536: Live Your Own Standards With Michelle Wong

Michelle Wong is a small business owner and content creator in the Finance industry.  She is also the CEO of Nifty, which is the Live Your Own Standards With Michelle Wongprime virtual assistant for Registered Investment Advisors bridging the gap by providing hands-on support along with the industry knowledge it takes to succeed.  Nifty believes in crafting holistic client experiences from beginning to end.  From marketing to financial planning, the support the client until the job’s done.

Michelle shares what her life was like before she decided to live up to her own standards instead of comparing herself to other people.  She also shares tips that you can use in your own journey to self confidence.

Bio

Michelle Wong is a small business owner and content creator in the Finance industry.

Cultural Background

Michelle is of Chinese and Filipina descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Do what makes you happy.

Do what makes you happy.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is staying true to yourself and your values.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Michelle didn’t feel truly fulfilled. She didn’t understand what her purpose was, and because she didn’t know her purpose, she didn’t know what she was working for and it was affecting all aspects of her life. Michelle settled for how things were – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and thought this was just the way life was and it was her fault for not being “enough” because she was comparing and “belittling” herself to others who she thought were successful and who she thought everyone wanted to be.

The “AHA” Moment

For Michelle, it was really a journey. Everyone deals with insecurities that chip away at your self-confidence, but once you embrace your insecurities and work with them to make yourself stronger, your confidence grows. For Michelle, her AHA journey comprised of ruling out negative people, living to her own standards away from mainstream culture, and getting involved in projects that meant a lot to her.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Life has more meaning. Michelle knows each and everything she does has a purpose that aligns with her values. And because everything she does has a purpose, none of her time is wasted and she is always working to be her best self. (To her, that’s her definition of success.)

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Surround yourself with amazing people who you admire and look up to. Life is too short for negativity and you don’t realize how much your environment affects your mindset until you step outside the box and live a life that’s truly yours. Seek mentorship, ask for direct feedback from your peers, and surround yourself with positivity. Don’t be afraid to make those changes and hyperfocus your life on things you love, because trust me – you’ll thank yourself later for it, your confidence will grow, and years from now, you’ll look back and be so proud of the life you’ve built.

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