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A Journey with Vanessa Chiu

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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.

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.

Location:

Canada

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Struggles of an Entrepreneur: Letting Go of Control

6/16/2021
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.

Duration:00:08:14

I Gave Up My Teaching Certificate. Here's Why.

6/8/2021
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.

Duration:00:08:04

How to Stop Being a People Pleaser

5/25/2021
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.

Duration:00:06:39

Signs of a People Pleaser

5/18/2021
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.

Duration:00:06:14

Staying True to Yourself

5/11/2021
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.

Duration:00:08:01

How to Hack Your Happiness Chemicals, Part 4: Endorphins

5/4/2021
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!

Duration:00:02:22

How to Hack Your Happiness Chemicals, Part 3: Oxytocin

4/27/2021
In this episode, find out ways to increase oxytocin, aka the love and bonding hormone.

Duration:00:02:43

How to Hack Your Happiness Chemicals, Part 2: Serotonin

4/21/2021
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.

Duration:00:02:32

How to Hack Your Happiness Chemicals, Part 1: Dopamine

4/14/2021
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.

Duration:00:03:19

Letting of Childhood Stories and Beliefs

3/31/2021
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.

Duration:00:07:49

Know Your Worth

3/17/2021
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.

Duration:00:08:57

Finding Meaning in Grief and Loss

3/10/2021
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:

Duration:00:10:09

How to Forgive Yourself

3/3/2021
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:

Duration:00:17:34

How to Forgive Someone Who Broke Your Heart

2/24/2021
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 forgiveness.

Duration:00:13:46

Announcement

2/16/2021
A mini announcement and update about what I've been working on lately and a special opportunity for you at vanessachiu.com/coaching.

Duration:00:01:15

How to Be Confident in Your Feelings

2/9/2021
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.

Duration:00:06:22

How to Achieve Your Goals

2/2/2021
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.

Duration:00:08:39

How to Change Your Language to Change Your Life

1/26/2021
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.

Duration:00:06:21

How to Silence Your Inner Critic

1/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:08:30

How to Not Take Things Personally

1/12/2021
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!

Duration:00:09:06