This is the thirteenth in a series of 16 posts. If you are just joining in, read this post first. It will give you the whole back story about how this series came about. If you’ve missed any, this link will take you to the ones I’ve already published.
This series would not be complete without talking to Ishita Gupta. She is the founder and publisher of Fearlessstories.com. She also has a coaching business where she works with people on managing their fears, building self-confidence, and doing great things.
She recently wrote the Confidence Manifesto,(free download) which was “created just for you to make you feel good about yourself right now. To show that you are awesome and to annihilate your self doubt and insecurities.”
To coincide with that she also launched a brand new online course, The Confidence Course, which you can find out more about here.
Surely she would have some insights and advice to share that would be helpful. She spends her days working with these emotions and obstacles. She’s interviewed over a hundred people looking for common threads, strategies, and tactics for pushing through the things that scare us. So I had to ask for some advice.
I emailed Ishita with this question:
“As I stare into the unknown and embark on a new journey, one filled with potential, uncertainty, and the chance to create something meaningful, what is the one piece of advice you’d be willing to share?”
She was nice enough to answer via a live interview on Skype. The first video is the edited version. A quick five minute discussion where she answers the question above. Below that is the unedited version where we spend a lot more time (18 minutes, not that long) talking about fear, uncertainty, and confidence.
In the unedited version you’ll learn:
- How successful people manage fear
- How comparing ourselves to others keeps us in fear
- What Ishita is afraid of right now
- How confidence and fear go hand-in-hand
- And as a special bonus, Ishita shows us her affirmation wall!
Quick Note: The audio and video aren’t great. I’m not sure what happened to be honest. My new camera and mic has been shooting great stuff, but not this time. The content is good though. Another reason perfection is not the goal.
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