Julie Tran is a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist. She is also the founder of Silicon Valley Natural Health located in San Jose, CA. Julie was born and raised in San Jose, CA, one week after her parents immigrated from Vietnam. She is earned her BA in Psychology from University of Redlands, then went on to study Naturopathic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine at the University of Bridgeport, in Bridgeport CT. During her studies and training, she worked with Dr. Peter D’Adamo, ND, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Eat Right for Your Type (The Blood Type Diet) at the world renown D’Adamo Clinic. Julie is also the international bestselling of Asian Women Trailblazers Who BossUp.
Julie used to feel like she had to live by the expectations of her culture which made her feel bad about herself. She shares about the moment she was able to take back her power to be the confident and authentic woman that she is today. Check out her episode to listen to her story.
Julie Tran is the founder of Silicon Valley Natural Health located in San Jose, CA.
Julie is of Vietnamese descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
Faith it till you make it.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self-confidence is being true to yourself as a person and going for what you want despite the fear and the nay-sayers.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Julie was lonely, sad, and felt like she didn’t measure up to the Asian ideal of the petite Asian women.
The “AHA” Moment
Julie’s cousin told her that in order to be successful, she needed to be thin. Julie felt sad, disempowered, insecure and very angry. The anger turned to spite; the spite fuelled her fire, her resolve. In that moment she took her power back and promised herself to always act with confidence and to do things on her terms, in her own way.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Julie is bright, conquering the world, and free to be her authentic self.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
It is worth all the pain, heart ache, and emotional turmoil to emerge fully confident in who you are as a person. Surround yourself with people who hold a bigger vision of you than you do.