Do you ever feel like you’re chasing after the perfect, dream career and still feel a lack of meaning? Or a drive for external validation that leaves you exhausted?

Today’s guest, Aishwarya Balaji, is a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur turned imperfection coach. She helps high achievers release perfectionist tendencies to lead fuller more satisfied lives. She also runs a startup consultancy that focuses on helping entrepreneurs build successful companies that are aligned with their personal goals. 

She previously built a wellness startup called Bystander, a platform that simplified wellness navigation and information discovery and Impact Chain Lab, which was a blockchain innovation lab focused on global development. She’s also been an investor for 37 Angels, a women-led angel network.

Aishwarya has also spent time as a global consultant for PwC working with fortune 500 clients on technology and security in the consumer products space. Aishwarya has given a TEDx and spoken around the world on various topics including wellness, self growth, promoting women in technology, blockchain, entrepreneurship and venture capital, and breaking down cultural barriers.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How to stop “faking it until you make it” and be who you truly are
  • Walking away from amazing opportunities that aren’t your fit
  • Releasing perfectionism and building confidence
  • How to stop seeking external validation
  • Self-growth for high-functioning people

Connect with Aish on any social media platform: @theAish on Instagram or @the_Aish on TikTok and Twitter. Get connected on LinkedIn, follow her Medium account, or go straight to her website aishwaryabalaji.com.

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