E112: Creating Confidence and Overcoming Your Villains with Heather Monahan


We all have those moments of failure in our lives where we got fired, got rejected, or lost a business. And sometimes, that can be discouraging. It’s easy for self-doubt to creep in and get consumed by your fears. How do you gain the confidence to get back on your feet and reclaim your worth?

In this episode, Heather Monahan joins us to talk about creating confidence and overcoming your villains through the three-step process of belief, action, and knowledge. Heather is a two-time bestselling author, a top 50 keynote speaker in the world, a podcast host of Creating Confidence, and a TEDx speaker.

Having successfully climbed the corporate ladder for nearly 20 years, Heather Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite. And like some of the most successful people such as Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, and  JK Rowling, Heather also got fired from her job – but that failure became her catalyst for success.

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • Invest in yourself now
  • Breaking through the shame of getting fired
  • Challenge the beliefs you’re holding and drop the label you were hanging on to
  • Elevating your personal brand
  • The three-step process to overcoming your villains

Episode Highlights:

[03:31] Invest in Yourself Now

Heather was highly successful as a revenue generator, and just three weeks after she was named one of the most influential women in radio, she got fired for no reason. The key takeaway is that you have to Invest in yourself because that will stay with you forever. It doesn’t matter if you get fired, change companies, or start a side hustle, investing in yourself will go wherever you go. It’s the smartest investment you can make, even smarter than any real estate acquisition because it’s telling you that you’re worthy and you’re worth more because you’re building your competence. There is no shame in getting fired. Some of the most successful billionaires in the world had been fired. And that was the catalyst for their greatness.

[12:02] Step Into Your Fears

Challenge the beliefs you’re holding and drop the label you were hanging on to. Those beliefs and labels have been limiting you for too long. Step into your fear and you’re only building the confidence within yourself.

[17:10] Elevating Your Personal Brand

Elevating your personal brand shines a light on who you are and it allows people to get to know you before you actually face them. It’s pulling and attracting opportunities to you, instead of you chasing opportunities.

[20:52] How to Overcome Your Villains: The 3-Step Process

  1. Belief- Break down the beliefs you’re holding onto. Distill that belief and you will realize there’s actually no factual basis for it.
  2. Action – Take action immediately. Take some action to move you in the direction of where you want to go in the future.
  3. Knowledge – Surround yourself with the knowledge that empowers you and helps accelerate your planning process.

Resources Mentioned:

Confidence Creator

Overcome Your Villains

Podcast: Creating Confidence

Website: https://heathermonahan.com/

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