Jessica Alba ON: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome & Perfectionism to Live Your Best Life [PODCAST]

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Jessica Alba ON: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome & Perfectionism to Live Your Best Life

Jessica Alba sits down with Jay Shetty to talk about her struggles in the film industry as a woman of color, how pushing people to develop their potential doesn’t isn’t always a positive deed, coming to terms with the truth when people are being honest, and using perfectionism as an excuse to not do anything.

Jessica is an American actress and entrepreneur, and is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Honest Company. She’s a globally-recognized entrepreneur and advocate, and a New York Times bestselling author of The Honest Life, a practical guide for parents to create a safe and healthy life for their families. With The Honest Company's success, she has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, and Vanity Fair’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

What We Discuss with Jessica:

00:00 Intro

05:04 Which role has had the most impact in your life?

08:20 When you’re a teenager with a child, what opportunities will you have?

11:40 Showing your children a balanced view of peace, anxiety, and pressure

15:19 Feeling like you don’t belong because of your skin color

21:41 When is it the most difficult to be honest to someone?

24:36 We always want honesty but when we’re presented with the truth, it’s difficult to accept


26:01 Accepting life coaches and outside help

28:30 When you put in the work, you will get those opportunities

31:44 Seeing people’s potential and learning to help them reach their full potential

35:52 People will see your life in their own lens

37:19 Perfectionism is used as an excuse to not do anything

39:47 If you’re putting in more positive energy, that’s what you're going to emit

43:11 Nudge people and ask questions and let them come to terms with their potential

47:52 Our children will always choose us

50:12 Jessica on Final Five

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