647: Beautiful, Strong And Extraordinary With Tiffany Porter

Tiffany Porter is a writer and producer who specializes in sharpening scripts and overseeing independent film projects with Beautiful, Strong And Extraordinary With Tiffany Portercolleagues. Currently, she is the Secretary of the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood- an exciting environment with goals to Bridge the Gap between filmmakers and businesspeople, veteran and aspiring film industry figures, and older to younger generations of Filipino-Americans in Hollywood.  Also, she is a Digital Marketing Assistant for the Asian World Film Festival, which premieres in Los Angeles every Fall season, and connects Asian filmmakers from around the world.  When Tiffany is not in a production/executive meeting or hosting a networking mixer, she loves to explore coffeeshops around Los Angeles and host dinner parties for friends.

Tiffany shares what it truly means to be beautiful, strong and extraordinary and how each woman possesses them in their unique way.  She also shares her struggles and how she was able to overcome them to be the confident woman that she is today.

Bio

Tiffany Porter is a writer and producer based in Los Angeles.

Cultural Background

Tiffany is of Filipina descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is to be in tune with oneself- by accepting all flaws, insecurities, and rough phases as crucial parts of the journey. When one realizes that perfect progress does not exist, one can embrace all adversity as tools towards self-development rather than echoes of inner criticism

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Tiffany was bullied alot for being different: as an immigrant, as a theatre geek, for not being rich enough, not being grown-up enough, not being cool enough. As a writer, one of her top Love Languages is Words of Affirmation- so can you imagine how a preteen enduring culture shock in the early 2000s felt about herself when she was told of all the whys she wasn’t good enough?

Despite being told that she would never be a good performer, that she didn’t have any talents as a dancer, actor, writer, she still continued theatre, choir, dance growing up because the performing arts is always home to her. What she has always loved about the process of a theatrical, dance, film production is that the process (auditions, casting, rehearsals, showtime) allows room for development. As a former acting teacher once told her, “Perfect is the enemy of great. You cannot achieve greatness when you strive for perfectionism.”

The “AHA” Moment

It wasn’t until university that Tifffany realized this: Women are beautiful, strong, & extraordinary in their own ways. There shouldn’t be a perfect standard that hangs over you like a noose of guilt, because that self-destruction will spiral you into toxicity.  She finally let go of the perfect standard in her head and began to dwell in all the passions that have always made her feel beautiful: filmmaking, writing, and traveling. It was then she realized that she feels her best when she works at her best; that beauty isn’t a surface-level correction of a woman’s worth, because it is the essence of a woman’s worth measured by her uniqueness.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

After this discovery, Tiffany began embracing beauty within herself, within others, and within surroundings. Beauty is truly all around us- from the joy that sparks on an old friend’s face during a long overdue reunion, to the cup of calmness in a yummy latte, to a feeling of warmth when surrounded by like-minded, driven individuals. Indeed perspective is a luxury.  Ever since university years, that is how she looks for the best in each day, because life is precious.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

In spite of all adversity- you are beautiful, strong, extraordinary enough to become your Best Self. If you are struggling to grasp any inkling that you are good enough for anything or anyone- be aware that your 365-days-from-now self is currently your greatest supporter. She is thankful for the adversity you will overcome in the next 364 days, and she is looking forward to meet you. Trust me, you are absolutely enough.

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