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As leaders living in a highly stressful world, it’s crucial for us to stay grounded and reconnect with ourselves. To honour our feelings and find ways that can empower us to deal with life’s challenges. Many of us are feeling the pressures of the world harder than ever before. As a result, we lose all focus and hope in ourselves. It happens to all of us. But there is hope. There are ways to invite calm into our daily lives and overcome the hardship of being a leader.
So, without further ado. Here are 5 podcast episodes I discovered that can empower leaders to:
- break free from limiting beliefs
- develop an authentic brand
- improve productivity
- set and honour boundaries
- become a master of your time
- kick perfectionism’s butt
- explore failure in a new light
I hope you will find as much value in these talks as I did.
WARNING: If you don’t like swear words, exit this page right now.
1. The Marketing Minute Podcast: Imposter Syndrome is a Scam
In this episode Entrepreneur, Marketer, Story-teller, Host of The Marketing Minute Podcast, Dellea Copeland talks about the layers of Imposter Syndrome – how you can break free from your limiting-beliefs to soar on your journey. The term ‘Imposter Syndrome’ is thrown about and ingrained in us to the point that its very existence is the thing that holds us back. Ha! Ever thought about that? Dellea’s strategies empower leaders to understand that the only thing holding you back is YOU and to dig deeper into why you feel you’re not good enough. In fact, the power of these words helped me silence my own limiting-beliefs and finally shift my mindset.
It all comes down to whether or not you’re willing to leave your comfort zone. Similarly, if you can show up as you are and not what you think is expected of you, that’s when the breakthrough happens.
I totally called BS on Imposter Syndrome after listening to this episode. Join me! Tune in below to free yourself from your limiting-beliefs.
2. The Game Changers Podcast: Developing an Authentic Content Strategy
The Game Changers Podcast host Erin May Henry and Dellea Copeland chat about pressure, insecurities, being authentic, having control over your content, and great strategies to build an authentic brand.
This episode spoke to me on so many levels. As someone who suppressed my authenticity to fit in and fear of abandonment, it helped me realize that I need a new circle. The key is to show up fully in our business if we want to see lasting results. In doing so, we’ll find people and clients who will accept and appreciate us for who we are.
Tune in to learn hella lot about developing authentic content for your brand.
3. The Kimberley Wenya Podcast: Manifesting Productivity, Boundaries, Time Management
If you’re looking for some tough love, this episode is for you. Kimberley Wenya is all about “blending spirituality, manifestation & wellness.” She believes that we create our own reality and that pressure is a good thing. “It’s resourceful,” she said.
In this episode, Kimberley dives deep into why we need to get uncomfortable with our inaction, and how to create and honour our boundaries. Sometimes we need to get real with ourselves, you know. Because if we want to see massive results, we have to work hard. We have to realize where we spend our energy, that is what will grow.
She also shares effective productivity tips to empower leaders to get shit done. And it’s not about being perfect at it. It’s about creating positive feedback in your brain with small goals and using journal prompts as a tool to manifest productivity into your life.
Listen below if you want to learn how to become a master of your time.
4. She Thrives Radio: Perfectionism: What is it Costing You?
Mindset Coach and founder of She Thrives Academy, Taylor Gage, talks about how society wears perfectionism like it’s a badge of honour – a concept I needed to address in my own jungle of denial this year. I realized this need for perfection held me back in everything I attempted to do. Can you relate?
In this episode, Taylor emphasizes what perfectionism really is, and WOW… does she hit the nail on its head. Much of what we want to do but don’t do is based on our deep-seated insecurities, perceived inadequacies, and need for approval. It’s time to pop the hood. To ask ourselves:
- Why the fuck not?
- Why am I scared?
- What prevents me from showing up authentically?
And I love how Taylor gives perfectionism a new meaning: “It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Profound words that empower leaders to question our internal standards and to embrace imperfection. Words to carry with you whenever you feel it’s not the perfect time, your face isn’t perfect, your grammar sucks, or when you worry about what others might think. In fact, this very statement encouraged me to stop waiting for the perfect time to do my thang. NOW is the time!
Give this one a listen if you want to kick perfectionism’s butt.
5. Deliciously Ella: Learning to Fail
Hosted by Ella Mills and accompanied by her husband Matthew Mills, this episode delves into failure, vulnerability, comparison, and more with Elizabeth Day, award-winning journalist, author, and host of How To Fail. What resonated with me the most is how Elizabeth’s journey of truth helps people relate and feel inspired to share their own darkest stories, which I believe is the stepping stone toward healing and growing not only as a person but also as a leader. And I totally agree with her: “The source of our human strength is to be open to vulnerability.” In other words, if we can reframe our mindset to transform failure into an adventure, that’s when we liberate ourselves.
Deep stuff, I know. I’m all about sharing stories, challenging stigma, feeling emotions deeply, and uncovering uncomfortable topics. But here’s the key takeaway for me: “Life is texture” as Elizabeth expressed. To fail is to be human. But most importantly, Fail quickly, learn from it, let go, and move on.
Tune in below to explore failure in a new light.
Deliciously Ella is one of my favourite wellness resources. In short, it helps people “live better and make vegetables cool.” They have evolved from a personal blog, into a user-friendly app, collection of recipe books, a range of plant-based food products, and the one-and-only Deliciously Ella podcast.
Check out an article I wrote about my journey toward wellness as a vegetarian.
TRIGGER WARNING: Highly emotional and vivid, yet beautiful story about losing a mother to cancer. I bawled my eyes out…
That’s it – the 5 educational podcast episodes that I believe can empower leaders to rise to the top. Please share with me if anything resonated with you. Even if you feel it might be insignificant, I’d love to read your story. Comment below or contact me here.