583: Empowered By Music With Kimberly Kong

Kimberly Kong is a pianist, a teacher and a blogger.  She is currently getting her DMA (doctorate) in Piano Performance and a Empowered By Music With Kimberly Kongsecond Master’s in Musicology.  She also has  awesome cello-piano duo called the Ward-Kong Duo.  By day, Kimberly teaches piano at Johns Hopkins University, and by night, she is full time blogger and works as a freelance social media consultant.  For those of you interested, she also has a second blog called, Nomtastic Foods!  Kimberly started Sensible Stylista back in 2011, and she has been going strong ever since.  She prides herself on being a smart shopper who knows when to save and when to splurge. So, if you’re looking to live a glam life on a budget, make sure to follow along.

Kimberly shares how music helped her to be empowered and become the confident woman that she is today.  Tune into her episode to listen to her story and the tips she shares to use in your own journey to self confidence.


Kimberly Kong is a pianist, a teacher and a blogger.

Cultural Background

Kimberly is of Korean descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self fulfilling prophecy.

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self fulfilling prophecy.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is knowing your flaws and embracing them.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kimberly had a tough time growing especially being one of the few Asian students in her school.  She was also bullied.

The “AHA” Moment

It was a long journey for Kimberly but playing music empowered her.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kimberly is calmer and happier.  She practices confidence daily and quiets the negative self talk.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

What you see on social is not the whole picture.  Don’t let other wins diminish you and don’t seek validation on accomplishments.

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