7: Screw the Cubicle and Follow Your Heart With Lydia Lee

Lydia Lee is the Cubicle Crashing Ninja at Screw The Cubicle. She helps corporate prisoners escape the confines of the 9-5 Screw the Cubicle and Follow Your Heart With Lydia Leelife and awaken to their true purpose.

Lydia left a well paying but unfulfilling cubicle job in Canada to launch small business startups.

Now based in Bali, she enjoys location independency, self-expression, and a purposeful career coaching others to gain full freedom at its finest.

Life wasn’t always that way for Lydia, in fact she failed many many times before she found something she truly loved to and get paid at the same time.

You will hear what it took Lydia to get back on her feet and how she was persistent on pursuing the path to freedom.


Currently owns a mobile business called Screw The Cubicle. She helps people tap into their talents and skills to create a mobile business for themselves and be able to quit their 9-5 jobs.

Cultural Background

Lydia was originally born in Malaysia.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way.

If you can’t do great things do small things in a great way

Definition of Self Confidence

A personal relationship with yourself.  Accepting for yourself what is the best for you instead of depending on others approval.

Making decisions for yourself and not based on others opinions.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Lydia was a total people pleaser.  She did what she told to do in life.  She had all the things that most people want but because this was not her she ended up losing her identity to her corporate job.

She had no clue who she really was because she was too busy pleasing others by having a 6 figure job, the car, the house and the white picket fences.  Lydia knew deep inside that this is was not her and she was unhappy.

The “AHA” Moment

Lydia was running two companies at the same time, one she like doing but other LOVED doing which is her current company.  She knew that if she followed heart and starting doing the things she loved in her business it would pay off.

Screw the Cubicle was the company she truly believed would work for her because she put all of her heart, genius and effort into it which is now a success.

Her notion of success used to be that it had to be hard and painful versus having an easy flow and fun to do.  She realized that with her 2nd company that you can have fun building a business.

Lydia trusted her gut and instincts that pursuing to earn an income through her blog Screw the Cubicle can work for her and it did.

Another AHA moment for Lydia was the pain of going back to corporate life was worse than being in the hole 3 times from her business.  She knew she had what it takes to live life on her own terms and not the terms of others.

She believed in herself so much that she would always find a way to make it back to the top because it was even more painful to go back to a job.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Lydia is now enjoying the fruits of her labor by being able to travel the world while building a business at the same time.  That’s the beauty of an online business.

She also resides now in Bali, Indonesia.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Stick to your guns about things that are within your genius zone.  Do not try to be like everyone else.  Focus on the type of work you really enjoy doing.

When you focus on your zone of genius, the self confidence will come.

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