650: Take Yourself Seriously With Rehana Paul

Rehana Paul is a journalist, entrepreneur, and the founder and editor in chief of Overachiever Magazine. The Magazine was Take Yourself Seriously With Rehana Paulstarted by Rehana in October of 2018 to give a platform to all Asian women.  Growing up all over the world instilled a deep appreciation for other cultures in Rehana, and today she is is committed to working on raising female literacy rates, mentoring young female entrepreneurs, and making Overachiever Magazine the largest, best, and most inclusive magazine for all Asian women.

Rehana shares her struggles with her own confidence.  When she started to take herself seriously, that is when she started to change for the better and create a platform to have a voice for all Asian women.  Listen to her episode as she shares her story.

Also, this is the last episode for Season 4 and the new season will be back on September 2, 2019.  I really appreciate each and everyone of you for tuning into the podcast.  See you in September!  In the meantime, feel free to listen to past episodes.

Bio

Rehana Paul is a journalist, entrepreneur, and the founder and editor in chief of Overachiever Magazine.

Cultural Background

Rehana is of Indian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is owning your strength and power.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Rehana used to invalidate her own accomplishments, use self deprecating language, and downplay everything she had ever done from getting a good score on a test, to starting a magazine at 16.  She countered every bit of praise she got by saying something negative about herself.  She thought that talking about what she had done was the same thing as bragging.

The “AHA” Moment

Rehana realized that if she didn’t believe in herself, no one would and if she doesn’t take herself seriously, no one else is going to.  She didn’t have the luxury of waiting for people to encourage her. The world that she was growing up in is filled with people whose experience could never compare to their egos, and is also filled with smart, accomplished people who are listened to. If people aren’t going to listen to or believe in her, she will show them why they need to. And that starts with believing in herself.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Rehana is more confident when making decisions, and she is far less willing to listen to people with a fraction of her experience.  She trusts her instincts, and doesn’t blame herself when things go wrong.  Instead, she just finds a way to fix them.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

ou don’t need to prove anything to anyone. Everyone draws self-confidence from different things in their life, for some women it’s their professional or personal accomplishments, being well-read, or being financially independent. You don’t need any of those things to be confident in yourself. Don’t hold yourself to someone else’s standards.

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