408: Ask And You Shall Receive With Jenny Qian

Jenny Qian is the director of business operations at Twitch.  She now leads the business operations for the gamer-centric Ask And You Shall Receive With Jenny Qianvideo service and has been a key player in driving the Amazon subsidiary’s rapid growth.  Jenny and her team also use data-driven insights to tackle the toughest business problems at Twitch to help improve company performance.  She has been featured on Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017.

Jenny shares how she was open to asking for what she wanted and getting it, especially in her career which boosted her confidence and also received more great opportunities along the way.  Check out her episode as Jenny shares her journey and tips to help you in your own journey to self confidence.

Bio

Jenny Qian is the director of business operations at Twitch.

Cultural Background

Jenny is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

You are enough.

You are enough.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is feeling comfortable in your own skin and embracing your own quirks.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jenny was timid and soft spoken.  She worried about what others thought of her which resulted in her not necessarily being true to herself.

The “AHA” Moment

Jenny had 2 AHA moments.  Career wise, it was learning to speak up and asking for what she wanted more openly expressing her thoughts with her manager, looking for internal opportunities.  She didn’t find a perfect match and her CFO suggested she create a new department.  At the time, Jenny certainly did not have the confidence then to create a new department, so she never even asked.  But a lucky leap of faith in herself resulted in more business opportunities.

On a personal level, yoga and having more compassion for herself boosted her confidence.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jenny is much more happy and comfortable with who she is.  The first step to self confidence is acceptance of who you are at your core.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Don’t be afraid to speak up to ask for what you want.

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