Remove from toxicity to protect your self-confidence.
Life has not always been a smooth journey for Maye. Once suffered from an abusive marriage, Maye believes in removing herself from toxic influences in life - even if that meant moving to another country and raising three children on her own. There will always be people who try to tell you you're not good enough. When asked about how to stay confident, Maye said, "I don‘t always have my confidence, but when you lost your confidence, you need to move fast away from the negativity so you can get your confidence back." Nurture the love for yourself in the right environment.
Say "YES" to opportunities to make your life more interesting.
"Say 'Yes'" is the title of one of the chapters in Maye's best-selling book, A Woman Makes A Plan. When answering the question from the audience about the most memorable "yes" she had ever said, Maye said it was the decision to move to Canada alone with three kids. All four of them had to sleep on the carpet at the beginning because they had so little money back then there was no money left to buy furniture after renting the apartment. We could imagine it must have been a difficult time for them, but Maye was cheerful and laughed about it when she shared these struggling stories from the past. If not for this big decision, she wouldn't have the opportunity to raise her three children - Elon, Kimbal, and Tosca - in a healthy, toxic-free environment.
"I am very excited for the future!"
Maye said this at the age of 73. Even though she has already achieved so much in her life, she is still looking forward to more adventures ahead. We are deeply touched by Maye's grace, optimism, and exuberance. She is such an inspiration, and we couldn't think of a better way to start our OLEADA Lounge series.