“Do the little things because they may mean a lot to somebody else.” ~ Emily Chang
Emily Chang is a seasoned executive who has worked with some of the world's most renowned companies like Procter and Gamble, Apple and Starbucks. She is currently the CEO for McCann Worldgroup, China, and the author of The Spare Room, where she shares deeply personal accounts of incredible life stories when she opened up her spare room to children in need.
In our conversation, I found that Emily’s love for challenging opportunities far exceeds her corporate success. Emily has that rare gift of having her heart and mind aligned and in the right place, and she has the extraordinary ability to walk the fine line between the demands of her high-stakes corporate role and the simple humanity she shares with those who need her.
Emily Chang inspires us and shakes us into action, inviting us to find our social legacy, to live a more intentional life, and lead with more authentic purpose.
“You can either have a philosophy that grounds your habit, or you can start practicing a habit, which eventually becomes your philosophy.” ~ Emily Chang
In this interview:
A state of heart (not of mind) - that's all you need!
•Lean into something that speaks to you on an emotional level.
•Develop the sensitivity to hear and trust where your spirit is pulled.
•Is there something you can do in this circumstance?
“I love chaos – when things feel more stretching than the resources I have available, when my vision or ambitions outweigh what I feel like I could practically do – because those are the moments that put me on the edge and I find that fun and exciting.”
~ Emily Chang
Growth Mindset. Abundance Mindset
•Stretch the limits of who you are.
•The more you give, the more life gives back.
•Get comfortable with failure.
C.A.R. Set up a plan for all the things that are important to you.
•Context: How hard is this thing going to be? Where am I starting from? Where am I going and what's around me?
•Action: What do I need to do? What am I responsible for? And what's within my control?
•Result: What is my desired outcome?
“Start nurturing habits, then habits will become practices. Then practices will become familiar and become your established behavior, which then will become fundamentally how you do things and who you are.” ~ Emily Chang
Living Inside your Social Legacy:
•To live at peace with yourself, with your circumstance, and with what you think you're capable of.
“Faith is the thing you're not certain about, but you do anyway because you think it’s the right thing to do.” ~ Emily Chang
Until soon! Be curious, be inspired, simplify the way…