Episode 378: Imposter Complex and Taking Bold Action with Amy Ahlers - Your Kick-Ass Life

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🎉✍ Join  Amy Ahlers and I live on Wednesday, March 16th, for a free writing workshop: Top 10 Kick-Ass Tips to Get Your Writing Project Started and Complete.  If you want to write a book, self-publish one, go the traditional route of publishing, or are simply curious about what it takes to launch your next writing project, join us. For all the details and to register, go here. We hope to see you on the 16th! ✍ 🎉 

Speaking of Amy Ahlers, she returns to the show this week to talk about the imposter complex and the inner-critic. Plus, we share some of the ways our inner-mean girl shows up during the creation of our writing projects and some of the strategies we employ to calm her down.

Amy is a Master Women’s Leadership and Life Coach, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. She is on a mission to stop women from self-bullying and being hard on themselves so they can make their greatest possible contribution. Enjoy our conversation! 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How imposter complex shows up for women who want to start something new or complete a big project. (3:56)
  • Some ways in which we handle our own imposter complex, including how we change the narrative. (6:39)
  • Experiencing upper limit problems and how we deal. (10:13)
  • Amy answers the question, “Is writing a book for everyone?” (23:30)
  • What we love and do not love about writing. (27:33)

If there's anything we learned in this last year, it’s that tomorrow is not guaranteed. If you have a story in your heart, take action. We want everyone who has the desire to follow through on it. If you feel the pull in your heart, join Amy and I for our no-cost writing workshop: Top 10 Kick-Ass Tips to Get Your Writing Project and Complete on March 16th at 12 pm PST / 3 pm EST, and take that first step today. 

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Amy’s website
Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves
Top 10 Kick-Ass Tips to Get Your Writing Project and Complete 
Overcoming imposter feeling: how senior executives manage their insecurities (study)

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Amy Ahlers is a celebrated women's leadership expert, master coach, keynote speaker, and bestselling author. After a successful career as a top producing sales executive, she entered the world of coaching two decades ago and has touched the lives of over 150k people. Amy has been a featured keynote speaker on stages at places like Google, Charles Schwab, and Oracle and has appeared on countless TV and radio shows as a coach and expert.

Her first book, Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves: Ditch your Inner Critic and Wake Up Your Inner Superstar (New World Library, 2011), shot up to #1 in several categories on Amazon, including Self-Help, Happiness and Self-Esteem. Her second bestselling book, Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself and Start Loving Yourself, (Beyond Words/Simon and Schuster, 2015), is based on the International online program, Inner Mean Girl Reform School, which has helped over 40,000 women around the world transform their Inner Critics.

A 2010 recipient of the Women Who Dare Award from Girls Inc., she holds a BA from the University of California, earned the CPCC designation from The Coaches Training Institute and has done numerous advanced trainings to stay on the cutting edge.

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