“I’m not very concerned about my accent. So even though I still make some grammar mistakes, it doesn’t stop me from speaking up.”
My guest this week is relationships and life coach, and my friend Sylvie Hu. Sylvie and I met at a personal development training weekend about a year ago, and I was struck by her quiet confidence and cool factor.
The special thing about Sylvie is she focuses on helping and empowering Asian men and women to live more courageous, liberated and loving lives, and that’s why I wanted to get her on the show.
We talk about the impact traditional Asian culture has on people’s confidence and willingness to speak up, express themselves fully and get the opportunities they deserve.
Sylvie shares how she went against cultural norms and built up her own confidence, and how you can do it too. We also talk about accent and language and what you can do to make yourself more easily understood — and even if you’re not Asian, you’ll learn what you can do to communicate more effectively with and help those who do have a strong accent.
In this conversation we talk about:
- What to do when giving criticism and advice
- How to overcome insecurities in regards to accents
- Different ways to become more comfortable
- Acknowledging problems and using them to build connections
- How the Asian culture impacts individuals and how to break the mold
- How to build the confidence by taking the first step