The Unconventional Guide to Owning Your Worth, Cultivating Self-Love & Stepping into Your Power

In this podcast (episode #347) and blog, I speak to bestselling author and founder of Girl Talk Sarah Pendrick about owning your worth, cultivating self-love, and so much more!

Sarah has helped thousands of women reach their highest calling by embracing who they were always meant to be. She began her career building successful multi-million dollar brands and consulting for fortune 500 companies until she launched her own empire, GirlTalk Network - a community for female empowerment, support and transformation around the world, along with her own 501c3 charity. She has been featured in Entrepreneur, CNBC, The Doctors, Fox, ABC, E! and much more. 

Sarah started the GirlTalk Network in Los Angeles as a way to build a community for empowered women to connect with each other in deep and meaningful ways, learn how to support each other, and overcome oppressive social and cultural attitudes to women. This also ended up helping her start to heal from past abuse and trauma. 

As Sarah notes, if you want to start something and it is driving you, then there are probably other people out there like you who need it too. She followed her instinct and inner calling, started small in local businesses, faced a lot of “no’s”, but didn’t give up. One key lesson she learned through this process is that we all have a platform no matter who we are—it doesn’t matter how many followers we have. If we have a passion, we can and should use whatever platform we do have to share it. The people it resonates with will be drawn to what we are doing, which will slowly help us build a community of like-minded individuals. 

This is exactly what Sarah did with Girl Talk, which today guides women to shine their brightest, share their gifts, and live a passionate, purpose-driven life. She has created a sacred space for women of all walks to connect and radiate– together, free from judgement, competition or unhealthy expectations. 

At the heart of what Sarah does is the acknowledgement that “everyone’s experiences are as valid as the air we are breathing”. As she talks about in her new book, Beautifully Brave, we all should learn how to stop minimizing our true self to fit a mold—especially women! This book is an amazing guide to learning how to stand in your power, start saying yes to yourself and no to anything else. It is full of timeless lessons to help you cultivate a life filled with endless joy and abundance. It answers questions like:

-How do I get more confidence? 

-How can I learn how to trust and love myself? 

-How do I tell my story? 

-How can trauma impact my sense of self-worth, and how can I find healing? 

As Sarah notes, confidence is also a choice. The more you love yourself, the more confident you will feel. Confidence starts within!  

One great way to boost your confidence is to visualize what you want and where you want to be in your life—be as intentional as possible! During this process, it is important to learn how to trust yourself. What do you need to do right now in this moment to love yourself? Are you nurturing and watering yourself? Do you trust yourself? How can you signal to your brain and body that you are going to show up for it? You need to treat your relationship to yourself like you treat your relationships with other people—it must be based on confidence and reliability, which will increase your sense of self-love over time. 

Some ways you can start practicing this self-trust in your daily life are: 

  1. Are you aware of the concept of trusting yourself? Is this something you think about? Be intentional and honest with yourself, and take inventory of your life over several days. Do you do what you plan or say you will do? Don’t use this to shame yourself; rather, see it as an exploratory and judgement-free exercise to gain understanding.
  2. Practice saying you are not going to do something you know you won’t do.
  3. Get to know yourself again. What do you want? How will you make this work for you?
  4. Write down what you want to do, how you feel or how you want your day to look like in the morning. This will help you start being more of a co-creator in your life instead of just letting life happen to you. 

For more on self-love and owning your worth, listen to my interview with Sarah (episode #347), and check out her website and book. If you enjoy listening to my podcast, please consider leaving a 5-star review and subscribing. And keep sharing episodes with friends and family and on social media. (Don’t forget to tag me so I can see your posts!).  

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Podcast Highlights 

2:40 Why Sarah loves what she does 

6:40 How abuse can impact women 

10:45 The healing power of community  

11:20 Why Sarah started Girl Talk 

15:30 Why Sarah wrote her book Beautifully Brave

17:00 The relationship between self-love & confidence 

17:25 How to become more confident 

18:20 The power of visualization & intention  

19:45 Why women supporting women is so important 

25:30 The power of positive networking  

26:40 The unique challenges that many women face 

32:00 The downsides of competition 

33:30 The science of confidence  

37:00 How to start trusting yourself & building your sense of self-love  

42:00 How to have better conversations

45:00 How to manage criticism 

This podcast and blog is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.      

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