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115: How to shake off the need for approval – with Susie Moore

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Q: do you find it hard to shake off the need for approval from others? Whether it’s from your parents or your clients… or maybe even your partner or boss, what is it that’s lurking underneath and keeping us stuck here?

My special guest today is author and coach Susie Moore and she’s simplifying how to shake off the need for approval from others. In this season where we are LITERALLY shaking up our whole existence like one big, giant Etch-a-Sketch, wouldn’t it be nice to finally shake off this bad habit as well?

Susie and I dive deep into this conversation, tackling all aspects of it from imposter syndrome to low self-worth, grappling with mounting pressure to get things “just right” to stepping up and into the spotlight with more confidence. 

And lightening up a bit… in a time when things feel really heavy and sometimes dark, Susie is a bright light showing us there is another way.

My special guest today is Susie Moore and she’s simplifying how to shake off the need for approval from others.

We tackle all aspects of it, including:

  • Why humans tend to have a craving for approval in their work and lives and where it stems from
  • Asking a better question than “what’s wrong?” and replacing it with “what’s missing?” when things feel off in your life
  • The one key trait Susie believes the most successful and self-assured people possess that you can cultivate, too
  • How to avoid comparing yourself to others and squash any perfectionism, especially in how you present yourself on social media
  • The simple secret to getting what you want (that no one ever tells you)
  • How to handle when your brand gets more visible and how to gain more press for your business in the media
  • Why it’s important to have a sense of humor and interject a little bit of fun into your work, especially when things are super heavy or stressful (like now!)

Q: Are you ready to shake off the need for approval from others? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!


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How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and shine your light BRIGHT this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Susie Moore

Susie Moore – She is the author of Stop Checking Your Likes and What If It Does Work Out? which was named by Entrepreneur as one of the “8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry.” 

A former Silicon Valley sales director turned life coach, she has been featured on The Today Show, as well as in O Magazine, Business Insider, Forbes, Time, and Marie Claire.

Where Susie hangs out online:

Website: susie-moore.com

Facebook: @susiemoore.writer

Instagram: @susie.moore

Linkedin: @susiemoore

Pinterest: @moore_susie

Twitter: @susiemoore

YouTube: @SusieMoore

Susie’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Farnoosh Torabi – America’s leading personal finance expert, hooked on helping people live their richest, most fulfilling life.

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