Stroke It Guide Podcast

Courage over Confidence with Annie Margarita Yang

January 25, 2024 Jenny Alday Townsend Season 2 Episode 110
Stroke It Guide Podcast
Courage over Confidence with Annie Margarita Yang
Show Notes

Episode Write Up:

Courage over Confidence with Annie Margarita Yang

Today's episode is all about living big with my guest Annie Margarita Yang. Annie offers bold takes and fresh perspectives on her YouTube channel which centers around helping young adults and recent grads land their dream job and pay off their student loans quickly. Her candid approach is on full display in the interview and we have a lively chat about what inspired her recent award-winning and best-selling book, “The 5 Day Job Search.”

Based on true experiences Annie shares how she overcame doubters, like a very unhelpful and opinionated recruiter. We discuss the difference between confidence and courage, and how the only one you need to initiate growth is courage. “When you don't know whether you can do something, that's courage, and people don't realize is that it actually feels terrible.… my chest is tight my shoulders are tense, my heart cannot stop racing, right?...So I say thank you for alerting me that I feel fear,  but this is the feeling of courage. So despite me feeling this, I can take action anyway.”

Next, we dive into stroking our bosses and building great work relationships. Through commitment, loyalty, and personal development we become better advocates for ourselves and can negotiate for better pay schedules, and unique opportunities. Annie shares how you can easily add over 300 hours of learning each year to your portfolio. Along with tips for any students looking to embark on a college journey but not sure what they want to major in.

Finally, we move on to stroking our spouses and how we can nurture that relationship even when there is a large difference in who is providing the most financially. Annie is very transparent and shares how her anger almost got the best of her marriage in the first year, and how she dove into meditation and made changes to save it.

Annie’s closing advice, “Go big or go home!”

So how are you going to have courage and live life fully today?

Annie Margarita Yang is the definitive voice in Millennial finance, specializing in strategies for beating today’s tough economic challenges. She is the author of an award-winning, best-selling new book, The 5-Day Job Search, which helps young professionals get out of student loan debt while finding the ideal job.

With more than 1 million views on YouTube, her witty approach to tough talk sets her apart from others.

Annie’s candid style cuts through the noise, delivering foolproof advice for real-world challenges. Far from generic tips, her tips focus on practical steps to quickly improve finances, especially for challenges unique to Millennials.

Based in Boston with her husband, Annie complements her professional life with a love for piano, adding another layer to her multifaceted persona.

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