Queen of Conviction
Conquering Self Doubt
In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Velera about overcoming those nagging feelings of self-doubt that many of us harbor. Velera explains that the road to confidence requires us to abandon negative attitudes and patterns that we use to gauge our self-worth: from seeking "perfection" to comparing our achievements to those around us. Velera reminds us that the courage we need to be our best selves grows from within, when we fight the temptation to drag ourselves down. Instead of constantly asking ourselves if we’re enough, let’s look our inner critics straight in the eye, and say “I've got this” with conviction!
Host: Lorelei Gonzalez
Co-host: Velera Wilson
For over fifteen years, Velera Wilson has generated millions in revenue leading teams, launching products, and driving marketing strategy for Fortune 100 & 500 brands including AT&T, First Data (now Fiserv), and Verifone. She has received industry-wide recognition for her leadership, being named as a Money 20/20 USA Rise Up Woman in 2018. In addition to her current role as the Director of Marketing at Fiserv, Velera is an author inspiring women to own their greatness and to show up with a greater level of confidence in their careers, their relationships, and in everyday life! Her latest book, "You're Absolutely Worth It," is a handbook for all women to navigate their own greatness and overcome self-doubt.
Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):
- Self-Doubt shade 3:14
- Leadership: masculine or feminine? 7:00
- Internal swirl 8:27
- Confidence 12:19
- The Conviction of Courage 19:12
- Coping with the No 21:46
- Owning the Yes 24:38
- Femme fact: Oversteegan Sisters 27:20
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- You’re Absolutely Worth It: Release Self-Doubt, Embrace Confidence, and Own Your Yes by Velera Wilson (book)
- Tiffany Dufu (leader)
- Jen Sincero (leader)
Link to show transcript here.
Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “How Women Can Develop Their Confidence”
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