Understanding what makes you feel confident is a crucial life skill for becoming self-employed.
She’s also a business school professors, speaker and trainer based in the Netherlands.
A few lessons highlighted in our conversation include:
- How working and living abroad developed Rachel’s self-confidence.
- How to take action toward your goals by first going through a process of self-assessment.
- Suggest some of the actions you can take to build up your self-confidence.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Embracing discomfort.
- Surrounding yourself with like-minded people.
How Rachel Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 7.30 am
- Ideal work environment: Spend have my time at home alone and the other half interacting with people.
- Definition of success: Feeling happy, feeling satisfied and being able to inspire other people.
- Book recommendation: A Course in Miracles by Helen Schucman.
- Regains focus by: Going to the gym or running outside.
- Favorite productivity tool: Pencil and Post-Its.
- 90-day goal: Creating an online course based on her book.
“You can learn to build self-confidence.”
“Begin taking action based on your own qualities and your own strengths.”
“If you don’t know who you really are, how can you make real change in your life?”
“You don’t have to stay in the same lane for the rest of your life.”
“Failure is feedback.”
“Your past is not equal to your future.”
Rachel prescribes the following tips if you want to get a book published:
1) Get a mentor. Seek out guidance from someone who has written a book themselves.
2) Get someone to hold you accountable.