Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty

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Be honest, how often do you find yourself working hard to keep up appearances, be nice, and manage other people’s perceptions of you? Do you do it to the point that you’re not behaving authentically anymore? Is it beginning to create resentment or friction in your relationships? If so, realize that it’s so common, and we’re digging into it on today’s episode.

Many wonder how to stop being a people pleaser and improve their mental health. Setting healthy boundaries is one of the first steps that will help you start to feel good about your approach to others. Accepting you cannot necessarily make people happy could help you reduce the time and energy you invest in doing so. Most report that when they start small and set boundaries it can leave you feeling vastly improved.

Today we’re speaking with Dr. Aziz Gazipura. Dr. Aziz is a clinical psychologist and one of the world’s leading confidence experts. He teaches people how to rapidly learn confidence so they can eliminate social anxiety and self-doubt, master conversations, accelerate in their careers, and create deeply fulfilling relationships.

After struggling with crippling shyness and social anxiety personally for over a decade, Dr. Aziz became determined to find a way to freedom. Through thousands of hours of his own training, counseling, reading, group work, and coaching, he has truly mastered what it takes to transform fear and self-doubt into permanent self-worth and confidence.Dr. Aziz completed his doctoral training at Stanford and Palo Alto Universities and is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence. He is known for his dynamic speaking, humor, disarming vulnerability, and inspiring storytelling.

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During this episode, we mentioned a number of past episodes of the Building Psych Strength podcast.