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116: Shut the World Out With Alina Uchida

116: Shut the World Out With Alina Uchida


Alina Uchida is a Clinical Western Herbalist & Aromatherapist with a passion for natural medicine, Shut the World Out With Alina Uchida
wellness education and entrepreneurship. She also enjoys sharing and empowering people with the knowledge of natural self-care and preventative health care.

Back then it was quite a journey for Alina to find her own path of happiness since she was always following what everyone else was doing. She has to make drastic changes to be in the position that she is today. Find out on this episode how shutting out the world helped Alina in her life and yours.


Alina Uchida is as a Clinical Western Herbalist & Aromatherapist and Scent Branding Consultant.

Cultural Background

Alina is of Chinese and Japanese descent.

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Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Those who mind don’t matter, those who matter don’t mind.
Those who mind don't matter, those who matter don't mind.

Definition of Self Confidence

Confidence is an attitude, an internal belief that you are enough. Often, especially in Asia, we look for validation and self worth in the external. Once you strip job, income, status, branded clothes, etc away, who are you? Believing that you are enough less all these external things gives you an unshakable confidence, regardless of what life throws at you.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Alina was always following the next fad even if she didn’t like it. She would just follow what her friends did which in the end made her still feel like she didn’t know who she really was.

The “AHA” Moment

The most recent big one came out of alot of dissatisfaction with Alina’s job, and the end of a tumultuous relationship that should have ended way earlier. She took a 6 month break, and went into a self-imposed exile from the world. It was the most painful, dark, lonely period of my life, but a very necessary one. She met herself and she learned to enjoy her own company. She accepted her weaknesses, giving thanks for her strengths.  She also decided it was time to let go of pride & ego. Knowing oneself is a powerful thing. And knowledge, acceptance and love of self is the root of self confidence.

Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Alina recognizes self doubt, need for validation or approval as thought patterns that need to change, rather than fact. Knowing this gives her more of strength and stability.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Talk to you fear. Fear is a very real inner voice that tells you you’re not capable, they’re not going to like you and your idea is crazy. Literally talk to that voice as soon as you hear it.  One way is…

“Maybe I’m not as capable, BUT I will show up.”

‘But’ & ‘Yet’ – two of the most powerful words we have.

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  • February 4, 2016

    True Confidence has to come from within. Externals can vanish at anytime and if we base our ‘worth’ from them, then we are walking weak ground. I believe one of the greatest lessons of things like adversity, dry spells and other tough times is a way to strip away all the BS and force your ‘real’self

  • February 4, 2016

    Another great interview and story Sheena. Self confidence plays a huge role in everything we want to accomplish. Alina’s story is a great reminder to believing in who we are and not following others because we think we have to fit in. Thanks for sharing!

  • February 4, 2016

    Great interview. I like how she went she `met` herself and then accepted herself again. Very powerful. thank you for sharing.

  • February 4, 2016

    Great post and an inspiring one as always Sheena Thank you for sharing another great story of empowerment.

  • Daphne Dobson
    February 4, 2016

    Great post and interview with Alina, Sheena!
    I love what she said about; “Those who mind don’t matter
    and those who matter don’t mind.” And how not to worry
    about what others think. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • February 4, 2016

    Great podcast Sheena! Her “aha” moment is very inspirational.

  • February 4, 2016

    This is a very inspiring story on building one’s self confidence. This is a key factor that defines the difference between success and failure. Thanks Sheena for sharing

  • February 4, 2016

    Lovely post! Really love her definition of self confidence–it is so true! It is important to believe that we are enough!

  • February 4, 2016

    THose who mind dont matter and those who matter dont mind…absolutely awesome quote and an amazing blog Sheena. Thanks for sharing Alina’s story. Its sometimes good to be alone to discover you!

  • February 4, 2016

    Very inspiring!! Thanks for sharing Sheena

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