284: Find Confidence In Not Knowing With Ada Yip

Ada Yip is the CEO of Urban Spring which is committed to offering innovative and sustainable solutions for reducing the amount Find Confidence In Not Knowing With Ada Yipof single-use plastic waste in Hong Kong.  Her first product is to offer safe drinking water through well-designed and well-maintained water dispensers across the city of Hong Kong so that citizens can refill water conveniently. Ada believes that disposable plastic bottles can be drastically reduced if there is a safe, viable, convenient and cool alternative.

Ada shares what it was like to transition from working in a corporate job to starting her own business.  She didn’t have the knowledge on what to do when she changed industries but it was the magic of not knowing is what makes her successful today.


Ada Yip is the founder of Urban Spring.

Cultural Background

Ada is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Luck is generated by yourself.

Luck is generated by yourself.

Definition of Self Confidence

Being comfortable with what you know and don’t know.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

For Ada, everything is a journey.  She had excels confidence in different stages but she was more conscious about her appearance.

The “AHA” Moment

Quitting her corporate job to start her own business helped her gain confidence.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Ada has a fun and refreshing life.  She has new experiences and friends.  More doors of opportunity are open for her.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Go out there and talk to people about your ideas.  Focus on one or two things at a time.

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