A Journey with Vanessa Chiu

A Journey with Vanessa Chiu

This is a podcast for anyone who wants to renew their mindset. It's for those who want to step out of their comfort zone to learn, grow, and expand their knowledge. It's for those who want to embrace change, vulnerability, and the craziness of life. And it's for those who don't mind listening to raw, honest stories. (Although my podcast is under the self-improvement category, I cannot guarantee that I will not be talking about my love of comedy, space, and vegan baking on the show.) Have questions for Vanessa? Email hello@vanessachiu.com.

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July 27, 2021 8 min

I've been hearing the phrase "I can't" a lot these days and it made me realize how those words strip away our power.  In this episode, I offer 5 different phrases to use instead of "I can't."  

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What is imposter syndrome? Why do we experience it? How can we overcome it?

In this episode, my guest Dr. Grace Lee will answer these questions and give more insight into imposter syndrome.

Dr. Grace is the founder of Mastery Insights, host of Inciting Influence and Career Revisionist podcasts, and creator of a practical, business & career channel on YouTube.

She is sought after as a speaker and trainer in the areas of sale...

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July 13, 2021 7 min

As promised, I have 7 additional self-care activities that you can add to my list from last week.  If you haven't listened to last week's episode yet, it's called "7 Self-Care Tips."  And if you have any self-care suggestions that I haven't included, feel free to email me at hello@vanessachiu.com.

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July 5, 2021 8 min

Don't skimp on self-care!  This is one of the most important things I've learned on my entrepreneurial journey so far.  Self-care is important for your mind, body, and soul.  When you take care of yourself, you're able to show up for the people who need you.  In this episode, I go through some of the most common myths I hear about self-care and I give you 7 practical suggestions for self-care.

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June 29, 2021 5 min

Even though I'm learning so many new things and growing my knowledge on my entrepreneurial journey, sometimes my inner critic starts to get really loud.  When I'm going through a challenging situation, I can be very hard on myself.  In this episode, I wanted to share with you the blueprint that I follow to quiet my inner critic when I'm going through a tough time.

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This episode is a very special one because I wanted to share with you the conversation I had with actor Lucas Ng and comedian Josh Yang, as I was a guest on their podcast, "Have We Made It Yet?"  On Lucas and Josh's show, they chat with other actors, performers, and artists about their journey and creative process.

 

I've talked about my path in radio in a few of my other episodes, but we dig a little bit deeper i...

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Since I strive to be honest and vulnerable in my journey as an entrepreneur, I thought I would share what I've been struggling with over the last little while. In this episode, I talk about letting go of control and what I've learned about surrender from author and coach Kute Blackson.

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After paying to renew my teaching certificate every year for the last decade, I finally decided to stop.  I explain why in this episode and also share some of my thoughts on formal education.

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Sometimes I think it was my life's goal to get other people's approval and validation. I was a MAJOR people pleaser. And it wasn't a healthy mindset for me to have! In this episode, check out my tips on how to stop being a people pleaser. And if you'd like to know more about how to life your happiest life, get my free guide at stopthestressnow.com.

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May 18, 2021 6 min

It's normal to want everyone to be happy in certain situations, but it's not realistic. Check out this episode where I share the signs of a people pleaser and I also share some personal stories of what I did to try and gain other people's approval.

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May 11, 2021 8 min

Contrary to one of my previous episodes "Why Embracing Change is Good", not all change is good. I explain why, and what staying true to yourself means in this episode as I share some stories about past dating relationships. Feeling like you need more insight on staying true to yourself and how that leads to a happier life? Download my free guide at stopthestressnow.com. 

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Endorphins are our body's natural pain killer and the tips I share in this episode on how to increase endorphins are some of my favourite activities to do! 

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In this episode, find out ways to increase oxytocin, aka the love and bonding hormone.

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This is a continuation of my mini-series on boosting your happiness chemicals.  This episode is about serotonin, aka the mood stabilizer.  For help on mindset and emotional health, visit vanessachiu.com/coaching.

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Our bodies naturally produce chemicals that help regulate our mood and I wanted to share some tips on how to naturally boost those chemicals so that you can be happier.  In this episode, I'll be talking about dopamine.  To discover how I can help you with your mindset and emotional health, visit vanessachiu.com/coaching.

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We all have beliefs about ourselves as a result of things that happened to us when we were kids, but maybe those beliefs aren't true.  In this episode, I share the childhood stories that I've internalized and how important it is to me now to let go of those stories and beliefs as an adult.

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March 16, 2021 8 min

I address some of the messages and comments I've gotten about my series on forgiveness, and what "knowing your worth" means to me.

The poem I read in this episode is called "I Am Enough" by Jennifer Williamson.

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March 10, 2021 10 min

This is part 3 of my series on forgiveness.  In this episode, I talk about how being vulnerable has helped me on my journey of forgiveness and how it has helped me find purpose in my grief and loss.   

The resources and books I mention in this episode are:  

  • “Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown and her podcast “Unlocking Us” 
  • “Ultimate Confidence: The Secrets to Feeling Great About Yourself Everyday” by Marisa Peer  
  • “Finding Meaning: T...
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    March 3, 2021 17 min

    Forgiving others who hurt you can be hard, as I shared in my previous episode “How to Forgive Someone Who Broke Your Heart.”  But forgiving yourself for something you think is unforgivable is also hard.  This is part 2 of my series on forgiveness.

    The resources and books I mention in this episode are: 

  • Corrie Sirota’s TedX talk “Loss and Found” 
  • Kristin Neff and her research on compassion 
  • “Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown 
  • “Maybe you...
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    I thought I would take this secret with me to the grave...but part of my journey as an entrepreneur and in personal development is learning to be vulnerable and move towards my discomfort because that’s where I will find healing and growth.  

    This is the most difficult episode I’ve ever recorded.  But I wanted to share my story with you and be honest because sometimes, forgiveness is hard. 

    Here is part 1 of my series on forgiven...

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