513: Everyday Is A Happy Day With Shaen Yeo

Shaen Yeo is the first Singaporean graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Everyday Is A Happy Day With Shaen YeoPennsylvania. Shaen has been featured on the national TV documentary ‘Chasing Happiness’, appeared in MyPaper, Singapore’s top executive newspaper, and shared her wisdom on national radio 938LIVE. Shaen has more than 10 years experience in the education sector. As founder of Positive Education, she has championed the need for well being as a priority in schools, helped teachers reignite their purpose for teaching and empowered parents to reconnect deeply with their children. Shaen’s first book, The Road to Success Vol. 2 co-authored with Jack Canfield reached the #1 Best-Seller Status in September 2016.

Shaen shares her struggles with confidence and how she was able to overcome it to be the person that she is today.  She also shares tips that you can use in your own journey to self confidence.


Shaen Yeo is the founder of Positive Education.

Cultural Background

Shaen is of Peranakan Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

The first and most important person you must believe in is yourself.

The first and most important person you must believe in is yourself.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being assured in yourself and live life the way you would want it.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Shaen was always feeling miserable, like the whole world was against her.  She made herself the victim and blamed others when things did not go well.  She always felt tired, and used by others, she
definitely did not see herself as a person of strength.

The “AHA” Moment

At 15, the teacher gave Shaen the quote that no one can feel inferior but herself.  This gave her a moment where she can choose the life she wants to live.

“Everyday is a happy day” is the note she wrote and she did things like make a fake smile to feel better.  Then things started turning around her for the better.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Shaen is more uplifted, motivated, taking action towards the positive and achieving beyond what she
thought she could.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Don’t look externally for answers, look within. Try to build up your confidence by putting yourself out there, one step at a time, while leaning on those who believe in you and will be your cheerleader. Drown out the noise of naysayers, and stay the course, following your inner truth and compass.

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