On this episode, Arthi has a meaningful conversation with Sahar Andrade about how growing up in 7 different countries as a child was laden with both negative and positive experiences.
On the positive side, she met people who were so diverse, that she became accepting and non-judgemental of who they were. Thus very open-minded as a child.
On the negative side, it created a lack of real connection with people, aided by a heightened self-awareness of her weight. She shares a personal story of how at 10 years old, her excess weight caused her to not be permitted to participate in a dance show that she really wanted to. This incident shaped her life by creating her fear of being embarrassed, ridiculed, let down, not being liked, and of rejection. In her words “name the fear and I probably subscribed to it.” And this fear exacerbated the lack of connection with others.
The fear settled inside her, and she wanted to become invisible to the world. Fearfulness controlled her life until 3rd year of medical school, where she had had enough of fear taking over her life and defining her path in life. During a summer break, with the support of her dad, she took a job at PanAm, as a first step towards doing something on her own, breaking the chain link of fear-based decision-making. This experience also bolstered her courage to go to the US after completing medical school, to live life on her own terms.
Being fearless is about having the courage to face fear in spite of fear, says Sahar. Sahar believes one must have a healthy boundary with fear to actually excel and not be complacent. She shares some ideas of how one can make fear a friend through negative visualisation, and reverse the equation. Positive narrative and gratitude makes us happy so make that the new habit!
“Embrace, claim, name and reinvent” says Sahar! Listen to the episode to find out what that means!
About Sahar Andrade:
Sahar is a Diversity, Global Leadership, and Personal Transformation Speaker and Consultant. She has lived, worked and been educated in 7 countries across 3 continents; and she speaks 5 languages. She holds a Double Bachelor of Medicine, and Surgery, with a Major in Psychiatry from Cairo University;
Sahar’s accolades are wide ranging, from being nominated for DEI awards to businessowoman to be watched, being a Ted and Sue Talk expert, an author, Adjunct professor at USC and just so much more.
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