The Secret of Self-Trust:
Creating Your Own Path to Fulfillment

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 Summary of the Interview with Tracy Pleschourt


 In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Tracy, a certified life coach and the founder of Self-Made You. Tracy shares her inspiring story of how she followed her passion and became an entrepreneur and life coach after 20 years of industry experience as an executive. She helps men and women learn how to think and achieve their goals while overcoming obstacles in their lives. Tracy emphasizes the importance of trusting oneself and creating personalized solutions. Let’s dive into the discussion!

The Allure of One-Size-Fits-All Solutions

Many of us find ourselves looking for standard or one-size-fits-all solutions. Tracy believes that this desire stems from fear and a feeling of missing something or being inherently broken. Society, social media, and mass media contribute to this belief by constantly presenting optimized ways of living that we should be chasing. Tracy challenges this mindset and encourages people to rely on themselves, trust their abilities, and not view themselves as inherently broken. She teaches individuals to seek support and resources from a place of curiosity, empathy, and discovery.

The Fear of the Unknown

Tracy acknowledges that fear of the unknown plays a significant role in our inclination to follow predefined paths. We often look to others who have already achieved what we desire and believe that their methods will work for us as well. However, Tracy emphasizes the importance of recognizing and managing this fear. She encourages individuals to normalize the fear and have empathy for their humanity. By doing so, we can move forward and seek the right kind of support, taking confident steps towards our goals.

Why One-Size-Fits-All Solutions Don’t Work

Tracy believes that one-size-fits-all solutions don’t work for most people because we are all biologically unique. Each individual has their own set of desires and circumstances, making personalized solutions essential. Tracy’s framework starts with the decision-making process. She highlights the importance of understanding what you want and why you want it, as this will inform the subsequent steps. By recognizing the uniqueness of our journeys, we become more accepting and allowing, embracing the customized solutions that align with our desires.

Eliminating Self-Sabotage

Self-sabotage often hinders our progress towards our goals. Tracy explains that self-sabotaging behaviors arise from certain narratives or thoughts that we believe about ourselves. By being aware of these narratives and normalizing them, we can minimize their impact and reduce the risk of self-sabotage. Tracy encourages individuals to recognize the narratives they are prone to, such as perfectionism or hyper-achiever mentality, and respond to them rather than react. This allows us to operate from a place of intention and avoid self-sabotage.

Leveraging Your Prodigy Brain Strengths

Our brains consist of two parts: the primitive brain and the prefrontal cortex, which Tracy refers to as the “Prodigy brain.” The Prodigy brain is responsible for empathy, discovery, innovation, and navigation. Tracy advocates for operating from this part of the brain by developing a heightened sense of awareness. This can be achieved through self-coaching, asking ourselves questions, and being intentional with our decisions. By leveraging our Prodigy brain strengths, we can tap into our true potential and move closer to our goals.

Making Decisions Align with Your Values

Tracy emphasizes the importance of aligning our goals and decisions with our values. We can do this by identifying our personal values and allowing them to guide our choices. When faced with a decision, we can refer back to our values and use them as a compass. This ensures that our actions align with our character and integrity. By incorporating our values into our decision-making process, we create a more authentic and fulfilling path towards our goals.

Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Maintaining a growth mindset is crucial for personal development and success. Tracy suggests developing a mindset focused on self-awareness, curiosity, and the willingness to trust oneself. She recommends practicing mental fitness techniques to shift focus away from limiting beliefs and fear. These techniques include visual focus, sensory focus (e.g., feeling your fingertips), and deep breathing. By shifting our mindset and building self-trust, we can overcome challenges and cultivate a mindset that supports growth and success.


Tracy’s journey from executive to entrepreneur and life coach highlights the power of self-trust and personalized solutions. By recognizing our unique desires, eliminating self-sabotage, leveraging our Prodigy brain strengths, and aligning our decisions with our values, we can create a life of abundance and fulfillment. Tracy’s framework of self-coaching provides individuals with the tools to trust themselves, make intentional decisions, and take small, manageable steps towards their goals. Remember, you have the power to shape your own path to success!