20 episodes

This is a podcast about the untold tales of Asian American women breaking out of who they should be, becoming who they truly are, and living their dream life. This podcast is for any Asian American women who are curiously exploring their boundaries and permissions around self-discovery and personal empowerment. This podcast is also for any curious souls who want to learn more about the journeys of Asian American women's own becoming.

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Permission to Become Joyce Bao

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This is a podcast about the untold tales of Asian American women breaking out of who they should be, becoming who they truly are, and living their dream life. This podcast is for any Asian American women who are curiously exploring their boundaries and permissions around self-discovery and personal empowerment. This podcast is also for any curious souls who want to learn more about the journeys of Asian American women's own becoming.

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    Ep. 19: Anna Choi, Permission to Become a Conscious Entrepreneur

    Ep. 19: Anna Choi, Permission to Become a Conscious Entrepreneur

    In this episode, I invited Anna Choi, the founder and CEO (Chief Energy Officer) of Conscious Business Coaching to share with us her journey to becoming a conscious entrepreneur and her path to spirituality. Her mission is to empower the next generation of global conscious leaders to better energetically align so they can grow with more flow. Yes, business and spirituality can co-exist!

    In this activating conversation, Anna and I dived deep into


    Her upbringing as the “token Asian” in the U.S. Midwest
    Choosing between the traditional corporate route v. entrepreneurial route
    Her journey into spiritual entrepreneurship and seeking the “ultimate Truth”
    Her wisdom on how to find one’s purpose and get past the root of resistance
    How she found her her inner martial artistry of balancing the yin with yang in the over “yang-ified” world
    The A.L.I.V.E. model that she uses to coach her clients to shift from hustle and grind to creating more space and time
    How to PIVOT and transition in time of chaos using the “Yes Yes Hell No” framework

    Resources:


    Anna’s FREE Energy Power Checklist: ​​https://www.annasunchoi.com/free
    Vipassana Meditation Retreat: dhamma.org
    Yes Yes Hell No: The Little Book for Making Big Decisions by Brian Whitten
    Anna’s TEDx Talk: Finding Peace in Chaos

    Anna’s Bio:

    Anna Sun Choi is a TEDx Speaker, Conscious Energy Coach, and Forbes Author, who serves high achieving conscious coaches and consultants fluctuating between $4K/month to $20K/month, to optimize their energy, find peace in chaos, and grow in flow not burnout. As a broke art major with zero experience or connections, she started and sold her first financial planning business grossing six figures by age 25 in 5 years. Anna served 7 years on faculty as 1 of 182 global leadership program leaders for a $95 million global enterprise in the personal growth, training, & development industry, while running her own event marketing consulting firm for clients in the tech, finance, real estate, wellness, and coaching industry for social impact. Burned out from the hustle and grind, she met two enlightened energy masters H.H. Sai Maa and Ilchi Lee, who led her to pursue energy mastery becoming a taekwondo martial artist, qigong yoga instructor, Certified Dahn Master, and brain power wellness educator over the next decade.

    Links:

    Website: https://www.annasunchoi.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annasunchoi/



    For more info, follow your host Joyce Bao on Instagram @permissiontobecome! 


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    • 48 min
    Ep. 18: Dr. Margaret Li, Permission to Find Your True Self - a conversation with clinical psychologist about the multicultural approach to embracing one's identity

    Ep. 18: Dr. Margaret Li, Permission to Find Your True Self - a conversation with clinical psychologist about the multicultural approach to embracing one's identity

    In this episode, Dr. Margaret Li Aghaeepour, a clinical psychologist and the owner of Ray Psychology, and I had an in-depth conversation about the state of mental health in the Asian American community.

    In this conversation, Dr. Margaret and I went down the rabbit hole of a number of topics, including:


    Internalized racism: the myths of racial stereotypes

    Root causes of work stress, burnout, performance anxiety, and relationship challenges

    How our childhood created layers of false self

    Why sex is a taboo topic in relationships

    Multicultural approach to embrace your own identity

    Power of choice and knowing your own needs


    Margaret’s Bio:
    Margaret Aghaeepour is a licensed clinical psychologist, the founder and director of Ray Psychology. She specializes in Asian American mental health, couples therapy and sex therapy. In her private practice, she helps individuals and couples navigate struggles of feeling confident, finding a sense of belonging, making impacts, juggling work and life demands, finding love, maintaining healthy relationships, drawing healthy boundaries with family members, and resolving childhood traumas.

    Links:

    Website:  www.raypsychology.com

    Email: margaret@raypsychology.com



    For more info on the host, visit www.permissiontobecome.com and follow Joyce on Instagram @permissiontobecome!


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    • 52 min
    Ep. 17: Permission to Create JOY

    Ep. 17: Permission to Create JOY

    Show Notes:

    Give the world your love, your service, your healing, but you can also give it your joy. This, too, is a great gift”.  - Desmond Tutu, The Book of Joy

    In this episode, we will dive into:


    Difference between JOY and happiness

    What is JOY: the 8 pillars of JOY according to Dalai Lama

    Permission to create JOY in your life: joy, creativity, and conscious living


    Resources:


    The Book of Joy by 14th Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams

    Conscious Living: Finding Joy in the Real World by Gay Hendricks

    Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert


    For more info on the host, follow Joyce on Instagram @permissiontobecome or visit www.permissiontobecome.com!


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    • 18 min
    Ep. 16: Permission to Embrace Your Shadow Self

    Ep. 16: Permission to Embrace Your Shadow Self

    “It’s ironic that to find the courage to lead an authentic life, you will have to go into the dark rooms of your most inauthentic self. You have to confront the very parts of yourself that you fear most to find what you have been looking for, because the mechanism that drives you to conceal your darkness is the same mechanism that has you hide your light. What you’ve been hiding from can actually give you what you’ve been trying hard to achieve.” - Debbie Ford, The Shadow Effect
    Show Notes:
    In this episode, I will be sharing with you one of the most potent tools I have discovered on my journey of transformation: SHADOW WORK.
    In this episode: I will be walking you through the following:

    What is a shadow and what is shadow work?

    How to uncover your hidden shadow?

    How to work with your shadows to reclaim your true self?

    Resources:

    “Power of Shadow Work” on The Kingdom with Justin Michael Williams
    The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, Marianne Williamson
    Byron Katie: The Work
    Tara Brach: RAIN Meditation



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    • 19 min
    Ep. 15: Christy "ChiChi" Yip - Permission to Choose Yourself, From 9-5 to Becoming a Solopreneur and Coaching Women on Body and Nutrition Empowerment

    Ep. 15: Christy "ChiChi" Yip - Permission to Choose Yourself, From 9-5 to Becoming a Solopreneur and Coaching Women on Body and Nutrition Empowerment

    In this episode, Christy “ChiChi” Yip, a body & nutrition empowerment coach for women, shares her transformation journey of making a major career pivot from working 9-5 in tech to becoming a solopreneur in the midst of a pandemic.

    In this episode, Christy shares with us:


    Women & our relationship with food and body image, esp. In the context of trying to fit into Asian American stereotypes
    Diet culture & diet industry: what people think is healthy v. what’s actually healthy
    What is self-love and how to actually practice self-love
    Her transition from 9-5 to becoming solopreneur and working for yourself
    How she gave herself the permission to fail, rest and find her flow in business
    How she has redefined success
    BONUS: she also shared with us her special green smoothie recipe in this episode so stay tune!

    Christy’s Bio:
    Christy Yip is a Body and Nutrition Empowerment Coach based in San Francisco. She helps women transform their relationship with their body and food so they can love themselves and manifest what they deserve.

    Links:

    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/christy.h.yip/

    Email: chichi@christyyip.com

    For more info on the host, visit www.permissiontobecome.com and follow Joyce on Instagram @permissiontobecome!


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    • 51 min
    Ep. 14: Jen Cui - Permission to Reclaim Your Freedom, Journey from Breakdown to Breakthrough and Becoming a Holistic Life Coach

    Ep. 14: Jen Cui - Permission to Reclaim Your Freedom, Journey from Breakdown to Breakthrough and Becoming a Holistic Life Coach

    In this episode, Jen Cui, a holistic life coach shares her riveting and transformative story from struggling with her mental health breakdown to turning her life around to become a holistic life coach and mental health advocate.

    *Trigger Warning: This episode contains content around mental health issues, related to trauma/PTSD, depression and suicide, that may be alarming to some listeners. Please check the show notes for more detailed descriptions and take care of yourself.

    In this episode, Jen shares with us:


    How being a high-achieving perfectionist at a young age impacted her self-worth

    Her mental health journey from struggling with social anxiety and feeling disconnected to having her first panic attack

    How her hospitalization experience in college became the turning point of her life

    Her road to reclaiming her freedom and how her story abroad experience in Australia brought joy into her life and inspired her to start her own business

    Her morning rituals, non-negotiables and daily habits and tips that provided agency in her life


    Jen’s Bio:

    Jen Cui is a holistic life coach and the ultimate hype woman helping women fall in love with themselves so they can confidently live life on their own terms.

    She coaches women through self-doubt, perfectionism, and their fears using her proven methodology, ultimately allowing clients to feel less stress, be more present, satisfied in themselves, and heighten their overall quality of life.

    Jen is also the host of the Find Your Freedom podcast, which is dedicated to helping women tap into their own intuition and up-level their lives.

    Links:

    Website: jencui.com

    Instagram: @jencuihealth

    For more info on the host, visit www.permissiontobecome.com and follow Joyce on Instagram @permissiontobecome!


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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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9 Ratings

DaisyQ1983 ,

Brilliant listen

Really brilliant listen. I loved how informative it was, even though it felt like I was listening to friends talk.
Such important topics. Can’t wait for me.

VinnieSunset ,

Inspiring stories

I love the calm energy Joyce brings to these conversations with women who have really reached inside and pushed themselves towards a more energizing and fulfilling path 😊

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