56. External Validation vs Internal Validation

56. External Validation vs Internal Validation

Today’s episode will explain the difference between external vs internal validation, why it is important to understand it and how focusing on external validation can hold you back in your career and your life. 

In this episode:

  • When I first learned about external validation and the aha moment I experienced.
  • How people become “addicted” to external validation, crave it and why it is important to recognize it.
  • How external validation is tied to self-worth, self-esteem and behavior.
  • Quotes from author Byron Katie on the subject of external validation and how I have seen those situations in myself and my clients.
  • How to begin focusing on self-trust and listening to your own opinions first.
  • The importance of trusting yourself and a self-validation action step to take.

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