MoxieCast 009: How to Stop People-Pleasing with Jason Goldberg

November 14th, 2016 LIKE WHAT YOU READ? SHARE IT!



People pleasing is an addiction.

We trade our time, energy and personal preferences for scraps of approval from others. It’s transactional: I over-give and over-do, and you give me crumbs of good-enoughness and validation.

When you do that, I feel valued and important and good about myself for a little while.  But these morsels of approval don’t last, do they? Soon the sorry cycle starts again. Sound familiar?

Here’s another thing – the person who you’re over-giving to usually has NO IDEA that you’re bartering away your time and energy for a hit of approval from them.

But you know.  You know because it feels warm and like relief for a moment, then it quickly feels cold and icky…the emotional equivalent of peeing your pants.

If you’ve ever face-palmed, because “Oops, I did it again,” today’s show is for you.

Jason “JG” Goldberg is at the mic today. JG is a sock aficionado and a former rapper – how’s that for a combination?

He’s also a transformational speaker, coach, trainer, and international best-selling author of Prison Break: Vanquish the Victim, Own Your Obstacles, and Lead Your Life.

Jason is also one of the funniest people I know; somebody who makes me snort laugh regularly.  If you like having fun while you learn, check out Jason’s Not-So-Serious University. 

AND he’s a fellow recovering people-pleaser. We jam on:
  • How to examine your motivations for wanting to be “nice” and to people-please
  • How to handle feelings of unworthiness (or not being good/talented/smart enough)
  • A revolutionary technique called “Winning by Whining”
  • Why you need boundaries (how to say, “I love you and NO”)
  • The best advice JG ever received, a skill he wishes he had, and what he does to snap out of feeling annoyed

I can promise some big takeaways from this funny conversation.

I can’t promise, though, that you won’t hear a few groaners…But don’t let that put you off.

Join us. This is gonna be fun.


Links and Resources:

Jason Goldberg

Prison Break

Not-So-Serious University

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Quotes by Jason Goldberg (I can see the middle one as a tattoo):

“When I people-please, the motivation is murky.”

“Creativity is greater than circumstance.”

“Brick walls are meant to keep people out. Boundaries are meant to keep people in.”

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