Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work

Get out of your own way and rediscover your sensitivity as a superpower.

Melody Wilding, LMSW


Do you feel like you’re “not good enough” or “take things too personally” at work?

My clients say these exact words to me all the time.

  • They tell me they actively get in their own way.
  • They put too much pressure on themselves.
  • They have trouble “turning off” at the end of the day.
  • They overwork, and are on their way to burnout.

Can you relate? Then you may be a Sensitive Striver.

As a Sensitive Striver, you’re a high-achiever who’s also more sensitive to your emotions and the world around you.

You’re driven to succeed. But because you process information more deeply than others, you’re more susceptible to stress, emotional overwhelm, and self-doubt.

Here’s a quick quiz to see if you fit the profile:

___ Highly sensitive and high performing?
___ Need time to think through decisions before you act?
___ Judge yourself harshly when you make mistakes?
___ Take feedback and criticism personally?
___ Find it difficult to set boundaries?

If you’re nodding your head, then welcome, you are in exactly the right place.

The good news is that sensitivity, combined with a strong desire to be the best version of yourself, can also make you a powerhouse performer. The research proves it: managers consistently rate people with higher sensitivity as their top contributors.

But, being highly attuned to your emotions, your environment, and the behavior of others can be the keys to success, but they can also lead to overthinking everything and burnout.

The key is learning to manage your mind and emotional responses in more productive ways.



Melody Wilding, LMSW

Author of TRUST YOURSELF. Executive coach to Sensitive Strivers. Human behavior professor. Featured in NYT, NBC, CNN.