personal development

Imposter Syndrome

ARE YOU FAKING IT?

It’s called Imposter Syndrome. More people than you can imagine experience it. I do, and I’ll bet, you do too.

It’s that nagging feeling that people are going to “find you out.” They will recognize that you are not as good as you claim to be, and they will expose you as an imposter.

Imposter syndrome is one of the most destructive narratives that we create in our minds. It keeps us from trying new things. It stifles our creativity. It denies us our innate greatness. It steals our lives.

Today’s podcast guest, Michelle Gomez is an expert on imposter syndrome. I’ll call her the Imposter Syndrome Buster. She did battle with her own imposter narrative and won. Now, she helps others conquer this dream stealing monster and gain the confidence and self-esteem we all deserve.

This podcast interview is truly a game changer. Listen to Michelle, and you will discover:

  • The root causes of imposter syndrome (deserve issues)
  • How to switch from external validation to self-validation
  • Your brilliance has a purpose
  • How imposter syndrome will burn you out
  • Secrets of self-sabotage
  • How books can liberate you
  • The importance of emotional intelligence
  • Why you must stop trying to fix other people
  • The powerful benefits of storytelling to empower your life

These are just a few of the gems that Michelle Gomez offers you in this podcast. One of the most valuable is the understanding you will gain  about your U C O N – your Unique Cocktail of Needs.

Sit back, relax, and listen to this podcast with a beginner’s mind; that means without judgement. Allow Michelle’s clarity to help you become more clear. Allow here hard won knowledge to shift your thinking about yourself.

Listen to this with the right intention, and you will be able to change your story, and change your life.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Own Your Brilliance by Michelle M. Gomez

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

MICHELLE’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of the deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

MICHELLE’S FREE GIFTS FOR YOU

www.MichelleMGomez.com/Change

  • FREE copy of Michelle’s book – Own Your Brilliance 
  • FREE Imposter Syndrome Assessment
  • FREE strategy call with Michelle
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Reboot Your Life

REBOOT YOU

How do you reboot your life? You look inside yourself with courage and honesty. You acknowledge what serves you and what doesn’t. You make a decision to change. You take action. You change.

Those are the steps to personal transformation, more or less. Today’s podcast guest, Tracy Winchell, has made major reboots in her life. She’s passionate about growth, change, and the power of storytelling to affect that change.

Her own podcast, Reboots, presents the inspiring stories of people who have grown and enriched their lives by rebooting.

You’re in for a treat, an entertaining, thought provoking adventure on today’s show. Here are a few of the things you’ll enjoy and learn as you listen to Tracy:

  • Tracy’s amusing job as a talking Christmas tree
  • The gems she got from her family of storytellers
  • How to use metaphor to tell engaging stories
  • How storytelling helps people deal with grief
  • The pivotal life event that triggered a major reboot for Tracy
  • A renewed appreciation of true friendship
  • How gratitude empowers your life
  • How to make storytelling part of your life
  • The amusing character who shot at Tracy
  • The 4 steps to rebooting you

You may want to listen to Tracy’s story more than once. You may discover new inspiring gems each time.

One of the things Tracy and I talked about was the importance of asking the right questions in life. There are questions that reveal empowering answers. And there are questions that will steal your power.

Your hour with Tracy Winchell will be well spent. You’ll smile, reflect, and be moved by a woman who weaves what she calls a tapestry of hope in the world.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen

Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller

The Magic In Asking the Right Questions by Bill Mayer

The Lies We Believe by Dr. Chris Thurman

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

TRACY’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Life is meant to be enjoyed, even when it must be endured.” – Ed Saucier

CONTACT TRACY

www.RebootsPodcast.com/ChangeYourStory – FREE self discovery tool & FREE discovery session with Tracy

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Life After Death

CAN YOU LIVE TWICE?

Life after death is not a theory or a fantasy for Josh Mantz, the soldier who died from a sniper bullet in Iraq and came back to life after fifteen minutes.

Josh is today’s guest, and his stranger than fiction story reveals many lessons and secrets that can empower and enrich your life today.

You’ll be riveted by the things you’ll hear and the discoveries you’ll make as you listen to Josh talk to you straight from his heart. Here are a few of the fascinating things you’ll learn:

  • The true meaning of an experience we have all had – TRAUMA
  • The haunting story of the Santa Claus interpreter
  • How trauma changes your beliefs about the world
  • The root of leadership in everyone
  • The different levels of leadership
  • The real meaning of rejection
  • How the feeling of abandonment touches all our lives
  • How the feeling of shame may be secretly controlling your life
  • What it means to be a “pirate of joy.”
  • The new paradigm for living
  • Powerful lessons of hope

These gems are only a few of the highlights of my conversation with Josh Mantz. You’ll be moved and uplifted by the humility and gratitude he gained from his life after death experience.

You’ll see and feel the bright ray of light behind the words, “beauty of a darker soul.”

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma Through the Power of Human Connection by Joshua Mantz

Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

The Universe Story by Brian Swimme

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

CONTACT JOSH

www.DarkerSouls.com

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Whistle Blower

WHISTLE BLOWER: A person who informs on a person or organization engaged in an illicit activity.

You won’t find a neutral reaction to a whistle blower. You love him, or you hate him.

Today’s podcast guest is Richard Caruso, a loved and hated important whistle blower.

THE SHU

Caruso blew the whistle on the SHU. It stands for Security Housing Unit. Richard was a prison guard in the most violent SHU in America, Corcoran State Prison in California.

Check out this irony. Corcoran opened  with a seemingly progressive approach to incarceration. The idea was to integrate the prison population by allowing white, hispanic, and African American inmates to mingle in the yard.

Sounds great, right? It turned into a nightmare. There were daily racial explosions that led to brutal inmate fights followed by violent “discipline” from prison staff. Discipline? Yeah. The guards stopped fights by shooting into the yard from a watchtower.

We’re not talking about warning shots. We’re talking about direct aim with lethal weapons that injured and killed prisoners. Some of the guards got a major adrenaline rush from this action. The result? Downtime in the yard became gladiator combat staged by corrupt prison officials.

FORGET NETFLIX

Listen to Richard’s story. It’s more engaging than a dose of Netlflix fiction. You’ll discover:

  • The surprising reason Richard Caruso became a proud marine
  • Richard’s meeting with Colonel Don Conroy, the real Great Santini
  • How Caruso secretly gather evidence against his violent colleagues
  • The murderous hit put on Richard’s life
  • The whistle blower’s friendship with Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes
  • Caruso’s relationships with Charlie Manson and Sirhan Sirhan
  • Charlie Manson’s connection to Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys
  • How the good guys and the bad guys switched roles
  • The history making results of Richard’s actions
  • Why Hollywood reached out to Richard Caruso and made the movie, Felon, based on his story

These are only a few highlights of Richard Caruso’s memorable story.

You’ll be inspired when you hear how Richard helped a despairing veteran, Larry Hinkle, find hope, passion, and purpose. Hinkle started Walking With the Wounded, the walk across America that is happening right now to support war veterans worldwide.

Find out how this noble enterprise attracted the attention of Prince Harry, and how he became actively involved.

There are many more rich life lessons in this podcast. You will not only enjoy it; you will want to share it with people you care about.

RICHARD’S FAVORITE BOOK

The Great Santini by Pat Conroy

RICHARD’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“It is what it is.”

CONTACT RICHARD

Find him on Facebook

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