Episode 6: From Feeling Lost to Working a Dream Career with Diana Chan

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Today’s guest is Diana Chan celebrity stylist born and raised in Monterey Park, CA 

Diana and I met at UC Davis during our undergrad studies. 

Since high school she knew she wanted to be in design and image consulting. 

After graduating college Diana was lost and didn't know what she wanted to do. 

Diana went to FIDM and interned at various companies and 2 costume designers. 

Diana was invited to intern at Dancing with the Stars and she knew that was her calling and went for it!

 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Societal career expectations (Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer)
  • Parental career expectations
  • Asian Americans not talking about ourselves or self promoting
  • Insecurities and self worth

What you will learn from this episode:

  • Using childhood clues to find your career calling
  • Using trial and error to find a career 
  • Importance of hard work
  • Equating a job to a romantic relationship
  • A typical day as a celebrity stylist
  • How to work through struggles of self promotion in today's market
  • Staying humble and patient in business
  • Using fear as a motivator for success
  • Self confidence in business

Getting in touch with Diana Chan:

Diana's website

Diana's Instagram

Resources mentioned in this show: 

Comedy Central's Idiot sitter

Channing All Over Your Tatum Youtube Video

 

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