Overcoming a Victim Mentality with Leah Snethun

Do you always feel out of control or that others are out to get you? Do you think awful things happen to you no matter what you do? You may be suffering from a victim mentality if you find yourself blaming others for events or situations in your life. In this episode of Decide It’s Your Turn™, Leah Snethun joins Christina to talk about the limitations a victim mentality can cause and how overcoming a victim mentality opens doors to a happier, healthier, more profitable life. Stay tuned to learn more!

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In this Decide It’s Your Turn episode, you will learn:

  • Leah’s journey to entrepreneurship and the moment that changed her career path

  • The power of decision making

  • How a victim mentality may be holding you back

  • What an HSP is and how Leah uses this to her advantage

  • How to overcome a negative mindset and take action

The Guest


Leah was let go from her current golf course, which prompted her to start her golf tour and marketing media relating to the sport, and it quickly became a hit because it tackles more about these hidden gems, these fantastic golf courses in the province, and not long after, people began flocking into golf around the area.

Being a Newbie


Leah had never organized a golf tournament before, and it fell into her lap because being an entrepreneur was never her dream. She was aware that she struggled to work with others to share her ideas and be bossed around, but the idea came to fruition ten years later.

The Victim Mentality


Leah felt she was raised in an environment where she was always the victim. She could have felt bad and then spent most of her time crying about it, but she was a single mom, and she knew she needed to get things straightened out. She realized she needed to stop being a victim and take action for things to fall in her favor.


Most parents try their hardest to be wonderful parents, but every parent has failed in some capacity. However, you can choose a different path. There are those listening who have experienced the worst of times. Someone has overcome even more tremendous adversity and is now thriving because they decided to stop being victims.


Leah, who was struggling, wasn’t sure if her concept would work. Indicators encouraged her to stop. A representative came to see her and offered to help her. Leah secured several bookings in the three major cities where she began her short season of golf tournaments.


There may be times when it appears that the odds are stacked against you, but Leah reminds you that all you have to do is do it and stick to it, commit yourself to do what you need to do for everything else to fall into place. Leah had no intention of giving up, and she supported certain players and still feels responsible for giving them opportunities.

Keep Moving Forward


There is no possibility of failure. There’s no way it’s not going to work if you don’t give up. Possible that it doesn’t work the way you want it. Maybe the timeline doesn’t work the way you want it. However, if you keep going, something will appear. We’re all going to fail 1000 times, but we’re not going to quit so that the opportunity will present itself. Getting rid of the “I’m not good enough” mentality.” Instead of saying, “This happened to me,” say, This is happening to me. What’s the best way for me to proceed with this? How do I take ownership of my own life? What are your thoughts on this?


Leah’s life was turned upside down when she discovered she was an HSP or Hyper Sensitive Person. It made her more sensitive and accurate at reading people’s faces and expressions, which she utilizes to communicate successfully with them. If you are unaware that you have HSP, it may be difficult for you to interact or relate to others because your emotions and virtually everything about you are heightened.


When Leah is chatting to individuals during tournaments, she studies them and adjusts her conversational tone to assess the person’s personality profile. It aided her in effectively communicating with these individuals, ensuring that they were at ease, relatable, and heard.

Taking Responsibility


Every action and reaction you take in your life is your responsibility, and that is why you must possess it to achieve success in all of your pursuits. In business, you must value comments from individuals who provide constructive criticism and help you improve some aspects of your company.


Some people get stuck in the mindset that you must have all the answers to appear confident or competent, which is not the case. Never be the most knowledgeable person in the room.


Leah was on tour for five years and sent out emails for tour sponsorship when she received a large sum of money. She ended up spending the money on expensive tournament supplies. Since then, Leah has been afraid to ask for sponsorship because she is concerned that she may not have used the money to its full potential, and she feels as if everything is moving too quickly.


Most people are perplexed about how anyone could be afraid of success. People are scared to be successful over and over again. Because there is a new set of worries and fears when you are successful, it’s on a whole new level. Can you take it? What will the public think? Who am I to do such a thing?


Getting started is extremely difficult. But once you get started, once the flywheel begins to spin, everything becomes faster, easier, and smoother. It’s always a challenge, and the first time is always the most difficult

About Leah Snethun:

Leah Snethun has been a sports and marketing entrepreneur for the past 10 years. She founded the local amateur @AlbertaGolfTour in Alberta, Canada, and also started her own local golf media company called @GolfLifeAB. She lives in a small town of 60 people in west central Alberta with her husband and 2 boys aged 14 and 3.

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Show notes for Overcoming a Victim Mentality:

  • Have you heard about Decide It’s Your Turn™: The Network? It’s a network for women who want to start living their most purposeful and profitable life.
  • Are you ready to hire a confidence coach? Christina offers limited 1-on-1 coaching. See if it’s the right fit for you

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