235: Embrace Your Fears With Maria Tran

Maria Tran is an Australian-Vietnamese actress, model and presenter renown for being queen of onscreen action in both Embrace Your Fears With Maria TranAustralia and internationally.  Bold, daring, multitalented; she is represents a new fresh wave of women who not only have great compassion for the world, but know how to do it with imagination and creative style.

Maria wasn’t always so confident.  Back then she suffered from people pleasing and social anxiety.  Find out on this episode what made her change and decided to embrace her won fear to become the power house that she is today.

Bio

Maria Tran is a freelance actor and director.

Cultural Background

Maria is of Vietnamese descent born in Australia.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem. Where it is open, all energies flow toward it. It comes readily to most people and its rewards are tangible.

Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem. Where it is open, all energies flow toward it. It comes readily to most people and its rewards are tangible.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self-confidence is to be able to trust in yourself and your abilities to rise against challenges, take on opportunities, deal with difficult circumstances and admit liability when things don’t turn out as expected.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

During Maria’s schooling years, she was always the Asian nerd that got picked on. In addition, she moved around from state to state and when she did get settled in, her family would move again. Maria didn’t get the chance to truly plant herself in a location long enough for friendships and peers to appreciate and encourage who she was. She therefore developed a social anxiety of meeting new people and a fear of rejection so most of her lunches was spent in the library reading books and imagining an alternative life.

The “AHA” Moment

It was in 2001 when she had her epiphany. Both her parents were experiencing a failed marriage and she was stuck in the cross roads of their heated arguments. When visiting cousins arrived, they asked if she wanted to join them and live in a different state. At first, the thought of something new was quite worrying, but deep down inside she yearned to find her own calling and independence. Maria definitely didn’t want to live my life in fear of people and new situations and so she hastily packed her bags and left home at the age of 16.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Life became an adventure in finding herself in a new place. Maria was starting a fresh and decided to be whoever she desired to be. She started to count away her social fears as the new her had no inhibitions, was courageous and is on the pathway to finding out her ultimate purpose. After a year away from home, Maria returned back, with a new sense of identity and drive.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Embrace the fear and change it.

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