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We believe that success is more than just which top performer made the most money. Success, in our books, is about happiness, fulfillment, purpose, health, family time, no regrets, having a career or business you are passion about, maintaining a great reputation, and keeping great relationships.

This podcast is meant to address the big gaps in knowledge for men so that they do not fall into the same traps of making a lot of money only to find themselves unfulfilled or unhappy. Money is an important part of true success but not the only part. This is your one stop shop to discover self development, business, entrepreneurship, dating, and self improvement resources, books, and information you won't hear anywhere else.

Will's Personal Development Show for Asian American Men: Success Advice Will Chou: Blogger and Podcaster

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Your number one resource for personal development advice that does not suck. We try to stay data and science-backed and only source advice from the best in the field from millionaires and billionaires. This show is different from others because: we are not focused on excessive quantity at the risk of losing quality. We will not interview everyone who has a pulse just to put out content. We only study the best in the world.

We believe that success is more than just which top performer made the most money. Success, in our books, is about happiness, fulfillment, purpose, health, family time, no regrets, having a career or business you are passion about, maintaining a great reputation, and keeping great relationships.

This podcast is meant to address the big gaps in knowledge for men so that they do not fall into the same traps of making a lot of money only to find themselves unfulfilled or unhappy. Money is an important part of true success but not the only part. This is your one stop shop to discover self development, business, entrepreneurship, dating, and self improvement resources, books, and information you won't hear anywhere else.

    Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins: Book Summary and Review

    Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins: Book Summary and Review

    After hearing a lot of buzz about this book Can’t Hurt Me from young men, I finally gave it a shot after wanting to improve my pull-up count. I usually avoid “tough guy” books in this realm, like Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink, because I have no desire to join the army or put myself in high-pressure, life-or-death situations.

    The book surprised me because it still delivered a lot of relatable value in terms of positive mindset shifts and how to turn around your inner, dark dialogue and your external, crappy life. If you’re not familiar, Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins covers a man who had a tough childhood and mediocre adulthood until he was fed up with it. He went from being obese and hating his low-paying job to a world record holder in pull-up’s and a 100-mile+ marathon running champion. This article includes my podcast, book notes about what I learned, and my review.



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    Book Summary



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    He grew up in poverty and endured physical and mental abuse hundreds of times from his father. His dad would find any tiny reason to beat him until there were welts on his back, even if it was just for grazing the road after being told not to ride a bike on the road. His father also beat his mother senselessly frequently.



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    His mother tried to call the police but the police believed dad over mom in those days. Eventually, his mother decided to run away with the children, but she emotionally broke down a couple times during the trip, almost returning because her car broke down on the road and the only hotel around was fully booked.



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    Most people are dealt a bad hand in life. His first exercise for you is to record your “bad hand” in detail; don’t be too vague or short. Then, realize that your challenges can be turned into great power with the right mindset. Most people get it wrong because they adopt a “woe is me” attitude to the obstacles they receive in life. Instead of saying “I’m screwed because of these things,” you can find a way to turn it into a positive, such as “You can’t hurt me because of these things.” This change in mindset takes time. It even took David years.



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    He would hide his true self in masks of the exterior. In school, he would adopt the street, black, gang member even though that wasn’t him. When he got older, he would resort to junk food binging until he weighed almost 300 pounds because he wanted to look tough and intimidating as a big person. But deep inside, he knew he was a coward. He chickened out halfway through completing Navy training because it was so scary and difficult.



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    The second exercise is to have some type of physical accountability mirror so that you can be constantly reminded of what you need to do. It can’t be digital because it won’t work if it’s digital. You have a duty to complete the task you are accountable to.



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    People will judge you, and it won’t feel good, but then they forget about you. Davids recommends that you try not to judge others because sometimes, you’re wrong or it’s hurtful.



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    The third challenge is to keep doing something outside of your comfort zone. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, but it has to be something that is sustainable and that you can increase as you get comfortable with it. Maybe it’s making your bed every morning, doing the dishes, or going for a run in the morning.

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    How to Stop Worrying What Others Think About You

    How to Stop Worrying What Others Think About You

    I got a few of the same type of questions from my YouTube subscribers. They want to know how they can stop caring about what others think. This struggle is a popular issue for most people, so I thought I’d summarize some of the major findings I’ve discovered from it over my own research, experience, and learnings over the years. From personal experience, I know that excessive levels of worry about others opinions can really only hurt you rather than service you productively. So how you do get past that?

    Enjoy! Leave a comment if you have any tips you’d like to share with our community.





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    Let’s Talk About #StopAsianHate and Equality

    Let’s Talk About #StopAsianHate and Equality

    With all the current events regarding #StopAsianHate going on, I figured it was my duty to post about it and support the movement. In this podcast episode, I do a recap on the rise in violence targeting the Asian-American Pacific-Islander (AAPI) community based on what I found out about it, my thoughts, and the different stories and opinions the movement as unearthed. A lot of it is stuff you may already be familiar with. But you may find a little something unique about it through my episode, such as a couple stories of my own experiences with racism.

    Ultimately, I come from it from a place of positivity, love, and action, which is a little different from the hate and anger that others may express. I understand that side of it, but my emphasis is on showing appreciation and respect for the majority of people who stand with Asians and have always treated me with respect on an equal footing and kindness. I also focus on making sure we educate others and the younger generation since I think that’s part of the problem. It seems a lack of awareness may or may not have some impact since some aren’t thinking things through, which can lead to racism, even from other ethnic groups.

    Ultimately, all humans want the same things: happiness, to be treated equally, to have the same civil rights, to be treated with respect and dignity, and to not have to deal with unnecessary brutal violence.



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    Show Notes



    * My previous article on Asian Xenophobia published July 2020

    * $1 Million Raised After Attack on Asian Woman Will Go to Fight Racism, Family Says

    * Resources to learn more:









    “Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning” is a collection of essays published in 2020 about the nuances of the Asian American experience.

    “Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White” examines stereotypes, such as the perpetual foreigner and the model minority myth, and tackles issues including affirmative action, immigration and interracial marriage.

    Self Evident: Asian American’s Stories is a podcast that aims to challenge assumptions about Asian Americans.

    PBS’ Asian Americans is a five-part documentary series on the history of Asians in America.

    #AsianAmCovidStories is a YouTube documentary series exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Blacklivesmatter.com



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    Why Some Businesses Fail While Others Succeed

    Why Some Businesses Fail While Others Succeed

    In this podcast episode, I wanted to have a discussion on why some businesses fail and others succeed. While there are various people discussing this content already online and offline, I hoped to add some level of unique contribution or debate about this topic given my several years of reading successful business books (and consuming other forms of business content, like podcasts, blogs, and videos). I have consumed to enough that it probably rivals or succeeds the time in business school.

    That said, my thoughts are not conclusive or all-deciding. Experiencing a lot of business success and failures through another’s recollection in a book only gives one piece of the puzzle. I hope it to at least be another fun discussion and maybe you’ll learn something to help the business you work for.



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    How To Better Manage Your Emotions and Stay Calm (with Recommended Books) [Podcast]

    How To Better Manage Your Emotions and Stay Calm (with Recommended Books) [Podcast]

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that sometimes, your emotions make you make stupid moves.

    For me, anger is one that comes to mind. When you’re angry, you react, yell, and argue back. Unfortunately, these behaviors may not be the best behavior for a situation, which may only make things worse.

    Our emotions come from the reptilian part of our brain, a region that existed in human’s evolution before the cognitive areas developed. This brain region is reactive and helps us make split-second responses. But in modern life, it can sometimes hurt more than help us since we don’t need to react to a tiger attacking us.

    That’s why managing your emotions is essential to success. When you think of the world’s most successful people, whether they’re leaders or athletes, you can tell that they have strong mental fortitude and control of their emotions. That control lets them communicate most effectively with people, choose the right behaviors, and make the most of their interactions.

    When you think of unsuccessful or average people, they’re more likely to be impulsive, reactive, easily offended, going off their first reaction. I think of people who get offended over a trifling comment and turning that into a long fight with a stranger.

    That’s why this podcast episode explores how to better manage your emotions.





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    • 52 min
    5 Science-Backed Relaxation Techniques for Stress and Anxiety

    5 Science-Backed Relaxation Techniques for Stress and Anxiety

    Recently, an email newsletter subscriber asked me how to destress, relax, and cope with anxiety. Rather than give a quick answer, I took my time to make an entire podcast episode on the most effective techniques for relaxing. This topic’s relevant for almost anyone trying to succeed since everyone deals with nervousness and stress at some point in their life while pursuing a goal. And he’s not the only person who wrote in; another subscriber needs help dealing with the anxiety that the COVID-19 pandemic causes when his teachers or people he knows gets the disease.

    I’m excited about this episode since it covers a lot of scientific research into the topic and cites specific studies. Additionally, I pull from my experience studying successful athletes and winners.

    Get excited and enjoy this episode. We cover things like body scans, meditation, creative breaks, and more.



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