294: Being Okay With Yourself With Hiro Nakayama

Hiro Nakayama is the founder and project director behind Project Felicia.  She almost lost her sense of smell.  As she walked out, Being Okay With Yourself With Hiro Nakayamathere was a farmers market with flowers and vegetable, she was able to enjoy fragrance coming from those plants strongly as if they are expressing themselves. With her wish to share such a fragrant joy, Hiro founded Project Felicia.  She started serving as a freelance consultant to niche brands, actively participating in fragrance events, and successfully assisted brands to expand their business to international market.  With multiple hats she wears, she also will serve consumer as a Scent Stylist, Perfume Concierge or whatever you want to call. She is a Certified Fragrance Sales Specialist by the Fragrance Foundation in New York.

Hiro used to seek approval from others.  She was living the expectation of others which resulted losing a sense of herself.  When she realized that it was okay to be herself, that’s when her confidence grew and be success that she is today.  Tune in today to listen to her story.


Hiro Nakayama is the founder of Project Felicia.

Cultural Background

Hiro is of Japanese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Believe in yourself.

Believe in yourself

Definition of Self Confidence

Being comfortable with being yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Hiro was divorced, had no sense of self, and disconnected.  She used to over think alot and lived by the expectation of others.  Hiro was constantly seeking approval from others.

The “AHA” Moment

Hiro realized that she is okay with herself.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Hiro okay to make a mistake but she is a better person.  She is going through discovery and even though she goes through bad days, its easier for her to pick herself up.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Be comfortable with yourself and enjoy the moment.

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