Podcast #483

SELF-VALIDATION: THE ART OF NOT NEEDING OTHER PEOPLE TO TELL YOU “GOOD JOB”

Self-Validation, or the art of not needing other people to tell you “good job,” is a skill that the most confident people learn how to master. Even if you consider yourself a words of affirmation person, you can learn how to self-affirm and self-validate. Self-validation keeps you from the traps of people pleasing, of striving and of hamster wheel of external validation.

In this episode of The Confidence Podcast, we’re talking aboutโ€ฆ

  • The art of self-validation and how to cheer yourself on
  • How to not need external affirmation (even if you’re a words of affirmation person)
  • A 30-day challenge to implement into your daily journaling

 

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COACHING ON SELF-VALIDATION

How do you tell yourself good job?

Or do you even intentionally practice this?

I used to be addicted to affirmation.

The need for affirmation drives us into many unhelpful life patterns:

  • People pleasing
  • Toxic relationships
  • Inconsistent security
  • Attention seeking
  • Hustle and overworking
  • Social media obsession
  • Body image manipulation and concentration
  • Indecisiveness / changing opinions

I have a constant dialogue going, continually affirming myself.

Self-validation frees you from

-the need for permission

-the external affirmation you crave

-the drama of overthinking

-the fear of not doing enough

-the unquenchable desire for approval

-the obsession with social confirmation

-the conflict you have with yourself

Things my mind says:

Good job, Trish.

Wow, nice effort, Trish.

Trish, that was kind, good work.

You didn’t give up, good job Trish.

I’m proud of you for putting yourself out there, Trish.

Way to show up today, that’s all that matters, Trish.

Trish, you look nice today.

Girl, your smile is magnetic today.

Yes, this is good work.

You have shown up with excellence, well done, now rest with excellence, Trish.

You were made for this.

 

HOW TO NOT NEED EXTERNAL VALIDATION

  • Notice where you crave it.
  • Understand why you’re craving and seeking approval
  • Stop judging yourself so fiercely
  • Stop comparing yourself to others.
  • Stop measuring yourself by false belief systems (like social media likes)
  • Tell someone – and it’s okay sometimes to need it (share how this works with me and Brandon – and how I’ve weaned myself off in some areas when I recognize that I can give it to myself)
  • Practice your self-coaching voice.
  • Get serious about replacing that mean voice in your head.
  • Get coached.
  • Minimize your social media exposure and have high awareness of what triggers insecure feelings
  • Keep your own Champagne Moments journal
  • Track your wins and growth
  • Build others up generously – it will boomerang back to you

 

THE 30-DAY SELF-VALIDATION CHALLENGE:

Commit for 30 days to this challenge:

What am I proud of today?

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-Andrea Z.

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