Curious About tells stories of those who struggled and transformed in every aspect of their career and life. It is a podcast that focuses on individuals' journeys instead of their successes. Every successful story comes with a unique journey. If you enjoy self-exploration and would like to learn from others, you will enjoy Curious About. New episodes every Wednesday morning.
Curious About #22 Trauma and Resilience with Rob Wright
Welcome back to the Curious About Podcast. This is a special episode where we deep dive on a topic that Diana has been interested in for a long time - resilience. She spoke with the founder of Giant, a resilient specialist - Rob Wright today. Show highlights:
What is resilience?Rob’s early memory of traumaHow has trauma shaped Rob's behavior and habitsRob’s favorite authorRob’s went bankruptThe process of overcoming challenges The process of becoming resilientTo support the show, please share and subscribe the show!
Curious About #21 What's The Difference Between Eastern Vs. Western Well-being? with Saori Okada
In this episode of the Curious About Podcast, Diana discovers the difference between Eastern vs. Western well-being with the founder of Mogami, Saori Okada. First, what does Mogami mean? Mogami, in Japanese is 最上(もがみ), means best or highest level. It's the idea that drives Saori, to empower individuals with a holistic development approach. Let's hear about Saori's perspectives on well-being. Show highlights:
Let’s welcome Saori, the founder of Mogami Why did Saori choose to use the word ‘empower’? The difference between eastern vs. western well-being What does it mean to explore yourself from the within? What to do when you don’t know how to reach inside yourself? Do we change our values over time?Why do people want to stay in control?How to truly accept yourself? How to live in the moment? How to accept your own emotions?Support my content creation - please go to buymeacoffee.com/curiousabout.
Curious About #20 You Moved to Finland?
Welcome back to the monthly culture series of the Curious About Podcast. In this episode, Diana talks to Vignes Mustola, a confident mother and a coordinator from Häme University of Applied Sciences. Unlike other mothers Diana has met, Vignes embarked a much different journey. She's an ambitious career woman from Singapore, who moved to Finland with her husband. She decided to become a full-time mother and did that for a decade long. Show highlights:
Vignes, why did you move to Finland? Why did Vignes decided to become a full time mother?Educational systems between Singapore and Finland Career exploration for Vignes back in SingaporeLanguage barrier when living in Finland What happened when she picked up the language? What did Vignes enjoy the most living in Finland?The importance of spending time alone
Curious About #19 Stress, Burnout, & Toxic Productivity
In this episode of the Curious About Podcast, Diana talks about stress, burnout, and toxic productivity with the founder of Moodally - Erika Ferszt. Originally from New York City, Erika spent the last two decades as a senior advertising executive, winning over 70 awards for her work. At the same time, she was coaching and mentoring people. In 2015, Erika was hospitalized for 10 days after suffering stress-related vision loss. Let's hear Erik's story & why she's advocating for employee's well-being. Show highlights:
Erika’s experience of extreme burnout (caused her to lose vision) How and why Erika became devoted in talking about stress, moods, and well-being The relationship between burnout and your feelings toward the jobThe role of culture in toxic productivityHow come burnouts are repeated? Solving stress is about reverse your system Is there a generational difference in stress tolerance? The understanding of panic attack Effective ways to de-stress yourself (what you consume matters!)What can companies do to improve employees well-being The role of leadership in employee stress Support my content creation - please go to buymeacoffee.com/curiousabout.
Curious About #18 What is Your Money Mindset?
In this episode of the Curious About Podcast, Diana explores the concept of money mindset with Paje Ray. When Paje dropped the message "you don't need to be rich to be financially free", Diana felt intrigued. Paje has an interesting backstory. Originally from the Philippines who later migrated to Canada, she experienced what it was like not to have money. Though she didn't know at the time, her experience and relationship with money evolved as she learnt to change her money mindset. Show highlights:
How Paje’s migration experience shaped her view on moneyPaje’s background, upbringing, identity of money Older generation’s mindset on money in the PhilippinesYou can’t be rich while being spiritual How to stop feeling guilty when you have to charge people for services?Why do we need to give back to the society? (Financial contribution)You don’t need to be rich to be financially freeWhat is the idea of financial freedom?The value of building passive incomes
Curoius About #17 Why is Fintech Growing?
In this episode of the Curious About Podcast, Diana Shih invites Jason Tay from Singapore. Jason transitioned from traditional banking into Fintech 2 years ago. Since then, he's been consulting, advising, and working with different FinTech companies/startups. Show highlights:
Jason’s story from traditional finance into fintech What’s Fintech about in the past years? The security function in the world of cryptocurrency vs. traditional finance The importance of education in cryptocurrency The psychology of traders (e.g., why people fall for scams easily)The rise of mobile banking in Fintech Jason’s thoughts on NFTWhat’s the utility function of NFT?Is the NFT market a bubble? (A cause of concern)The balance between buying NFT vs. appreciating the art What did people tell Jason when he left traditional banking?The regret minimization framework Jason’s life philosophy
Great Concept and Content Variety!
I loooove the whole concept of how the journey is more beautiful than the destination. Diana is a great and mindful coach who does her research beforehand, and allows the platform for others of different backgrounds to share their story and expertise while keeping it real! Definitely give a listen! It’s great!!
Great podcast for actionable takeaways!
Diana does an excellent job of researching her guests, topics, and presenting questions in a deliberate and thoughtful way. Great listen for anyone looking to learn more and scratch their own curiosity itch.
Diana is well prepared for each episode, and covers an interesting variety of topics. You can definitely get soom cool insights from these interviews!