In this interview, famed charity auctioneer and author Lydia Fenet joins me to discuss her new book “Claim Your Confidence: Unlock Your Superpower and Create the Life You Want.” Lydia has been lauded by Martha Stewart for her ability to command a room. We’ll explore ways to become the most confident version of yourself, including tools to persevere through challenges, overcome imposter syndrome, and step out of your comfort zone.
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In This Episode, Lydia Fenet And I Discuss Her Book: “Claim Your Confidence”
Do you recall a time when you exuded unwavering confidence? When you confidently strode into a room, shoulders back, feeling like you owned the place? Perhaps it’s a rare occurrence, happening only occasionally or not at all. The uncertainties of recent years have tested our confidence, regardless of how confident we are in general. Consequently, many of us struggle to trust our instincts and find confidence. How can we regain or even develop confidence?
On the podcast, Lydia Fenet addresses these questions in her latest book, “Claim Your Confidence,” which is a powerful manual that helps you conquer your fears and acquire the necessary skills to become the most self-assured version of yourself. Drawing on her own personal experiences, Lydia shares how to persevere when you feel like quitting, summon the courage to step out of your comfort zone, and harness the immense force of positivity.
Listen and learn as Lydia Fenet and I cover the following subjects:
- Instead of seeking permission, take ownership of your decisions and stand your ground. Asking for forgiveness, not permission, can be a good strategy.
- Develop a “Teflon shield” to deflect negative comments and not let them get to you.
- Overcome impostor syndrome by stopping counting yourself out, listening to what others are saying, accepting that only you can give yourself a gold star, and making your point without backing down.
- Embrace discomfort and take risks to step outside your comfort zone, where you can truly live and grow.
- Instead of striving for work/life balance, focus on your priorities and surround yourself with a supportive community that cheers you on and helps you when needed.
- Power your positivity by creating the life story you want to live.
- Accept change as a constant and learn to be steady and unflappable in the face of challenges.
- Persist even when you want to give up, drawing on your resilience and past successes, no matter how small they may seem.
- Free yourself from the fear of what others think and tap into the confidence that lies within you to pursue your goals and dreams.
- And much, much more!
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More From My Interview With Lydia Fenet
During our interview, I asked Lydia how we become the superpower of our life story.
Lydia Fenet explains, “I believe that confidence is something that everybody has inside them. It is up to each of us to claim our confidence and to truly believe in ourselves and what we, as a person, want to express to the world. And so what do I mean by that? I find people constantly ask for permission to do things instead of asking for forgiveness after they’ve done it. It’s such a fundamental issue with so many people.
Do you think that I could do this? Do you think I should try this? ) What doesn’t matter if I think you should do it? What does it matter? I think you should try it. Turn that into a statement. I should try this. I should do this. Don’t ask other people and hang on to their every word as if they’re giving you the gift and the keys to life. This is your life. You have to take ownership of it.
And if you’re not living the life you want, then change it. People think it is not that simple. It is actually that simple. You are the only person who is the architect of what you’re doing in your life. And if you’re constantly looking around for other people’s opinions, of course, you won’t be confident because you’re just trying to please Is everyone else.
So what are you doing to live in your truest form? And what are you doing to ensure that you’re a confident person? I believe that is all within you. It’s just gonna take some soul searching to figure out what you want and then be true to that in life.”
Thanks, Lydia Fenet
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Resources From The Show With Lydia Fenet
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- Website: https://lydiafenet.com/
- The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lydiafenet/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lydia-fenet-839a413/
My solo episode on why you need to stop chasing perfection: https://passionstruck.com/stop-chasing-perfection/
Watch my interview with Dr. Mark Hyman on how to defy aging: https://passionstruck.com/dr-mark-hyman-secrets-to-living-young-forever/
Catch my interview with Dr. Amy Shah on how you can control your food cravings: https://passionstruck.com/dr-amy-shah-you-can-control-your-food-cravings/
My solo episode on why micro choices matter: https://passionstruck.com/why-your-micro-choices-determine-your-life/
About Today’s Guest, Lydia Fenet
Lydia Fenet is a well-known author, speaker, and executive producer of the upcoming Netflix series, “Sold,” based on her previous book, “The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You.” She is also the host of the “Claim Your Confidence” podcast, produced in collaboration with Newsstand Studios in Rockefeller Plaza. With over two decades of experience as a charity auctioneer, she has single-handedly raised over a billion dollars for more than 800 organizations. Lydia has shared the stage with renowned celebrities like Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, and Jerry Seinfeld, all while supporting notable charities worldwide.
As a keynote speaker, she has traveled internationally to speak about unlocking sales potential and empowering teams in the workplace. Lydia has been named one of New York’s most influential women by Gotham magazine and has been featured in major media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and more. She currently resides in New York City with her husband, Chris, and their three children.
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