Some people say I'm a bit much. But they admit I get results.
And I created one of the largest career development programs in Google's history.
I've also always helped people get what they want.
I was an ambitious person held back by anxiety. I’d lie awake at night, consumed with questions like, "Why don't I speak up even when I have something valuable to say?" "Why am I intimidated to reach out to influential people, even though I know I'd enjoy the interaction, and it could benefit my personal growth?"
Then a subway ride changed everything.
But rewind a decade, and I was destined for none of this.
In 2011, I was single and living in New York City. I spotted an attractive guy across the train from me. I wanted to talk to him, but I was too nervous. Then he got off the train.
Just as the doors were about to close, something took over me.
I leapt up from my seat, chased him down the platform, and gave him my number.
We got married 3 years later.
The New York Times wrote about us!
When I sit idly by, I get nothing. But when I chase what I want, I create the life I want.
I took the same approach in
other parts of my life.
It changed everything.
That moment taught me something.
I started talking to people from all backgrounds. They told me they lay awake at night too, wondering why they didn't speak up with good ideas. They struggled with confidence and happiness. They were afraid of rejection, embarrassment, and making mistakes.
I’d been just like them, and I knew I could help.
So I started pushing them.
I studied how small, daily actions could increase happiness. I called them “Big Small Things” and started sharing them. They increased people’s confidence and helped them thrive. And soon, people from all walks of life were asking me to push them out of their subway seats too. They, like me, realized that a success mindset comes before success itself.