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Thriving on Purpose Podcast - Elisabeth and Sebastien Richard 11th March 2019
Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Leader

Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Leader

Watership Down: Solutions for the Reluctant Leader


As a Christian leader and entrepreneur, do you ever doubt yourself, your abilities, or your decisions?

There are two types of leaders in the world, those who doubt themselves at times, and those who lie.

Here is a fact: Good leaders experience self-doubt at times.

It's one of the most common and normal experiences in leadership, and yet, it's rarely talked about. Of course, as a leader, self-doubt is something you should aim to overcome.


Too much self-doubt will paralyze your effectiveness and credibility as a leader. However, none at all will make you do things you might later regret.

In this episode, we'll examine the many ramifications of self-doubt in leadership. We'll consider what it is and what it does, but most of all, we'll give you the goods on how to overcome it! Because, after all, that's what overcomers do.

Oh, and I almost forgot...

This whole teaching will be based on an animated children's classic with not-too-fluffy bunnies. Yeah, now we made you curious.

We believe this episode will greatly bless, encourage, and strengthen you.

In This Episode You Will:


♦ Learn the 3 components associated with a leader's self-doubt.


♦ The pros and cons of self-doubt to better equip you as a leader.


♦ Learn from the mistakes of the over-eager leader.


♦ Find out the 10 Questions you need to ask yourself when confronted with BIG decisions as leaders-based on a John C. Maxwell Teaching.


Memorable Quotes and Verses:


"Show me a leader who struggles with self-doubt before big decisions and I will show you a leader who cares deeply."

-Sebastien Richard



"The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty."

- Proverbs 22:3 (NIV)



"Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety."

- Proverbs [11:14] (NKJV)



"Self-doubt before big decisions stems from healthy fear."



"In Leadership fearlessness is often a sign of thoughtlessness."


"It's always easier to build up people than to re-build them up."



"Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions."



"As you grow in leadership ability, you should aim to become confident, yet cautious, and most definitely caring."

- Sebastien Richard 




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