We’ve brought on Katherine Wintsch, founder of the Mom Complex and author of Slay Like a Mother, to teach us how to slay self-doubt.
Katherine came on to discuss why so many moms struggle with what she calls, “dragons of self-doubt” and what we can do to slay these dragons. She talks about the differences between struggling and suffering and why you need to give yourself grace as you grow as a mother.
WHAT’S IN THIS EPISODE ABOUT THE BOOK SLAY LIKE A MOTHER:
- How Katherine overcame her “dragon of self-doubt”
- Knowing that other people were also struggling and how this allowed her to be vulnerable
- Acknowledging the success of other mothers without internalizing it
- The differences between struggling and suffering
- Why you need to say things out loud and learn self-compassion
- Having high but realistic expectations
- Giving yourself grace as you grow as a mother
- Deciding what battles you’re willing to win and what battles you’re willing to lose
- Figuring out why and where your self-doubt was born in the first place
- Focusing on the present and not bringing problems upon yourself
- Steps you can take if you’re dealing with self-doubt
LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED:
- Slay Like a Mother: How to Destroy What’s Holding You Back So You Can Live the Life You Want
- The Mom Deconstructed Podcast
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF SLAY LIKE A MOTHER:
Katherine is a fearless leader. In her role as founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, she dedicates her life to making the lives of mothers easier while helping the largest companies in the world, such as Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Chobani and Baby Dove, better understand and support their mom customers and employees.
In her latest venture, Katherine combines 10+ years of groundbreaking research on motherhood with her own personal journey in her popular book, Slay Like a Mother. Parade magazine named it one of the “top 10 life-changing self-help books of the year” and Katherine’s research has been featured by The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.
OUR FAVORITE QUOTES FROM KATHERINE WINTSCH:
“We have to get to the point where when another mother is succeeding and doing something well, we don’t take that and internalize that against ourselves.”
“You have to get to the point where you accept that struggling is normal. Struggling is the goal.”
“The only way to slay the dragon is to kill it with kindness toward yourself. That’s when the dragon dies when you believe that despite your mistakes, you’re a good mom. Despite your mishaps, you’re a good human being.”