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February 24, 2021 13 min

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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February 16, 2021 1 min

A mini announcement and update about what I've been working on lately and a special opportunity for you at vanessachiu.com/coaching. 

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February 9, 2021 6 min

Acknowledging your feelings and being honest about them plays a huge part in your confidence and self-esteem.  In this episode, I share 3 things that will help you be more confident in your feelings.

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February 2, 2021 8 min

If you've ever been frustrated on the path to reaching your goals, you are not alone.  In this episode, I share some useful and practical tips I've learned about how to achieve your goals, based on Marisa Peer's book Ultimate Confidence: The Secrets to Feeling Great About Yourself Every Day.

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I'm learning that confidence has a lot to do with the language you use.  Phrases that I would use frequently in the past were things like, "I'm terrified" or "I'm anxious."  But those phrases only made me more stressed!  In this week's episode, I share tips on how to change your language for the better.

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January 19, 2021 8 min

You are your own worst critic. No one will be harsher on you than yourself. I know this is true for me. Join me in this episode as I talk about how to silence that voice inside that says you're not good enough and you have to be perfect.

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January 12, 2021 9 min

A great piece of advice I got recently is to not take things personally in business and in life.  Easier said than done as I used to take things personally quite often!  But I've been putting this into practice lately and it has been such a boost to my mood and mental health.  I share what I've learned in this episode and what has helped me move forward, and I hope it helps you too!

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Rejection sucks.  I can count numerous times where I've been rejected and I remember feeling sadness, anger, and disappointment.  But Marisa Peer's book Ultimate Confidence: The Secrets to Feeling Great About Yourself Every Day helped me I see that rejection can be a good thing.  In this episode, I share my experiences of being rejected, along with how I handle criticism and insults.

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December 29, 2020 8 min

I didn't realize how much my negative thoughts affected my mental health and confidence until I actually reflected on it.  In this episode, I share how to break those negative beliefs about yourself and how important visualization is, based on the book Ultimate Confidence: The Secrets to Feeling Great About Yourself Every Day by Marisa Peer.

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December 22, 2020 5 min

There have been many times in my life where my confidence was shot.  And most of those times were events that I couldn't control…like getting let go from a job or relationship heartbreaks.  As I reflect on those moments now, I have learned not place my worth and self-confidence on those situations.  The book Ultimate Confidence: The Secrets to Feeling Great About Yourself Every Day by Marisa Peer was suggested to me not too lon...

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December 15, 2020 3 min

I never really liked being vulnerable but I realize how important it is for my personal growth.  In this episode, I talk about 3 things I've learned about being vulnerable.

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I've been thinking a lot about grief and loss these days, and reflecting on what I've learned when going through my grieving process.  If you have any questions or comments about what you've heard, you can email me at hello@vanessachiu.com.

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December 1, 2020 4 min

I never, ever thought I'd start my own business.  But I've come to the conclusion that I must in order to fulfill my purpose in life.

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November 24, 2020 8 min

I grew up going to church consistently for most of my life, but I've never talked about why I don't go anymore.  Leaving the church has been a big part of my journey in figuring out who I'm meant to be.

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November 17, 2020 4 min

I get uneasy talking about my faith, especially in the context of how I grew up in the church and what faith meant to me then, and how that has changed for me now.  But I recently got a question about how God speaks to me and I attempt to answer that in this episode.

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I love comedy and I wish I had discovered improv earlier in life because it's SO MUCH FUN.  In this episode, I talk about my improv journey and the 3 benefits of improv and how it changed my outlook on life.

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Mental health wasn't a topic that was discussed when I was younger at home, at school, or at the church I attended growing up.  Now as an adult, I don't think talking about mental health and wellness is a bad or taboo thing. In this week's episode, I share some of my thoughts and experience with mental health as a Chinese Canadian.

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October 27, 2020 10 min

Focusing on a healthier mindset has been a huge part of 2020 for me and I'm learning how to control negative thoughts and feelings.  In this episode, I talk about the importance of mindset for success, after being asked to be a guest on a virtual chat event with the Stigma Free Society.  The link to the video I mention in this episode is here.

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October 20, 2020 4 min

I've been reading about the importance of meditation for good mental health and in this episode, I wanted to share 3 tips that I've learned throughout my meditation journey.  

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October 13, 2020 3 min

In this episode, I talk about the little things I've learned to do to be more grateful!

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