Cynthia Erivo ON: How to Take Small Steps to Achieving Your Goals & Why You Should Stop Questioning Your Ability To Achieve Them

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Today, I sit down with Cynthia Erivo to talk about following your passion and having compassion for yourself. Cynthia explains why taking the first step is a key to achieving success, turning passion into personal growth and career success, and how to change your mindset when you start doubting yourself.  Cynthia Erivo is a British actress, singer, and songwriter. She has acted in a number of films and television shows. Her film credits include roles in "Widows," "Bad Times at the El Royale," and "Harriet," for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In addition to her acting career, Erivo is also a talented singer and songwriter. She has released several albums and performed at a number of high-profile events, including the 2021 Oscars. You can order my new book 8 RULES OF LOVE at or at a retail store near you. You can also get the chance to see me live on my first ever world tour. This is a 90 minute interactive show where I will take you on a journey of finding, keeping and even letting go of love. Head to and find out if I'll be in a city near you. Thank you so much for all your support - I hope to see you soon. What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 00:14 Nothing feels more at home than to be with the people who share the same culture 04:16 Discipline and creativity is a combination that help improve our lives 08:07 If you’re hesitant to try something new, just start and you might be able to get over it 13:40 Having a loving and supportive people around you can contribute to your future success 17:34 Cynthia explains how she picks her roles and how each role resonates with her 20:32 When you meet a new character, how do you connect with them? 24:17 Being observant of other people’s habits and mannerisms helps in initiating conversations 27:24 How do you detach yourself from the character you play without losing your real identity? 32:35 What was your reason for going to therapy? 34:58 “You can’t truly process something if you’re just talking to yourself.” 35:40 What do you do when you feel like you aren’t good enough for something? 41:02 How do we approach a challenge together and make it work?  43:40 The beauty of working in an industry that you love and passionate about 50:46 The Many Sides of Us  Episode Resources Cynthia Erivo | Website Cynthia Erivo | YouTube Cynthia Erivo | Instagram Cynthia Erivo | Music Cynthia Erivo | TikTok Want to be a Jay Shetty Certified Life Coach? Get the Digital Guide and Workbook from Jay Shetty for privacy information.