Posted by Sashee Chandran

Confidence has been a trending topic around the office lately, mostly referencing my abundance of it! Since moving to the Bay Area from Utah, I decided that I can be whoever I want to be, and in doing so have come to a realization that has brought me more confidence and frankly, a greater inner peace.  I created this short guide in hopes that some of my learnings this past few months will also postively impact & help our communiTEA. Here were the three steps that really helped me re-build my confidence these past few months: 

Step 1: Get a job you love

Get a job at Tea Drops if you can!! No, I was no paid to say that :) Working somewhere you love makes all the difference. I am so lucky to be surrounded by the most amazing and supportive team. How could that not boost your confidence?

Step 2: Realize that if you don’t have confidence in yourself, who will?

For years I struggled with my body image and confidence, until I had this realization: You are your biggest supporter. It's a conscious decision you make everyday to focus on the positive aspects of yourself. When I look in the mirror and think “Wow, my eyelashes look great today” instead of “Oh, the bags under my eyes are out of control,” it’s a move in the right direction. Everyday I find more things about myself that I can be confident about physically, and emotionally by simply making that choice. 

Step 3: Take that new found realization and rock it!

People around you can feel and will see your confidence shining through. So many people comment about how confident I appear. I feel very honored to hear that, because it's an area I really work on daily. Be an example to others and watch what a positive impact you have. You will notice how you uplift those around you. 

Courtenay is production lead at Tea Drops. She spends her day doing a little bit of everything, but most of the time you can find her in the kitchen blending tea and making Tea Drops! Outside of Tea Drops (and inside too), she is an avid self-proclaimed nerd and Comic-Con enthusiast! 



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