333: Confidence At Harp With Katy Wong

Katy Wong is a harpist studying at Juilliard.Katy has traveled internationally to perform with prestigious orchestras.  Her Confidence At Harp With Katy Wongexperiences include performing at New York Fashion Week three times – for Katy Perry at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party (NYFW SS’16) and Swedish designer, Stephen F.’s SS’15 & AW’16 Collections. Recently, Katy played for an NFL wedding, sponsored by The Knot, at the New York Public Library.

Katy lost her way when was injured competing in figure skating.  Picking up the Harp for fun helped Katy realized her abilities and built her confidence back and create an amazing career as a harpist.  Check out Katy’s episode to tune into her amazing story.

Bio

Katy Wong is a harpist studying at Juilliard.

Cultural Background

Katy is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Our visions begin with our desires.

Our visions begin with our desires.

Definition of Self Confidence

Building and believing in your strong sense of worth without allowing others to question your value.   The ways that we carry ourselves, treat others, protect our loved ones, and continuously work on our weaknesses all play into our sense of worth.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

For Katy, without self confidence, it’s much harder to set goals and find direction.  She was a competitive figure skater before she was injured.  Part of figure skating included watching her weight so she could jump, fit into her pretty dress, and avoid side comments from coaches that she might have gained three pounds. Katy lost her way when she couldn’t physically skate anymore due to her injury.

The “AHA” Moment

Katy decided to pick up the harp for fun.  She started later than most, but her parents encouraged her to keep up both academics and music because she had the ability.  If you are given the ability, she believes its your duty to see it through.  In doing so, she has turned her music hobby into a career and built her confidence along the way.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Katy is now more aware of what to avoid, what to look for, and what opportunities are available.  As a musician, she has videos or photos up on social media for her own platform even if people have commented on her appearance and not always in a positive way.  It’s an on-going process of reminding yourself that others don’t see all your facets and because of this, you cannot allow that to diminish your self-worth.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Know your ability.

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