- Nina Concepcion, Can you please describe yourself in few words?
To describe myself in a few words, I would say bubbly and energetic. I am quite driven, passionate and spiritual. I am someone who is always seeking… seeking answers, connection, love, depth, contribution. I am someone who is incredibly passionate about showing up who they truly are, and being authentic and vulnerable.
- What are your goals in life? What do you do on a day to day basis that gets you closer to achieving them? What would you say are your biggest obstacles when trying to achieve them?
I would say that my biggest goals in life would definitely be timing financial freedom because it is something that I not only want to experience myself, but be able to share it with my family and friends and also those people less fortunate than I am. My background is philippino, so as you know it is quite a poor country. I have been back to Philippines a few times and it makes me sad that there is such a lack of opportunity there, especially when it comes to Australia, because I live in Sydney. I grew up in this city and I’m very grateful that my parents moved here when I was only one year old. However, it is very easy for us to forget how lucky and fortunate we are compared to a lot of other areas in the world. So yes, financial freedom is incredibly important to me.
What I do on a day to day basis is that I am getting coached by Brendon Burchard qualified high performance coaches, so I keep in touch with my coach every week. That includes coaching calls, homeworks, etc. I am also building my business online through 90% automation, so I am doing training in regards to that. I am also building my team, my social media and my personal brand.
One of the things that I do to move forward towards my goals, as I learned from Brendon and my coach, is making sure to get at least 7 to 8 hours sleep as a minimum, because to those of you who might not know much about Brendon Burchard, he is actually quite fascinated about the physiology of success, and with regard to this, one of the things that is out of all the data about successful people the one that keeps popping up the most is that if we can have 7 to 8 hours sleep, that would make the biggest difference with our performance, and that is the biggest attribute of highly successful people. I have been doing my best to achieve that. I have a 6 month-old baby, so that sleep is broken up, however, I do make sure not to miss a single night of getting 7 to 8 hours sleep. This is something I found has been a big difference to me, my energy levels and how I feel.
Also another big thing is drinking a lot of water. For every kilo of your body, you are supposed to drink 60mls of water, so when I calculated this I was 60 kilos and I have to drink 3.6 litters of water a day. I was definitely not drinking that much of water, but I have slowly been building myself up to that, so at the moment I am drinking between 2.2 and 3 litters a day. This habit has really increased my energy levels because, for those of you who don’t know, if you are not drinking water, you are not able to detox or hydrate your body properly. Your cells need water to let the oxygen in and detox everything out of your body.
I also do a lot of personal development. I listen to Brendon’s audios and podcasts every week and have some of his books that I am reading at the moment, one of them is “A Happy Pocket Full of Money”. I also listen to daily information as well.
The biggest obstacle that I found is my discipline. For me, especially before I started coaching with Brendon’s high performance coach, I realized that disciple or lack of discipline is a habit. I have been in the habit of not being disciplined: I typically have multiple alarms before I get up of bed, or not drinking enough water for exemple, or eating really bad food ever since I was pregnant… So the biggest obstacle I had to face trying to achieve my goals is becoming more disciplined. I am very proud of myself because I became more and more disciplined and for me the way that I work around that is becoming self aware of all the things that are holding me back from it and how I can revisit my perception of whatever it is I am procrastinating and how I can turn it around to make it more empowering and motivating for me.
- According to you, how can we inspire others?
I truly believe that the best way to inspire people is to be ourselves. There is a great quote “When you shine your light, you give permission for others to shine their lights.” I believe that when we can show up and express and share who we are with the world, then people are inspired by us just because of who we are and they think “Ah they can be theirselves so I can be myself!” The people we look up to, we want to be like them.
I always have been inspired by Brendon Burchard. I think that he is so authentic, I met him in person, I think he is completely aligned with who he is. So the best way for us to inspire people is to show up and be who we really are.
- When was the last time you faced an unexpected setback? What happened? How did you deal with it?
I have been running my code Facebook ad for my business, it was going really well and I was very excited about, then I have done something with the ad accidentally and it stoped performing so well. I was kicking myself about it a little bit. I found an ad that does very well, I have done a great work. If I have done it once, I can do it again. I am just gonna have to start from scratch, I think that is going to be the easiest option, I just need to remember that the mistake is part of the learning and of doing well. It does take a shift in my mentality, and a shift in willpower to look at it the other way, and look for a solution and a positivity instead of looking at the problem with a negative aspect.
- In what specific ways do you motivate your readers to challenge and empower themselves?
I think that the main way that I do to inspire my readers and my followers to empower themselves is becoming more vulnerable and stepping into who I really am, because especially as women, there is such a cultural jugement and cultural CALD comparing ourselves to each other and I know I still do that sometimes and I catch myself and I look to transforming that. However, It is something that I do really feel like it takes a lot of work, like I have consciously had to make a decision to let myself be open, express how I am feeling, and bring down the boundaries between me and other women, and rather than being jealous of another female or another person, actually admiring them for what they have done and what they are having, and even asking them for support and guidance. The more we can accept who we are, the more we can have a deeper connection. So the biggest thing that I do to empower my followers is definitely bringing down these barriers within ourselves, be more vulnerable, share who we are, express to our friends, family and loved ones such how much we care about them and be willing to communicate about it, because I feel like communication is a key to any relationship.
- If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Definitely trust your intuition. I remember, before I met Brendon I was in real estate and I was doing quite well. Then I saw Brendon speaking and I decided not to actually open up my new office because I was in the process of doing that with my boss, and I left to pursue my own business. I truly believe that when we trust our intuition, we will be happy with what ever happens with our lives because at the end of the day only you know if you have been true with yourself or you have gone against who you are and your values. I remember when I was in real estate, before I met Brendon, people were expecting you to manipulate them so I was constantly having internal challenges typically in my first year when I didn’t have much results. I was constantly challenged to do the right thing and not making sales, or doing the wrong things and making sales. I once had made that decision a couple of times: No I don’t want to go against who I am.. I will feel bad about it… I’d rather not make the sale and be aligned with my values instead of feeling guilty. Then very quickly, a lot more sales started rolling in and I was able to build my valued success in the real estate because I was myself, because I was honest with my clients. It is easy to be swung in certain directions, but as long as you can be who you are and really trust your intuition, then your life and your soul will lead you to exactly where you need to be. It is fascinating how every decision we make will lead us down to a certain path.