42 episodes

Offering Insight and Inspiration to the current and aspiring Asian American entrepreneur.

The Asian American Voice B.J. Kang

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Offering Insight and Inspiration to the current and aspiring Asian American entrepreneur.

    TAAV 41: Erasing Shame with DJ Chuang

    TAAV 41: Erasing Shame with DJ Chuang

    DJ Chuang is a strategy consultant, currently working with the .BIBLE ("dotBIBLE") Registry, a new top-level domain for all things Bible. He co-hosts the Erasing Shame podcast (erasingshame.com) and authored the book, MultiAsian.Church: A Future for Asian Americans in a Multiethnic World (multiasian.church). He has been blogging at his personal website [djchuang.com] since 1999 and also freely sharing connections to ideas, people, and resources.
     
    Topics we cover in this interview:
    What is shame?
    What is the difference between guilt and shame?
    Can shame be healthy?
    How to be good listener when somebody reaches out to you for help
    How to reach out for help if you are struggling
    How Asian-American males experience shame
    Negative Self Talk 
    What to expect if you seek a counselor or therapist
    How religion can help and also perpetuate shame
     
    How to connect with DJ Chuang:
    DJ’s website
    Erasing Shame

    Erasing Shame Youtube Channel
     
     
    Email B.J. Kang at brian.kang510@gmail.com
     
    theasianamericanvoice.com/podcast/41
    "Like" our Facebook page for updates on future shows and other resources:
    https://www.facebook.com/TheAsianAmericanVoice/

    • 40 min
    TAAV 40: Normalizing Therapy in The Asian-American Community

    TAAV 40: Normalizing Therapy in The Asian-American Community

    Yin is an Asian American marriage and family therapist licensed in California and Oregon and founder of Theralane.
    As a child of immigrants, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a therapist.  Yin started out in investment banking right out of college and co-founded an IT services company where she worked for almost 15 years in Silicon Valley.
    As a therapist, Yin primarily works with Asians, Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders for a range of concerns ranging from challenging family dynamics, chronic relationship difficulties (romantic, love, family, work), life transitions, career challenges, identity questions, high functioning depression, and anxiety.
    She enjoys working with folks who are either brand new to therapy or have had “bad” or ineffective experiences in therapy.
    In addition to seeing clients, Yin has made it her mission to help normalize mental health, wellness and therapy services in API communities.  Theralane produced a free, community event, “De-Mystifying Therapy for Asian Americans” in Portland, Oregon.  Theralane is also promoting #Asiansdotherapy to help create more visibility and challenge stigma.
    Topics we cover on this show:
    How to find a therapist that is right for you
    What is therapy and what to expect if you decide to enter therapy
    Why Asian-Americans don’t want to ask for help
    What to do if you are feeling pain and you are not ready for individual therapy
    How to normalize therapy in Asian-American communities
    How to deal with somebody being angry with you
    Why I got into a huge argument with a Lyft driver that cut me off
     
    How to get in touch with Yin Li:

    www.theralane.com
     
    Other Resources:
    List of 12 Step Groups for various addictions and issues
     
    Email B.J. Kang at brian.kang510@gmail.com
     
    theasianamericanvoice.com/podcast/40
    "Like" our Facebook page for updates on future shows and other resources:
    https://www.facebook.com/TheAsianAmericanVoice/

    • 45 min
    TAAV 039: From Backyard Kung Fu Filmmaking to The Paper Tigers Movie

    TAAV 039: From Backyard Kung Fu Filmmaking to The Paper Tigers Movie

    Mentored early on by master action director Corey Yuen, Bao was instilled with an approach to action that doesn’t rely solely on spectacle, but also draws on story and character. Screen Anarchy praised his written-and-directed short Bookie for its “flawlessly realized world populated by entirely fleshed out and believable characters, driven by a compelling narrative and brought to sumptuous life.” He has since traveled back to his homeland of Vietnam to work as a feature film editor. His editing credits include Cho Lon, one of Southeast Asia’s highest-budgeted action blockbusters, and Jackpot, a heartfelt comedy selected as Vietnam’s official entry to the 2016 Oscars for Best Foreign Film. Ain’t It Cool News enthusiastically declared Bao as “a director I expect to see big things from.”
     
    How to not be complacent in your life and career
    How to go for your dreams and passions
    The importance of mentorship
    Using the dreams of your childhood to guide you in the decisions you make in adulthood
    The film industry of Vietnam and struggles of censorship
    The evolution of film editing throughout the years
    How to support Asian American filmmakers
    What “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Terminator” have in common
     
    The Paper Tigers Movie Kickstarter
     
    POV Films website
     
    theasianamericanvoice.com/podcast/39
    "Like" our Facebook page for updates on future shows and other resources:
    https://www.facebook.com/TheAsianAmericanVoice/

    • 43 min
    TAAV 038: How to Not Care What Others Think with Andrew Choi

    TAAV 038: How to Not Care What Others Think with Andrew Choi

    St. Lenox is an American indie pop outfit from Columbus and Brooklyn, helmed by Andrew Choi, who works as an attorney in New York City. Writing in the vein of modern American social realism, Choi's most recent record, Ten Hymns From My American Gothic, discusses progressivism, immigration and family, set in the Iowa midwest. PopMatters, rating the record 9/10, calls it "nothing short of a 21st century pop masterpiece" with AllMusic similarly praising it as an example of "true 21st century songwriting." The Harvard Crimson proclaims it a “stellar album, covering the experience of the children of immigrants from the emotional highs of boundless optimism to cultural disconnect … one of the most interesting releases of the year.” Salon calls the record one of the most "criminally underrated albums to come out" in 2016.
     
    What you will learn from this episode:
    How to not care what other people think about you How to balance a full time job with creating something outside of work How to master your craft for more confidence in performing or putting yourself out there How to quiet your inner critic How to be aware of your shame when creating things Andrew’s experience as an Asian American musician Andrew’s experience performing at SXSW in Austin, TX  
    theasianamericanvoice.com/podcast/37
    "Like" our Facebook page for updates on future shows and other resources:
    https://www.facebook.com/TheAsianAmericanVoice/

    • 47 min
    TAAV 037: From Quarter Life Crisis to Quarter Life Calling with Paul Sohn

    TAAV 037: From Quarter Life Crisis to Quarter Life Calling with Paul Sohn

    Paul Sohn is a leadership coach, best-selling author and speaker. Formerly employed by both a Fortune 50 company and a Top 100 Great Place to Work Company, Paul is the founder and CEO of QARA, an organization committed to helping twenty-somethings discover their God-given identity and calling. Paul is a best-selling author of Quarter-Life Calling: Finding Your God-Given Purpose in Your Twenties. In 2014, Paul was named one of the Top 33 under 33 Christian Millennials to Follow by Christianity Today. Some of Paul’s favorite things include authentic Korean food, tennis, and traveling. Paul currently resides in San Diego.
    What you will learn from this episode
    What is a quarter life crisis How to start a blog and build it to 100,000 readers per month How to find your calling in life The importance of having mentors, coaches, friends and family that tell you the truth How to leave a high paying corporate job The importance of self awareness and self discovery to find your calling Starting the process of self discovery in your 20s For the show notes page for this episode please visit: theasianamericanvoice.com/podcast/37
    "Like" our Facebook page for updates on future shows and other resources:
    https://www.facebook.com/TheAsianAmericanVoice/

    • 45 min
    TAAV 036: Reflecting On The End of Season 1

    TAAV 036: Reflecting On The End of Season 1

    B.J. Kang talks about his thoughts and reflections after season 1 ends of The Asian American Voice podcast.

    For the show notes page for this episode please visit:
    theasianamericanvoice.com/podcast/36
    "Like" our Facebook page for updates on future shows and other resources:
    https://www.facebook.com/TheAsianAmericanVoice/

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

MeoKita11 ,

Uplifting

I love how real and diverse each guest is on this podcast. I feel like each one is different enough that you learn something new Everytime. I also love how real and passionate BJ is. It's really making the wheels turn in my head when I listen to it at my 8-5 job. Inspiring, humanizing, and overall a 5 star podcast...listen to it even if you're not Asian American.

Lukeysounds ,

Not Asian American but still worth a listen!

Great! Good conversation and great insight!

CleanDaWoof ,

Awesome Podcast

Very inspiring! Reminds us that life is too short so do what you love. BJ does a great job of lighting that inner fire in all of us. We all have passions and his interviews show us the path to turning our dreams and goals into reality.

Top Podcasts In Business