Erica is the Founder/CEO of AstrX, an international automation company and Zen.Vision, a Virtual Reality education company. She’s a 22 year old serial entrepreneur of exponential technology companies that will optimize human performance & creativity by enabling people to accelerate their learning curve through innovations in education & self-learning. After dropping out of engineering school and being completely broke, Erica created a 6-figure company in less than a year and is sponsored by Google to move her companies up to SF at NASA Ames Research Park for Singularity U. She’s passionate about technology, entrepreneurship, books, personal development, human psychology, science fiction, dogs and futurism.
It took Erica a series of events in her life to realize her true potential and define her own vision. In this episode, Erica will share with you 4 components of self confidence that she lives by along with her story and tips that you can use in your own inner journey to self confidence.
Erica Lee is a technology entrepreneur.
Erica is of Korean descent born and raised in USA.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Definition of Self Confidence
Four main components that are integral to self-confidence:
1) Acceptance – for all of yourself. Love yourself through wins and losses, good and bad. Strong sense of self-love even without a strong sense of self-identity
2) Vision – for a better future. Maintaining that even in dark times, even when it isn’t 100% defined.
3) Mindset – for a life of abundance. Believing in myself when the whole world said “no” and having the inner voice of “keep going” even through all the uncertainty.
4) Community – for a strong safety net and plethora of expertise, wisdom and kindness. I’m blessed to have such wonderful communities that support my growth, share wins, inspire me continuously and also allow me to give back.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Before Erica’s discovery of self-confidence, she was depressed, anxious, lonely and living the other people’s expectations and values for what she “should” be, rather than what truly inspired her and lit her up. She used to be an engineering student and considered corporate jobs, but she felt very unfulfilled.
The “AHA” Moment
There’s a few along the way….
First was Erica’s last semester at Johns Hopkins Engineering – she knew to had to leave and find some new discoveries.
Next was when she first met John Assaraf – She knew there was a new way of living by design, not default.
Also was when she left John’s company – She didn’t know she was starting her own business, but knew she could raise the bar on what she could achieve and create from a different space outside of someone else’s company.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
A life of abundance and continuous growth. Once Erica became crystal clear on her desired outcomes and vision for the future, she started to attract key people and resources into her life to make her goals become a reality.
The quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson is up on her bedroom wall: “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Love yourself .
Focus your growth on yourself before serving others.
Prioritize and respect yourself – the world will follow.
Life doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.