Amy Pearson is a self-described “approval addict.” Years ago she discovered that she’d lived her entire life trying to get a pat on the back from other people. But a tragic loss in her life enabled her to turn the corner and find a life full of happiness by doing what she wanted to do in the world.
She believes that at the root of approval addiction is a basic human need to belong. But she also believes that when you live for approval you never truly find belonging. You sacrifice yourself for a false sense of belonging called “fitting in.” By making that mindset shift Amy began learning to create an inner world for herself that fueled her dreams. Now she helps women break their own approval addiction, live the life they desire, and make a difference in the world.
In this conversation Amy shares her story, her business, and an amazing free gift for you. You’ll want to listen.
Thinking contributes to results.
One of the things Amy loved most about training to become a life coach was the understanding that how a person thinks impacts the results they get in their lives. It was powerful for her not only as a core principle of how to help people, but also how to move out of her own addiction to the approval of other people.
It’s been her joy to see her life expand as she’s learned to turn her own thinking in new, positive, more possibility-focused directions and she’s been thrilled to help her coaching clients make those same shifts and see similar transforming results in their lives.
This conversation is full of encouragement – from Amy’s story and from what’s happened in her life and in the lives of her clients. So be sure to listen in to this chat.
Don’t let your setbacks be an opportunity to give up.
Establishing your own business and seeing it thrive is hard work. It’s discouraging work at times. But it’s also some of the most rewarding work you’ll ever do. In today’s conversation Amy Pearson shares a time in her entrepreneurial journey when she became incredibly overwhelmed. The mountain of things to do and steps to take in order to push her business forward seemed so huge that she didn’t think she’d ever accomplish it.
What she learned in that time of overwhelm was that everything ahead is worth fighting for and that sometimes you’re only 3 steps away from hitting gold. Her desire is to help other women push through those obstacles and discouragements and not allow the setbacks to serve as an opportunity to give up. Listen in to this conversation to hear how you can push through the setbacks to find the gold!
What do you do when you hit a roadblock and don’t know what to do?
There are many times in your entrepreneurial journey when you’ll hit a snag, a roadblock that keeps you from moving ahead. Many times this kind of situation takes the form of a lack of knowledge or skill to take the next step.
When you don’t know what to do, what should you do?
Amy Pearson (today’s guest) says that you have to stay in the game at that point. You can’t let your lack of knowledge or skill discourage you to the point that you stop moving forward. Reach out. Get the help you need. Learn the skills that will take you even one step further. It’s up to you to set your mind toward success and to not stop until you reach it. There’s lots of learning involved and lots of adjustments to be made but you can do it. Hear Amy’s tips along that line in this conversation.
Stop trying to convert the haters.
As a self-confessed approval addict Amy Pearson found great freedom when she discovered that her mother’s advice from years ago was true. “Not everybody is going to like you. That’s just how life is.” That led Amy to a journey of discovery in understanding exactly what that meant on a practical level. She learned to simply be herself. Some people would not like it and that’s OK. Others would love it though, and those are the people who would become her supporters and her tribe. When she stopped trying to gain the approval of the haters, her world changed incredibly for the better.
Do you have the same struggle? Seeking the approval of others? Amy’s got some great advice for you on this episode so don’t miss it!
Outline of this episode…
- Introduction of today’s guest: Amy Pearson.
- Amy’s story of being an approval addict.
- What most influenced Amy to move into business as an entrepreneur.
- A moment when Amy had an entrepreneurial challenge that turned into a blessing in disguise.
- How Amy’s business generates revenue, including a change in her business model.
- Moves Amy has made that have pushed her business forward and increased her bottom line.
- The work Amy is doing with women entrepreneurs and tips she recommends for women who are listening.
- What Amy does to leverage her time and energy to get things done.
- Amy’s favorite tools to use to leverage her business and time.
- What is the best advice Amy ever received?
- Who inspires you, Amy?
- Amy’s favorite book at this time.
- A favorite mantra Amy lives by.
- How you can find more about Amy and how to receive her free gift.
Resources mentioned on this episode…
Amy’s website: www.LiveBrazen.com
BOOK: “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olsen
Amy’s free gift, the “Nothing Is Ever Good Enough” module of her Brazen coaching.
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