225: Choose Yourself With Erica Paredes

Erica Paredes is a seasoned writer, former magazine editor, a student and a certified make-up artist.  She loves to cook and eat as Choose Yourself With Erica Paredesmuch as she loves to work out, She loves girly, boho fashion but has a million tattoos, she’s addicted to travel and is constantly bouncing in and out of Manila, but she actually hates flying, she’s a mother but could pass for someone fresh out of college.

Erica shares her tips and story on how she was able to gain her own confidence by learning to choose herself and letting go of the people that do not serve her.  Tune into today’s episode to listen to Erica’s story.


Erica Paredes is a writer, blogger and student.

Cultural Background

Erica is of Filipina, Spanish and Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Don’t settle, don’t make yourself small.

Don’t settle, don’t make yourself small.

Definition of Self Confidence

Embracing all the moments even with your flaws.  Taking a step forward no matter what.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Erica was viewed as a strong and confident person but she had a false sense of confidence.  At times Erica was defensive and shallow.

The “AHA” Moment

It was a process and still a journey but somewhere is Erica’s 30s, she really had bad depression and lost people in her life.  Losing important people in her life made her more independent and built her confidence.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Life is great for Erica.  She cut off toxic people.  She now knows that its okay to do things for yourself such as Erica going to Paris to study culinary.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Stop being so hard on yourself.

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