How To Overcome Approval Addiction

How To Overcome Approval Addiction

Do you have a hard time saying no to people for fear of letting them down? Do you find yourself seeking the approval of others? Are you driven to seek validation and avoid rejection?

In this episode, we discuss the negative impact of people-pleasing on your career and share three simple principles you can apply to overcome approval addiction.

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Highlights:

[00:47] What is approval addiction
[03:36] Impact of approval addiction
[04:53] The value of being a contrarian
[06:19] Leaders need to be decisive
[08:07] The halo effect
[11:19] Stop being a people-pleaser           

Quotes: 

“When you have absolute certainty and conviction in your beliefs, you will care less about people-pleasing.” – Nikki Barua

“You can’t be influential if you are afraid to put your own point of view out there.” – Nikki Barua

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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