800: Starting From The Bottom With Carla Ravanes Higham

Carla Ravanes Higham is a Communications Consultant.  She was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and graduated with a Starting From The Bottom With Carla Ravanes Highamdegree in International Marketing with a Minor in Public Relations from the American City University. She worked as a Publicist and Communications Specialist for multinational companies in Southeast Asia such as Coca-Cola, Nivea, Honda, and Starbucks to name a few. Carla has worn many hats during her career in the Philippines in the field of Communications and she also a Lifestyle Columnist for the Philippines’ longest running newspaper, The Manila Times.

Carla shares how starting from the bottom gave her the confidence to take a risk and live life on her terms.  She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.

Also, this is the last episode for Season 5 and the new season will be back on September 1, 2020.  I really appreciate each and everyone of you for tuning into the podcast.  See you in September!  In the meantime, feel free to listen to past episodes.

Bio

Carla Ravanes Higham is a Communications Consultant.

Cultural Background

Carla is of Filipina descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is resilience. It is more than just trusting your abilities but actually believing yourself enough to take the risk.

Self-confidence is going after the things that you want even before you know what the outcome is. It’s trusting yourself enough to know that whatever happens you have what it takes to be either win or learn. Self-confidence is rooted in humility – when you have nothing to prove to anyone, when you are not being anyone other than yourself, you can take risks. Self-confidence is believing in yourself enough to know that whatever comes your way, you can handle it so you become fearless in your pursuits.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Carla was scared of everything! She was scared of what people thought of her, she was scared of tainting her image. She barely took any risks! It was a boring well-calculated life.

The “AHA” Moment

Carla’s AHA moment was when she left everything she knew behind and started over in Los Angeles. She had to start from the bottom and that takes humility. That was the moment she let go of everything that was holding her back and just went after it. Her life has been a series of risks since then. It’s been a ride but she would like to say it was worth it.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Life looks very different for Carla and she keeps taking the next step even if she still second guesses herself.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Don’t fear anything because there is no losing in life. Every experience teaches you to either win or learn. Whatever it is, whether it is a victorious celebration or a sad experience, there is always something to learn.

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