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138: How to Show Up in the World with Confidence – Even When You Don’t Have Confidence // Brooke White

How to Show Confidence by popular US mom podcast, 3 in 30 Podcast for Mom: image of Brooke White dancing in her music room.

If you have a dream, big or small, that’s been tugging on your heart–or if you’ve allowed your fears to get in the way of you showing up fully in the world–this episode is for YOU.

Brooke White is a musician and a mother of two. She has recorded nine albums, including her latest incredible release, Calico. Brooke got her “big break” when she appeared in season 7 of American Idol and finished in the Top 5. 

In the midst of this success, when the world saw a beautiful young woman with talent and fame, Brooke faced debilitating anxiety and fears that she wasn’t good enough.

In our conversation today, we discuss…

  • how Brooke faced harsh criticism in a very public review in a LA music magazine (she reads it aloud on this episode!)
  • how Brooke made a big mistake in front of 40 million viewers on American Idol
  • how Brooke survived those moments, and many others that have come before and after, and has continued to pursue music with a self-confidence rooted in love, faith, and gratitude

In this episode, Brooke and I laugh, we tell stories, and yes, we sing. Well, Brooke does. 

You don’t want to miss this truly unique and inspiring episode of 3 in 30.

Three Takeaways on How to Show Up With Confidence

1) “All you need is love” (not confidence) to get started in pursuing a passion–focus on your love for that thing and the confidence will come in time.

2) Be willing to step into “the ring of fire” and feel all of the feelings–especially the negative ones. 

3) “Don’t stop believing, hold on to that feeling” of GRATITUDE for where you are and where you’ve been.

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Do you have any extra tips on how to show confidence? Let me know in a comment below!

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

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