Rock Bottom with YZ

Rock Bottom with YZ

A weekly podcast for and about anyone and everyone who has spiraled downward and doesn’t know which end is up. YZ is a Shanghai-born LA-trained bilingual storyteller in various spheres.... Show More

Episodes

November 27, 2018 31 min

Depression and procrastination are your twin babies if you’re a creator of any kind. This comedy writer, who was featured on the show last week, shares her struggles and strategies. Kudos to her Braveheart!

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November 20, 2018 32 min

Your little sister died before you could celebrate her second birthday. Your innocent father was indicted on criminal charges for nine years. And you were a teenager busy figuring out who you are… Tune in and find out about this screenwriter's origin story before her Hollywood adventure, which is coming up next week. Thank you for listening and happy Thanksgiving!

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In this second part of my conversation with serial entrepreneur Christopher Li, he shares observation and insight dealing with teenagers and young adults. As CEO, what talents do he value the most in building his startup? What are the pitfalls us millennials can avoid in job interviews? Tune in and find out!

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November 11 is Veteran's Day. If you live in a peaceful country, you have the generations before you to be thankful for. Mr. Jess Womack, former guest on my show, fought in the Vietnam War and was lucky enough to come back. Kudos to Jess and all the veterans out there.

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November 6, 2018 45 min

It started off as an immigrant story. Born in Hong Kong, our guest came to the US with his family. With intelligence and diligence, he went into management consulting and later became his own boss. Meet Christopher Li, the serial entrepreneur who seizes the day before it's dawn. “Where does your fearlessness come from?” “My Rock Bottom.” Tune in and find out.

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October 29, 2018 27 min

So, you want to make it in La La Land. Then life happens. How would you readjust life to keep the dream alive? This writer's answer inspires YZ.

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From writing to podcasting, from dreamland LA to homeland Shanghai, what to say to naysayers? How to deal with shame and the other usual suspects? Guest host by psychologist Barbara Kiao, YZ is an open book.

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October 8, 2018 6 min

Thank you City of Angels for your sunshine and friendship. YZ will be rockin' this podcast same time next week back in her hometown Shanghai. But now, she just wants to pause and say a gigantic THANK YOU to y'all.

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October 2, 2018 34 min

Screenwriter Jim Strain shares his Hollywood journey and what he means by 'mud pie.'

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September 24, 2018 20 min

If you were born into a Hollywood family, would you do anything else other than film? Amee Carter dares to differ even it means hitting rock bottom.

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September 17, 2018 25 min

Our guest this week had been a successful hospitality manager until she decided to study psychology when she was two decades too old, according to the norm. Seven years later, after getting her degree and license, she walked away from the broken marriage, accepting her own Rock Bottom. "Feel the fear and do it anyways." Meet Barbara Kiao, who practises what she preaches.

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September 10, 2018 17 min

Your host YZ, a stutterer-turned-storyteller, talks about writing, podcasting, her own Rock Bottoms, and her latest situation.

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September 10, 2018 8 min

When was the last time you talked to a stranger? What does it take to be a good listener? How to use technology and not o be enslaved by it? Enjoy this BONUS episode featuring Jess Womack, our guest from September 4, 2018.

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September 3, 2018 32 min

Born to a working-class African American family of five children in the segregated South, got drafted to Vietnam leaving his newlywed wife behind and handing in his fate to the unknown... Jess Womack, former Los Angeles Unified School District’s inspector general, defied Rock Bottom and rose to the top.

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August 27, 2018 19 min

From Midwest to LA, a teacher-turned-screenwriter's California dreaming and dreading.

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August 21, 2018 1 min

A new podcast for and about 
anyone and everyone 
who has spiraled downward and doesn’t know which end is up. Premiers August 28.

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