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Be The Queen (with Elsa Majimbo)
About the Episode
This week on Professional Troublemaker, I’m talking to 15x chess champion, professional bragger, comedian, and social media sensation Elsa Majimbo.
Pre-global pandemic, Elsa was a journalism student with just over seven thousand followers. Fast forward a few viral videos later, and Elsa is out here with a Fenty endorsement and other major corporate partnerships, taking meetings with actors and musicians she’s looked up to for years, releasing her own ASMR song about snacks on Apple Music and Spotify, all while millions of people around the world waiting for her to drop her next video.
Elsa is making her voice heard through her comedy, which is amazing. And she’s one of those people who was born to speak out in the world – which is why you might be surprised to hear her talk about how she’s actually shy and quite reserved. But her sense of abundance and gratitude and joy for everything she has the opportunity to do right now is infectious and such an example of what is possible if we feel the fear and start doing the thing we want to do regardless.
The lesson I’m taking from talking to Elsa is this – if you have a big dream, it’s on you to make it happen. You start creating what you want to do with what you have. Even if no one is watching. Elsa had that confidence and bravery when she didn’t have all those followers on social. Now she has more than 2 million followers on Instagram with more to come, but she’s still out here creating and making moves and walking through doors as they open.
How will you show up confidently in the space you’re in right now? What do you need to do to be audacious and transform the world? It could be a big thing or a small thing. But do something.
I hope you’ll follow Elsa on social media so she can keep inspiring you as that reminder of what’s possible. She’s @majimb.o on Instagram and @elsa.majimbo on TikTok. She’s absolutely hilarious. Just go down the rabbit hole.
I feel like the thing that keeps me sane most of the time is my relationship with God.
It’s just an anchor that holds me in everything.
With chess, it depends on pieces protecting other pieces. Who’s protecting you? Who’s behind you? Who you can rely on?
You can be strong enough, but even the queen can’t survive alone.
I want people to say that is the most confidence and bravery I have ever seen in one person. I just,
I want to enter a room and command it, and when I speak people listen.
About the Guest