How To Move Forward With Confidence


Are you an ambitious woman who wants to dominate your career? In this episode, Nikki Barua and Monica Marquez help you develop the skillset, mindset and toolset to accelerate your success by discussing courage. They share the difference in fear and faith and the five essential elements to being courageous.

Along with sharing 5 essential elements to being courageous, Nikki shares her favorite habit or hack in tackling limiting beliefs and fear and becoming courageous. She shares that this hack has built a belief system where the past doesn’t matter but it’s about who you’re becoming. She encourages listeners that once you take action and get results, your confidence builds.

In conclusion, Nikki and Monica challenge you to take one habit or hack and apply it to your personal life. In addition, they’d love for you to share it with them on Instagram. They look forward to hearing from you!


[00:14} About Nikki Barua
[00:18] About Monica Marquez
[00:37] Welcome to Habits and Hacks
[00:43] Defining courage
[02:40] Courage in the five essential elements
[09:46] Nikki’s favorite habit or hack
[13:07] Homework for the week


“Courage is not the absence of fear but being able to move forward despite your fears.”

“Courageous people have more faith (belief something positive will happen) than fear (belief that something negative will happen).”

“Courageous people aren’t fearless. They just have learned to embrace faith more than fear and move forward with confidence.”

“The five essential elements:

1. Knowing how to assess your fears and limiting beliefs that are holding you back

2. Knowing how to assess you risks and make decisions with certainty and confidence

3. Knowing how to adopt powerful identities to achieve your goals

4. Knowing how to communicate and show up with confidence

5. Knowing how to own your achievements and promote the impact”

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at

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