Episode #133: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome, Defeat Self-Doubt, Boost Your Self-Confidence, and Deal with Past Hurt and Rejection with master coach Kara Loewentheil

February 27, 2020

In this episode I interview master life coach Kara Loewentheil on how to overcome imposter syndrome, defeat self-doubt, boost your self-confidence, and deal with past hurt and rejection. Kara gives some great tips on how to "unf*ck your brain!"

Kara Loewentheil is a Master Certified Coach with a B.A. from Yale and J.D. from Harvard Law. In the last three years after pivoting from a legal career, she has grown her life coaching business from 0 to 7 figures. She's the host of the iTunes top-rated self-help podcast Unf*ck Your Brain which has been downloaded over 5M times, and she has been featured in outlets like Marie Claire, Mind Body Green,, and The Huffington Post. Kara lives in New York City.

Learn more about Kara and her podcast at and find her on social media @karaloewentheil!

Podcast Time Highlights:

2:45 How Kara went from practicing law to deprogramming the patriarchy

5:40 How perfectionism stops us from reaching our goals

7:51 Shutting up your inner critic 

11:55 Why faking it till you make it is fake news

15:00 How to make your thinking 10% less worse

20:00-22:51 How women are taught to have imposter syndrome about almost everything

34:20 Why forgiveness is necessary for your mental health

46:34 Are you results entitled?

51:55 Why we overestimate how change works, and underestimate the power of true change


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