415: Embrace Your Past With Merlee Jayme

Merlee Jayme is the Chairmom and Chief creative officer of Dentsu Jayme Syfu which is one of the marketing and advertising Embrace Your Past With Merlee Jaymecompanies in the Philippines.  Merlee has recently released a book Everyone Can Be Creative: Inspiring Habits from an Ex-Nun, where she shares the valuable lessons she has learned from her rigid life inside the Benedictine Monastery, and how they prepared her to become the “Chairmom” and Chief Creative Officer of a world-famous company.

Merlee shares how her past living in a convent as a nun in her teens has helped have the confidence to create a successful advertising company, serve others and trust her instincts no matter where it leads her.  Check out her episode to listen to her story.

Bio

Merlee Jayme is the Chairmom and Chief creative officer of Dentsu Jayme Syfu.

Cultural Background

Merlee is of Filipina descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Follow your instinct, it’s every woman’s greatest special power.

Follow your instinct, it’s every woman’s greatest special power.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is to care more about how you feel about yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Merlee was religious and was mom’s sidekick at church.  Her first year high school, she entered a convent and spent 3 years.  She got out at 16, took a special test to take school, and was ashamed of her past in the convent.  She wanted to be part of the crowd.

The “AHA” Moment

Merlee got into advertising.  Because it was stressful, her background from the convent helped her meditate and exercise her mind to clear her thoughts.  She was also able to run her business better.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Merlee feels liberated from her secret of being in the convent.   She has no regrets and doesn’t hide her secret.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Trust your instinct, you have many callings in life but one purpose is to bring goodness.  Embrace your callings no matter how many you have and look for your special power.

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