B-Schooled Podcast Episode #138: Doubting Yourself? This Could Be a Good Thing (Part Two)


Are you having doubts about applying to business school? This could be a good thing. Are you having REALLY BIG DOUBTS? This could be even better. In this two-part episode of B-Schooled, host Chandler Arnold gets personal about combatting self-doubt and—more importantly—transforming this doubt into FUEL to drive you forward toward your goals.

Last week we talked about five specific ways to combat self-doubt during the MBA admissions process:

  • Facing your doubts head on
  • Developing a plan to address each of your doubts
  • Role-playing “worse case” interview questions
  • Clearing your mind
  • Asking yourself, what can I learn from this doubt?

In this episode, we will talk about five more tips and suggestions for dealing with doubt:

  • Don’t compare yourself to other people
  • Develop a realistic post-MBA plan
  • Identify a “career path exemplar”
  • Find an MBA mentor
  • Ignore your inner saboteur

Chandler concludes the episode by challenging listeners to reframe their doubts into boldness… by turning fear on its head, charting their own course, pressure testing their thinking, and then turning the volume WAY up. This is an episode not to be missed.

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