589: Confidence Starts In Little Ways With Rin Chupeco

Rin Chupeco is a Young Adult author of The Girl from the Well series and the Bone Witch series, both published by Sourcebooks. Confidence Starts In Little Ways With Rin ChupecoThe first book of her upcoming duology, The Never Tilting World, will be published by HarperCollins in 2019. She currently lives in Manila, Philippines.

Rin used to live a sheltered life growing up in a Filipino Chinese household.  Even with the sheltered life, she was able to start building confidence in little ways which has yield positive results to live the life that she has today doing what she loves.  Check out her episode and listen to how Rin was able to build up her confidence.


Rin Chupeco is a Young Adult author.

Cultural Background

Rin is of Chinese, Malay, Thai and Filipina descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to be sure.

I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to be sure.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is trusting yourself enough to know that you’re making the best decisions that you can.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Rin was always a mousy girl, and very much sheltered for a huge part of her childhood and early teenage years, as she thinks a lot of Filipino-Chinese in the Philippines are. There’s a certain barrier that parents tend to create between their children and life outside the Filipino-Chinese community, mainly because of overprotectiveness, and her parents were definitely that.

The “AHA” Moment

When Rin grew older, she achieved a lot more independence. As sheltered as she was, she was always curious and started building skills and learning experiences that she didn’t have the opportunity to do when she was younger. It starts in very little ways, like learning to speak well in public or learning life skills, and building on her confidence as she grew more proficient with them. Confidence didn’t happen all at once, but it came in quantifiable stages for me.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

It changed for the better Rin.  She is able to present herself better helps when interacting with others.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Being confident doesn’t mean you no longer have self-doubts. Doubt is an extremely common thing to have, but being able to push through that doubt and trust in yourself and your abilities is what makes you confident.

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