Millions of people secretly worry they're not as intelligent or capable as others think they are. It’s called impostor syndrome. And it hurts individuals -- and the bottom line.
Today’s guest is Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-known expert on impostor syndrome and author of award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown Business/Random House), now available in six languages.
She has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, and Japan at such organizations as Google, NASA, Chrysler, Boeing, YUM!, Facebook, Merck, National Cancer Institute, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, to name a few. She provide clients with the information, insight, and tools needed to understand and address impostor syndrome in individuals and the organization.
Her career-related tips have been cited in dozens of business and popular publications around the world and she’s been interviewed on countless programs including the BBC, Minnesota Public Radio, and Yahoo Finance. She believes that “everyone loses when bright people play small.”
In this episode, Dr. Valerie and Dr. Cindra discuss
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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“Confident people aren’t any more intelligent, capable, or talented than the rest of us. Instead they think differently about 3 things: Competence, Failure/Mistakes/Criticism, and Fear.” Valerie Young
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In this episode, Dr. Cindra Kamphoff talks about how the World’s Best in every field have a short-term memory of their mistakes and a long-term memory of their successes. Moving on quickly after a mistake helps us be confident and become or remain a high performer. You can use the strategy Cindra talks about in this episode (Learn, Burn, Return) to move on quickly from a mistake taking the lesson and remaining confident.
Phrase this Week: “I learn and burn having a short term memory of my mistakes.”
Quote of the Week: “Failure is an event, never a person; an attitude, not an outcome; a temporary inconvenience; a stepping stone. Our response to it determines just how helpful it can be.” Zig Ziglar
“The little things… The little moments…They aren’t little.” John Kabat Zinn
The things that make me different are the things that make me.” Winnie the Poo
“You can’t know for certain if it’s a bad round until the round’s over. Let go of the poor result you had on the last hole and you have a lot better chance of enjoying the hole you’re playing now.” Dr. Joseph Parent
Today’s guest is Dr. Joe Parent who is an expert in Performance Psychology and Applied Mindfulness working with athletes, actors, artists, and executives. His books have sold more than one million copies. In the field of athletic performance, he has the singular distinction of coaching both a man (Vijay Singh) and a woman (Cristie Kerr) to #1 in the World Golf Ranking. Golf Digest magazine honored Dr. Parent in their list of “Top Mental Game Experts” in the world.
Dr. Joe’s international best-seller, Zen Golf: Mastermind the Mental Game, introduced mindfulness as the foundation for excellence in golf and has sold more than a half-million copies. Reviews call it “highly original and exciting, a book that has become a classic. In my list of top golf books of all time.”
Other popular golf books authored by Dr. Parent include, Zen Golf: The Art of the Mental Game, and How to Make Every Putt. He has also written Zen Tennis: Playing in the Zone and his book, The Best Diet Book Ever: The Zen of Losing Weight, is a meta-diet of mindfulness and habit change includes powerful tools for changing your relationship to food and eating.
Dr. Parent's most recent work is A Walk in the Wood: Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear named Pooh. This Disney Editions publication is introducing Dr. Parent’s unique Values-Based Mindfulness teachings to a new generation.
In this episode, Dr. Joe and Dr. Cindra discuss
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Dr. Cindra Kamphoff talks about in this episode about the importance of looking for the opportunity even in the most difficult situations. When we experience 3 to 1 empowering emotions we thrive, hence looking for the opportunity is essential to our health, happiness and performance. In the workplace, we should strive for closer to a 6 to 1 ratio to build a high-performing team which we discuss.
Power Phrase this Week: “I choose empowering emotions and a positive perspective today.”
Quote of the Week: Christopher Reeve, said “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserver and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
In this episode, Dr. Kamphoff talks about how you decide the meaning you provide to every difficulty or challenge. The key is to be consciously aware of the meaning you place on an event. When you see challenges as happening for you, you choose grit and your potential. When you see challenges as happening to you, you choose a victim mentality.
The Power Phrase this Week: “I see difficulties and challenges as happening for me, not to me.”
Quote of the Week: Hal Enrod, the Bestselling Author of The Miracle Morning said, “It is our responsibility to choose the most empowering reason for the challenges, events and circumstances of our lives.”
Shirzad Chamine, a Stanford lecture and NY Times Bestseller said, “Most successful and highly-achieving people are tortured by their own Judges.”
In this episode, Dr. Cindra Kamphoff talks about how your internal judge limits you. You experience more happiness, creativity, and curiosity when you reduce your judge. Next time you notice your judge without judgement, be kind to yourself, and tell yourself why that judge is plain wrong.
Power Phrase this Week: “I work to be kind to myself and reduce my judge. I reduce it’s power.