611: Get Out Of Your Own Way With Leiti Hsu

Leiti Hsu is the co-founder of Journy and the creator of Word of Mouth.  Journy is a modern travel planning service.  She also Get Out Of Your Own Way With Leiti Hsustarted WORD of MOUTH magazine which is all about the never ending hunt for the best, newest deliciousness globally, now reaching a global community of 400K. It grew out of her weekly live radio show by the same name.  A regular speaker, interviewer and event host in food, wine, spirits, tech, travel, luxury, millennials and restaurants, you can find her writings in Town & Country. Leiti’s work has been covered in Vogue, Adweek, Forbes, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, CNN, TIME, Travel & Leisure, NYMag, Eater, Martha Stewart Weddings, Techcrunch and WSJ Mag.

Leiti she shares about her momentary lack of confidence and how she snapped out of it by learning that what is standing in her way is herself.  Check out her episode to listen to her story.


Leiti Hsu is the co-founder of Journy and the creator of Word of Mouth.

Cultural Background

Leiti is of Taiwanese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is self love, self care and focusing on yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Leiti was zigging and zagging her way to her company.  She save money to start her company and was featured in Cosmopolitan.  Her confidence was building but she was still lacking self love and to fully embrace her desires.  Leiti thought it was impossible to have everything because she was asking too much.  She was lacking her desires.

The “AHA” Moment

Leiti decided to say it out loud what you want and what you desire.  She realized she needed to get out of your own way.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Leiti got her mojo back, started building her company to give value to her audience and to serve.  She knows everything is possible.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Get back to desire.  Vulnerability is strength.

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