299: Fake It Till You Make It With Helen Chong

Helen Chong is the broker owner of Haylen Group.  She had a vision to create financial independence towards retirement one Fake It Till You Make It With Helen Chongclient at a time through real estate. Haylen Group’s mission is to serve each of their clients as if they are their partners, to act and advice them with their best interest in mind for their real estate purchase and sale. As a small real estate firm, they only work with agents who share the same mission. We enjoy helping our clients, by delivering an exceptional service.

Helen wasn’t always this confident.  In fact, she was always focusing on all the bad things about herself.  A time in her life where she faked confidence actually helped her to become confident in real life.  Listen to this episode as she shares her story.


Helen Chong is the broker owner of Haylen Group.

Cultural Background

Helen is Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Fake it until you make it.

Fake it till you make it

Definition of Self Confidence

Being confident about yourself making the right decision starting by loving yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Helen was raised to always be humble by never talking about herself.  You are not allowed to celebrate your accomplishments.  Helen had a challenging time in school when she saw other kids raise their hand up and she didn’t have the courage to do that.  She was compared to her sister as well.  All of this made Helen learn all the bad things about herself.

The “AHA” Moment

Helen’s husband has helped her see herself in a more positive way.  He would ask Helen, “Why do you do that to yourself?” He reminds her to stop thinking that way.  Reading self help books has also helped her bring her confidence back.

Faking it till you make it has also helped.  She was talking to someone on the phone and fake her voice to be more confident.  Her husband was so surprised when he heard her because of how confident she sounded.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Helen is more self confident nowadays but she still goes through issues.  The difference is she can pick herself up and encourages herself everyday to become better.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Allow to have failures, it builds character and strength.  Failure is a learning process.

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