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Today I’m excited to welcome Yahya Bakkar to The Quarter Life Comeback podcast.

Yahya Bakkar is a motivational speaker, confidence coach and health educator who has spoken at Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, TedX and various other conferences and organizations.

He’s also the author of Beyond Motivation and The Ultimate Guide to Teen Life and has trained with the top experts in psychology, physiology, and health.

Born in Saudi Arabia, Yahya first traveled alone to the United States at the age of 5.

Like many people, he faced a few challenges growing up. He struggled to find his own identity because he never got along with his father and never met his birth mother.

Yet despite these circumstances, Yahya did his best to put the missing pieces of his life back together by seeking professional help and finding his birth mother in Thailand after being separated for over 2 decades.

Yahya now focuses on helping people become more confident, and his inspirational story gives people hope & reminds them to never give up on their dreams.


  • Why fitting in robs you of true confidence
  • Why we’re not the ones leading the show
  • Why “fake it ’til you make it” is a bullshit lie
  • The most important thing when it comes to building confidence
  • Why new strategies don’t work unless you know yourself first
  • The best way to build a business today



  • “You’re valuable because you exist”
  • “Fake it ’til you make it is a bullshit lie”
  • “Your automatic currency is authenticity”
  • “The grass is greener where you water it”
  • “The most important part of confidence is knowing yourself”
  • “Strategy before identity is a waste of time and energy”

Finally, you can hang out with Yahya on the various social media channels below:

Website | TwitterFacebook | Instagram | YouTube


If you enjoyed this episode, shoot me a tweet @BryanTeare and let me know your biggest takeaways. Feel free to share it around with your friends so they can benefit from the podcast as well.

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Thanks again for joining me on the show, Yahya, and for sharing your story.

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Intro by Daniella Pellegrini | Music Credit: CharlestheFirst – Letting Go


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