I feel “not good enough” more often that I feel “good enough.”
I’m working on it.
Every now and then, someone will say they’re in awe of what I do, and what I’ve accomplished, and I’m insistent: “I don’t have it all figured out. None of us do. Everything I do is a work in progress.”
In fact, most days I feel like I want to be 10 steps ahead of where I am—if not 1,000.
It was an interview with Kelsey Ramsden—named Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur two years in a row—that made me realize I feel this unworthiness because I know, deep down, that I’m capable of so much more.
In other words, if you’ve ever felt this way too, then that’s a good thing!
Kelsey is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, business consultant, and self-proclaimed provocateur with over 15 years’ experience running multiple 8-figure businesses. She is the host of the Futureproofing podcast, has won dozens of awards, inspired tens of thousands of entrepreneurs, and mentors in the Richard Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship.
In this interview, we talk about what separates the highest performing entrepreneurs she knows from everybody else, the mental training you need to integrate your success in a way that matters to you, and the one question you need to ask if you want to make the most of every day.
She also walks us through an exercise to help us develop the right relationships strategically and in a way that makes your mental game world class—and I’ve created a worksheet so you map out your own relationships as you listen.
You can listen to this week’s episode below, or wherever you listen to podcasts (we’re on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Radio Public, and more).
“Most of us feel unworthiness because we know that we have so much more to give.”
In this interview, you will also learn:
- How having cancer saved her life
- Why she thinks “hustle” is misguided
- The big business lesson we can all learn from Beyoncé
- The crucial difference between a dream and a fantasy
- What’s more important than top-line revenue
- What it really means to scale your business
- Why a quick-fix will never be the ticket to success you’re looking for
- How top performers get out of their own way
- The 3 ways you can outpace others by engineering a more exceptional you
- How to avoid stagnating and losing interest in your work
- How to survive success by being exceptional and an exception to the rule
- How to use limited-time Facebook groups to engage your audience
- How to transform from being “good” to “great”
LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE
- Kelsey’s Book: Success Hangover
- Tanya Geisler: Step Into Your Starring Role
- The Imperfect Boss Instagram Challenge
- Personal Productivity & The Future of Digital Publishing with Chris Guillebeau
- Beware Entreporn by Amy Hoy
- Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space & Make Competition Irrelevant