In this episode of the ‘Making It Count’ podcast, we sit down with international confidence coach, Erika Cramer. She is a 5-star Podcast host of ‘The Confidence Chronicles.’ She has created a seven-figure global business by mentoring and helping those who have suffered similar life experiences as her own.
Erika is constantly levelling up and role modelling the way forward for women across the globe. She shares her story and the moment she decided to make a change. ‘It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you decide to do next’ says Erika. Growing up in Boston, Erika says ‘It was a traumatic childhood’. The wake-up call came after a car accident, ‘It broke me.’ So, she moved to Australia and started on a journey of self-work and investigating why she lacked confidence. ‘I am the common denominator of my hot mess of a life, but I am also the solution.’
‘People don’t move until they are squeezed and pushed to the edge’ says Erika, ‘please don’t wait till you are at the edge before you make changes.’ The number one need in humans is connection and, over the past 2 years this has been taken away. ‘We have to remember that we have all been traumatised’ says Erika. ‘We should become the cause of our life rather than the effect.’ It’s about taking responsibility and building resilience.
Confidence needs to be practiced. ‘No one is born confident. It is a practice that needs to be worked on every day.’ One of the biggest fears in dealing with hardship is having to deal with the shit, ‘We get scared that we won’t be able to cope but, you have already done it. You’ve already gone through it.’ It’s ok to cry – sometimes it’s the only way to get rid of the heavy density. ‘It’s about not shaming yourself’ says Erika.
Erika shares with us how ‘The Sisterhood’, a coaching program for women, is different from other programs. ‘I thought – when do we, as women, sit down and share our shit? There was no safe space to do that so I wanted to create a sisterhood where this was encouraged. It’s a safe space for you to be a hot mess and not feel alone’ says Erika. She shares her ‘Next Level November’ program and encourages us to work on ourselves – no matter who we do this with. ‘Don’t tell yourself you don’t need to work on yourself – you do. We all do.’
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