Today, I interview Laban Ditchburn who discovered that although self-deprecation worked as a defense mechanism, it was doing damage to his view of himself. It was tearing down his confidence.?
Although we've all seen it used in comedy, when you get to the root of it, it's clearly "cringe-worthy", as Laban puts it. He started to treat himself better and remove the negative self-talk.
This opened the door to a more positive outlook and the ability to allow others to love him. He now shares the value of overcoming the self-harm (whether it's bad self-talk or numbing himself with addictive behavior) as a transformative part of his story to self-love, understanding, and finding his real voice and identity.?
His goal now is to be known as "the most positive speaker on the planet."
After conquering the full gamut of addictions, from food and booze to sex, gambling, and drugs Laban now defines the word transformation. He cured his own "incurable" auto-immune disease and soon realized that taking everything at face value, wasn't always the best way forward. And when he repaired the body, he also healed his mind and his spirit.?
Laban is the Author of the sensational "Bet On You" book series, a speaker, Dino-Balls coach, and host of the "Become Your Own Superhero" show. Laban's burning passion is to inspire change to those that want it and are ready to take the first steps to do so.?
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?I'm your podcast host, Dr. Doreen Downing, and I help people find their voice so they can overcome anxiety, be confident, and speak without fear.?
Get started now on your journey to your authentic voice by downloading my Free 7 Step Guide to Fearless Speaking: https://www.doreen7steps.com. ?
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