Using Fear & Vulnerabilities to Develop Your Inner Strength

The desire to fit in and be a part of something is a feeling that is all too familiar to most of us. In today’s episode of SecondWind With Joyce, my guest Michelle Kuei shares her own story of feeling trapped in her body, and how a change in environment and testing her own physical limits helped to release her. When examining important moments in her life, it becomes evident that once you silence that obstructive voice in your mind, you can begin to live the life you dream of.

Michelle Kuei is a certified confidence & leadership coach who helps negative self-talkers to believe in their talents to reach full potential in a fulfilling personal and professional life. Michelle provides her clients with skills they need to live confidently and with purpose by helping them redirect their fears and use their energy in living a life filled with happiness, authenticity, and personal freedom. Michelle co-creates with her clients to discover their inner strength and beauty that enables them to be heard, seen, and known. 

As the founder of Elevate Life Coaching, a seminar, and coaching company, Michelle is also the host of the podcast “Perfectly Normal” and a weekly live Facebook show “Monday Coffee Talk”. You can follow her on Facebook at lifecoachingbyelevate or on Instagram at elevatelifecoach.

Michelle is the author of the new memoir, Perfectly Normal-an immigrant’s story of making it in America, as well as the inspirational illustrated e-book, “Miss Little Musical”. She is a board member of the United Nations Association of the USA and a Clinical Pharmacist at USC’s Keck Medical Center. She is also a member of the National Speakers Association, Toastmasters International and the founding board member of World Without Borders. 

In her leisure time, Michelle travels the world, most recently to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where she volunteered as an English teacher at a nonprofit elementary school. She is also an avid hiker, photographer, and painter whose watercolors/oil paintings have been exhibited at the Beyond The Lines Gallery in Santa Monica, California. Michelle was born in Taiwan and grew up in New York, but today she lives in Los Angeles with a short-haired brown tabby cat named Buster. If you’re looking for her, odds are good you’ll find her at the gym.

"When you start changing your environment, when you start changing your physical experience in this world, you start to internalize and start working inwards.” @coachbyelevate Share on X

What You’ll Learn From This Episode

  • Fear isn’t your enemy, it is a normal and necessary part of life like happiness
  • Everyone has inner strength that we push behind our misfortunes and failures
  • The connection between our physical and inner well being
  • How the constant reminder of being or feeling different can become emotionally destructive
  • Why we should all define normal, perfect, and beautiful outside of societal standards 
  • How a journey like hiking Machu Picchu can be life changing
  • Recognizing the hero within us so we can rescue ourselves, and understand our purpose in life.

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