In this episode, we switch it up and Brandon- one of my closest friends interviews me.
These are the questions my friends and family have asked me about vulnerability, gratitude, self-development, community, relationships, and work ethic.
I would like to share gratitude for Aditya, Brandon, Edwin, Christina, Jeff, Juan David, Juan Camilo, Mike, Spencer, and Will.
I cried when watching the gratitude video that you have all made for me.
What was your initial motive to start your podcast and start interviewing people?
You’ve completed almost 100 interviews on your podcast so far. Edwin is curious – out of all of the interviews you’ve done, whether it’s lesson’s learned from others or lessons learned from simply interacting with so many people….what are some of your biggest takeaways?
Your sister, Christina, said that your vulnerability has changed a lot over time. Aditya mentioned that it’s one of the qualities he admires most about you, especially since you’re a man AND Asian, both of which don’t usually show much vulnerability. How has your sense of vulnerability evolved over time?
One thing that I find incredible about you, is the fact that I know you have hundreds, if not thousands of really good friends and meaningful relationships. Yet somehow, even though I know that… you have this ability to make each and every person you interact with like they’re the only person in the world. I’m just amazed, like how are you always SO Present in every single one of your interactions?
Someone recently told me, a healthy relationship isn’t a destination, it’s constant work. What were some of your biggest hardships with Sammy and how’d you work through them?
How would you define, being a good partner, or a good husband?
Now that you’re married, what are you currently working on to take your relationship to the next level?
Understanding your relationship with your father. Edwin and I were talking and he had a great question. What does being a good father mean to you?
What is it about Sammy that makes you want to fight through all of the hardships with her?
Will say’s that one of the things he admires the most about you is your work ethic. He said he feels overwhelmed when he has like 20 things on his to-do list, meanwhile, you probably have 50 at any time. Between writing a book, sending out handwritten notes, coaching, doing your podcast, being a top performer at LinkedIn, and being a loving husband… how do you manage it all?
In sales, it’s super common to move from job to job… how do you know when it’s time to move on?
Jenny told me you’ve always been a hustler – that you worked job after job since before the age of 16. Can you tell me about where your work ethic came from and some of these odd jobs when you were younger?
What are some of the biggest lessons you’ve taken away from all of your jobs?
You’ve done a TON of self-development, whether it’s Landmark, reading books, therapy, meditation, etc… Even with all of the self-development you’ve done… what areas of yourself, or your life, are you currently focused on growing and developing?
How would you define masculinity and how has it changed throughout his life?
Have you had any big turning points in your life? If so, can you expand one them?
I want to talk about the community for a bit and what it means to you. Can you tell me about the Asian Alliance Program you’ve created at LinkedIn?
Can you share some of your thoughts on Asians in Sales?
Your sense of gratitude is amazing. How does gratitude play into your day to day life?
How do you practice gratitude on a daily basis?
What are you most grateful for today?
What’s next? Anything