How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Negative Self-Talk
Welcome to the Holistic Wealth Podcast. I’m your host Keisha Blair, wife, mother of three, author of Holistic Wealth, and Founder of the Institute on Holistic Wealth. The show will showcase various experts in the key pillars of holistic wealth. Each week we deliver the best information on how to become holistically wealthy and live your best life. Today I have a very special guest with me, Michelle Kuei. Michelle is a Certified Transition Life Coach, who helps women experiencing major life changes overcome the fear of judgment. As the founder of Elevate Life Coaching, a seminar and coaching company, Michelle teaches her clients the tools and inspiration they need to live confidently and with purpose by helping them redirect their fears and use their energy to build themselves up.
KEISHA BLAIR: Michelle is also the author of a book which looks amazing it’s called “Perfectly Normal An Immigrant Story of making it in America”. Michelle welcome to the show.
MICHELLE KUEI: Thank you so much for having me Keisha. It’s great to be here.
KEISHA BLAIR: So Michelle I just wanted to start right at the beginning with your story of being an immigrant and that life-changing accident that has basically re repurposed your life and put you on this trajectory. Can you tell us a bit about that?
MICHELLE KUEI: Absolutely! So yes so that journey began when I was 11 years old. I was coming home from school one day, and out of nowhere, I realized afterwards that there was this car coming towards me so fast that there was no way for me to avoid it. I got caught in the middle of this car accident but the next thing I woke up in the hospital surrounded by doctors and my parents were talking to the physician and as I looked down to from my waist down all the way to my ankle, I was wrapped with these bandages and I pretty much was trapped. I felt trapped in that moment and I felt trapped for pretty much the rest of my years afterwards and as a result of that accident. I am no longer are able to walk without assistance so I’ve been always walking with two crutches.
I’m only four feet four inches tall. I don’t believe I’ve ever grown since after the accident and my body looks extremely weird and different. Every time I looked into the mirror I didn’t see a normal person. I saw someone who is short, whose legs are crooked, who doesn’t wear anything that would fit me. Basically all the pants that I bought from the store I would have to bring it to someone to tear it down trim it.
KEISHA BLAIR: Michelle of course that is life altering for sure and you know in my book Holistic Wealth, I talk about life altering setbacks and this is definitely one of them and that must have been super hard and i can’t imagine how hard and how you got through that.
MICHELLE KUEI: It was really challenging, and I think as a kid you know, I couldn’t comprehend the whole outcome or consequences after the car accident. For a while, I was actually really enjoying the fact that I didn’t have to go to the school anymore. I didn’t have to put on my shoes. I didn’t have to do a lot of things you know, in the house to help my mom. There’s a lot of a happy moments as a kid, but then growing into my teenage years and my adulthood I realized it was something very debilitating. It was almost to the point that it’s very shameful to look among the crowd and being the way I was.
KEISHA BLAIR: I can’t imagine how it must have felt like dealing with those feelings of shame and guilt and you know your self-esteem suffered and your self-worth and I can just imagine that you now coach women now Michelle on imposter syndrome and really elevating your mindset. Can you tell us a bit about how that accident enabled you to do this kind of coaching and how you basically said to yourself yes this is the thing that I want to do this is how I want to help others based on my story?
MICHELLE KUEI: So I think going through the journey, I never realized it was the imposter syndrome. I kept thinking because I had a doctor’s degree, I’m a doctor of pharmacy so there’s a lot milestones that I have achieved and accomplished that I could really sit down and celebrate raise my glass and then say hey you know I did it and I think it happens to a lot of us you know we have a lot of achieving a lot of milestones but we really don’t sit down and appreciate the fact that we accomplished it and this was something worth celebrating so I went through because of my self-identity looking at the mirror and the shame that I was feeling with my body image. I was never able to celebrate my milestones, all my achievements, and later when I learned the term imposter syndrome it made me realize oh my gosh that is exactly what I was experiencing!
I had this imposter syndrome and I kept thinking that I am not good enough. I am not worthy enough. I need to do more in order for people to see me as a normal person, to see me and accept me in this society that we live in, which is heavily based upon the beauty that is coming from the outside rather than looking inside and understanding what this person has to offer. So that was a big aha moment for me to realize that you know for the last 29 years of my life I was living as an imposter. I was always living in someone else’s shoes. I never really stepped into my truth. Whether it’s my weakness that I need to improve upon or it’s my strengths. I can actually raise my glass and say hey great job I’ll give my give myself a pat on the shoulder, great job you did it.
I didn’t feel that it was something that’s real something that was true to me and now looking back, and this is how I coach my clients, is that looking back there’s so many memorable moments that you have accomplished. Whether it’s small, whether it’s big. You got here for a reason and it’s not that impostor syndrome that got you here. It’s you, the true authentic stuff that pull you through in every single moment of challenges and obstacles. All these moments of self-doubt, you are the one who’s behind that imposter syndrome that you’re experiencing.
KEISHA BLAIR: Yes, and that’s absolutely phenomenal because you’re right, so many women suffer from it and you highlighted an important part of that which is the beauty industry and the standard of beauty that we’re held up against – all women – and it’s an impossible standard because a lot of it is fake and so we look at ourselves we look at our bodies we look at where we’ve reached in life and we think wow this isn’t good enough! Or I should be like somebody else? and then we start to compare ourselves. So I think that is amazing work that you’re doing. Michelle can you tell us a bit about the business aspect? how you started? how you decided to become an entrepreneur? and what that process was like for you in terms of becoming a life coach?
MICHELLE KUEI: So I started the business as a result of my own aha moment when i came back from my transformational trip in going to Machu Picchu when I decided to take my two crutches and my luggage and flew myself over to hike the Inca trail which is 26 miles to Machu Picchu. I was on the process of finding myself like trying to identify who am I really in this world and what is my purpose? So I was in the process of discovering that purpose and when i finally reached the top of Machu Picchu suddenly I saw all these people stood up and they were cheering for me for completing the journey regardless how hard it was and in that moment.
I realized that the biggest purpose that I can offer and the way that I can serve others is through inspiration but inspiration is very vague and how do you have you serve someone? I can’t just put it on a plate and say here you go, here’s the inspiration. So when I came home, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine and then he had mentioned that he has a nephew who suffered from schizophrenia and now he’s looking for a life coach and the term kind of just clicked in my head and I said, oh a life coach and I wonder what that is? So I came home, I sat down and did some research and then as I was reading the description of what life coach is about – it’s about partnership.
It’s about holding others accountable for what they said they’re going to do. It’s like walking hand to hand with you on a journey and that was exactly that defined how I am going to serve with my inspiration. So my inspiration for that I am offering is not just something that here you go here’s a talk here’s a podcast go listen to it. You walk away with inspiration that you can actually stand up and start taking action to implement all these steps that I have learned, that I have gone through, and you can actually do it step by step following it and changing it up and actually amplify it so that you make it your own.
I truly believe we all have a different journey and we’re all on a different process. So what I have gone through, I can share that with you in a coaching session but I would expect you to make it even better for yourself because you have that ability of magnetizing whatever comes your way and making it even better. So I started my company as an idea with an inspiration and I took a leap of faith and I jumped into it. This is something that I also talk about a lot of time in my coaching session is we all have that fear, it’s under a microscope really during the pandemic because a lot of us got really thrown off the our track with our goals. We all thought that 2020 was gonna lead somewhere.
It was going to be something very different but here we are. We all got you know kind of a step back from that whole pandemic issue and the fear behind that pandemic really amplifies a lot of things and uncover a lot of blind spots for a lot of people who haven’t realized that the whole reason why you haven’t launched your course, you haven’t launched your business, you haven’t done something, it’s because of that fear that you’ve been holding on to. This is something I teach all my clients: what do you do with that fear of uncertainty? what do you do with that fear of the unknown? how do you handle it?
KEISHA BLAIR: Yes, and for you with your disability with the setbacks that you had, and launching a business, which is so hard, and it’s so much work, can you walk us through what that was like for you and is it that you put in extra supports in place by getting additional help streamlining your business processes or getting previous clients a previous network that you had can you just walk us through how was it for you with the limitations that you have physically building a business?
MICHELLE KUEI: Yeah so the first thing I did when I decided to start my business is I hired a coach that was the first thing to do. I spent 20 years in clinical healthcare. I had no experience of how to start a business so my first step was hiring a coach. I hired a mentor coach who had experience in starting a business for other coaches. So we sat down and he told me to do the website, how to do the charging system, how to do the take the payment, and what are some of the templates that I can use when I get onto the phone with the prospect, what do I say, what do I talk about. So a lot of it is just learning, taking baby steps of how to do it from someone else who has already done it. This year is my third year and I’m actually in the process of rebranding my website and package the entire thing. I’m actually working with another coach so if anyone who’s listening and you’re doubting you know working with the coach they’re so valuable that was the first step.
KEISHA BLAIR: I know so many women are listening in and people are trying to think about starting a business and of course with the passion economy which I’ve spoken about a lot, life coaching is the biggest vertical in the passion economy. I think life coaching now I don’t know how much it’s worth I think it’s you know it’s over $300 billion but it’s worth a lot because it’s so easy to transition into it. Can you walk us through in terms of your start-up cost was that a lot for you or did you just as you said you just started slow and just took it in stride and you know got your website got a basic website up and started out can you walk us through? I know a lot of women are listening and they’re thinking how do I even begin to start with not much funds you know?
MICHELLE KUIE: So I started out very low budget as a way of doing things. So for women who are listening and you’re thinking about starting your business, you can definitely start where you are and this is the key concept I want everyone to understand is that you don’t have to have ten thousand dollars or a hundred thousand dollars in your bank account in order to start. You can start with what you have and this is a really important and it will also alleviate a lot of fears. You can start with a low budget. Luckily, I had some website basic skills that I know which website to go to and what are some of the easier websites that you can just do a plug-in so I had that small knowledge.
I spent $250 dollars to hire someone to put up a website and it was a very simple website that has my name, my email address, what is it that I am offering so when people go to my website they have a way of finding me. That was only $250 and maybe I don’t eat out for like three or four weeks then I would have that amount of money so that was the first thing I did. Start with the website or how people can find you. Create a Facebook page that was another thing I did so that people can start finding me and getting to know me. Facebook has no cost and you can do a free Facebook web page you know a page Facebook page. The only thing that really cost me a lot was the coach I hired.
There’s no way that we can know how to build a website how to do the marketing, how to do the organization, how to do the bookkeeping, there’s no way that one person can do it all, especially if you’re thinking about scaling up later then you really have to think about outsourcing your tasks but initially what you can do is if you don’t have the budget to hire someone to work on your social media use some of the apps that’s already available. Schedule your posts – like later later.com is something that I use very often you can schedule your social media posts so perhaps you carve out one day out of your seven days week agenda then one day create all these posts schedule them ahead of time so that you have all the time to do other things. In a sense you’re relying on the technology to help you to streamline without spending a lot of money by hiring a virtual assistant or hire someone who’s in the google ads world to help you do the google ads.
Initially I didn’t have all of that. I started from scratch. Very cheap, low budget. Just get yourself out there and start talking to people. As you start talking to people and this is the key you want to get out there and you want to start talking to people so that people know you’re about your service, they know where to find you. That was the key piece to start up a business. Stop thinking. Get up and actually do it.
KEISHA BLAIR: Yeah and that’s amazing because I wanted to ask you about that last point that you mentioned about getting yourself out there because I was just about to ask you about marketing. That’s the other piece I was thinking about as you were talking about the setup costs and the startup costs and the other big pieces getting people to know about your services and getting the word out so you can actually start making revenue. I wanted to ask about that piece for you what that was like because that’s the other big piece that many women worry about. How am I going to get my first client? How am I going to let people know? When is the money going to start rolling in and so from a life coaching perspective for that kind of business can you tell us what tactics or strategies you did or put in place to ensure you had your first and then ongoing clients even after the first client?
MICHELLE KUEI: So the first thing that you want to do is you want to look at your own network. You want to look at your own circle right so the first email ever I sent out was to all my friends and my family members. I basically pulled all the emails from my contacts and sent them a blast email and I let them know that I’m starting. I let them know I just got certified as a life coach and this is what I’m offering if you know someone or someone that you know can use this service make sure you send them to me or just simply reply this email. So my first email marketing period is going out to my friends and family and with that you’ll be surprised because and this is something I taught one of my clients actually during the pendemic she lost her job when she was working in a restaurant and she wanted to start her own business and she didn’t know how to start and where to start and who to talk to.
Pick one social media and start posting every day. You should be intentional about what you’re posting on your social media. You should be speaking about yourself, about your service, about your why, and also what is it that you are offering and how can you help. How you can provide a service to others and this is something I keep posting on a daily basis so if people go to my Instagram account people will see posts and quotes. There’s going to be services that I offer, there’s free offers, for those who happen to stumble upon your social media posts, so be intentional and offer good tips and strategies.
KEISHA BLAIR: Michelle these are really good strategies. I want to go back to the point that we started at in terms of imposter syndrome because I know that’s a huge deal now. You hear a lot of experts talking about it. I think it’s been amplified with social media and so many life coaches are talking about imposter syndrome and conquering imposter syndrome on social media and so if people are listening in who are struggling with that issue right now, what tips and strategies could you share? Anything that could help them in terms of dealing with imposter syndrome?
MICHELLE KUEI: yeah so I really believe one of the consequences of having this imposter syndrome is don’t take any action or you take action that doesn’t really resonate with your what your heart is telling you. I think one of the biggest things is how do you silence that imposter? How do you silence that voice that keeps telling you that you are not good enough? I think we all as women especially women we strive to be perfect. We strive to be a perfection in everything that we do. I want to encourage you to listen, really tune into your heart.
KEISHA BLAIR: It’s so funny you say that about being intentional because in in my book Holistic Wealth, I talk about intentional life design too and being intentional with our actions and I talk about the holistic wealth mindset which also talks about how we make decisions on a daily basis because we make what over 36 000 decisions each and every day and sometimes we do them very mindlessly and very non-strategically which doesn’t help. So Michelle on your Instagram, you have some amazing tips you also talk about mindfulness and meditation could you share a bit about how that helps as well?
MICHELLE KUEI: So the first step is by silencing our imposter. That voice that we keep constantly hearing you know that’s stopping us from actually doing what we need to do. One of the most effective ways is actually doing meditation or becoming mindful in what you do. So meditation a lot of people think of it as oh I gotta sit down for an hour or two and just sit there and quietly. I want you to start thinking about meditation as something that you can do at this very moment as you’re listening to this podcast as you’re listening to the voice of me speaking you’re actually practicing mindfulness. What mindfulness means is that you actually channel all your attention to something very specific in that present moment and when you do that you notice that everything else kind of just fade away. So whatever that is that can help you to channeling that concentration to keep you stayed focused maybe it’s being more crafty. I know a lot of women who like to be doing crafts or painting or something that’s creative or going out on a bike riding the bike it requires a lot of concentration in the present moment that is meditation and when you can channel all your concentration in just focusing on one activity that is mindfulness and you’ll notice the imposter the voice that you hear constantly is going to slowly fade away to the background.
I’m not saying that it’s going to completely dissolve. I’m saying that it’s going to fade into the background and you have that intuitive sense of making that conscious choice in your everyday living what is real what is not and is this based on fear or is it based on my most authentic true self. So you’ll have that ability to differentiate the two. So mindfulness is something that really worked for me and I incorporated that into my coaching practice as well and it’s so important to practice mindfulness.
KEISHA BALIR: Yes, especially in these times that we’re in especially when times are very stressful and there’s lots of anxiety and worrying about the future and worrying about the past and the regrets and the things we should have done if we knew COVID-19 was coming. So that’s why I think the mindfulness is such a critical part of Holistic Wealth which is something that I’ve spoken about a lot and written about a lot as well. So Michelle can you tell us about a little bit about the book before we go?
MICHELLE KUEI: So the book is a memoir. It’s a story of my life when I first grew up in Taiwan. So the story began in Taiwan. I came from a military family so we were living in this village where a lot of veterans were living in and it was a very small tiny house I was describing in my book. It’s about the size of a garage. A regular American-sized garage and the four of us were just living in that space and the story takes us to my teenage years as someone after the car accident into my adulthood going into my relationship. I was experiencing a lot of rejection because of my physical looks or that was what perceived as my understanding of why I got rejected and there’s also stories about how I hit rock bottom in my life and where I really didn’t feel really inspired to be actually to be alive anymore and how I came out of that journey.
I came out of realizing that this is this is not the way I want to live for the rest of my life and so it’s a summary of pretty much my life prior to becoming a coach.
KEISHA BLAIR: And so would you say that with that time that you hit rock bottom? I mean it sounded like it was a really hard time and it sounded like you questioned living? it probably sounded like you know you suffered from depression and that you were actually contemplating life and your purpose and whether you wanted to live anymore? Was that kind of where you were at?
MICHELLE KUEI: Yes. Yes I remember when I was writing the book I was still crying and I was telling my coach as I was writing the book, I said you know there’s a lot of days that I can’t even put down any words because the moment I open up the laptop I start crying.
I don’t have any words to put down and so a lot of it has to do with that I was tired of living and I wish I had someone to talk to but I didn’t. This is something that I was sharing the other day with a friend of mine. I said you know now that I am a coach, I do appreciate working with a coach but when I look back there were a lot of moments where I had to figure it out. I had to figure my life out and that took me 29 years do.
Podcast Transcripts – How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Negative Self-Talk
KEISHA BLAIR: So important to have that person as you mentioned especially when you’re going through something like that Michelle. Did it get so bad that you had suicidal thoughts or contemplated suicide? Or was it not as bad as that?
MICHELLE KUEI: It was suicidal attempts. Suicidal ideation. I remember I was standing in the shower and I had the razor in my hand. I was thinking about it. I thought really hard about it and then what really pulled me out of it and I don’t want to do a spoiler alert, but what pulled me out of it, was also an idea and a voice that came to my head.
KEISHA BLAIR: Wow that’s amazing and so I have to ask, if there’s anybody listening in who’s there, who’s at that point where they’re contemplating suicide or having suicide ideation, Michelle can you give some words of advice right now for anybody who is either in that position or knows somebody else in that position as to what they can do?
KEISHA BLAIR: The number one thing is I want you to reach out. I want you to reach out and get help. Not a coach, maybe even a therapist. If it’s something that you notice that it’s really to the point where you are taking action in suicidal attempt, please call a therapist or call a psychologist who can help. This is not something that a coach or a mentor can help with. This is something that is serious and so call for help.
KEISHA BLAIR: Yes most definitely and Michelle how can somebody know if they’re at that point but they definitely need to seek help you know immediately? What kind of thoughts or what kind of feelings or that notion that okay I’m at that point now, I’m at breaking point where I need to get emergency help? Can you tell us based on your experience based on you know experience you’ve seen with others at what point people can’t really know they really need to seek the help right now?
MICHELLE KUEI: Yes, so as a clinical pharmacist I can share that knowledge with you based on that so there’s actually 12 diagnostic criteria that someone has to be in order to be classified as someone suicidal. So there’s specific criteria that includes signs and symptoms of depression. We’re not just talking about: Oh today I feel good, tomorrow I feel bad. No you are consistently noticing yourself having those anxiety moments, depression moments, and you just feel really exhausted and tired. You probably don’t even leave in your bed for the entire day, and nothing can get you out of that. Thinking negatively for consistently at least one to two weeks. So if you’re consistently experiencing that, that’s a great sign that you need to seek expert help. Most of us we probably go through some experience, some extent of oh today is not a good day I feel depressed. If you notice that’s just short-term and that you can pull yourself out of it the following day by doing something inspiring, by doing something happy or watching a funny movie that pulls you out of it – chances are you’re probably not to the point where you need to see a therapist immediately.
So if you’re experiencing something that’s been going on for weeks and months and it’s not improving no matter what you do – that’s the type of person that wants to go out there and start looking for help.
KEISHA BLAIR: Yes, and this is so important especially during COVID-19. Michelle, where people are dealing with losses, and the losses are piling up. I mean we have secondary losses in terms of losing a job or losing a spouse, losing a parent, losing a child, and so this topic of mental health is such an important one during this global pandemic. It’s why I’m so happy to have you on the program. That’s why I’m so happy to have this podcast around Holistic Wealth because you know, we spoke about the business side about flourishing as an entrepreneur and setting up systems in place so you can have a successful business, but there’s the other side of it too that makes us all holistically wealthy, and that’s the mental and the emotional health and how critical that is for us.
So Michelle as part of my mission, I’ve been asking women and I’ve been asking several guests of the show to take this free quiz that I developed based on this Personal Financial Identity Framework. I know you did the quiz I want you to share your results and any thoughts you might have with the audience because it’s something I want especially women and its women’s history month and you know I am big on female economic empowerment. So can you tell us what your results were and what your thoughts are on the quiz?
MICHELLE KUEI: So I’m definitely an Anxious Spender/Investor.
KEISHA BLAIR: wow okay.
MICHELLE KUEI: I think it has a lot to do with my influence in my culture, my family, because my family my mom and my dad they openly fight about not having enough money. So not having enough money has always been engrained in my head, that money is about how much are you spending, and you need to be conscious and every time I spend, I notice that about myself too. I get really anxious.
KEISHA BLAIR: That’s amazing because I was interviewing another guest and she took the quiz and she said she was an anxious spender and she said the reason why she’s an anxious spender stems from her childhood where her dad used to give her negative messages about a woman’s ability to achieve in life, to achieve success and also to handle money.
So thank you so much for you know sharing those results with us and your background and your childhood and how you see it playing out as a result of as you said your parents and how they used to fight about money. In terms of being an entrepreneur Michelle and being an Anxious spender and investor how has that affected you or you know your money philosophy in business? and how do you see it play out in your business decisions?
MICHELLE KUEI: In every single way, because if you’re an anxious spender and investor so a lot of times before you even invest in a coach right, say for a coach or a course, you get that anxious and anxiety because you’re afraid that this money is not going to come back, and that stops you from growing, from actually up leveling to the next scale and so this is something I learned throughout my whole process as entrepreneur that you know money seem to flow, you need to spend money. Money needs to go out in order for it to come in. So if you’re afraid of spending or being anxious about losing that amount of money that you invest then there’s you’re actually stopping the flow of money coming in.
KEISHA BLAIR: Absolutely and so this is why I ask so many guests to take the quiz and share with their audience because with each person that takes the quiz, and with each person that comes on and shares their personal story around money, it helps others to learn and it helps us to learn from each other and especially with our personal lives and with our businesses. It also helps us to realize the steps that we’re taking that might actually be self-sabotage. Whereas we might be thinking oh you know I’m going to be frugal and I’m going to save money, we might be stopping the flow of money coming into our business like you just said so that’s amazing.
KEISHA BLAIR: is there any anything else that you that jumped out at you from the from taking the quiz?
MICHELLE KUEI: I think there’s a lot of mindset questions that’s hiding behind the questions, it really gets you to become aware of how you’re thinking. Money mindset has been one of my goals to work on this year to you know, really understanding what is my relationship to the money. It actually taps into a lot of self-awareness.
KEISHA BLAIR: Absolutely! Michelle thank you so much for that. It was amazing and I’m sure the audience listening and those who are anxious spenders are probably nodding their heads right now and saying yeah that’s exactly it and aha that’s why that’s happening so thank you so much for that. Can you tell our listeners where to find you in terms of social media and your website?
MICHELLE KUEI:: Yes, so people can find me on my website at elevatelifecoaching.org and they can also find me on Instagram @elevatelifecoach or they can follow me on Facebook at light coaching by elevate
KEISHA BLAIR: okay perfect and thank you so much for being on the show again today Michelle. This was wonderful. It was great talking to you hearing about your story and hearing the tips that you have for our listeners in terms of you know, not only setting up a business, putting in systems in place, but also dealing with mental health, which is so important so thank you so much for being on the show.
MICHELLE KUEI: Yes, thank you so much for having me!
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