Today’s guest is Erika Cramer (Erika from America!), aka the Confidence Queen talking about all things confidence.
Erika is a full-flavoured, spicy inspirational speaker and mentor to thousands of women across the globe. She connects with an engaged global community and shares with tens of thousands of women on a daily basis to help empower, encourage and inspire them to step into their confidence.
In this episode, I chat with Erika about how the Queen of Confidence started as her alter shego and her business journey from the Queen of Curves to the Queen of Confidence. Erika is radically honest about her life and shares how a decent dose of trauma, combined with a ‘shower wisdom’ moment in December 2018 launched her into unbelievable business success.
Erika shares her wisdom about how she stepped into her greatness, the tactics she uses to deal with the niggly voices in her head and the power of journaling.
Erika played a big role in my courage to be openly public about alopecia both professionally and personally, and I have no doubt her energy, beaming vibes and laughter will help shake up your fear and get you inspired to start stepping into your confident alter shego.
Erika fills up my cup and I know this conversation will do the same for you.
[00:50]: Today we’re joined by Erika from America, the Queen of Confidence.
[1:56]: Erika explains how the Queen of Confidence is her alter shego, and how she found her way from Queen of Curves to Queen of Confidence.
[5:38]: Erika shares how a shower moment in December 2018 was when she knew she needed to be a confidence coach.
[7:30]: The inner critic still takes so many of us over, and breaks the relationship with the alter shego.
[8:19]: Erika shares her tactics for dealing with those niggly inner voices.
[9:07]: Allow what’s present to have a voice. You need to express it and see what it needs. Journaling is a wonderful way of doing this.
[10:56]: Step one of how to start being kind to yourself, creating confidence and living the life you want - you have to realise what you’re thinking is not you, and it’s not true.
[11:23]: I had just started my hair free journey when I met Erika - I reveal the impact she had on me.
[13:05]: When people haven’t done the work yet, where can they start? Erika shares how a near-death experience or some serious drama is often needed before we take the leap.
[13:57]: Erika shares what it took for her to take the leap.
[14:34]: It depends on who we are in terms of what we need to say ‘I’m done’.
[15:09]: When Erika made the decision to change everything, her life and business really took off. She explains the power of being a woman creator, and how we’re actually scared by our worthiness.
[17:03]: Stopping and celebrating is really important - it’s so easy to keep wanting more.
[17:47]: Erika shares how she’s working on getting better at pausing to celebrate, in the middle of the madness of life.
[19:40]: It’s about riding the waves. What are we looking for when we celebrate? Erika shares how quarterly meetings with her team help them witness each other and celebrate.
[20:41]: I share my champagne and post-it notes celebration strategy!
[23:00]: What’s real is how we feel, and who we show up as.
[23:31]: If you’re just starting out on the confidence journey, Erika reveals confidence is for all of us, and how to engage in her 5 steps to Creating Confidence.
[24:56}: Confidence is a repetitive thing you need to keep going with. It’s about practising, falling and getting back up.
[25:40]: Erika has an audio book and physical book - Confidence Feels Like Shit, and shares where we can find her.
[26:31]: Are you willing to move through the discomfort that is creating confidence?
Erika Kramer’s Creating Confidence Cheat Sheet
The life-changing Shower Notes
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