172: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome With Wailin Wong

Wailin Wong is the host of The Distance Podcast which is a podcast by Basecamp about longevity in business, featuring the Overcoming Imposter Syndrome With Wailin Wongstories of businesses that have endured for at least 25 years and the people who got them there.

Wailin has discovered self confidence in many stages of her life but an interview with the Chicago Tribune was what helped her gain her confidence.  You can find out how she did it in today’s episode.

Bio

Wailin Wong the host of The Distance podcast.

Cultural Background

Wailin is of Chinese American descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

If they have the audacity to hire you, you have the audacity to do the job.

If they have the audacity to hire you, you have the audacity to do the job.

Definition of Self Confidence

Being secure in your own abilities to get stuff done.  You can accomplish your goals.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Wailin discovers self confidence at each stage of her life.  Before discovering each stage, she was afraid to nervous to go out what she wanted.

The “AHA” Moment

Being interviewed for the Tribune and one question was to pitch story ideas for the paper.  The Tribune loved her idea and asked her to start right away.

Because of this, she got more confidence as more people wanted her to write and speak for her.  She was also letting go slowly of the imposter syndrome.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Wailin can handle situations better and she knows she has the knowledge.  Even if she feels like an imposter, she can go out and seek the knowledge to get out of it.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Don’t worry about what others think of you.

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