193: Dreams, Failures & Never Giving Up w/ Viet Nguyen

“You can’t fail if you never give up.” This is chef Viet Nguyen’s motto, a mantra that has seen him through incredible hardship and into inspiring success. From working as an exchange student to living in his car, Viet Nguyen will stop at nothing to make his dreams come true. He is a firm believer in nurturing your passion and never giving up on yourself, even when others do.

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11: On Motivation

Since I came back from Europe, I haven’t been motivated to work on a full podcast episode like usual. Today I just wanted to be real, raw and honest about how it feels to lose motivation in school, work, and life, and how I’ve learned to deal with it. I share one of my biggest weaknesses … Read more

Keep doing things that scare you (Picture Taipei Story)

Lantern Festival

Last month, I did something scary. I took a chance on myself and leaped before I was ready. I felt the fear and let it ride with me across the ocean to Taipei, Taiwan, where I starred in a film for the first time.

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“Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice—Cal Newport Talk

Cal Newport: “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice from 99U on Vimeo My friend Jason sent me this refreshing video on why “follow your passion” is bad advice. Cal Newport breaks down the message that Steve Jobs presents in his popular 2005 Stanford Commencement Address and then shows us case studies on successful people who love what they … Read more