Manage episode 268892432 series 2509910
When we think about what insecurities do for us, they hold us back from showing up as the incredible people we are. Whether it’s physical insecurity or more situational like financial insecurity, it can consume us and stop us from living our life to the fullest. Our guest on the show today is Jeremy Todd. He’s a dear friend and host of the immensely successful and popular Positive Side podcast with over 10k people in his Facebook community. He’s here today to talk about overcoming insecurities and how we can turn our weaknesses into our biggest strengths.
Jeremy’s personal insecurities have impacted him since a very young age. They’ve been present and still are today. Over time, though, he’s understood that his downfall and his biggest asset are one and the same. Once he realized that, people remember Jeremy because he really leveraged his insecurities. In the end, life could be so much worse. Sometimes things don’t feel like a gift in the moment, but they can become one.
Jeremy talks about some tactics he used to shift his mindset surrounding insecurity. For him, it starts out in the morning with a routine filled with affirmations. He keeps positive quotes and phrases everywhere -- the bathroom mirror, the fridge, you name it -- during the start of his day. These reminders help him start on the right foot. It’s not just the start of your day though, it’s the end too. When Jeremy lays in bed to fall asleep, he goes through the alphabet, naming things he’s grateful for. Jeremy also writes small notes to himself to get him through the day.
For many of us, there is a lot more alone time than we are used to. This can lead to things bubbling up that we haven’t addressed that are now coming to the surface. Jeremy shares his thoughts on how we can deal with that. Firstly, it’s okay that these feelings arise. Secondly, there is not a “correct” reaction to these thoughts. It’s going to happen the way it’s going to happen! It’s okay to be concerned, it’s not okay not to face it. They aren’t going to go away by themselves. The more comfortable we are with ourselves and bringing the dark into the light, life gets way easier.
Jeremy touches on situational insecurities and how we can stay positive amidst everything going on today. Vulnerability is a massive strength. If you’re struggling with something, talk to someone about it! That allows you to get things off your chest and work through problems out loud.
Relating to the current state of things, Jeremy shares his two biggest takeaways so far. First, it’s to be prepared. We never really know what is going to happen next, and having your things in order is essential. Second, and even bigger, Jeremy learned the importance of being present for everyone you’re in contact with.