“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:
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.
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
45:37 Lightning Round
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