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EP #017 – Why You Don't Need a Degree to Be Successful With Richard Kuo

EP #017 – Why You Don’t Need a Degree to Be Successful With Richard Kuo

Our guest on the show today is RICHARD KUO. Richard Kuo is a youth inspirational speaker and Youtuber (RichardKuoLive) based out of Orange County, California. He has spoken on the TEDx stage and is also a finale winner on the hit TV game show The Price is Right.

Growing up convinced he was overweight, unintelligent, and a good-for-nothing child, Richard lived much of his early life with low self-esteem and little confidence towards succeeding in school and life. Today, Richard empowers thousands of students around the world to find the courage to trust themselves and pursue their dreams.

Show Notes

Quotes

  • Compassion is the greatest lesson from my dad
  • Expectations from people who love us never go away
  • Learn how to and forgive yourself
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself
  • If you know what to do and it involves a college degree or education, go for it
  • If you don’t know what to do after high school, don’t go into debt because that is what is expected.
  • You don’t need a bachelor’s degree to be successful
  • Success is being authentically happy, being fulfilled in the moment
  • Be involved with as many extra-curricular activities as possible while in high-school
  • Do a lot of networking with people in your industry of choice while you are in school
  • Networking is about building relationships
  • Networking will be uncomfortable when you start
  • Most people who network are shy
  • Building relationships is the one way to achieve anything in your life
  • Embarq on a journey of self-discovery
  • Take time to discover yourself
  • Be OK with yourself
  • Accept yourself
  • Find your why before you set goals
  • No matter how challenging things might seem, it all gets better
  • Embrace and be grateful for every single moment

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How to Contact Richard

EP #016 – How to Choose Faith Over Fear With Bibhupriya Achraya (Bibs)

EP #016 – How to Choose Faith Over Fear With Bibhupriya Achraya (Bibs)

Our guest on the show today is Bibhupriya Achraya. His friends affectionately call him Bibs, for short. Bibs was born and raised in India, and over the last 15 years he has had a very successful career as a naval engineer. He moved to the United States recently to pursue a Master Degree in Computer Information Systems.

Today, Bibs is an entrepreneur and independent business owner. He is passionate about helping others find their “WHY”, loves speaking to encourage and educate, and he wakes up happy and excited about the realization of all his dreams, every single day.

Show Notes

Quotes

  • A job is never secure when somebody else is taking risks for you.
  • Purify yourself by seeing the good in others always.
  • There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us.
  • Study for knowledge, not for a job.
  • Nothing kills dreams like compromise.
  • Be like a sponge.
  • Follow your heart, follow your passions.
  • You must be able to eat your lunch when you are hungry, not when someone else feels it is the right time.
  • Get any job out of school, it does not matter. But also start a business on the side. Take risks when you are young enough to afford them.
  • Nothing happens, nothing exists without excitement.
  • Failure is the foundation of success.
  • Being excited keeps you going.
  • We all get 24 hours a day. It is up to you to maximize those hours.
  • Financial freedom is achieved when you control your time and money.
  • When your source of income is not dependent on you, you are financial free.
  • Fear and faith have the same definition.
  • Read all books that involve and help you with exploring yourself
  • Dream, and dream big.
  • Anything that you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

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Companies

How to Contact Bibs

EP #010 – Failure is Necessary With Karika Austin

EP #010 – Failure is Necessary With Karika Austin

Karika Austin was born and raised in California. After a long time working in corporate America, she owned and managed a few businesses that she had started, providing business and branding consultancy services to small businesses.

Today, Karika lives life full-time and travels the world teaching people about the importance of having a “work/life” balance. She is a Travel-preneur, showing people how to travel the world and teaching others how to achieve success in the process.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Do what you feel you are good at
  • It is important to know what you love to do
  • You don’t necessarily have to have a degree to achieve the level of success you want
  • You do not necessarily need to go to school to get an education
  • Don’t do what the system expects you to do
  • It does not matter what situation you are faced with, there is always a lesson to be learned
  • Don’t complain about your life, take the necessary steps to change it
  • Your network determines your net worth
  • Put yourself in positions where to get to learn about yourself
  • You can have it all, the struggle is finding out how to do it the right way
  • Don’t be affraid of failure
  • Failure is necessary to achieve success
  • Life is short, enjoy the journey, respect the journey, live in the moment
  • Every single day you are given the opportunity to create change for yourself, but also to empower someone else
  • If you become selfless and reach out to help other, you will be rewarded
  • Where you are right now is where you are supposed to be

Books

Karika Austin Contact Information

EP #006 – How I Went From Intern to COO in 2 Years With Frank Koomson

EP #006 – How I Went From Intern to COO in 2 Years With Frank Koomson

Our guest on the show today is Frank Koomson. Frank is a husband to his wife and a father to his baby girl. He grew up in Ghana (West Africa,) and moved to California for graduate studies, which he completed by earning an MBA.

Frank currently works as Chief Operating Officer for a growing Community Health Center in Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, he pursues motivational speaking and has inspired several youth groups and organizations to pursue successful endeavors. Frank embraces the challenge of balancing all the moving parts in his life, and lives happy and productive every day.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Identify opportunities and prepare for them
  • Always seek knowledge and information
  • Get mentors and speak to counselors
  • Seek professional advice
  • The more you interact with others, the more you find out about yourself
  • If you ask the right questions, you get the right answers
  • If you ask the wrong questions, you will make the wrong decisions
  • Prequalify yourself for opportunities and promotions through your hard work
  • Always perform your duties to the best of your abilities
  • The more you know, the more value you place on yourself
  • Always go the extra mile
  • Give your best to every aspect of your work
  • Work at work
  • Plan your day around your commitments to achieve balance
  • Don’t be afraid to leave the good to pursue the great
  • Everything starts with your mind
  • Be more determined, be more focused

Books

Episode #005 – Strive to Be of Value to Others With Victor Edilberto

Episode #005 – Strive to Be of Value to Others With Victor Edilberto

Our guest on the show today is Victor Edilberto. Victor was born in the Philippines, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from a California University.

After working at a few entry level jobs he landed a good technology role at a Fortune 500 company. The closure of his branch office prompted him to venture into turning his passion for photography into a full fledge business. Today Victor is a wedding and portrait photographer, and lives a happy and productive life.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Be consistent
  • Get to know yourself better
  • The more you interact with others, the more you get to know about yourself
  • Having a good support system for yourself is important
  • Take necessary steps to improve your interpersonal skills
  • Create a remarkable experience for your clients
  • People are usually in one or more of three groups: academic, artistic, athletic
  • Strive not to be a success, but to be of value. – Albert Einstein

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Episode #001 – Be More Decisive With Jeff Chen

Our guest on the show today is Jeff Chen. Jeff is the founder of SiteVance, an online marketing consultancy firm that helps businesses drive high quality leads via Google and Facebook. Jeff also serves as a volunteer web consultant for the Thai Community Development Center, a non-profit that provides business, family, and educational services in East Hollywood.

During the weekends, you find Jeff, who is an avid foodie, stuffing his face with whatever new food he hasn’t tried in Southern California. Jeff is also a fan of travelling. He recently returned from a 2-month solo backpacking trip through parts of Europe, Turkey, and Morocco.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone, that’s where life begins.
  • Be more decisive.

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You can design and live your life on your terms. This podcast was created to help young (and young at heart) adults with creating and living a life they are excited about.

Through guest interviews, ideas, techniques and tools for lifestyle design, goal setting, daily productivity and true happiness will be revealed. Guests on the show are people like you. They earn a decent livelihood and strive every day to live happy and fulfilled as they keep moving towards their goals and dreams.

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