726: There Is A Choice With Jamie Li

Jamie Li is a marketer and storyteller at Pared (a hospitality focused tech startup in the Bay Area), a ramen blogger, story There Is A Choice With Jamie Lifacilitator at Real Food Real Stories, and amateur food photographer.  She created the blog Ramentality, where it serve as a platform that combines three things that make her heart sing: ramen, storytelling, and learning about people. On her blog, you’ll discover the stories centered around the many perspectives on ramen. Interviews revolve around the central question: “How do you approach ramen?” or in other words “What is your Ramentality?” Expect high quality interviews and original coverage you won’t find elsewhere. Jamie’s promise to you is that Ramentality will always be a source to find the freshest ramen-related content.

Jamie shares how she has the tools to stop her negative inner voice from taking over.  She also shares that no matter what happens, there is a choice to trust herself and knowing that you will be alright.

Bio

Jamie Li marketer and storyteller at Pared (a hospitality focused tech startup in the Bay Area), a ramen blogger, story facilitator at Real Food Real Stories, and amateur food photographer.

Cultural Background

Jamie is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Comparison is the thief of joy.

Comparison is the thief of joy.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is when you trust in yourself is so strong that it crowds out any opportunity for doubt to creep in.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jamie’s life was defined by an extremely active and loud inner critic! That voice is still very active at times but now it’s a matter of awareness and telling it to shush!

The “AHA” Moment

Jamie can’t stress how important going to therapy was. It’s something that she continues to do to this day because it’s like a personal trainer for your mind.  She is fortunate that her employer provides health insurance that covers a substantial portion of the sessions. Her AHA moment was when she and her therapist traced the origin of where the inner critic’s voice comes from and did an exercise where they personified it.  She made her inner critic into a caricature that she finds pretty humorous and it almost instantly zapped it of its power.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jamie can’t say that she is oozing with confidence!  She is definitely still on the journey.  She has the tools where her inner voice doesn’t take over.  She realizes that there is a choice where she can trust herself.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

It’s an active lifelong practice and that nobody has their shit together!

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