329: Let Go Of Expectations With Carmen Sognonvi

Carmen Sognonvi is founder and publisher of Top Flight Family, the leading online destination for luxury family travel. Her Let Go Of Expectations With Carmen Sognonviinsights on travel have been featured in TravelPulse, HOTELS Magazine, Seatrade Cruise News, Luxury Daily and more. Carmen firmly believes that you can (and should) travel with your kids from a young age. She offers families practical solutions for travel, as well as tips on how to travel in luxury for less.

Carmen used to live by the expectation of others.  Growing up biracial, Carmen was constantly proving to both of her cultural background who she was.  Events in her life helped her let go of any expectation from her peers and gave her the freedom to be her authentic self.  Check out her episode to listen to her story.


Carmen Sognonvi is the founder of The Top Flight Family.

Cultural Background

Carmen is of Belgian and Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.

Definition of Self Confidence

To  play to your strengths instead of trying to be you’re not and figuring out who you are.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Carmen was  introverted.  She was less comfortable with herself growing up bi-racial constantly proving to both races who she was.  She was always striving to fit in what other people expects her to be.

The “AHA” Moment

Having children made Carmen look at things in a different way.  It made her realize what kind of legacy she wanted to leave her children with.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Carmen is more aware.  She lives with her multicultural family and has no expectations of them living a certain way, only what makes them happy.

Life is also great for Carmen, her big goals are a great reminder for her to keep on pushing.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

There will always be naysayers, you can’t please everyone.  Learn to accept it.

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