Jessica Alba ON: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome & Perfectionism to Live Your Best Life

Jessica Alba sits down with Jay Shetty to talk about her struggles in the film industry as a woman of color, how pushing people to develop their potential doesn’t isn’t always a positive deed, coming to terms with the truth when people are being honest, and using perfectionism as an excuse to not do anything.      Jessica is an American actress and entrepreneur, and is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Honest Company. She’s a globally-recognized entrepreneur and advocate, and a  New York Times bestselling author of The Honest Life, a practical guide for parents to create a safe and healthy life for their families. With The Honest Company's success, she has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, and Vanity Fair’s Entrepreneur of the Year. What We Discuss with Jessica: 00:00 Intro 05:04 Which role has had the most impact in your life? 08:20 When you’re a teenager with a child, what opportunities will you have? 11:40 Showing your children a balanced view of peace, anxiety, and pressure 15:19 Feeling like you don’t belong because of your skin color 21:41 When is it the most difficult to be honest to someone? 24:36 We always want honesty but when we’re presented with the truth, it’s difficult to accept  26:01 Accepting life coaches and outside help 28:30 When you put in the work, you will get those opportunities 31:44 Seeing people’s potential and learning to help them reach their full potential 35:52 People will see your life in their own lens 37:19 Perfectionism is used as an excuse to not do anything 39:47 If you’re putting in more positive energy, that’s what you're going to emit 43:11 Nudge people and ask questions and let them come to terms with their potential 47:52 Our children will always choose us 50:12 Jessica on Final Five Episode Resources: Jessica Alba | Instagram Jessica Alba | Facebook Jessica Alba | Twitter The Honest Company The Honest Company | Instagram Honest Beauty | Instagram The Honest Company | Facebook The Honest Company | Pinterest The Honest Company | Twitter Like this show? Please leave us a review here - even one sentence helps! Post a screenshot of you listening on Instagram & tag us so we can thank you personally!

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