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Podcast with Louisa Jewell

Louisa Jewell on Is Self-doubt Undermining Your Creativity?

Today’s Guest

A speaker, author, facilitator, and well-being teacher who has inspired thousands of people worldwide, Louisa Jewell joins us on this episode of the podcast.  She founded the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and her work has been featured in numerous publications.

In this conversation, you will hear Louisa share her thoughts on developing more confidence, to help you and your organization become more innovative.  Louisa believes confidence is finding the courage to act in the moment you want to put a great idea forward.  While some self-doubt can be motivating, too much self-doubt and self-questioning can stop you in your tracks and undermine your wellbeing.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:48] – Louisa talks about the importance of innovation in today’s business-world, and to be innovative organizations need people with the confidence to speak up about their great ideas.
  • [04:05] – Louisa shares how confidence means having the courage to act in that moment when you have a great idea .
  • [06:08] – Wile some self-doubt can motivate you to be better prepared as you move forward, you need to let go of chronic self-doubt.
  • [08:20] – “Fail fast, fail often” is a popular motto right now, but to make this work Louisa suggests organizations  need structures to make it safe to fail.  
  • [15:36] – Louisa believes leaders should consider how they can encourage small steps to success, and build  problem-solving muscles within their teams.
  • [19:35] – Louisa shares some advice if you feel that your organization isn’t a confidence-enabling environment.  
  • [21:30] – Failure does not feel good and Louisa talks about how you can become comfortable with failure.
  • [24:36] – The Lightning Round with Louisa Jewell

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