809: Hard Work And Dedication With Yobe Qiu

Yobe Qiu is an author, entrepreneur, and educator. Growing up in NYC, she benefited from the diversity Hard Work And Dedication With Yobe Qiuof her community and learned about different cultures. This motivated her to become an educator so she can work closely with students of all backgrounds. After earning her Masters in Education, Yobe founded several private preschool and after-school programs that focus on teaching love, inclusion, and the beauty of diversity. Through working in the classrooms and closely with our teachers, Yobe noticed the lack of multi-cultural resources available for children of color as well as her rich Asian traditions. That is when Yobe decided to create multi-cultural children stories that feature the diversity in the communities she works in.  Today, Yobe has successfully advised dozens of education companies to continue growing education systems that serve all students in America as well as new authors to join her in creating many more stories that feature diverse families.

Yobe shares how putting hard work and dedication into her first business venture helped her succeed as an entrepreneur and also boost her confidence along the way.


Yobe Qiu is an author, entrepreneur, and educator.

Cultural Background

Yobe is of Chinese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Done is better than perfect.

Done is better than perfect

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being 100 percent comfortable with who you are and what you want.  It is also not being apologetic about it.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Yobe always asked for input from others as a form of validation.  She needed a lot of positive affirmation to keep her going.

The “AHA” Moment

When Yobe decided to start her own business and made her money back, it really helped build her confidence.  She gained confidence when her first project succeeded.  She saw what hard work and dedication can bring to her.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Yobe feels free.  She can make her own schedule and make her own decisions.  She doesn’t need any more affirmations as a form of validation.  She is happy every single day living her life on her terms.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Just do it and ask questions.  Put everything you know into action and just try.

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