503: Have Courage With Paget Kagy

Paget Kagy is an actress, singer and writer.  She has starred in CRIMINAL MINDS, SCANDAL, along with many short films and Have Courage With Paget Kagynational commercials for brands like Google, Apple, AT&T, Toshiba/Intel, etc.  An LA native and UC Berkeley grad, she worked in digital marketing before deciding to pursue her passion in the arts.  Her latest project is creating, writing and producing a romantic comedy series called “Kat Loves LA” featuring Asian American actors as leads. Contributing positive representations of Asian Americans in the media has been one of her lifelong goals.  She is proud to produce and publish content that progresses these media portrayals while entertaining and engaging audiences, from all cultural backgrounds.  She is currently developing the script for a second season, and several other features.

Paget shares how creating Kat Loves La has given her the courage to live her passions, be her true self and creating a positive representations for Asian Americans in the media.

Bio

Paget Kagy is an actress, singer and writer.

Cultural Background

Paget is of Korean descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence comes from a deep conviction that you have something valuable to offer and that comes with the appreciation of your own unique qualities, independent of other people’s opinion.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Paget felt like she was always trying to look at herself through the lens of other people and asking herself: “What is it that they want to see of me? Or “What is it that I can offer them?”

She felt largely ruled by this people-pleasing mentality that she needed to live up to other people’s wants or expectations to a degree, instead of asserting her own unique qualities and values that she brings to the table as her authentic self.

The “AHA” Moment

In producing and creating Kat Loves LA, Paget was forced to do things that she never thought she would have the courage or ability to do which surpassed her own expectations of herself.  She started to build this unique sort of confidence of knowing that she is capable of a lot more than what she gives herself credit for and now she has something to show for it.

Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

It’s still a process.  Paget still second guess herself at times, and we all do on some level. Now it’s more quickly overpowered by this knowledge that she is valuable, and she has something to contribute.

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The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

No one gives you self confidence. It’s not something you can earn from other people. It’s only something you can really earn for yourself, within yourself.

One practical start toward self-confidence is truly appreciating the qualities in every person you meet, because once we can do that, you can really start to appreciate the qualities in yourself.

Also, challenge yourself in your daily life, do something scary, go out on a limb from time to time. Surprise yourself. And you’ll end up seeing that you are a lot more capable, than you likely give yourself credit for, and it will lead to a natural expansion in your self value.

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