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Create The Confidence to Go After Your Dreams with Christi Pratte (HHR EP45)


"When being guided towards a deeper purpose, confidence comes naturally, and things tend to align themselves effortlessly." -Christi Pratte



In a recent episode of the Happy Healthy and Rich podcast, we delved into the transformative power of confidence and how it paves the path to chasing your dreams. Imagine being solid in your Y-power—the unwavering resolve to make a meaningful impact on others. This focus not only combats imposter syndrome but also keeps you grounded and purposeful amidst the chaos of self-doubt and fear.

Imposter syndrome is a sneaky adversary that can affect even the most experienced individuals. It manifests as pervasive self-doubt and the nagging feeling of being an imposter in your own life. The antidote? Anchoring yourself in your Y-power. Reflect on why you are driven to pursue your goals. Is it to help others? To inspire change? To leave a lasting impact? Understanding and being steadfast in this intention can help you navigate through the fog of uncertainty.

Take a moment to contemplate the journey of someone who has worn many hats—kindergarten teacher, women's boxing instructor, tutor, coffeehouse manager, and waitress—often simultaneously. These diverse roles were stepping stones that eventually led to a blogging endeavor in 2016 known as the Passion Warrior Project, a platform dedicated to finding passion and avoiding burnout. Fast forward to 2018, a rebrand to Hustle Pretty Co. emerged, focusing on empowering women entrepreneurs through conversations about power, resilience, and confidence. These experiences illustrate how varied paths can still align under a singular, powerful Y-power.

Starting something new can be daunting, especially when there's no past experience to draw confidence from. Trust in your intuition and passion; when you align with a deeper purpose, confidence follows naturally. Opportunities materialize, doors open, and confirmations unfold effortlessly, all signifying you're on the right path. Surrounding yourself with individuals who are ahead of or on a similar journey as you can significantly shape your vision. Engage in masterminds, events, and listen to enriching podcasts to expose yourself to new environments and perspectives. These experiences, though sometimes seemingly minor, collectively build towards substantial breakthroughs.

One poignant point touched upon was the wish to have addressed imposter syndrome earlier in one's career. Hiring a mentor to identify and navigate through self-doubt is invaluable. Often, we are our toughest critics, and a mentor can provide the external validation needed to focus on our true intentions.

Building confidence and creating opportunities start with believing in yourself. This involves a combination of reading, listening to motivational content, and reprogramming your mindset to align with your goals. Additionally, forging genuine and authentic connections goes a long way. It's not just about what you want to achieve; it's about creating mutual, give-and-take relationships.

For anyone feeling unsure or lacking confidence, life can be akin to planting a seed in the darkness. You may not see your potential, but choosing to pursue your purpose despite uncertainty can be transformative. Your unique offering can make a difference in a way no one else can. This place of uncertainty serves as a testing ground to reaffirm your commitment to your dreams.

Lastly, it's vital for women to reclaim their confidence, shunning the internal and external noise that often leads to self-doubt. These doubts, while sometimes protective, can also hinder progress. By focusing on personal motivations, being intentional about sharing dreams, seeking supportive friendships, and finding mentors, women can overcome these barriers. Remember, every expert was once a beginner who sought guidance and took chances.

The journey to creating confidence and chasing your dreams is ever-evolving. By focusing on your Y-power, cultivating resilience, and building authentic connections, you set the stage for incredible transformation. Whether it's overcoming imposter syndrome or taking the first step into a new venture, your confidence is the key that unlocks the door to your dreams.


Christi is a luxury brand copywriter, freelance ghostwriter/copywriter, and contributor to some of the top women’s empowerment digital and print magazines in the industry. She’s the founder of HustlePretty.Co, a brand centered around empowering women in their passions and careers to find unstoppable levels of success, as well as Ghost Girl, a freelance writing service for women-owned brands and businesses. Christi loves watching women reclaim their power and rise up into their fullest potential, all while leading the way for the next woman.


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Suzanne Proksa, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, HHP

Hey there! I'm Suzanne, a SHRM-SCP and SPHR certified Human Resources and Business Strategist, IAWP Certified Wellness Coach, AADP certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and autoimmune educator with a passion for helping women navigate all things life and business. 

I've been in HR since 1999 and have run businesses since 2004 (unless you also count my adventures selling "all the things" as a kid - then we need to go WAY back. 

I thrive on supporting, coaching, and creating programs for women and people-focused organizations and online businesses so they can positively impact the lives of others.

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