Rach DiMare is a Data Acquisition Consultant, which entails managing data/portfolio from top tier 1 banks prior to getting it on credit reports. She also runs a fashion and lifestyle blog called RD’s Obsessions. Rach’s blog started out as an outlet for my creativity, enjoyment in fashion, and now it is evolving to include young women cancer advocacy. In the blog, Rach shares her journey and thoughts, and gets raw about life with cancer.
Rach shares how being diagnosed with breast cancer has helped her gain a newfound strength and confidence that she never thought was possible. Tune into Rach’s episode as you listen to her story and tips to help you in your own journey.
Rach DiMare is a Data Acquisition Consultant and a lifestyle blogger.
Rach is of Filipina descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self confidence is to ‘believe in yourself’. Believing in what you are capable of and staying true to
yourself. Understand that your uniqueness, quirkiness, is what makes you great. Also, understanding your own strength and know that you are more powerful than you think are.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
For Rach, life before her discovery felt like a chase. She felt like she was also trying to achieve something like being the next best runner, getting that promotion, being number one at something. No matter what, she was trying to get to the next level because she never thought she “made it”. So when she hits one milestone, she decided that wasn’t good enough and created another milestone to achieve. Although she thinks it is awesome to have goals and achieve everything, she never felt satisfied. Rach never appreciated what she just accomplished.
The “AHA” Moment
Rach’s AHA moment has taught her so much about self-confidence. In early 2016, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was unexpected and it was tough knowing her treatment plan.
However, in the middle of chemo was when she realized her strength and never at that
time had she ever felt better about herself. She knew she was awesome. Cancer is terrifying but she wasn’t scared of it.
She believed in herself and she knew she can beat it. Realizing this newfound confidence made her also realize that she never really appreciated herself before she was diagnosed. There are many things in her life that she can’t do or wish she could do and a lot of that stuff she was able to do, if not be great at, pre-cancer.
She now learned to appreciate every thing she has accomplished. If it was a day she can get up without any body aches that was a success. She has appreciated everything she is capable of and able to do.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Rach embraces everything. She will admit it is still a constant discovery, however, she is learning to just love herself each step of her journey. Right now in her life she is in the process of recovering from cancer and trying to appreciate every milestone she has achieved in her cancer treatment.
She will admit it still is a work in progress but nevertheless, she learned to love herself more. Life can be short and it can completely change the next day. So right now, Rach is enjoying the ride. Time is precious so we have to learn to make the most of it. There’s no time for not believing in yourself.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Love yourself and be you. Be proud of who you are. And never compare. Always remember to never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.
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