Ruby Veridiano is a glamour girl off to change the world. A writer, speaker, and media personality, she was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in Sacramento, and has spent time in Italy, France, Atlanta, Oakland, and New York City, shaping her global perspective as an advocate and voice for Asian American women.
Ruby is passionate about creating media that bridges entertainment with messages of positive social change, and is the founder of a writing empowerment program called “The Glamourbaby Diaries”.
In this episode, Ruby shares with how by practicing the attitude of gratitude has shaped her life and her own self confidence.
Ruby Veridiano is a women’s empowerment champion and a social responsibility consultant and activist.
Ruby is a Filipina woman born in the Philippines and has lived in the U.S. and Europe.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Definition of Self Confidence
Self worth and self love. In order to bloom where you are planted, you have to set your roots in something really strong.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Ruby was not as confident in her younger years since she never had the tools and resources to get to where she is today.
Back then, she let so many things bother, influence and shape her to be the person she was before. She also wasn’t grateful of the things she had in life.
Ruby was also focused on other people’s opinions back then. She cared about the opinion of others too much before taking any action.
The “AHA” Moment
Ruby started practicing the attitude of gratitude. She noticed that the more she was thankful for the things she had in her life, the more good things she attracting and she was receiving good things in her life as well.
The more she gives thanks in her life, the more things she received in her life.
Another AHA moment was when she accidentally landed into spoken art performance (which is a mix of poetry, hip hop and performing).
Instead of going to school to become a pre-med, which she hated, Ruby decided to take some classes to study about Asian American culture. By studying the accomplishments of Asian Americans, she had a sense of pride in her culture and knew what was possible for her.
With her new found love for spoken art and Asian American studies, she fused the two together to create a performance sharing stories about Asian American women. Ruby was able to turn hobby into a job she loved where she got to travel the world.
This was when Ruby knew she had a purpose to empower women to find their voice.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Ruby is now living in Paris, going back to school and loving being in her own company.
She has been able to travel the world, become a TV host and has become more confident in herself.
Her mission is still the same even though she has stopped performing which is to empower women to find their voice in their world.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Everyday, write down 5 things you are grateful for to practice abundance and to attract the right things in your life.
Fall in love with your own company.