671: It’s Okay To Be ME With Esther JuLee

Esther JuLee is a travel blogger and the co-founder of Local Adventurer blog.  She was born in Korea but grew up in the Midwest It’s Okay To Be ME With Esther JuLeesince she was 3 years of age. In 2010, she started sharing her travel adventures on her wedding website, and in 2013, it became an outlet when she was in a career transition, lost, and spiralling into depression. Esther needed a new project, and it was a way to document her adventures after moving cross country.  Since then, the blog has grown to be one of the top 5 travel blogs in the world and has taken her on many amazing adventures!  Her friends described Esther as “indoorsy” until she started training for the 4-Day Hike to Machu Picchu.

Esther shares her struggles,  what made her realized that “it’s okay to be ME” and what her life is like now after the realization.  She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.

Bio

Esther JuLee is a travel blogger.

Cultural Background

Esther is of Korean descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions.  Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.

Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions.  Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is to do your own thing.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Esther used to be shy.  Being the only Asian kid in her class she felt insecure and was bullied at times for being different.

The “AHA” Moment

Esther started putting herself out more in college and also started coming out of her shell.  She settled into being herself.  She realized that “it’s okay to me.”

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

For Esther, life was easier, less stressful and she is doing what she loves.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Be kind to yourself and other women in their journey.  Be your own best friend.

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