212: Think Bravely With Jennifer Zhang

Jennifer Zhang is a well-known musician, model, actress and MC based in Chicago. She is a singer, songwriter, and musical Think Bravely With Jennifer Zhangperformer of various instruments including the Chinese bamboo flute, the Chinese zither, and the piano. Crowned as the 2015 Miss Friendship Ambassador of Chicago, she was granted the honor of representing Chicago in the 2015 Miss Chinese International Pageant in Hong Kong.

Back then, Jennifer was not this confident.  In fact she was the total opposite.  She was shy quiet and just followed what she was told to do.  Find out in this episode how thinking bravely helped Jennifer to become her authentic self.


Jennifer Zhang is a musician, model and host.

Cultural Background

Jennifer is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Definition of Self Confidence

To challenge and better yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jennifer was quiet and shy.  She was pressured to do well in school and also a person to be seen by society.

The “AHA” Moment

Jennifer moved to America and went to North Western University for college.  During orientation week, She made a mistake by sitting with a new group of people she barely knew for lunch.  The people accepted her and were nice to her even though she made a mistake which gave her more confidence in herself.

Also she was selected into an honors program into the Kellogg School of Management, of which the slogan is to Think Bravely…” And also it is helped “her” embrace herself and her true identity.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jennifer is doing more things that are daring, expressive and creative as a person.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Stay true to yourself, find your passion, get started and work hard.

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