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Life Designer with Jingyu Chen

Jingyu Chen

Capturing once in a lifetime moment and each encounter is one of a kind and unique. Life designer is looking to genuine and meaningful human connection, and telling candid human stories. In each episode, I will interview an amazing talent coming from all around the world across all different industries. They are artists, creatives, professionals, entrepreneurs, slash everything, and they are all on their journey to pursue their mission with a passion. It's their story-telling about how they become their own life designers! Please feel free to visit my website to find more information: https://www.lifedesignerwithjingyuchen.com/
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I am so thrilled and honored to have my first returning guest for this Podcast, the one and only Bella is back! Bella is a Creative Strategist based in NYC. I interviewed her Last year around this time. A year went by, Bella and I are both growing and evolving which leads to this amazing episode about ‘ travel creates new reality ’!

Bella shared her most recent trip to Mexico City that began with Hopping in a plane alone without any planning, and a solo trip sometimes turned out to be the best trip. As Bella said, being spontaneous led her to blend in and live like a local over there. To stay away from NY’s ‘ hustle culture ‘ and lifestyle featuring super-intensity and high discipline for moments, she recharged and reinvented herself in a new country in the way that she sees things with fresh eyes and new perspectives. She feels like her ‘inner- child ‘ passion and curiosity towards the world kicked back again. The biggest takeaway from this trip was to let guard off herself and embrace the opportunity of building a new connection with others. Another profound impact travel does on us comes back to our mindset shift: We can see ourselves survive and thrive in different places which leads to infinite possibilities in life!

We both thus established the fact that travel leads to a new reality: when we truly open ourselves to the world, we gained the strength to build a new community and family, make new friends, and build a new life anywhere in this world. Bella said whenever we push ourselves out of our comfort zone, we have the opportunity to start over again! It’s so powerful for anybody in whatever situation at whatever age. Unique travel experiences stay within us and the memories we built won’t fade away. It becomes our stories to tell when we are too old to travel, sitting on the couch and beginning to reminisce. ( In this episode, Bella shared her ‘ Crazy adventure ‘ slash the best night in Mexico; I shared my ‘debut sing in a steamboat’ story from my recent trip to New Zealand.

As Bella said: all the small things, little moments in the stories, all those particular moments made us who we are, and made our lives special! Bella shared :

We are always growing, and picking up new things, and our priority is also changing. Our life pursuit is more than just success in careers and it even can be bigger than ourselves.

Learning is deeper than just elevating our skills to be the best in our expertise. We learn to be better persons, to be humble, to slow down, appreciate small things from each travel experience.

Apply that mindset or things we learn from that trip to other aspects of our life. Try to see how life goes and what happens to you. You start feeling excited about life again and wondering what is coming ahead!

This Episode means so much to me as we both are growing and surviving through this pandemic to this point of having this Episode about Travelling. I want to tell everyone that things do get better. Adversity builds our character and Constraints lead to Creativity!

Conntect to Bella :
Website: bellajiang
Instagram: itsbellajiang
小红书: 一只纽约文艺狗 Bell
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Coming from a upbringing where education around self-love and confidence seem to be missing, Beverly price discovered her path from self-expression to self-empowerment in later her adulthood. The road to self-empowerment comes with pain and struggles, but Beverly said, without being self-empowered, she wouldn’t have that strengths to pivot to Jewelry design from finance sector. It took her 30 years to reach other side of self-empowerment while she believe it doesn’t need to be that much long for women to get there. She is hence missioned -driven to take women on a journey from self-expression to self-empowerment. she funded her Jewellery brand Nastava that featuring bespoke Pieces and finest materials. As an intuitive designer, she pours in soul and heart in each piece . The goal of Nastava is to empower and inspire her clients with the boldness and uniqueness element in her creation. She believes This transformation on the outside, along with a transformation on the inside, is the best recipe for confidence and self-empowerment. When you feel beautiful outside, you feel empowered inside.

She further shared other foundations of self-empowerment: don’t compare yourself with others. Often we compare our inside with other’s outside which always ends up feeling the sense of inadequacies . What we should focus on is to fall I love with authentic ourselves and be comfortable on own skin. We should also switch the victim mindset to I am responsible for myself. Somtimes professional help is needed to find that strength to move forward.

Beverly described her Entrepreneurial Journey as an emotional roller coaster ride . She said Entrepreneurial world is not for everyone . But if you do want to build your own business, you should take that leap of faith eventually. There is little voice inside us that take us to our true calling .There are some nudges in our life along the way that ‘push’ us to embark on the journey. She addressed struggling facing female funder in current funding ecosystem, and what takes to be a successful entrepreneur ( resilience , optimism , mindset shift, building support network, etc., ). When self-doubt and second guess creep in ( which is inevitable ) you are still able to cope emotionally well and keep going! She just launched a new podcast called Her-Self-Expression ( I am a big fan ) and built Her- Self -Expression Sisterhood, a Facebook Group. Both are extension of her life-long mission: Support and Advocate for women’s personal journey from self-expression to self-empowerment!
Beverly shared:
Being a participant is the key in support network so you can have fuller and richer life experience, and you can’t just expect people to come to you . You need to be an active part as well. Essentially you need to be that kind of friend somebody want to be friend with.
When the pain of problem comes greater than the pain of solution, change will happen.
When you get to other side of empowerment, it doesn’t mean you arrived and the journey ended . The journey continues through your whole life.
The biggest thing is walking through your fear, just put one foot in front another and keep going.
Connect to Beverly:
Website:
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Amy's initial intention of writing a book was to get some press and have her screenplay picked up by Hollywood. It was such a life-defining moment when she realized her book actually brings so many joys and creates an escape for her readers. Her two books (Book of Failures / We're All A Mess, It's OK) also are a big commercial success: both are number one sellers on Amazon among other hit humor writers like Trevor Noah, Tina Fay, etc., but she is no longer
obsessed about having to have her film made by Hollywood. She hence found her consistent drive of writing which is to make people laugh and feel better about their struggles. She also dedicated three chapters of the first book to her travel to China. She always opens herself to the outside world with strong curiosity which also passed on to her children! Her true openness and inclusiveness got me connected to her on a deep and personal level!
We both are uplifted by others’ words (readers, audiences, peers, etc.,). Expressing our appreciation and admiration to others does matter. Building a support network and community not only makes us feel less lonely on this passion-pursuit journey but also brings us a new perspective and inspiration! We both believe life is about building connections and reaching out to those we appreciate or want to Learn with! But Amy never expects to gain anything but rather always thinks about what to offer first. Her experience also approves that when you genuinely reach out to someone, often you will get so much in return ( friendship, mutual support, etc). Although reach-out may end up being rejected, the reach-out itself is still a worthy and fun way of expressing our feelings!
It’s one thing that two persons feel click or not, it’s another thing that how you treat people. We both adopt Zero tolerance to mean people who don’t treat people with basic respect. Holding that gratitude in heart plays a long way!
Like any creative person, Amy experienced her zone moments which is in writing. We both feel it’s the most amazing experience when entering that zone! That’s how we know we found our true passion! Looking back on this passion-pursue journey, Amy said she felt so grateful and blessing to be able to achieve so much although her ultimate goal of being that writing room is yet to be fulfilled. This podcast journey with her is beyond words amazing, and I want to highlight some reflections and thoughts of her that I will always keep in my mind:
There is truth, honesty, and value just to pursue your dream, regardless of the results.
There are lots of little wins you need to celebrate in the process of pursuing your dream.
Sometimes we feel if I have this thing, we will be happy. The truth is you probably won't be , because it's not about a thing, money or one particular reward, I think it's about the Journey.
100 % pursue your passion at a younger age, but it’s never too late to start, just start doing something from today!

It's’ about the journey, not the destination. While Amy and I both are still on the journey, we believe the best way to go through this journey is to trust and enjoy the process that will lead to our end goal! I wholeheartedly believe Amy will break into that writing room where she belongs to!
Connect to Amy
Website: amylyle
Instagram: amylyleauthor
Her Book on Amazon: Amy-Lyle
Ted Talk: finding the funny in the crummy

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From the outside look inside, Amy is such a multi-hyphenate, wearing lots of hats. She pivoted a big way from finance to the creative world where she is currently thriving! This is another inspiring story that if you dare to dream and the dream will come true!

It all started her role shift from a working person to a stay-home Mum, which promoted her to find her first creative outlet: Acting on the local church stage. She committed to performing there for a decade which also got her to connect to her biggest passion: Becoming a Screenwriter! To reach the end goal of having her screenplay picked up by Hollywood, she took a Hollywood attorney’s advice of getting some press first which led to the frequency of all events. She wrote two best-selling humor books( Book of Failures / We're All A Mess, It's OK) on Amazon, became a regular guest in a Morning show in Atlanta , played her first lead role in the movie ‘ the intervierwers’, did a Ted Talk, and is running a local TV Show'' In The Burbs” and an active stand-up Comedienne, etc., the list can go on.

Looking back, she said everything she did was not by any grand design but go above what she thought she was capable of. She embarked on an unknown and even a bit scary journey which turned out to be the best years of her life. She shared that the best feeling is to overcome that fear and take that plunge of trying something you were not initially good at but over time you became better and even mastered it.

Growing up in a raging family, Amy, since she was little girl, found humor as the safety net in her life. Her natural sense of humor not only saved her from those traumatized moments in childhood but also extends into her adulthood and becomes a big trademark of all her creative work. She believes humor can be found everywhere (personal life, workplace, and creative pursuit, etc., ) even in the weirdest place and darkest moments. She said comedy often comes from a place of pain and humor is a comedian's coping mechanism. Of course humor didn’t discriminate against backgrounds or anything. We need more humor and comedians in this world. Personally, I believe humor is the ultimate optimism and resilience built in a person’s spirit and character!

There are different types of humor. Amy appreciates self-deprecating/observational versus personal attack ., She and I both believe humor should bring joy to someone, not at a cost of anyone. I really appreciate Amy fully leveraging her talents in humor and tapping into creativity, fulfilling her mission of making the whole world laugh!

Here comes the most generous sharing from Amy: Humor ( If not fortunate enough to carry it naturally lol ), can be developed and mastered as a skill! Taking a comedy class helps those who aim to be stand-up comedians, but just in a general sense, helps to increase a person’s confidence (in public speaking, etc.,) in their fields. Other tricks and tips to add humor to our daily life include journaling funny things, watching funny movies, and reading funny books, etc., Humor is a piece of muscle we should intentionally exercise and practice!

It’s a dream come true for me to get to do this ‘ humor episode’ with a such kind and joyful soul! Tune in our second episode and we are gonna dive in Amy’s creative world ( Her books, ultimate goals Zone status, ideal lifestyle, etc) Don’t miss the joys!
Connect to Amy
Website: amylyle
Instagram: amylyleauthor
Her Book on Amazon: Amy-Lyle
Ted Talk: finding the funny in the

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Miki Sakai Photography creates a one of kind photoshoot journey for each of her clients. Storytelling is the heart of Miki’s craft. The way she tells a story is to capture the authentic and unposed moments in a session (family portraits, wedding, branding,etc). Drawing inspiration from everything (traveling, movies, books, conversations with others, etc.,), Miki describes her style as natural and candid with documentary and boutique aesthetics. As one of her audiences, the way I connect to her photography work is that instant desire to dive into the stories behind those images she photographed.
Miki deeply values the connection she builds with her clients on an emotional and personal level, which not only leads to the final fine artwork she produced but also a unique journey her clients will memorize and enjoy. To align her artistic pursuit as an artist/ photographer with clients’ expectations, she addressed two contributing factors. First is always to be consistent and clear with the work she presents on her Website/ Social Media platforms. Then initial face-to-face consultation intends to establish the clients’ understanding towards this is photoshoot journey , and the good communication carries through the actual shooting session and the entire process with her clients. As Miki said, she will never photograph silently. It’s a personal experience and emotional moment she and her client create and collaborate together, which eventually becomes a timeless artwork and memory. I believe Miki truly fulfils her mission of building a journey to narrate a client’s story.
Miki is an artistic and creative photographer and a genuine and caring character. Both her talents and personality, I believe, help to turn her passion into a business as well. As one of her clients comment to her: Miki is not just a good photographer but also a good person.
Being a sole trader takes the challenge to into next level. The communication /organizational skills she had developed as an Architect translate into current business operations, but many aspects of running a business (finance, accounting, legal, etc.) all need to be addressed. The biggest challenge for a sole trader, as Miki said, is the absence of team support and always making business decisions on her own.
Pandemic took a huge toll on the industry as a whole and also individual business owner. But Miki focused on what she can to improve her craft and scale her business. She also believes the community is such an essential support network emotionally and professionally, especially for sole traders. Reach-out to build a connection with people around the world has never been easier thanks to social media. She put herself in a fellow photographer community where she can share her journey! I strongly resonate with her that community brings us a sense of belonging and is a significant source of motivation!
Moving forward, Miki aims to expand her client base around the world, which allows her to utilize her skills and backgrounds as someone who has lived and worked internationally. I got so excited for her and gained so much sense of hope from her future vision and am keen to forward this positive energy to everyone.
Coming to the end of this amazing conversation, Miki’s advice for making a pivot is: do take the risks but calculated risks; it takes time to make the shift but you don’t want to live a life with regrets, and it’s really ok to shift the course of your career/life at any point. Don’t set a limit on yourself!
Connect to Miki on Instagram: mikisakaiphotography Website: Miki Sakai Photography

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Growing up and moving around a number of countries, (Tokyo, NY, London, Buenos Aires, and now Sydney), Miki describes herself living a nomadic lifestyle as a Global Citizen. She made a conscious decision from a young age that not being fixed to her own belief, judgments or thoughts, truly embracing diverse ways of thinking and living, because something perceives as normal in one place may not be in another part of the world. She also becomes a person with strong curiosity who always intrigued by new ideas, language, culture., I believe both her upbringing and kindness in nature built her diversity ideology and curiosity traits, which leads her to explore life possibilities infinitely. We both also believe that we are not confined by the external environment or conditions. There is always a outlet that will spark your curiosity and connects you to the outside world.

On the flipped side, this nomadic lifestyle put Miki experiencing inner struggle with identity sense particularly tracing back to her young teens. As she recalled, she might try very hard to assimilate to being British or at one point try to be Japanese. Eventually, she realized there is no need to define one identity she has, but it’s a journey to finally reaching that point where she feels comfortable being on her own skin and just to be authentic herself.

Those growth pains (fitting in cultural shock, etc) are real and there is no exemption from those struggling, but both Miki and I believe we can turn negativity into positivity, and it’s gonna be better and it does get better.

Trips to South America hands down is one of Miki’s life-defining moments, which sparks her passion for photography. As she said, she was hooked by this wondrous landscape, the rich and diverse cultures, and the extraordinary people there. Small sparks gradually over years grew into her biggest passion.

Miki said, after gaining more life experience at a later stage of life, we can make a more informative and conscious decision about what we really want to pursue. It is a bit too much asking for 17 years old to make a big life &career decision and it’s ok to change your mind later on along the line. (But we are not blindly encouraging anyone to switch to another lane. If you are content with your current path, stick to it!) In Miki’s case, it took 7 years to just get qualified to be an Architect. When time costs and investment are so high, making a career pivot certainly is not a quick transition. It took her years and years of skill-building and soul searching to finally transform from architect to photographer.

Looking back to her Architect journey which she contributed a huge course of her life, it’s a bittersweet but definitely precious life experience she will cherish forever. She shared that once you are an architect, you are always an architect. I also believe many things like the skillset we developed in our first life also end up being useful, translated, and applied to our second life. Tune into our PART TWO episode where we are entering Miki’s second life of her being as a photographer!
Connect to Miki on Instagram: mikisakaiphotography Website: Miki Sakai Photography

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Chloe has had a wide range of interests since she was a kid. Her curiosity in nature eventually led her to land in Media/ PR industry. Breaking into Australia's mainstream broadcasting news outlet SBS ( which is the major network to provide multilingual and multicultural radio and television services) as a migrant, her success in the local media industry truly brings diversity, representation, and inclusiveness into communities. However, success never comes easily. Back in the early days of working in a small media agency, she experienced toxic workplace culture which took a heavy toll on her confidence and self-worth. She learned one important lesson from there ‘don’t let anyone bring you down’! Moving forward, she is always grabbing every opportunity which most of the time appears as a challenge. 30 years look back, Chloe shared one important learning is to always stay positive. With that positive mindset in place, she is not as anxious as she used to be when facing challenges, because deep down inside, she knows it’s just a matter of time to overcome them. I was so empowered by this as it’s a long-evolved journey through countless mistakes and failures to build inner resilience and confidence, eventually leading to that positivity mentality. Chloe also candidly addressed that she had so many failures but it’s a valuable experience to grow from them.
At this stage, of her life, she is focusing on work-life balance because a career is just part of life. she is forever on the journey of becoming a better self and never puts a limit on her pursuit. I like her beautiful saying that Life will eventually become more colourful, and we hence create a consistent drive for living our life.

I also appreciate her interpretation of relationships is to gain trust from others, which as she said, is the key factor for her career success at SBS. To climb the corporate ladder, she believes just working hard is not enough, emotional intelligence also plays a crucial role, particularly in the media industry. Gaining trust is always coming from that genuine intention and place to achieve mutual benefits and unity despite the difference in a corporate context, which also I believe, applies to any types of human connection. In my case, I fell under the mission of running this podcast because I gain trust from my guests. I value trust (which is the genuine connection) the most and I can’t fail to respond to that trust.

Stepping into a leadership role, Chloe ,who once experienced detrimental leadership in her early career, becomes the leader that creates conditions and culture for her team members to succeed and thrive at work. She also highly appreciates mentorship which she feels privileged to be given throughout her career-building

We also got an in-depth discussion about social medial influence. As an industry insider, Chloe candidly pointed out that social media is an amazing resources pool that we can leverage to our advantage as opposed to being controlled by smart social media algorithms. I truly agree with what she shared: we have the only thing to do in our life which is to take care of ourselves, our matters, and our relationship. I also benefit from social media tremendously which is to connect to so many amazing talents around the world. But as Chloe said, what’s more important is always to focus on yourself not lost in others’ highlight moments feeds.

We also talked about her workout routine, ideal lifestyle, and future career development. She is such a woman powerhouse who is truly beautiful inside out. We are all on the same journey to become better selves towards infinite life possibilities!
Connect to Chloe :
Ins: chloeffk
小红书: 南半球的克洛伊

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Terry Chen pivoted his way to become a sofware engineer, standing halfway through completing his degree in management engineering. It started with side projects at university which got him into coding and programming, and eventually, he decided to pursue software engineering as his profession. To shift gear in the middle like that, it means filling a huge learning curve through trial and error and experiencing tons of interview failures, etc., Looking back on this transformation journey, his greatest learning is that it will pay off if you are persevering, working hard towards your goal.
Terry has always been a risk-taking person but he also calculates risks. He encouraged people to do make changes but always have a backup plan. Terry suggests, to pursue something different, you can try something new on the side as opposed to making the leap blindly. Passion- pursuit journey is not about making one big major decision but taking small steps which are building towards that end goal.
He consistently elevated his skill as a Software Engineer and landed a job offer in a big Tech company. However, he chose to work in a start-up instead of a big corporate. He values potential growth in start-ups and the opportunity of taking on more responsibilities. At his early career stage, he put the pedal to the metal in his career pursuit as he still got more energy and capacity . In a long run, working in a start-up also prepares him ( Entrepreneurship mindset, process-building skill, etc.,) for running his own business one day which is his end goal.
He is also running his YouTube Channel’ Hack Bear’ which quickly drives traffic with 144k followers in around one and half years. He has been always holding his initial mind of running this Channel which is to deliver valuable content and educational information. His followers significantly benefit from his content (his genuine and generous sharing of industry insights, career advice, interview skills, investment, etc.,) which serves as a constant drive for him to create more high-quality content. He also shared his investment strategies and asset allocation portfolio out of personal interest without any intention of teaching people how to invest. The goal is to inspire people to reflect on how to build a dynamic relationship with money/ wealth. Financial literacy should be addressed and financial management skills should be learned to build Safety Net and protection to everyone’s life.
His definition of financial freedom is to not work for money one day and pursue his true passion (running a business or full-time Youtuber, etc.,) From bottom of my heart, I want people like him (who carry that DNA of helping others) achieve financial freedom soon so he will leverage his resources and influence to make true impacts on people around him.
He hustles a lot, consistently pushing limits and exploring new possibilities which eventually lead to his end goal. I see those seemingly opposite traits perfectly work in harmony on this young driven man. He is risky taking but also down-to-earth; He is creative but executed. I believe a person like Terry will reach all his personal goals as well as fulfilling the big mission of making this world better! In the end, I hope he will continue carrying on that bit of sense of humour throughout his entire life, which not only adds charismatics into his content but also helps him to go through all life hurdles!
Thanks for listening to my Podcast, See you next time!
Connect Terry on YouTube : hackbear.tv Instagram : master.terry.chen

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Authenticity and realness are rooted in Christy gene which got her easily connected to people who are real and accept her authentic side. She also incorporated realness into core values for her company fitme which is to provide women with practical and doable nutrition/ exercise coaching. Christy addressed that the absence of realness instill a fake version of success into people’s belief systems. As a consequence, some people may measure their real-life against someone’s highlight feed or aim at short-term wins shared on social media. However, there is no shortcut or fast track to fitness and a healthy lifestyle. As a certified coach, her ultimate goal is to help her clients achieve a sustainable and long-term outcome, which essentially comes back to building confidence and creating consistency. Approaches behind her coaching philosophy are to pick up small and repeatable habits every day and turn them into life routines which leads to fundamental changes in their real life.
Growing up as an athletic girl, Christy was not particularly struggling with body weight. However, Life threw some real punches on her (10 knee surgeries and 40 pounds of weight gain.,) Although she enjoys being a Mum, a professional, she was not happy about her body anymore. She once did all of the diets, left her frustration only. Luckily, she encountered a good coach and another peer in the gym where she was educated about healthy eating habits which missed in her early upbringing and exercise in the way she never thought. This transformation experience also led her to embark on her coaching journey in fitness/ nutrition. She further discovered that in the fitness industry, many complicated strategies are designed for professional athletes, bodybuilders, but are hard to apply to regular persons who need to build daily routine and consistency. Diet gimmicks will not be practical and sustainable either. Once again, her coaching focuses on helping people to do small and simple things consistently, coming from the intention of taking care of themselves rather than body punishment. Only when people shift mindset and perspective, behaviours will change.
We further touched on the body image issue. As Christy said, many fit people still have body image issues. It’s so true that addressing external only still won’t fix your body image problem. Weight loss is part of building a positive image, and we believe positive body image is also a reflection of confidence and should be built within.
Connection and resilience are the other two values in fitme. I really like Christy’s beautiful interpretation of community. Community connects people who shared the same purposes and values. Finding the right community will create momentum for yourself and forward energy with each other. Christy also pointed out we may fit in different communities as our seasons change. In fitme community, resilience is the shared value that drives her clients to achieve a shared goal (actual fitness) even when hardship and hurdles kick in life!
We also talk about her podcast fitme coffee talk! Each episode is 5-10 mins long with key messages delivered almost every day. She also shared strategies ‘habits stacking’ that she learned from James Clear’s book ‘ Atomic habits’. If you want to build new habits, try to attach with your existing habits! Another effective coping strategy to achieve work-life balance she shared is to set up priority within day/ week and get the priority done. The rest is just a bonus. I am strongly on board that own your words and get the priority done within timeframe you set up and build the trust relationship with yourself!
Website: https://www.fitmecommunity.com/
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It was such a delightful and uplifting journey to produce this episode with Kaitlin, a joyful and empowering woman who believed YOU are in the driver’s seat of your own life-, and happiness is something we each create for ourselves! She built her coaching business ‘ The Think Happy’ , teaching women intentional methods to reclaim their lives & sustain their happiness. It took more than just one pivot ( from teaching to marketing to be an Entrepreneur) to stand where she is now. After working in marketing for her family business for almost a decade, she just recently pivoted to running ‘The Think Happy’ coaching business at full-time capacity and scale. It was a tough decision to make because she was the retirement plan of her dad , feeling like pulling the rug out from under his dad's feet! After lots of soul-searching, she fully embraced her true calling which is to help others live the happiest lives!
In her retrospect, The first life in marketing not only formed into her current business but also formed into her personality and character. Two most valuable lessons she took way is to always stay open and humble to learn as well as serving others the best she can with her passion and skills.
It started with Kaitlin writing a book of Think Happy, which laid out pillars of her coaching business :Think Happy, Co. It’s amazing to get into the nitty and gritty of her happiness pillars which were born from her real life. Kaitlin said time management builds the foundation of everything, and she is absolutely the master of the art of hustle! I also come to realization at this stage that time is the biggest asset of my life. One signature pillar I want to highlight in ‘The Think Happy’ is to set and achieve attainable goals. She shared that setting up multiple mini-goals will keep up our momentum to work towards our big goal without losing drive. She said when you accomplished something, the mini goal, you should take time to celebrate that. Celebrating those wins and living in that excitement for a little while will do nothing but help keep driving that momentum moving forward. Her goal-setting strategies also align with my project-based lifestyle.
We further touched on my favourite topic ‘ Energy. We believe energy is infectious and that frequency of energy translates into other people around you. It’s a ripple effect! When encountering an ‘energy block’, she gave an example of feeling ‘overwhelm’, she will move through those feelings not avoiding them. Her insight into how to identify energy-depleting factors and replenish energy just blew my mind. The key here is never let your energy level drop down to zero and then replenish. She believes if we got fully empty, it takes much more effort to fill back in. It’s like if we let our cell phone battery go to zero, the battery will die. Even if you plug in and recharge it, it still takes a few mins to reboot.
Kaitlin said we should try our best to avoid letting our cup get totally empty. If we continue filling in our cups through our days/ week, it's gonna prevent it from getting dry and going empty.
Joy and happiness filled in me while making this episode. I hope the ripple effect can translate to anyone who listen to this episode and add in your festive December!
Connect to Kaitlin
Website: thinkhappyco
Instagram: thinkhappy_co
Podcast: the-think-happy-podcast

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