558: Show Your Imperfect Self With Ikumi Schuckert

Ikumi Schuckert is Mindset Coach and Mompreneur.  She was born and raised in Osaka, Japan and came to the United States Show Your Imperfect Self With Ikumi Schuckertduring her sophomore year in college as an exchange student and pretty much never left ever since.  Ikumi currently lives in Lake Tahoe with her family.  She really enjoys being a mom of a 4-year-old daughter, and owns a successful wine fusion restaurant called Toast Tahoe in Zephyr Cove along with multiple 6-figure online businesses.  She is also passionate in helping others either by providing safety blankets to her clients or proper trainings and values to her students and customers. Since she operates several successful businesses, her core value of teaching starts with how to balance and systemize daily activities so you can achieve goals while living meaningful and fulfilled life with loved ones.  Her mottos in life are INTEGRITY and GIVERS GAIN! Creating platforms using cutting edge technologies to assist her students and customers to reach their potentials and make them superstars are her ultimate mission!

Ikumi shares how showing her imperfect self allows her to live her authentic self and gain true confidence in the process.  Check out Ikumi’s episode to listen to her story.



Ikumi Schuckert is Mindset Coach and Mompreneur.

Cultural Background

Ikumi is of Japenese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are!

Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are!

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is to accept who you are.  Also you are comfortable being yourself.  When your mind, body and soul align, you’ll feel the ultimate power within you!

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

In Ikumi’s culture, she grew up in a “when the nail stuck out, it got hammered philosophy.”  She HAD to fit in.  She had to dress the same as everyone else and she couldn’t standout.  She went to the prestigious women only private school so the expectation were even higher. Everybody had dark straight hair, not allowed to walk with her hands in a pocket, the school uniform had to be 10cm below the knees. There were zero uniqueness! Just follow their rules or you’d be suspended or expelled. 

One day Ikumi was called to the principals office just because “You stood out!” Instead of accepting that it is a gift shining in a crowd, instead she was struggling to blend in. 

Also the expectation from the family not necessary the direct family but more rivalry thing going on from the distant family how good of a piano player or how did sbe do on the exam to get in to the famous university. This “I must impress!” or “I have to perform and execute perfectly!” mentality crushed Ikumi over and over again.

The “AHA” Moment

Ikumi was challenged by her husband Karl at his event called “Zero2Scale” in Austin last year.  She spontaneously stood up and shared her thoughts in front of the big audience.  She always faced a fear of “What if people don’t understand my accent?” That moment, the advice from her mom flashed “If people make fun of your accent, ask them how many languages they speak. I bet they can only speak 1. You can speak 2! So screw them, go out there and show them!” and she did!

Ikumi always wanted to inspire and help people but struggling HOW! Now this experience made her realized “It’s OK to show imperfect self.  Take them to the journey of her process getting where she wants to be. That’s way more powerful than ‘Look I made it. Here is how I did it’” Because people loves stories. Be the super heroes on your own story. 


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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Since then Ikumi decided to be more authentic, natural and showcase who she really is. By doing that, she gained more confidence by thinking “If you don’t like me or my style, go else where.” This way of thinking significantly helped her boosting her confidence level. 

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Just be who you truly are and be comfortable with it. Nobody is perfect. On the surface everyone is content and looks confident but a lot of time it is just on the surface. If you seek the true self confidence, you must accept your flaws, weirdness and uniqueness. You are the ONLY one exist on this earth. Showcase your own uniqueness to be the ONE!

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