Haifa Beseisso

How To Overcome Judgmental Pressures and Be Yourself | Haifa Beseisso on Women of Impact

Do you ever feel pressured to behave a certain way because your family, friends, or society expect it from you? Most of us want to be liked, but by trying to please everyone, we end up pleasing no one—ourselves included. That’s why most people don’t live the life they want. But how do you stay true to yourself if your best friends and your family shame you publicly? How do you stick to your choices under overwhelming pressure to change and adapt to others’ opinions? In this episode of Women of Impact, Lisa Bilyeu is joined by the YouTube phenomenon Haifa Beseisso to discuss such matters and more as they explore how Haifa went from getting rejected to traveling around the world by succeeding on YouTube. How to keep going even if your closest friends judge your choices. Why awareness is the key to change, and what needs to change to give everyone the freedom to make their own choices. They discuss how to stay emphatic to people that try to tear you down, and what to do if you feel like other people don’t understand you, and much more.

SHOW NOTES:

Lisa introduces today’s guest Haifa Beseisso and shares why she´s a role model for being authentic. [0:00]

What Haifa loved about Lisa when they first met and why this video is not about motivating other women to remove their hijab. [2:15]

How Haifa went from getting rejected to traveling around the world by succeeding on YouTube. [4:40]

How to keep going even if your closest friends judge your choices. [8:09]

Why listening to your body can uncover if you should change. [15:02]

Why awareness is the key to change. [21:20]

What really needs to change to give everyone the freedom to make their own choices. [24:30]

Haifa´s tactics to handle depression and find her soul´s mission. [31:18]

How to stay emphatic to people that try to tear you down. [37:32]

What to do if you feel like other people don´t understand you. [40:00]

How Haifa deals with family attacking her and the choice you have at that moment. [45:15]

Haifa shares how you can connect with her. [53:24]

QUOTES:

“I deserve respect. Me and any girl that’s standing to make any choice that they want. We need to learn how to do that.” [11:59]

“I used to really care about being loved by everybody, and my biggest growth was: “You don´t all have to like me.” [18:30]

“What I´ve learned is that there isn´t some ultimate truth. What could be true to me might not be true for another girl living in Jordan or Syria or America. What´s important is that we have the ability to think and know what our choices are as individuals, as all genders, and decide for ourselves without controlling one another.” [25:13]

“Instead of seeing them as an attacker, I feel sorry for them.” [38:00]

“The more we are open to seeing different realities and truths, the more we can live freely.” [51:50]

FOLLOW LISA BILYEU:

Instagram: https://bit.ly/2TIsoKh

YouTube: https://bit.ly/2IAbTcH

Podcast: https://spoti.fi/2IEajGW

FOLLOW HAIFA:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flywithhaifa/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-utv5IW04U

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flywithhaifa/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/flywithhaifa/

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