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Conquering Doubt with Laura Gassner Otting

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On today’s episode, I have the pleasure of chatting with Laura Gassner Otting. Laura is a highly successful entrepreneur and author who inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that ultimately keeps their great ideas in limbo. Starting her career off as a lawyer, Laura quickly decided to drop her educational endeavours and follow a life path instead, that she was truly meant for her.  

Laura delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. 

On this episode we dive into: 

  • Figuring out what success means to you.
  • How failure is not the finale.
  • Finding comfort in knowing that, well … nobody really cares!
  • Focusing on plan A instead of plan B.
  • How confidence comes from competence.
  • How to conquer the thought “I will be happy WHEN…”
  • How to be better for other people by first, being better for yourself

The take-home: 

Laura credits her success to carving her own path in life. She believes that by following her intuition and listening to what truly makes her happy, she can live a well-balanced and accomplished life. She started this life journey by saying no to things that weren’t serving her. As Laura continued to carve her path and listen to her heart, she found herself serving on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, and she was also asked to do a TEDx talk - which became so popular that it launched a speaking career for her! Laura has now spoken across the United States and internationally to universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, TEDx, and the US Military. 

“I feel like I spent a lot of time in my life trying to fit in everyone else’s box, trying to be perfect for everyone else.” She then adds, “People think they can only be worthy if they perform up to the expectations of others and it turns out that our worth really comes from the inside.” Laura continues to inspire others to push past the doubt and indecision and encourages people to serve others by first serving themselves. “I don't think we are exhausted because we’re busy, I think people are exhausted and burnt out because they are doing what's best for other people, instead of what’s best for themselves.” She claims that she is relentlessly and unapologetically selfish with making herself better first so that she can be the best version of herself, for others. 

Pushing through self-doubt, prioritizing yourself, and following a path that stays true to what YOU desire is exactly how you too, can carve out your own path towards success!

Get in touch with with: Laura Gassner Otting

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