Maybe you’re like me and didn’t believe that discomfort is your friend. Hold the phone because I had the incredible opportunity to chat with best-selling author and award-winning empowerment coach, Cristina M. Ramirez, about her inspiring journey and the lessons she’s discovered through embracing discomfort. Christine’s story of overcoming addiction and the loss of her husband, as well as finding solace in difficult situations, is a testament to the power of discomfort in unlocking our full potential.

Together, we delve into practical strategies and mind-set shifts that can help anyone find joy and growth in uncomfortable situations, whether you’re pursuing a big promotion, starting a business, or simply seeking to boost your confidence. We also discuss how to harness our unique gifts and talents, and the importance of recognizing when we’re choosing comfort over growth.

Our conversation revolves around getting comfortable with discomfort and embracing difficult challenges. We also discuss five superpowers that can change everything. Cristina gets real vulnlerable and shares her journey from addiction to running Ironman triathlons and becoming a teacher who empowers her students through challenging games and activities. Despite experiencing extreme lows, Cristina found joy and happiness and recognizes the potential for growth and empowerment through discomfort. This episode reminds listeners that discomfort is necessary for growth and the key to unlocking potential.

In this Episode we cover:

  • The benefits of using discomfort comfort as an opportunity to grow
  • – How to gain confidence from overcoming difficult challenges
  • – Harnessing your 5 superpowers that can change everything
  • – How discomfort can be seen as a teacher instead of something to fear

The Importance of Growth: “If you want growth, you’re going to necessarily face discomfort. So who cares? You know, just go do it.” 

Cristina Ramirez
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5 Superpowers that Change Everything

Accepting thoughts is key as they are your first superpower

Words reflect thoughts and can be used to teach yourself to think differently.

Beliefs act as gatekeepers for actions.

Actions are necessary to achieve anything, and the ability to take action is a superpower.

Results can feed back into thoughts, creating a positive or negative loop

Cristina Ramirez

Who is Cristina Ramirez

Cristina M. Ramirez is a best selling author and award winning empowerment coach. Her focus is on helping clients redefine what is possible for themselves, their families, communities and companies.

Her book, Empowered by Discomfort was written after her husband asked to be taken off life support. In it, she shares the tools she uses to face challenges with confidence. The book launched in March 2023 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.

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More about the Podcast

Over the years, Your Confident Self has become a go-to resource for anyone looking to improve their self-confidence and overcome obstacles in their personal and professional lives. With more than 150,000 downloads and counting, Allegra’s podcast has built a loyal following of listeners who appreciate her thoughtful insights and practical wisdom.

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Allegra M. Sinclair

Allegra M. Sinclair is a professional coach and confidence expert. She hates to see women living small and loves to help them change how they show up in the world.

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