We can get over-coached, over-instructed, over-advised. Even if our coaches, mentors, teachers and instructors are the best in their fields and have valuable ideas to share with us.
Our desire to learn and grow, to keep getting better at what we do, to accomplish personal and professional objectives, can cause us to become too much the good student.
All that learning from others can help build our skills and our brains. Which is useful to a point. But once that point is reached, it can become detrimental. It can crowd out our brilliance. It can crowd out our trust in ourselves. It can crowd out our capacity to learn and grow from our own experiences and our self evaluations. It can crowd out our self-confidence.
Tune into this episode to learn why I recommend that you try trusting more in your own brilliance.
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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.
My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.
I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.