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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Jun 4, 2020


Do you have any negative self-talk? Do you want to become the most confident person in the world?


Michelle Kuei has walked the journey of self-judgements in her younger years and even contemplated suicide. This was after experiencing a car accident that broke half of her body and making a bad decision regarding her health.


She is now a life coach who advocates for positive thoughts and self-awareness. Listen in to hear how you can lessen your self-judgment thoughts through journaling and learning to be perfectly normal just the way you are.


Key Takeaways:

  • The power of practicing positive thoughts and how it can change your life.
  • Learning to apply kindness and patience into your self-awareness journey.
  • How to be perfectly normal in your own way without changing.


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Episode Timeline:

  • [0:41] Intro
  • [2:49] Michelle narrates her story.
  • [13:18] How we develop feelings of unworthiness.
  • [18:10] How suicidal thoughts turned her life around.
  • [22:22] Changing from a crying woman to a laughing out loud woman.
  • [25:49] How to differentiate what is real and what is not true.
  • [26:28] How we affect other people with our negative perception.
  • [27:38] Why you need the judgment journal.
  • [30:28] How to practice with compassion to reduce judgment thoughts.
  • [31:31] What is the title of her book ‘perfectly normal’ mean?
  • [34:00] How to be perfectly imperfect.


Standout Quotes:


“Awareness is such an important piece to practice in the journey no matter where you’re, no matter what stages of life you’re in.”- Michelle Kuei [25:11]


“The coin has two sides, just because it has landed on the heads up, doesn’t mean the tail suddenly disappeared, it depends on how you want to see it.”- Michelle Kuei [26:44]


Tips is not something you walk up to a restaurant and food will be on the table, you have to do the practice”- Michelle Kuei [30:33]


“There is nothing strange or different about who you are, how you think its what you believe in that current moment.”- Michelle Kuei [32:27]




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About Cathleen: 


As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!

Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come. 

At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future. 

With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.


Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!


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About Michelle Kuei


Michelle Kuei is a certified transition life coach who helps negative self-talkers to discover inner strength and beauty by overcoming fear for judgments.


Michelle’s speaking career began in 2018, soon after she founded her own coaching company.


She is the author of the new memoir, Perfectly Normal-an immigrant’s story of making it in America.


Michelle was born in Taiwan and grew up in New York, but today she lives in Los Angeles with a short-haired brown tabby cat named Buster. If you’re looking for her, odds are good you’ll find her at the gym.


About her book


Michelle Kuei was an 11-year-old student in rural Taiwan when a car running a red light completely altered her life’s trajectory.


Through the long and painful process of recovery, Kuei made surprising discoveries about loss, identity, and personal strength-- revelations that helped guide her through her journey as an immigrant to the United States.


With radical honesty bolstering her storytelling, Kuei shows us how positive transformation can happen when we let go of self-pity, embrace our flaws, and learn to love ourselves.