578: Charity Work Builds Confidence With Rachel Grant

Rachel Grant is a travel writer, host and actress.  Rachel played Bond girl Peaceful Fountains of Desire opposite Pierce Brosnan Charity Work Builds Confidence With Rachel Grantin the James Bond film Die Another Day. One of her first TV roles was on SyFy as horror hostess Nina in Friday night’s Sci-fright, becoming SyFy UK’s most watched TV slot. She has had roles in theatre and on British TV shows including Emmerdale, Murder in Suburbia, Blue Murder, Star Hyke and Casualty. Other roles include Maria Ronson in the film Until Death with Jean Claude Van Damme and Stephen Rea, and in The Purifiers with Dominic Monaghan.  As a seasoned traveller, Rachel has hosted travel shows onboard Cathy Pacific Airways and is the Tour Guide/Host of TV show Tour Group on Bravo USA. She has written travel articles for various magazines.  In August 2016, Rachel became a viral star. She made a 2-minute home video for Shark Tank company Biaggi foldable luggage. “How To Pack Over 100 Items into a Carry-on” was viewed millions of times on release, featured on TV stations across the globe, covered by over 200 websites and was shared by Ashton Kutcher, Oprah and TIME magazine. Since being dubbed “packing queen”, Rachel has won a Shorty Award and has guest-hosted on various TV shows including the Emmy-winning Rachael Ray Show and Hallmark’s Home & Family Show.

Rachel shares how charity work has helped her gain her confidence back and learned to live a life of true freedom from the expectation of others.  She also shares tips that you can use in your own journey to self confidence.


Rachel Grant is a travel writer, host and actress.

Cultural Background

Rachel is of Filipina and British descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.

Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being unaffected by what other people think or say about you

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Rachel grew up in an Asian household.  Her parents were already divorced but as a child she performed alot on stage.  She was always praised by her mother and won many awards for her performance.  When she was thrown out into the real world, it was the first time she received harsh criticism for her performance which lowered her confidence.  She was picked on her looks and lost confidence in her industry especially when she encountered a #MeToo experience.

The “AHA” Moment

Rachel spent three months in the Philippines and took time to help the less fortunate.  She gained her confidence back by taking the focus out on herself and focused it on helping others.  She realized that even though they lived simple lives, they were happy.  This also made her appreciate the small things in life.  It also helped her learn to be fine with exactly who you are and free to be ourselves and our success.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Rachel witnessed the typhoon in the Philippines and saw the devastation around her.  She saw people kept moving and this helped her to stop worrying knowing that we keep moving forward.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Travel , experience different cultures, stepping out of comfort, embrace rejection, surround yourself with good people and vibes, and embrace growing older.

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