793: Spend Time With Yourself With Kathy Wong

Kathy Wong is the founder of Quest for Calm, a private online community to promote growth and healing through social learning Spend Time With Yourself With Kathy Wongmaterial, guides, resources, accountability partners and much more. She is a NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health, the largest grassroots mental health organization) advocate working to bring awareness to ending the stigma of mental illness as well as working with legislation to improve mental health services in New York. She is born and raised New Yorker with a background in hospitality, sales and marketing. Kathy spent over 5 years hosting some of the hottest nightclubs in New York and Vegas (EMM Group and Caesars Entertainment.) It wasn’t until she left that career that she was able to focus on her true passion which is writing.

Kathy shares how spending time with herself has allowed her to do the inner work that gave her the confidence to put herself out in the world through her passions and live her authentic self.


Kathy Wong is the founder of Quest for Calm.

Cultural Background

Kathy is of Chinese and Colombian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

With realization of one’s own potential and self confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is believing in yourself so much to the point that nothing can stand in the way of your goals. Even when you fail you still have the determination and confidence to get back on the horse.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

When Kathy left nightlife and started on this journey to self healing and improvement, she was so overwhelmed with where to even begin and how to continue. She definitely had a lot of doubts about so drastically changing her life.  But ultimately by committing to the work and having the self-confidence to follow her passion, she has created a business that she is so proud of.

The “AHA” Moment

Kathy realized she need to spend time with herself through meditation.  She got the quiet and awareness of her thoughts because of it.  In doing all this inner work and creating this content online Kathy has really begun to put herself out there. She recently posted about living authentically through social media. You know, Instagram is a highlight reel and we post mostly not who we are but how we want to be perceived. It’s exhausting keeping up that facade. Moving forward Kathy has committed to living with integrity and honesty. That means using social media with purpose, to interact and help others, not to show off the highlights on her life.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kathy loves what she is doing. She finds fulfillment in creating something that’s sole purpose is making the world a better place.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Don’t give up. It can be hard and scary to put yourself out there and follow your dreams. But to be able to be your real self is so worth it and live your truth is so worth it. This journey has brought so much calm into my life and I want that for everyone else out there.

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