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52 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This Dude Is On His Path To Success In Ecommerce And Real Estate At 27 With Charlie Chang
This week's interview is with Charlie Chang. A 27-year old entrepreneur from Los Angeles. Find Charlie on instagram at Charlie__Chang or on Youtube at his channel Charlie the Entrepreneur.After talking with Charlie, what I love about him is he just jumps into things without knowing anything. I’m the complete opposite. I have to buy the course, find the community, read tons of books, etc - before I ever get into anything but Charlie just dives right in. And from those opportunities - other opportunities just magically seem to show up. Half the battle is just showing up and Charlie is a great example of that.We talk about his entrepreneurial journey and all of his side hustles he has and how he got started with them. In this interview we talk about his photography hustle, clothing business, amazon fba e-commerce business, and his real estate brokerage.We also talk about self-improvement and how that has changed his life. We go into his morning routine, books he loves, and the things that have made a huge impact on his life.Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
54 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This Dude Went From Building A Luxury Footwear Brand To Luxury Villas In Europe With Victor Hsu
This week’s interview is with Victor Hsu. Victor is the founder and designer of Facto Shoes, a luxury men’s footwear brand handmade in Europe. Victor is a top contender for my personal “Most Interesting Man in the World” and if you follow him on instagram @VictoHsu, you’ll soon see why. Seems like the guy is always traveling to interesting places, eating at the best places, and having the most fun.After graduating from NYU, he worked in the fashion industry in NYC as a buyer moving overseas to Tokyo and launching his own footwear brand. Teaming up with the factory in Italy that produced some of the world’s most famous and expensive shoe brands, he built a premium quality brand at a more accessible price point sold in department stores like Saks and Bergdorf Goodman.His travels to Europe for his shoe brand had him traveling to Portugal frequently where his second act began…building luxury villas.Victor had been dabbling in real estate investing during his times in New York and Tokyo. While living in these cities, he found that he had an eye and passion for real estate. These lessons from brand and real estate investing took him to a little known area of Portugal called Vila Nova de Gaia.Falling in love with Vila Nova de Gaia and seeing a big future for the area, Victor started developing his own home there. He now helps and facilitates other international investors who want to build their own villa. Interested in being his neighbor?We get into his whole entrepreneurship journey in this interview and i think you guys will really enjoy it. this conversation is like listening and learning from your wise older brother who’s just done a lot of cool shit all over the world.Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
50 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This Dude Generated Over $350k+ And 40,000 Attendees For His Virtual Summits With Eric Yang
This week’s episode is with Eric Yang, an entrepreneur from Paris currently based in Bangkok. Eric puts together virtual summits and does consulting for people who want to do their own. Find out more about him and his services at EricZYang.com.What is a Virtual Summit? Think of it like an industry conference where he gathers attendees, speakers, and sponsors - except his are all online.Through these virtual summits, Eric has generated over $350K and 40,000 virtual summit attendees without spending a dollar out of pocket.Eric has put on virtual summits in industries like real estate, cryptocurrencies, design, and more.He’s the go-to-guy if you are interested in doing something like this in your industry and as you’ll find out - they are really profitable and help build your influence and credibility in your industry.If you’re a young dude who wants to be an entrepreneur that doesn’t know where to start - you have to listen to this one. There’s so much gold in here if you follow what Eric did while he was a student.The week after our interview together, we met up in Bangkok at an entrepreneurship conference i like to attend yearly. He was coincidentally one of the speakers where he gave a talk about his virtual summit strategy.Eric is one of my new favorite dudes. I think my big takeaway from our interview is don’t be afraid of asking - you never know what the answer might be. Sounds obvious but obvious things need to be hammered into our heads once in a while for you to really take it in.In this episode we go through:How Eric’s business failures led him to doing virtual summitsHow Eric got thousands of dollars worth of conference tickets for freeWhy Eric decided to drop out of collegeThe exact strategies Eric used to get huge names to talk at his summits including his word-for-word scriptEric’s hack for building influenceWhat Eric thinks is the next big thingPlease share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
83 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
From Accounting Employee To Working With Martial Art Legends Jet Li And Jackie Chan With Alfred Hsing
New episode with the unbelievable life story of a guy who went from accounting job to Wushu World Champion to working with martial art legends Jackie Chan and Jet Li. This is an interview with Alfred Hsing who is now an actor and stuntman in Hollywood.This is an interview with my friend Alfred Hsing (Personal Website, Instagram). He is the first American to win a gold medal at the World Wushu Championships. Wushu is a Chinese martial art that has thousands of years of history.After winning the gold medal, Alfred got a job living, working and traveling with Jet Li where he got to be a part of Jet Li’s daily life and meet celebrities and business leaders all over the world. Alfred actually lived in Jet Li’s house.It doesn’t stop there.After his time with Jet Li, Alfred made the hard decision to leave and joined Jackie Chan’s stunt team where they worked on a movie together.But before all that - Alfred was just a normal dude working at KPMG after graduating from UCLA.How did he go from normal accounting job to working with Jet Li and Jackie Chan? That’s what we get into in the interview today and it’s a long long journey.In this episode we talk abouthis journey to becoming the first American to win the world wushu champion while working his accounting jobthe struggles he faced when trying to decide if he should quit his jobhow he got a job living, working and traveling all over the world with Jet Li and meeting people like Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, and Jack Mathe lessons he learned from Jet Liwhy he ultimately decided to leave his job with Jet Li and join Jackie Chan’s stunt teamwhat Jackie Chan is like in personsome great stories of his times with Jackie Chan and Jet Liwe end with some overall lessons and thoughts he’s learned in his life for achieving unbelievable things in your lifeThanks for listening. If you want to connect with Alfred, find him on instagram @AlfredRocks.Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
55 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Interview With Asian Dating & Confidence Coach Danny Kim
Yo what’s up dudes.New episode of Badass Asian Dudes. This week I have Asian dating & confidence coach Danny Kim. Contact Danny on instagram @CaptainDanielKim.Before we get into the interview, i just want to say that Danny is the real deal. i went out with him a few times and i have to say that I was quite impressed with his confidence and naturalness when approaching and connecting with women. I think he would be a great resource to talk to if you are trying to step up your game…which is why I interviewed him for the show.I think you guys will really like the episode. Here are some highlights:how he went from chubby, unattractive teen to dating coachthe steps he took to get better in his dating lifehow to be more attractive to the women you wanthow to get over the fear of approachinghis favorite cities for dating (the last one surprised me)and much morePlease share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
96 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Talking To Happy Asian Males With Seibo Shen And Brandon Chien
Yo dudes. What’s good? New episode of Badass Asian Dudes with Seibo Shen and Brandon Chien. This week i had the opportunity to chat with Seibo Shen and Brandon Chien of the Happy Asian Males Podcast.Two super interesting, insightful dudes with a lot of knowledge to share. They have a podcast that you guys should check out called Happy Asian Males where they talk about all sorts of stuff like business, psychedelics, fitness, mental health, and a lot more. All stuff that I’m super interested in as well.Seibo and Brandon are also both entrepreneurs. Seibo is in the cannabis industry and he designed his own vaporizer. Check out his company VapeExhale.com.Brandon teaches self-development through olympic style weightlifting. Really interesting stuff. Check him out at TheArtofSelfAlignment.com.My conversation with these guys was quite eye-opening and i learned a ton. I loved getting to know these guys and I’m sure you will too. We talk about a whole bunch of different topics and you’ll get to hear more about what they do and how they get started as well.Some things we talk about:our entrepreneurship stories (including mine)psychedelicsasian masculinityfeeling fulfilled in your lifeand a lot morePlease share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
37 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This Dude Built A Custom-Fit Wetsuit Company For Surfers & Divers With Andy Park
Yo! What’s going on guys? New episode of Badass Asian Dudes. This week’s guest is Andy Park, the founder of 7till8. 7till8 makes custom fit surf and dive wetsuits tailored to your body’s exact specifications. You just go on their website, send your measurements, and then they send you a custom wetsuit in a few weeks.You see this a lot with clothing for example suits, shirts, jackets - but i remember when Andy and his former business partner came up with this idea years back - I thought it was pretty genius because custom and made to measure clothing was getting big in those days.Of course just having an idea is nothing. The hardest part is executing it and actually turning it into something.But what do you do if you have no experience with wetsuits and you’ve never made a wetsuit before?And also how do you compete against the already established wetsuit companies out there like Body Glove, Billabong, and O’Neill that have been in the game for years?All they had was the idea of creating a custom wetsuit company.That’s the position Andy and his former business partner were in.Some things we talk about in this episode:his kickstarter strategy and how they raised 20kcreating a vision for your companykey takeaways from his accelerator programwhat he would do if he started over from scratchPlease share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
36 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This Dude Built A Multi-Million Dollar Skincare Brand Using Taiwanese Berries With Michael Koh
Yo! What’s good dudes.Here’s my podcast with entrepreneur Michael Koh of Tree to Tub.Michael created an all natural-skincare brand with his buddy after graduating from college. The main ingredient of his brand is a berry that comes from Taiwan called the soapberry.When you mix the berry with some water, it creates a natural soap. Michael and his friend created a company around this soapberry and does multiple millions of dollars per year.In our conversation today, we talk about his entrepreneurship story but we also go into a bunch of other different topics. This conversation kind of goes all over the place but i like it because you get to learn a lot of his thought process and mindset for things other than business.Some topics we talk about:why he loves and lives in Chiang Maihis number 1 question in lifeleaving the safety of Google to go down his own pathwhat owning and operating a food truck taught himmy first acid tripwhat it was like going on QVC and how it impacted his businessPlease share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate i thanks!
51 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
The Art Of Zen And Hustle With Alan Vantoai
Bros - what’s good?New episode of Badass Asian Dudes is now out.This week I interview one of my friends - his name is Alan Vantoai, and he’s an entrepreneur currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. You can check out Alan’s blog at zenhustle.com or check out his new company Telefuel.Alan is incredibly thoughtful and purposeful with how he lives his life. i love how he breaks his life down into 4 buckets: health, wealth, relationships, and play and I also love the way he challenges himself and gets out of his comfort zone.Some examples we talk about in our conversation is his first time trying stand-up comedy and his 30-day Youtube challenge.in this episode we go through things like:Alan’s general life and entrepreneurship storywhat it’s like living in the USA vs Asiathe challenges of dating in Asiathinking about what is most important to you in life and optimizing your life for thatchallenging yourself to step outside of your comfort zonewhy suspending disbelief is important in lifewhy you should listen to crazy peoplethe crypto bubble of 2017Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
59 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This ER Doctor Traveled To 170+ Countries And Started A Travel Company
Yo! What’s up dudes.This week is a new episode with Calvin Sun. I think Calvin could be in my personal top 5 “Most Interesting Man in the World.” He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, former MTV show host, dancer, medical doctor, and entrepreneur. There’s probably a few more that I left out.Calvin is an ER Doctor in New York City and he’s traveled to 170+ countries. What’s crazy is that he traveled to 150 of those countries during medical school and residency.While traveling, Calvin, started a blog documenting his travels which turned into a travel company.That company is called Monsoon Diaries.In this episode we talk about:how he dealt with his father’s death at an early agegetting into medical school with a below average academic recordradical honesty and where that has gotten himbeing present and in his words “fuck your dreams”how his trip to North Korea went viralhis plans for his travel companyand much moreThis is a great episode. Thanks for listening guys.Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
50 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This 25 Year Old Went From Bankrupt To Starting A Successful Marketing Agency With Danny Tran
Yo dudes!In this episode I interview Danny Tran. Danny is the founder of multiple 6-figure businesses under his belt...all at the age of 25. Find Danny on instagram @DannyTuTran.I talk to Danny about his first business launching a watch brand on Kickstarter and making 6 figures. He then got sued and lost all the money he made. Oh shit.We talk about the low point in his life and then how he went from rock-bottom to creating his successful digital marketing agency he runs now.Towards the end of the interview we talk about mindset and also the best books that have changed his life.I actually ended up buying the book he talks about and I try to implement it in my life right now.Loved my conversation with Danny. Hope you guys enjoy.Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
66 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
From A 9-5 Cubicle To Living And Making Money Everywhere Around The World With Johnny FD
This week's episode is an interview with my friend Johnny FD of JohnnyFD.com.Johnny has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, BBC, and several other publications.He's known for quitting his corporate 9-5 job and then becoming a location independent entrepreneur. He has documented his whole journey on his blog.Johnny is one of the most well-known digital nomads in the digital nomad scene - for better or for worse.We dive in deep into his story and go super deep.As soon as we start the interview he told me he doesn’t want to just do the regular interview he has done over and over.So instead we talk about some sensitive, never before heard issues that he has never been public about:his struggles growing up as an asian guy in Americahis identity and insecurity struggleswhat it’s like dealing with his hatershis biggest regret in lifeand then we end with some straight knowledge bombs that are seriously packed with valuePlease share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.Thanks!
44 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 With Kenneth Hwynn
My conversation with fellow community member Ken Huynh. Ken is an alumni of the Food-X accelerator and co-founder of venture funded food startup The Saucey Sauce Co. Find out more about Ken at www.kennethhuynh.com.He is a venture partner at ARC Fund, which is a seed stage venture capital fund focused on tech and food. In his next venture he is a Public Speaking and Executive Presence Coach and Tech Innovation Advisor.He was one of the first members to join the community and from his introduction post, he seemed like a sharp, driven, badass dude.This was my first time talking to Ken, and I asked him to come up with a list of 5 things he wish he knew when he was 20.I came up with my own list as well and so we go back and forth talking about some life lessons or keys to think about when you're in your 20s.Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
48 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This Korean Streetwear Brand Grew From The Internet To New York Fashion Week With Terrence Kim
Dudes! Really special episode with my friend TK.TK and his brother grew up in New Jersey and then moved to China to start a sneaker brand. That didn't work out but their travels to Korea inspired them to start a streetwear brand mixing in traditional Korean elements.Yes, a Korea inspired streetwear brand.The brand is called IISE. IISE means “second generation” in Korean.With no money, no experience, no nothing they built this brand from the ground up and even had a runway show at New York Fashion Week in 2018.It’s been exciting watching their company grow. We dive deep into the origin story.Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.Enjoy dudes!
49 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This Entertainment Industry Veteran Is Changing The Face Of Hollywood With Chris Kim
In today's episode I talk with my friend Chris Kim who has spent the last 10 years working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.At HBO he searched and cultivated multicultural talent: writers, directors, and actors.He currently works at Disney working on multicultural audience engagement.Because of these roles, Chris has a unique and inside look into the inner-workings of the entertainment industry and Hollywood.We talk about Asians in media today, how to get better representation in media, the rise of China, and much more.Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
55 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This Dude Built A 7-Figure Wine Accessories Business On Amazon With Victor Min
Victor is a badass entrepreneur.When I first got to Seoul, several people within my network told me that I had to meet Victor."Who the hell is this Victor guy?!" I thought.Well I had a chance to meet him and talk to him about his wine-accessories business, Vintorio.He is the #1 seller for the product in his category on Amazon. If you don't know what that means...just know that it is huge and incredibly difficult to do.Victor is a super interesting guy and I loved my chat with him.We talk about entrepreneurship, business mindset, and selling on Amazon.This is a great episode! Thanks for listening.Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave us a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.
71 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
How This Dude Created A Huge Business Optimizing Brains With Ben Ford
When I had the idea for The Badass Asian Dudes Podcast, I knew I had to get Ben on the podcast.I met Ben several years back at an entrepreneur conference and he is one of the most badass asian dudes I know. If you're into ecommerce / entrepreneurship / marketing, you should follow him on Twitter.Ben co-founded the company Natural Stacks, and I've seen it grow from one product to now over 20 with an incredible loyal fanbase of customers.Natural Stacks sells nootropic supplements - supplements for your brain.Ben has a lot of great entrepreneurial stories to tell in this podcast.For example, the story of how he sponsored with the World Series of Poker Champion Martin Jacobson. Jacobson won the WSOP for $10,000,000 that year.I learned a lot from this podcast and I think you will too.Please share, subscribe, and if you really like the show, please leave a 5 star review! It helps other people find the podcast and also helps me get other great guests to interview. I would really appreciate it.Thanks for listening!
62 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Badass Asian Dudes Gain Respect By Owning Their Shit (ft. Samuel Shin, Asian Men’s Coach)
On this episode, Victor talks with Samuel Shin. Samuel was a psychotherapist for 7 years, but left after getting burnt out. He now does life coaching for the Asian-Am community and specifically Asian men. He runs a bi-weekly men's group, and also does individual & group coaching. He has an 8-week group coaching program for men who have left unfulfilling jobs & careers to create a life and income aligned with their passion & purpose. [05:55] How did Sam get into men's work?[12:15] Being a BAD means choosing the uncommon, heart-centered path[17:15] Sam's journey in developing emotional stability and fulfillment[32:36] How Sam could help you find purpose[48:10] The first step to depth, aliveness, and creativity is to just start talking about it[59:01] What Sam's working on to address these problemsFrom Samuel about the course...Thanks, Victor and BAD for letting me promote my course! I don't mention much about it in the interview, so here's more info: Conscious Career Master runs every quarter. It’s an 8-week journey limited to six men who know they have a bigger, heart-centered mission, but are feeling stuck in loops of fear, self-doubt, not feeling ready or good enough (imposter syndrome). These are men who have a vision or even a general direction, but aren't sure what actions to take. Using proven techniques from therapy, meditation & coaching, I help you get clear on your vision, remove mental, emotional and spiritual blocks, and start getting results. Contact me to get on the waitlist:Facebook: @asianshealingInstagram: @theasiancoach ---------------------------------------9 Ways To Become A Fulfilled, Badass Asian DudeDownload the collection of wisdom from our podcast guests on how to become a Badass Asian Dude: http://badassasiandudes.com/subscribe.Connect with us:Follow the Instagram at http://instagram.com/badassasiandudesofficialJoin the other 1200+ Badass Asian Dudes on Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/badassasiandudes.Register for one of our virtual Saturday Social Hours: https://bit.ly/BADsocialhour.Get on the waitlist for our merch dropping soon! https://badassasiandudes.com/subscribe.Join the more private BAD FAM in the Emotion Dojo to exercise your emotional communication skills, limited space: http://bit.ly/emotiondojo.
56 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Badass Asian Dudes Show Up For Their Mind, Body, And Spirit (ft. JT Tsui, founder of Win Each Day)
Nick & Victor sit down with JT Tsui where they discuss his journey from developing himself and others in the physical realm and then taking the same attitude to develop people's mental health and spiritual well-being.In this episode, we talked about:[02:29] What is a Badass Asian Dude to JT[03:47] JT's background in physical education allowed him to develop students into full-fledged athletes. However, becoming a competitive athlete is as much of a mental game as it is a physical one.Time in education allowed JT to embrace self-development creating a to shift towards mental health and spiritual well-being[08:34] As much as the athlete's mindset and discipline can help with succeeding with long term goals, it is using this example JT warns of the duality of character traits. While the athletic mindset can be leveraged to great effect to improve yourself and overcome obstacles, it also leaves you to be unable to turn off where it removes you from other important activities such as being fully present with family and friends.[09:30] Deep self-reflection is what JT credits to sparking the change in his behaviours, believing self-reflection is the key to gathering awareness of who you are. With genuine introspection it allows one to prioritise their values and focus more energy into creating more time with what is important to the individual. Consequently, introspection and defining your vision will allow you the power to take ownership of your values and sense of self, which in turns leads to more deliberate action in your own life.[13:35] JT comments that prioritising, permitting yourself to take breaks, and time management is essential to begin the process of self-reflection and taking ownership in your life. Warnings of allowing time for growth and not being so fixated on the time duration is the key to long term commitment of this journey. Furthermore, being objective with yourself and examining yourself without judgement will enable you to explore suppressed emotions and experiences, as well as thoroughly reflect on how developed behaviours may have been influenced by others. Only after reconciling what can be extremely difficult emotions and experiences can we begin to take the next steps towards developing better mental and spiritual well-being.[19:52] Challenging how we think, act and behave and creating permanent changes can be extremely troublesome, however, JT believes one of the most important aspects is the need to create your vision and then use your vision as your guiding North Star. Listeners should take particular note where Victor comments that the journey does not have to be an independent one and can be undertaken with others where you can find support, as well as further opportunities to explore and reflect. It is common knowledge that Asian culture and its influence can create obstacles to pursuing your path, where these flawed beliefs can take form in the way of generational parental conditioning. So it is important to do as Bruce Lee once said and use these teachable moments to take the good and leave the bad to better develop the future generations. As a father, JT uses everyday moments with his children to create better conversations, engagement, and opportunities to take ownership of their own lives.[32:44] The Next Generation. In this section, JT talks about the need and benefits of guiding children and young adults to develop strategies to take more ownership in their lives. With mindfulness being the first step to developing the necessary self-awareness to develop further positive habits and momentum. On the other hand, JT also expands upon the organisational and political barriers to developing mental wellness in educational institutions.[39:17] As the three discuss the benefits of positive momentum, JT points out that a positive mindset and attitude about oneself is key before the positive momentum can start permeating the areas in life that you want to work towards.[44:35] In closing JT re-emphasises the need to create easily manageable steps and limiting your focus on particular areas before moving onto the next. But alongside these methods, JT reaffirms the need to have the discipline to commit to these long term changes which can be incremental and slow.---------------------------------------9 Ways To Become A Fulfilled, Badass Asian DudeDownload the collection of wisdom from our podcast guests on how to become a Badass Asian Dude: http://badassasiandudes.com/subscribe.Connect with us:Follow the Instagram at http://instagram.com/badassasiandudesofficialJoin the other 1200+ Badass Asian Dudes on Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/badassasiandudes.Register for one of our virtual Saturday Social Hours: https://bit.ly/BADsocialhour.Get on the waitlist for our merch dropping soon! https://badassasiandudes.com/subscribeIf you’re interested in developing your own emotional intelligence with other Fulfilled Asian Males (FAM), join the waitlist: http://bit.ly/emotiondojo.
59 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Badass Asian Dudes Say What They Feel In The Face Of Disagreement (ft. Rob Wang, founder of Great Date Guy)
In the latest podcast, Seibo joins Rob to discuss why men should continue to develop EQ, his journey to get to where he is now and commentary on the benefits and potential pitfalls. 02:09 - IntroRob explains his process of being a relationship coach where he supports men to open up and engage in areas of their emotional intelligence they are deficient in. Whether that be social, personal and work life, Rob can help. 03:21 - What Does BAD Mean To Rob?Interestingly this definition changed over time for Rob, from traditionally badass beliefs expected from society to increasing importance on character values and emotional connection. Listeners should note the importance of staying true to the values you, and only you believe in but then having the fortitude to stand tall when your values are challenged from all sides. 05:26 - Origins of a KingIn this section Rob explains his embarrassing story; the feelings of shame and the guilt of being ugly felt during his first rejection led him to take those first steps to develop himself and become the person he is now. Identifying and taking ownership of his shortcomings led him to refine his relationship skills and incorporate social frameworks. Rob shares that even after developing these social skills you are still not guaranteed success; even after finding success, Rob continued to experience empty interactions which eventually lead to suicidal thoughts. Rob's experience can be quite relatable to other Asian men and highlights the dangers of neglecting all of our emotions or refusal to confront past trauma which can negatively shape our character. Rob commented that strength to express the full range of emotions to the fullest and embrace this side created vibrancy in life he didn't have before - as men, it can be easy to fall into the trap to pursue complete mastery over our emotions, but in its pursuit can prevent us from being human. 12:36 - How to develop EQ Rob and Seibo discuss how to take small, actionable steps to begin developing EQ. Many of the key areas require an honest dialogue with yourself such as your fears, forgiveness for an experience that can be seen as shameful and addressing negative self-worth. It should be said, many of these areas can be difficult to explore where it is important to move past the ego which can prevent you from exploring these negative emotions and taking steps to resolve them. Character experience is developed through slow, incremental changes but with continual, positive experiences and breakthroughs. Over time you can make these changes, but it requires complete effort time. While the journey was long, in Rob's eyes it was worth it.25:16 - Challenges of being an Asian manTaking this back to the topic of Asian men, the pair explore aspects of Asian men that can be beneficial or a barrier to developing EQ. The ability to conduct root cause analysis can quickly identify areas for improvement, but common traits such as being overly self-critical may inhibit progress. 29:41 - Transformative Change & Creating More Sustainable RelationshipsIn the last big topic, Rob empathises the need to acknowledge mistakes and not to be overly calculated and curated, which can hinder your ability to create better human relationships. Rob's transformational change was attributed to his ability to express characteristics authentic to himself, taking true ownership of his values and flaws, as well as showing vulnerability; much akin to the characteristics of the Byronic Hero. Defining these traits also allowed him to screen people in his personal and love life to form higher quality communities aligned with his values. If listeners are sceptical about expressing negative emotions, in Rob's experience it was these difficult experiences that created chances to create strong emotions and stronger bonds between parties. 54:46 - Where to find Robhttp://greatdateguy.comPodcast on Spotifylinktr.ee/greatdateguy57:41 - Closing thoughtsClosing out, Rob leaves listeners with some final encouragement - the values you define are yours alone and if they go against common consensus, it doesn't mean you're broken. ---------------------------------------9 Ways To Become A Fulfilled, Badass Asian DudeDownload the collection of wisdom from our podcast guests on how to become a Badass Asian Dude: http://badassasiandudes.com/subscribe.Connect with us:Follow the Instagram at http://instagram.com/badassasiandudesofficialJoin the other 1200+ Badass Asian Dudes on Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/badassasiandudes.Register for one of our virtual Saturday Social Hours: https://bit.ly/BADsocialhour.Get on the waitlist for our merch dropping soon! https://badassasiandudes.com/subscribe.If you’re interested in developing your own emotional intelligence with other Fulfilled Asian Males (FAM), join the waitlist: http://bit.ly/emotiondojo.
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