#53 | 500 Voices: The Tao of Self-Confidence with Sheena Yap Chan
About This Episode
When Sheena Yap Chan speaks, we are hearing the voices–the experiences, the triumphs, the heartaches, and the struggles–of over 500 women. Sheena is the founder and host of the Tao of Self-Confidence podcast, and in this episode, she will share with us what she has learned about self-confidence, including how to lean on others and how to love yourself, flaws and all.
“Self-confidence is having the courage to take action and live the life that you want. It’s not always easy.”
Sheena founded The Tao of Self-Confidence, which focuses on conversations with Asian women, and she works insanely hard to release podcast episodes five days a week. Her podcast has just recently reached 600,000 downloads. Sheena’s main goal is to increase representation for Asian women and to shed light on the unique struggles that women face in today’s world.
“I think more women should realize their powers and what they are capable of so that they can go out there and do the things they want. Because we have certain skills that men don’t have.”
“Success is just doing what you love and being able to live your life on your own terms.”
Join us for a conversation in which Sheena shares with us her path from doubt and anxiety to self-acceptance and success.
“There comes a point when we have to question these things, these traditions, and ask why. Why do we have to do this?”
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People/Blogs to Follow
She Podcasts – She Podcasts began in 2014 as a small Facebook group, built so that our women podcaster friends could have a place online to get quick podcasting answers, tips and resources from one another. However, as soon as the group started, it grew enormously. Friends were adding friends and before long it had been built to almost 2000 women in some phase of building and PRODUCING a podcast.
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne – The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
- What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter – We talk to ourselves all of the time, usually without realizing it. And most of what we tell ourselves is negative, counterproductive, and damaging, preventing us from enjoying a fulfilled and successful life. But with Shad Helmsetter’s Five Levels of Self-Talk (Negative Acceptance, Recognition and Need to Change, Decision to Change, The Better You, and Universal Affirmation), you can take back control of your life via this accessible yet profound technique.
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you six ways to make people like you, twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.
- Three Feet From Gold by Sharon L. Letcher – Through inspirational real-life stories, Three Feet from Gold offers advice about having passion for what you do, finding your own personal Success Formula, choosing good counsel, and above all: never giving up.
- Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz – Maltz was the first researcher and author to explain how the self-image (a term he popularized) has complete control over an individual’s ability to achieve (or fail to achieve) any goal. And he developed techniques for improving and managing self-image—visualization, mental rehearsal, relaxation—which have informed and inspired countless motivational gurus, sports psychologists, and self-help practitioners for more than fifty years.