The Shift To Freedom
Freeing Ourselves from the Imposter Syndrome
Most entrepreneurs, especially those who reach a certain level of success, sooner or later experience a sense of disbelief in their abilities and unworthiness of what they've accomplished; they feel like a fraud.
These feelings are best known as imposter syndrome. Although we are beings having human experiences, and it's completely normal to feel like this, there are ways to mitigate these sensations and slowly but surely, erase them from our system.
In this episode, we delve into why we experience imposter syndrome and why it's so common among successful people. We talk about the "curse of knowledge" and its role in creating the feeling of unworthiness, and we go through some practical ways to deal with it.
We acknowledge that our world is shaped by what we are looking for, and we analyze the importance of celebrating our wins and appreciating our progress.
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- If you are experiencing imposter syndrome, you are not alone (1:48)
- About the "curse of knowledge" and how it affects us (3:11)
- A couple of practical ways to deal with the "curse of knowledge" (6:51)
- What is a "personal badassery list," and how it can serve us (8:01)
- The myth about levels of mastery and incorporating new knowledge (13:32)
- The importance of looking at our wins and celebrating them (15:01)
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81. Building A Product Market Fit Machine with Charles Cormier41:34Being an entrepreneur is more than just a job, it’s a way of life. A path of continuous improvement, overcoming challenges, and personal development.In this episode, I talked to Charles Cormier, a many time entrepreneur, biohacker, and ultra athlete.We discuss the enigma of product-market fit and how to turn your business into a success-generating machine.It’s an inspiring jaunt through the topics of rigorous self-improvement, market mastery, and how you can align your work to carve out a path to freedom. It’s just full of gems.Links:Business Owner Hero Type Quiz: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/quiz/Check out Charles’ Podcast here: CEO Wisdom Podcast - Blindspots, energy, values, and AI with Ben Easter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1I_h1XZ54g&t=846sConnect with Charles:Linktree: https://linktr.ee/charlesnsystems
80. How to Have Your Own Back in Tough Times38:38Ever found yourself in a tough spot where it seems like the world is against you? How do you navigate the stormy seas of life's trials with resilience and grace? In this episode, your Ben Easter and Clayton Olson take you on a journey through embracing hardship and supporting yourself during challenges.In Episode 80, we explore the concept of having your own back during tough times and how to approach challenges with dignity, resourcefulness, and creativity. Ben and Clayton explore the ebb and flow of life's struggles, drawing parallels to the stock market's highs and lows, stressing the importance of aligning with core values, embracing a sense of connection, and harnessing positive energy. They invite you into open conversations about the fear of burdening others with our struggles. Sharing poignant references from Bruce Almighty and Braveheart, this episode is an empowering guide to standing tall amidst life's upheavals.Key Takeaways:The importance of being a friend to yourself in dark timesReplacing self-judgment with unconditional self-loveEmbracing difficulties as opportunities for growth and self-connectionBreaking free from self-imposed isolation during tough timesAligning with principles that are larger than ourselves*The quote “When in doubt, zoom out” is attributed to Reggie WattsLinks:Business Owner Hero Type Quiz: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/quiz/The Mindset Gym: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/the-mindset-gymConnect with Ben:Website: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/Lucid Shift Coaching IG: https://www.instagram.com/lucid_shift_coaching/Project Candlelight: https://airtable.com/shr5p0P2793RtRk2kConnect with Clayton :Website: https://claytonolsoncoaching.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtKW9swe4-j596iCIh2_nrALinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claytonrolson/IG: https://www.instagram.com/claytonolsoncoaching/
79. Reset Your Reality with Gratitude36:59How can cultivating gratitude rewire your mindset and enhance your life? Just in time for the holidays, hosts Paige and Ben Easter explore how our internal "search engine" determines what we notice and appreciate. They'll guide you through a gratitude exercise designed to shift your attention gears to a more positive, “glass half-full” perspective.In this episode, Paige and Ben discuss the power of gratitude and its potential to change our perception of reality. Using engaging metaphors and insightful discussions, they discuss the intricacies of the human mind, the influence of the reticular activating system, and how our attention and intentions shape our life experiences. So, whether you're seeking ways to improve your mindset, or reignite the magic of holidays, this is an episode you won't want to skip.Key Takeaways:How gratitude can influence your perception of realityHow gratitude can impact how “lucky” you areThe interconnectedness of your thoughts and your emotional statePractical exercises to help leverage the power of gratitudeLinks:Business Owner Hero Type Quiz: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/quiz/The Mindset Gym: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/the-mindset-gymThe Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham: https://www.abraham-hicks.com/Optical Illusion - Old or Young Woman?: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/The-optical-illusion-The-Young-Girl-Old-Woman.pngConnect with Ben and Paige:Website: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/Lucid Shift Coaching IG: https://www.instagram.com/lucid_shift_coaching/Project Candlelight: https://airtable.com/shr5p0P2793RtRk2k
78. Finding Balance Between Ideas and Action with Piper Watson37:35Are you struggling to find balance between generating ideas and taking action? Tune in as Ben Easter and guest Piper Watson share insightful strategies on finding equilibrium and creating spaciousness in your life.In this episode, host Ben Easter invites life and business coach Piper Watson to explore the concept of balance between ideas and action. Drawing inspiration from the yin yang symbol and the seasons, they discuss the importance of embracing stuckness as an opportunity for growth and using thoughtful questions to navigate through it. Piper shares her expertise on the Heroine's Journey, the energetics of masculine and feminine energies, dreaming, visualization exercises, and the power of reflection. They touch on topics such as prioritization, breaking tasks into simple steps, accountability, and the role of spaciousness in finding clarity and freedom in life and business.Key Moments:[4:15] Understanding the Heroine's Journey and the importance of going inward for answers[9:58] How to approach and overcome challenges around your dreams[20:32] Balancing reflection and action in life for more freedom and fulfillment[26:40] The concept of cycles of action and reflection to create priorities[33:06] Introducing the "rule of three" to filter ideas and take inspired action steps[38:52] Embracing spaciousness as a superpower and prioritizing self-care and wholeness[47:20] Nurturing exploration, trust in the process, and following the breadcrumbs to find clarityLinks:Business Owner Hero Type Quiz: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/quiz/The Mindset Gym: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/the-mindset-gymConnect with Ben:Website: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/Lucid Shift Coaching IG: https://www.instagram.com/lucid_shift_coaching/Project Candlelight: https://airtable.com/shr5p0P2793RtRk2kConnect with Piper:Website: https://www.piperwatson.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/thepiperwatson/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piper.watson/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/piper-watson/
77. The ABCs of Optimism with Paige Easter32:37Do you ever find yourself caught in a negative spiral? You might be having a human experience that will pass in time. Or you might be stuck in pessimistic thinking. Many of our thoughts and beliefs go unexamined, and simply shining a flashlight on them can bring a profound shift to your life. In this episode of "The Shift to Freedom," hosts Paige and Ben Easter dive into the ABCs of optimism, exploring how examining our thoughts can lead to a freer and more fulfilling existence. By questioning the truth and usefulness of our thoughts, mindfully exploring their consequences, and embracing a healthy assessment of optimism, this episode provides the tools to break free from toxic positivity and create an authentic connection with ourselves and others.Key Moments:04:51 Mindfulness and awareness: The power of questioning our thoughts and beliefs11:24 Practical tools: Thought logs and externalizing our thoughts16:57 Cognitive distortions: Recognizing broad overgeneralizations and language traps22:15 True and useful: The importance of letting go of thoughts that don't serve us26:48 Beyond thoughts: Examining thoughts for facts32:56 Martin Seligman's approach to optimism: Truth and usefulness of thoughts39:44 Unpacking mindset issues: Models and practices for shifting our thoughtsLinks:Business Owner Hero Type Quiz: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/quiz/The Mindset Gym: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/the-mindset-gymLearned Optimism by Martin Seligman: https://www.amazon.com/Learned-Optimism-Change-Your-Mind/Tony Robbins Emotions Framework: https://www.tonyrobbins.com/mind-meaning/be-the-master-of-your-emotions-2/Byron Katie The Work: https://thework.com/instruction-the-work-byron-katie/Brooke Castillo The Model Framework: https://thelifecoachschool.com/self-coaching-model-guide/Connect with Ben and Paige:Website: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/Lucid Shift Coaching IG: https://www.instagram.com/lucid_shift_coaching/Project Candlelight: https://airtable.com/shr5p0P2793RtRk2k
76. Creating Emotional Freedom with Saren Eads41:10Changing your mindset can supercharge your energy levels and free up more time in your life! In this episode of "The Shift to Freedom," host Ben Easter and guest Saren Eads - The Emotional Wealth Coach, discuss the power of shifting your thinking to experience positive change. They explore the impact of embracing anxiety, building emotional wealth, and finding balance in entrepreneurship. Get ready to upgrade your mindset and unlock your limitless potential!Key Moments:[06:18] - Answering unanswered questions and embracing fears head-on[12:45] - Resilience and navigating anxiety in the entrepreneurial journey[21:12] - Turning a side hustle into a thriving business while on maternity leave[29:57] - Balancing personal life and business growth[36:20] - Challenging the belief that hustling is the only way to succeed[42:03] - Overcoming fears of failure and reframing your mindset[48:40] - Creating wealth from the inside out by transforming your relationship with time and energy.Links:Business Owner Hero Type Quiz: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/quiz/The Mindset Gym: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/the-mindset-gymConnect with Ben:Website: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/Lucid Shift Coaching IG: https://www.instagram.com/lucid_shift_coaching/Project Candlelight: https://airtable.com/shr5p0P2793RtRk2kConnect with Saren Eads:Website: Sareneads.comIG: Instagram.com/sareneadsAbout: Saren is a life coach to help women take their ideas and turn them into reality through creating emotional wealth. She started her coaching business while pregnant and replaced her salary while on maternity leave in 2021. A big philosophy she lives by is creating time freedom and living your life authentically while making an impact. She now has a multiple 6 figure business 2 years later and is scaling to her first million dollar year. She is someone who is lit up on life and loves to romanticize the little things. She loves to travel, be a mom, and help women have it all however that looks like to them. Dreams are meant to be lived!
75. Authentic Expression - An Antidote to People Pleasing with Paige Easter36:02Tired of constantly trying to please others and feeling like you're losing touch with your true self? Want to break free from the people-pleasing trap and start living life on your own terms? Discover how authentic expression can be the antidote you've been searching for.In this philosophical episode, hosts Paige and Ben Easter explore the concept of authenticity and how it can liberate us from the endless cycle of people pleasing. They delve into the underlying challenges of worthiness, the power of resonance, and the importance of understanding our own "yeses" and "nos." With insightful examples and insights, this conversation will empower you to prioritize your needs while fostering genuine connections with others.Key Moments:[08:27] Exploring the irony of kindness as a distraction from deeper issues[13:56] The core challenge of worthiness[18:42] Resonating at our true frequency in the world[23:10] The power of our thoughts and actions[28:47] Understanding accountability and integrity in decision-making[35:20] Embracing authenticity and attracting like-minded individuals[41:15] Redefining selfishness as a positive attributeJoin Paige and Ben as they peel back the layers of people-pleasing and guide you towards a more fulfilling and authentic life. It's time to shift gears and reclaim your power.Links:Business Owner Hero Type Quiz: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/quiz/The Mindset Gym: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/the-mindset-gymConnect with Ben and Paige:Website: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/Lucid Shift Coaching IG: https://www.instagram.com/lucid_shift_coaching/Project Candlelight: https://airtable.com/shr5p0P2793RtRk2k
74. How to Prioritize with Paige Easter35:49Are you constantly juggling a never-ending to-do list? Struggling to identify what truly matters in your life and business? In this episode of The Shift to Freedom, Paige and Ben explore the art of prioritization, offering practical strategies to help you gain clarity and focus on what's truly important. Get ready to shift your mindset and discover the freedom that comes with prioritizing effectively.As Ben and Paige explore the concept of prioritization, they delve into the spiritual and practical aspects of determining what truly matters in life and business. From evaluating the wheel of life to understanding task dependencies, they provide insights and tools to help you make conscious choices and find what is useful for you. Tune in for their discussion on the power of prioritizing.Key Moments:[05:12] What would you have wished to have done on your deathbed? Reflecting on mortality as a tool for priority setting.[13:45] The "wheel of life" exercise: A practical approach to evaluating different dimensions of your life.[19:28] Setting personal thresholds: Identifying necessary conditions for improvement in low-rated areas.[26:55] Using the concept of essential value to determine dependencies in business.[32:16] Taking uncomfortable actions: How discomfort can lead to desired outcomes.[39:02] Focus on doing what's truly important: Identifying essentials and avoiding overwhelm.[45:50] The power of acknowledging personal desires and wants, and finding fulfillment in life and relationships.Links:Business Owner Hero Type Quiz: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/quiz/The Mindset Gym: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/the-mindset-gymCore Values Podcast: https://shows.acast.com/the-shift-to-freedom/episodes/core-values-the-compass-for-a-purposeful-journey-with-paige-Language Podcasts:Part 1 - https://shows.acast.com/the-shift-to-freedom/episodes/using-language-to-create-your-lifePart 2 - https://shows.acast.com/the-shift-to-freedom/episodes/using-language-to-create-your-life-part-2-with-paige-easterConnect with Ben and Paige:Website: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/Lucid Shift Coaching IG: https://www.instagram.com/lucid_shift_coaching/Project Candlelight: https://airtable.com/shr5p0P2793RtRk2k
73. What to Do if You Fall Out of Love with Your Business with Paige Easter30:05Do you feel like you've fallen out of love with your business? Discover valuable insights and practical tips on how to reignite the passion in your business and create a sustainable and fulfilling relationship.In this episode of The Shift to Freedom podcast, hosts Paige and Ben Easter dive into the topic of falling in and out of love with your business. They explore the importance of having a strong relationship with your business, so it can provide the freedom you desire. Paige and Ben discuss the signs that indicate you may be falling out of love with your business, how beliefs about business being a grind can affect your relationship, and the importance of managing emotions and staying aligned. Tune in for valuable insights on maintaining a healthy and fulfilling connection with your business.Key Moments:[00:00:01] Introduction to the episode and the importance of having a great relationship with your business.[00:01:59] Recognizing when you're falling out of love with your business and the impact of fear on your relationship.[00:04:20] Signs that indicate you may be experiencing an unresourceful relationship with your business, such as overwhelm and resentment.[00:05:44] How the belief that business is a constant struggle or a constant state of bliss can affect your relationship with your business.[00:07:05] The analogy of pushing a swing when starting a business and the importance of managing expectations.[00:10:20] Tips for navigating the ups and downs of business ownership, including self-awareness and self-compassion.[00:13:48] The role of alignment and finding joy in your work to maintain a healthy relationship with your business.Links:Business Owner Hero Type Quiz: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/quiz/The Mindset Gym: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/the-mindset-gymFlow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi- https://www.amazon.com/Flow-Psychology-Experience-Perennial-Classics/dp/0061339202 Gay Hendricks (Genius Zone) - https://hendricks.com/ Ikigai - https://becomingbetter.org/ikigai/Connect with Ben and Paige:Website: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/Lucid Shift Coaching IG: https://www.instagram.com/lucid_shift_coaching/Project Candlelight: https://airtable.com/shr5p0P2793RtRk2k