Have you ever said, "I wish I had what they have" Because they seem funny, confident... and most importantly HAPPY!
And they are all around you... they seem smart, confident, and capable. In fact, even though you admire them, you can't help but feel jealous every so often. You praise them at work, almost in awe- how could some people be so perfect? Or may be you run into them at the gym, or a friend's birthday dinner. Always calm, collected and in their genius zone. While most often you are starstruck, sometimes bitterly you call up your work friend or maybe even go onto Reddit to let off some steam. You complain about how miserable you are, deal with it using sarcasm... or worse even, you declare how much you detest these ninja achievers and their perfect lives.
Hey! I am Sudeshna and I used to be exactly like you... No self worth, no self discipline, no patience... In fact, I tried so hard to fit in with my perfect work colleagues that I landed myself in self-inflicted work-related depression.
What if I am not good enough?
I know I am a fraud... I haven't studied in the Ivy League schools or Oxford or Cambridge! I got here by fluke!
After all what do I know? I am not an expert on anything about anything other than making PowerPoint decks. And even at that, my colleagues are better!
All this while I've been lucky. I don't even deserve to be here. What if this is as good as it will ever get?
OMG my career will be over before I even turn 30!!
You see, I have not been eavesdropping on your mind. This was my life for 2 years.
I was STUCK!
I was crying myself to sleep in hotel rooms while feeling completely incompetent, as I compared myself to my talented colleagues.
I wanted out. But what skills did I have? NOTHING other than PowerPoint... or so I thought!
So I carried on... really terribly but carried on nevertheless. I had a couple of screwed-up projects followed by a couple of ones where I really contributed tons. In fact, even when senior exec level clients were praising my work, I was moaning about how grossly incompetent I was...
You see, nothing that really matters in life is really taught in school. I mean, nothing other than Math and Language anyway... So obviously, no one teaches us how to successfully achieve your goals.
They don't teach us how to be confident... we just assume that some people are naturally more confident.
They don't teach us about motivation... and how actually just having motivation gets us nowhere.
They keep quiet about focus because employers want their people to have excellent multi-tasking skills right? WRONG!
You see, our traditional education system is still preparing us for the post-industrial revolution world. But the skills we need to survive and thrive in today's workplace and in fact, life, are very different.
We need what they have... those ninja achievers who breeze past their competition. Every. Single. Time.
What do they know that we don't?
Is it just that being alpha is in their genes?
Is it that they were born confident and charismatic?
Is it their morning routines that include workout, meditation, green juice, and 15 other things that you need 5 apps to track and manage?
We try the shiny apps and even try waking up at 4:55 AM some mornings... but it doesn't seem to work!
And then we start on the self-doubt phase.
"I’ve worked here for 3 years. Have I really done nothing??"
"Maybe I don’t even have enough experience... or I am just not good enough"
"There are hundreds of people better than me…"
"I have no motivation!"
And this is it! I’ve some terrible news- you’re stuck!
Knowing what I know now, I don’t regret spending over 5 years reading every book, taking every course, listening to every TedTalk and podcast I possibly could...
I spent YEARS learning about this stuff, sometimes completely geeking out on them. In fact, I still am learning and practising what I learn. Why? Because you see, top performers know that after a point in your life or career, the basic knowledge becomes a sanity metric. True success belongs to those who are not only knowledgeable but also have tremendous mastery over their thoughts, emotions, and minds.
A few years back, I would just learn something smart and then wonder why I don't feel smarter.
Urrghhh! I wish this didn’t happen more than just a few times, but it did. It happened like a zillion times in those two years!
And that’s when I let out my inner geek! I am a Leo, so not very good at getting ignored! So I started with getting advice from my career services. Then reached out to my mentors and sponsors. Spoke to career consultants. Read every article and book on how to get better at the "confidence stuff" that I could. And yet I didn't see results… for 2 whole years. Can you imagine how frustrating it can be? I was almost about to resign to my fate...
But then something changed. I was introduced to meditation which sky-rocketed my ability to focus.
And do you know what that meant?? I suddenly realised why I wasn't getting any results from my hard work of reading and studying.
I was missing systems... the stuff that we call business processes in business, you need that stuff in your life as well. In short, I was missing some key life processes, that made the successful superstars while some equally talented folks go missing in mediocrity.
And I’ve some good news!
These are not innate skills people are born with. They can be learned.
You can learn how to keep your motivation going
You can learn how to be more confident.
You can become the most focused person you have met.
You can even find more time in the day... only if you knew how this game is played.
Imagine how empowering it would be to know that you will achieve every single goal you set!
Imagine knowing and being aligned to your own visions of success and purpose, and being able to set goals, while focusing on YOU.
What if we knew what stops us from achieving our goals? And then deep dive into shelving those reasons one after the other after the other?
What if you could reverse engineer to get to your goal?
What if you knew the art and science of productivity management? What makes some people seem more confident than others? Why are some people automatically perceived as leadership material?
Imagine waking up every day, knowing that everything around you is rigged to make you succeed?
How would you feel? What would it be worth to you?
This November we are pulling back the curtain on the superpowers that sets top performers apart - the ones that make them seem like ninjas!
This November, Mike Kitko, Jilliane Yawney, Kristine Shipman and I are hosting a one of a kind programme.
Mike is the author of The Impostor in Charge. He is a speaker and an executive self-mastery coach for REALLY successful entrepreneurs. A Marine with an MBA, Mike has decades of experience in leadership roles for Fortune 500 companies, yet he always felt like an imposter. After a colossal career and personal meltdown, he found his true purpose: inspiring leaders to find the power in their authenticity, purpose, and passion.
Jilliane Yawney is a Story Coach, a TEDx coach, and the creator of the Core 7 Stories for Business™ framework. She has helped over 1000 people get on stage to share their stories. Jilliane has worked with Shark Tank winners, board game creators, and multi-national real estate managers to change lives and grow brands with a story.
Kristine has played the role of teacher, data analyst, education administrator, and small business owner in early life. Since 2016, she has served as an Executive Leadership Coach providing coaching for Cabinet-level leaders and C-suite executives. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California with her research focused on increasing gender and ethnic parity in senior-level leadership positions.
And me? Well, I know a thing on two about goal setting and achieving- after all I set up The Abundance Psyche while juggling pregnancy and then a newborn. People kept asking me about my morning routines and productivity hacks. But as you know, life with a newborn rarely follows routines. Which is why I invested heavily in training and then systems. So that when I wake up in the morning, I know everything is rigged in my favour. Yes, even on days when I would rather just curl up in a blanket and watch Netflix, or spend the day chasing a crawling baby, trying to prevent him from self-destruction.
The 3 things that set apart ninja achievers
#1: BEING RUTHLESSLY ALIGNED WITH THEIR VISION
Look, I will rarely ever tell you that you should follow your passion. What if your passion makes you a pauper? That's not wise. But, I know that every single successful person ruthlessly aligns everything they do to their vision. And I'll tell you that it's not easy... but it's worth it!
#2: PLANNING FOR FAILURE
I had read an ad somewhere... "If only they knew how many nights it takes to be an overnight success!" And this is what the ninjas plan for. They know that they will fail. They very likely will fail more than most people will ever try. But they have built a muscle of dealing with failure. In fact, they make even failure work for them.
#3: AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATION
We hate fluff but the moment it comes to something important, why do we choose the most bizarre sounding words from the dictionary? Wordsmith is an actual phrase that consultants use to describe their language prowess.. and I bet that not only consultants are guilty of this! If you're reading this page, you are very likely reading because I don't sound like I put a Thesaurus on every word? In fact, I probably don't even sound like someone with a good vocabulary... but you know I am not just making this stuff up. That's authenticity. And authentic communication is the secret power weapon of super achievers.
All of us have literally spent YEARS learning what we are putting into this programme... This is the FIRST time and perhaps the only time we are doing anything like this... How often do we get 4 busy diaries to match?! ;)
With this brand new programme, we are committed to rigging life in your favour.
We are hosting a 4.5 hour masterclass to distill what we have discovered about confidence and dealing with impostor syndrome, with our own signature frameworks and research.
We rarely give this away in one session at this price. But with this year taking a toll on people's careers and mental health, we wanted to make this a no-brainer for you.
In this 4.5 hours virtual sessions, we cover:
What holds women and ethnic minorities back from senior-level leadership positions
Competence theories and how competence isn't related to confidence - not in the way you think anyway
Primary mental and emotional drivers of the imposter syndrome, and feel more normal in their current beliefs about who they are and their current state of development.
Understanding a hero and the best way to show up as a bigger version of yourself is to tell powerful stories where you are the hero. (Think job interviews, speaking gigs, performance reviews – all the spaces and places where you want to make an impression. At the end of this session, you will know how to become the hero in your own story.)
How the biochemistry of your body affects your confidence and what you can do to control it to get on-demand confidence
The Master Formula you need to embrace today to end self-doubt forever
Now, that's a LOT to cover in one session. So, if you can't make the time, we will be recording the sessions and you'll have free 30 days access to the recordings.
If you think that even that's not enough, here's what we are adding to make sure everything is rigged in your favour - Mike, Jillane, Kristine and me will be more than happy to take questions in that period as well.
Imagine having 4 confidence coaches on the same platform showing you how to become the hero in your own story. And then actually having the knowledge of the primary mental and emotional drivers that make this newfound confidence stick.
I mean, I don't know about you, but I would have traded an arm and a leg to have a community to support me through my journey during that phase of my career and life. In fact, today as I am growing this website, I am currently investing in myself to get a community of similar-minded people around me... And honestly, it's the best thing I've invested on in life. But enough about me... let's talk about you!
What if you are feeling like you are not even good enough to get the most out of this? What if you think you will just be spending on something without knowing whether it will really change your life?
Well, this is what I say. If you don't believe in yourself enough to invest in you, you need this even more than those for whom this is a no-brainer. You see, every time I didn't feel smart after reading something smart was every time that I refused to take action on the back of knowledge. And that is why I KNOW this programme will work for you. Because we are literally going to kick your butt for not believing in yourself.
What if you are wondering if you could do it the next time we offer this?
It is extremely likely that we are NEVER going to offer this again. Not because we don't want to help people, but because all four of us have busy lives and it's actually been a challenge to coordinate and commit to diaries for as long as we have! Also remember, the course will never be the same ever because your group mates will definitely be the ones that propel you towards your vision.
What if I can't do the time?
I've already told you, we will be recording the session and you will have access to all of us even after the session.
But Sudeshna, if you really want to help people, shouldn't you be giving all this for free?
Yes! I've been the person who has asked this question before. But you know what? I actually give 99% of my material for free. There are millions of free videos and papers and books on this stuff on the internet if you search. So why haven't they changed your life yet?
I understood this only after I paid for some very expensive courses. To put it simply, "Transaction leads to transformation." And I can explain that both spiritually and logically.
Where you put your time and money is where you put your intention. This is why, people at the $200 a month gyms are generally more attractive than the ones that use a $20 gym membership.
This is why the $20 courses on Udemy don't change lives but a session with Tony Robbins is life altering. But hey, you don't have to take my word for it.
Let's play a game. Think about the last time you spent $5 and felt happy. Then think about the last time you spent a ridiculous amount of money ($1000+) and felt happy.
I am willing to bet that you had to think really hard when it comes to the $5 question and you didn't even have to bat an eyelid to answer the $1000 question. Now you be the judge about what difference money makes when it comes to transformation and happiness.
How do I know this? I have taken thousands of courses, some totally worth the money and others completely useless. Unfortunately, I have spent more money put together on the useless stuff than on the expensive stuff. Because higher the transaction, the bigger the transformation. The more time and money we spend, the more we are committed to the change.
Can you do it all by yourself? Of course! Is it worth going through all by yourself with occasional support and mostly trolling from strangers on career forums? Well, I don't know about you, but my time is far more precious to be taking advice from people who have masks on, whose names you don't know, even less so about how qualified they are to help you...
Look, this stuff costs money. It took me money and time to learn all of it. It took me time to set all of this up. It even costed me time, energy and money to get you onto this page. So let me not pretend like the world is full of rainbows and unicorns. Could I give it out for free? Sure! Have I done it? 100%! With tons and tons of people. In fact, if you want you can write to me right now and book a free session with me. But you see, the free stuff never works and there's good reason why. So yes, this will cost money but also this will be life-altering!
Normally career coaches will charge you in multiple thousands to give you access to this sort of material transformation. And you will have to work through it all by yourself.
Instead, here we are giving you access to 4 of us who are seasoned coaches and me who is a personal development nerd and career strategist. We're giving you access to recorded videos. That in itself is worth over £10,000. AND, most importantly, we are creating a safe space for committed people like you to make sure that this is fail-proof for you. Value of that? Well, that's priceless... truly priceless.
Because we are doing this for the first time, and perhaps the only time ever, we decided to make it a no-brainer for you. The only catch is that you need to register by 31st October, 2020 so that we can provide you with the magical experience we want to create for you.
So if you are still reading, I suggest you join in...
Because 6 people isn't a lot you know. Do you know how many people face these issues everyday? Definitely 100X of 6 people. So as you are thinking, someone else is hitting the ENROLL button... and because we have to limit it to 6, we need to make this first come, first serve... and that's why we may even see us refund your money if we have sold out the seats.
That's why instead of second guessing your potential and ability, commit to creating your life on your terms, unapologetically.
But hang on... if you are still debating, let me tell you a few reasons why you shouldn't join this programme:
You don't really struggle with waves of impostor syndrome and self-doubt. You don't second guess your career decisions. You achieve every goal you set. I mean if you are that person, why waste time learning about the stuff you already use in life?
You are not coachable aka not interested in making a change - you would rather blame the economy and politics for what's happening in your personal career, than take action based on what a coach suggests you to do.
You'd rather seek out advice on Reddit than real people whose success is aligned with you succeeding.
You are unavailable through all the weekends of August and September, possibly even doing nothing!
If you fall into these 4 categories, please do us a favour and don't join.
It depresses me when smart people fall into the trap of self-sabotage
Self-doubt is easy, I get it! It’s easy to think of reasons why you’re not the best person for the job… it’s easy to struggle with keeping the motivation going. But it's not the solution. It's not sustainable.
There are things that are right now outside the zone of your consciousness. And as I learned about these secrets and systems, my life changed.
And not only me, all of us said the exact same thing too... as did a bunch of her and my students.
And they can work for you too.
We've stitched up this material to be the best bang for your buck. Investing a few hours, you can start to seize Alpha confidence like never before!
Hi, am Sudeshna. I am a professional Strategist who helps businesses make more money. But am a big believer in nurturing and developing people. I know you are here because you want bigger and better things in life. I am here to tell you, "YOU CAN"!! Join me in this journey to create the life you dream about.
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