Janice Ho is the host of The Soul’s Work Podcast, a singer-songwriter, and writer. She is a former researcher in the criminal justice field. Originally from Toronto, she now resides in Vancouver, Canada. As a young girl, she took piano and classical voice lessons and, as an adult, picked up the guitar and delved into songwriting. The Soul’s Work Podcast is Janice’s current creative passion project. On the show, Janice shares her personal experiences and learnings exploring her spiritual path, and draws on the insights of thought leaders around the world. She is also currently working on writing a book on this topic.
Janice shares her story, her realizations about herself and how she learns to work inwardly to live the life that she lives today. Check out her episode to listen to her story.
Janice Ho is the host of The Soul’s Work Podcast, a singer-songwriter, and writer.
Janice is of Korean descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self confidence is the acceptance of, and belief in yourself without reliance on external validation or measures to define your worth.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Janice was full of self-doubt. She very much looked outside of herself for that external validation to believe she was worthy, intelligent, beautiful, etc. That also included understanding her own value as it seemed to compare with others.
The “AHA” Moment
It’s been a really gradual process and one that continues. Part of that process has been about learning to identify and love the positive aspects of herself. But discovering self-confidence has also involved doing some deeper exploration into where Janice’s wound of feeling inadequate and unworthy comes from, in order to move towards greater self-acceptance.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Since learning to look more inwardly and listen to Janice’s own intuition, in both defining herself and making life decisions, she has experienced a greater sense of happiness, freedom, and self-confidence. She has been able to make some big, authentic changes in her life because of the greater belief, acceptance, and love she has for herself.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Explore getting reconnected with your own intuition or “higher self,” so that you can access that grounding internal force when all of those external voices start competing for your attention. Also, if you feel ready and safe to take this step, I would consider going deeper into exploring your shadow side, core wounds, and/or trauma, if you feel these things are blocking your path to true self-acceptance and self-love.
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