625: What’s Stopping You With Janet Su

Janet Su is a CPA turned student who is living her dream life.  She is also the founder of the blog called My Twenty Cents.  Janet What's Stopping You With Janet Suis a business student by day, aspiring girl boss by night, and she also runs a blog called My Twenty Cents as a side hustle. She is a daughter, sister, and girlfriend.  Janet is originally from Canada but now lives half-way across the world (well, not quite) in a small city in Switzerland where she is also taking her Phd in economics.

Janet shares how she was able to quit her job as a CPA to live her dream life.  She also shares the one question that helped her take action to be the confident person that she is today.  She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.

Bio

Janet Su is a CPA turned student who is living her dream life.  She is also the founder of the blog called My Twenty Cents.

Cultural Background

Janet is of Cantonese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

What’s the worst that could happen?

What’s the worst that could happen?

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is believing in yourself and in your ability. Trying new things because you know you will succeed and being okay with trying because the journey is more important than the end result.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Janet was a shy kid and living someone else’s life.  She became an accountant to please her parents but was unhappy with her life.

The “AHA” Moment

Janet decided to quit her job at age 24. Until that point she was always trying to meet other people’s expectations and she never cared about taking care of herself and her own needs. With the help of a therapist, she decided to quit her job at 24 and she hasn’t looked back since. It really took a few sessions with the therapist before she realized that she didn’t need to follow a traditional career path to make a living. Her therapist asked Janet what’s stopping her from living her dream life.  Janet had at that point saved up close to $100K and still was too scared to quit her job because she thought she wouldn’t be able to support herself. Finally the therapist helped her calculate how much a “prolonged trip” would cost and it was less than $5k! That’s when Janet finally decided, “hey, I can quit my job and I have enough reserves saved up to last me at least a few years!”

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Janet travelled to Western Canada, Asia, and Europe for 4 months with one of her closest friends. She also did a bit of solo travel.  She is now living her dream life and taking her Phd which was one of things that she wanted to do.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Focus on yourself first. Don’t punish yourself to a lifetime of unhappiness or unfulfillment just because you feel like it’s your “duty” to appease others.

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