Episode 3: Poet & Professor Lisa Kwong

Episode 3: Poet & Professor Lisa Kwong

Episode Recap Lisa and I talked about: Growing up in a Chinese restaurantComing to appreciate home, even if you wanted to get away for so longCreating a safe learning environmentThe vulnerability of teaching topics like microaggressions that relate to one’s personal...
Episode 2: Ask Auntie About PRICING

Episode 2: Ask Auntie About PRICING

Episode Recap In this episode, I answer reader questions about pricing: How to put a price on knowledge and connections as a consultantHow to set “reasonable” prices on services when you’re just starting outWhen is it okay to bring up the subject of...
Episode 1: Children’s Book Author Teresa Robeson

Episode 1: Children’s Book Author Teresa Robeson

Episode Recap Teresa and I talked about: Staying focused (or trying to!) while working from homeFollowing spouses with academic careersThe importance of Asian American role modelsThe process of getting a book publishedHer new book (coming in 2020) Listen Powered by...
Episode 0: Chief Executive Auntie

Episode 0: Chief Executive Auntie

Meet the Chief Executive Auntie, here to help you bust through expectations and imposter syndrome with the confidence of a mediocre white man. Powered by RedCircle Listen and subscribe on: Google PodcastsApple...
10 Things to Put in Your Freelance Contract

10 Things to Put in Your Freelance Contract

Contracts might seem like scary, mystifying documents, and I see many young freelancers avoid issuing and signing them. But a contract simply exists to protect you and your business by managing expectations. At this point, I wouldn’t do a project for anyone without a...
Adventures in Rejection

Adventures in Rejection

Let’s talk about rejection, baby. Back in 2017, I applied for an internship with a local branding and design studio that was famous for doing great work and building authentic community. I wore my 8-month-old baby to the group interview (they were cool with it)...
Remy the Rat vs. Smokey the Bear

Remy the Rat vs. Smokey the Bear

I’ve always had a beef with Remy from Ratatouille. His mantra, “Anyone can cook,” is meant to be empowering, but I find it a bit discouraging. If anyone can cook, why should I bother? (I should note that as a Four in the Enneagram personality typing...
Giving Yourself a Raise

Giving Yourself a Raise

I’m sure I’m the only one who is a compulsive job searcher. Even when I had a full-time job, I was always curious to see what else was out there. (It didn’t help that the only “raises” I got in teaching came from years of experience, regardless of...
Passive Income for Hard Workers: A Guide

Passive Income for Hard Workers: A Guide

The idea of passive income may seem outrageous to Asian Americans who are used to striving and taught that hard work is our moral duty. (Commentary withheld about the popularity of passive income among white people.)  The good – or maybe bad – news is...