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The Power of Individuality: Breaking Free from External Opinions & Thriving Beyond Expectations
One thing I’ve accepted about life is that you have little to no control over what people think about you, you can always tell your story but if you think you can control their thoughts - good luck.
In business, I feel like you need that same self-belief and your inner circle that you can use as a sounding board.
Even when in moments of self-doubt, I’ve acted in spite of it and it paid off - so I always bet on £Yommy stock. However, I also understand it’s easier said than done. I know a friend who said that at 30 he had never achieved anything in his life. Even though that’s not true, the fact that he believes that or can say that about himself is crazy. I’m super privileged to have an amazing support system.
How do you navigate the challenge of embracing your own story while letting go of the need for external validation?
My top 3 tips
Challenge Self-Doubt: When self-doubt creeps in, challenge it by questioning the validity of negative thoughts and limiting beliefs. Replace them with positive affirmations and empowering self-talk. Remind yourself of past successes and focus on your potential for growth.
Surround Yourself with Supportive People: Surround yourself with individuals who believe in you and support your goals. Seek mentors, friends, or a supportive community who can provide encouragement, constructive feedback, and inspiration. Their belief in you can bolster your own self-belief.
Embrace Failure as a Learning Opportunity: Instead of fearing failure, view it as a stepping stone to growth. Learn from setbacks and mistakes, understanding that they are part of the journey to success. Embracing failure as a natural part of the process builds resilience and strengthens your belief in your ability to overcome obstacles.
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