28 - The Journey to Authenticity: From Imposter Syndrome to Self-Love with Patti Dayleg
What is the thing that is going to nurture my spiritual growth in this moment?
Join me for this nourishing and energizing conversation with Patti Dayleg as we dive into the power of self-love, overcoming imposter syndrome, and showing up as our authentic selves. Patti shares her transformative story of self-discovery, shedding light on her struggles with body image, societal expectations, and imposter syndrome.
Discovering Self-Love: Patti candidly opens up about her experiences growing up in a Filipino community where body standards were different from her own, leading her to feel both invisible and visible simultaneously. She shares a pivotal moment when a health scare forced her to reconsider her approach to self-love, ultimately leading to a profound change in her life.
Defining Love: Inspired by the book "All About Love" by Bell Hooks, Patti discusses the powerful definition of love as the act of nurturing one's spiritual growth, where the mind, body, and soul meet. This definition reframes self-love as an active and compassionate practice, encompassing care, awareness, honesty, respect, and trust.
Balancing Ahimsa and Tapas: We explore the delicate balance between Ahimsa (compassion) and Tapas (discipline) in one's journey to self-love. Patti emphasizes the importance of softening, embracing your journey, and learning to choose yourself, especially in challenging situations.
Confronting Imposter Syndrome: Patti provides insights into the common phenomenon of imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome isn't a syndrome but rather a universal experience. We discuss how imposter syndrome can impact one's career and personal life, highlighting the importance of recognizing your worth and abilities.
Navigating Authenticity: We discuss the complexity of showing up authentically in various life situations. We share some personal experiences of making ourselves small and offer insights into how societal expectations can influence authenticity.
Crafting Purpose: The conversation explores the concept of purpose, emphasizing that it's not something predefined but something that evolves over time. Patti shares her own journey, revealing how looking back allowed her to discover her true purpose, supporting racial and social justice and empowering women of color leaders.
Join us on this enlightening journey of self-discovery, self-love, and authenticity. Learn how to embrace your unique journey, balance compassion and discipline, and take ownership of crafting your purpose.
Patti is a self-love coach and DEI consultant. She is a Dharma and hot yoga instructor and is currently based in New Jersey.
What we discuss:
00:06:24 Finding Coaching
00:19:20 The Balance Between Ahimsa (compassion) and Tapas (discipline)
00:31:05 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Living Authentically
00:43:42 Crafting Purpose
00:56:09 Final Questions
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Bell Hooks - About Love
M. Scott Peck - The Road Less Traveled
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Music co-written by Steven Murillo (@someoneinatreeband) & Jessica Hwang (@jessicahwangcoaching)