome

 

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