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Episode 118- Luvvie Ajayi Jones on Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

June 10, 2021 • Book Club
Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker. Her TED Talk has been viewed more than 6.6 million times and Oprah named her to the inaugural SuperSoul100 list as someone who “elevates humanity.” Luvvie’s new book, Professional Troublemaker, inspire us all to live life loudly—with courage and conviction. On this episode, she walks us through how to do the things that scare us, embrace our unique superpowers, and use our voice for a greater good.

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Show Notes

  • Moving from Nigeria to Chicago at the age of 9 (2:07)
  • Don’t live out other people’s dreams (5:05)
  • Overcoming the imposter syndrome and calling herself a writer (8:14)
  • Create a hype mantra to build your confidence (10:49)
  • Know who you are and what you hold dear (13:17)
  • Luvvie’s viral TED Talk… that she turned down twice (16:16)
  • Do it scared (20:26)
  • Luvvie’s “year of yes” tackling fear when she turned 30 (21:32)
  • Which is more paralyzing—the fear of success or the fear of failure? (23:45)
  • Your “too muchness” is your superpower (24:12)
  • The power of setting boundaries (26:58)
  • What inspired Luvvie to write “Professional Troublemaker” (28:12)
  • Three questions to ask yourself before you speak up (30:47)
  • Why leaders should encourage the professional troublemakers on their teams (31:59)
  • Re-frame your mindset around difficult conversations (33:44)
  • Don’t overthink your purpose (34:35)


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