The Purpose Filter

Dr. Kathy Zhang

As someone who cares for sick and dying patients, hospice and palliative care physician Dr. Luyi Kathy Zhang has learned a thing or two about living.

The good news is you don’t have to wait until the end or to lose someone you love to get a second chance at the life you truly want.

With episodes covering topics like health, relationships, mindset, productivity, business, fulfillment and happiness, you’ll learn how to apply the lessons of the dying before it’s too late so you can create a life you genuinely love.

Dr. Zhang’s expertise as a mindset and integrative life coach/hypnotist also means that each episode is packed with actionable strategies to help you see results FAST.

Each week brings warmth, compassion, authenticity, and humor to topics like what it takes to lead a life well-lived, finding your purpose, being your authentic self, impostor syndrome, perfectionism, taking action despite fear and so much more.

If you’re ready to make a change in your life and aren't afraid of some uncomfortable conversations along the way, then tune in to discover how to transform your life and lead from the heart with purpose, passion, perspective, and peace

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Think You Haven't Done Much This Year? THIS Exercise Will Remind You How Far You've Actually Come
Dec 13 2023
Think You Haven't Done Much This Year? THIS Exercise Will Remind You How Far You've Actually Come
As the calendar days start flying by faster than you can keep up, an unsettling question might be poking around in the back of your head:"What have I done all year??" Well, this episode will surely rectify that for you! My husband and I have been doing this one particular year-end exercise for the past 6 years and it's a beautiful way to reflect on the past 365 days, how you've grown, and what you'll take with you into 2024 In this episode, you'll learn how:Embracing personal growth leads to increased clarity and peace in lifeShifting your perspective on life can open up new possibilities and opportunitiesAcknowledging your accomplishments and challenges fosters a sense of achievement and resilienceTaking stock of life helps in gaining a deeper understanding of oneself and one's journeyCelebrating personal growth and achievements brings a sense of fulfillment and motivation to continue growingConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
Feel Like You’re Working Hard and Not Seeing Results? This Might Be Why
Dec 6 2023
Feel Like You’re Working Hard and Not Seeing Results? This Might Be Why
If you're feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of your challenges and goals, constantly searching for the best strategies and solutions, only to end up frustrated and exhausted, then you are not alone! Despite your relentless efforts, you may be stuck in a cycle of overthinking, overcomplicating, and overanalyzing, hindering your progress instead of finding the ease and simplicity you desire. It's time to break free from this self-imposed prison of complexity and embrace the possibility of a lighter, more effortless approach to achieving your aspirations.In this episode, you will be able to:Simplify your life and find ease in every endeavor.Tap into your inner wisdom for practical solutions.Embrace balance and joy in everyday living.Shift your perception for a more easeful approach.Discover the power of embracing simplicity in lifeGet coached by me: Click HERE for more informationConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
The Sneaky Way You're Doing Gratitude Wrong And How To Fix It Instead
Nov 29 2023
The Sneaky Way You're Doing Gratitude Wrong And How To Fix It Instead
We know being grateful has positive effects on our body, mind and spiritBut some of you are practicing gratitude as a way to deny or dismiss your emotions when you have legitimate reasons to be stressed, frustrated or upsetThe more you force yourself to be grateful, the more you feel suffocated by the weight of your unacknowledged emotions. Join me this week as I uncover the subtle way you might be using your own gratitude practice against yourself, and how to change it   It's time to break free from this cycle of ineffective action and discover the relief and healing that awaits when you embrace the complexity of your feelingsPS: If you've been wondering what it's like to work with me as your coach/hypnotist, then the good news is I actually have TWO spots available for one on one coaching for the rest of 2023!Even if your 2023 hasn't gone according to plan, it's never too late to get back on trackClick HERE for more informationConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
Family Drama Survival Guide: Coping with Conflict During the Holiday Season
Nov 22 2023
Family Drama Survival Guide: Coping with Conflict During the Holiday Season
If you're feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by the constant arguments and tension that arise during family gatherings, then you're not alone! Luckily, I've learned a thing or two about managing large family gatherings during my time as a hospice doctor And in today's episode, I share with you the best tips and tricks to help you navigate a situation that often fills people with dread during the holiday season Say goodbye to awkward and explosive conversations around the dinner table and say hello to more peaceful and harmonious family reunionsIn this episode, you'll hear:how to prepare in advance for a potentially stressful family reunion what you can do to cultivate physical and psychological safety for yourselfthe most important aspect about boundary setting that most people forget to do3 specific communication phrases that we use in hospice discussions that you can steal for yourselfhow to manage your own well-being during anxiety-provoking family events the mindset shift that will turn neutralize anyone's criticism of you in a matter of seconds Podcast episode mentioned: The 3 "W" Statements to Uplevel Your Communication: Listen HerePS: If you've been wondering what it's like to work with me as your coach/hypnotist, then the good news is I actually have TWO spots available for one on one coaching for the rest of 2023!Even if your 2023 hasn't gone according to plan, it's never too late to get back on trackClick HERE for more informationConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
Coaching vs Therapy: What To Know & How To Choose What's Right For You
Nov 15 2023
Coaching vs Therapy: What To Know & How To Choose What's Right For You
This topic is one I get asked about every week, sometimes multiple times a weekI've received both therapy and coaching and both were life-changing. I fully believe everyone should receive both and can benefit from both So here it is: the similarities and differences between coaching and therapy broken down into 4 categories and how to choose the right modality for you In this episode you'll:Hear the definitions of coaching and therapy straight from their governing organizationsLearn about similarities and differences in licensing requirements, scope of practice, personal level of function and client fitExplore the topics necessary to help you make an informed decisionDiscover the role of therapists and coaches in helping you unlock your full potential and achieve your goalsFind practical tips on how to find the right practitioner who aligns with your goals and valuesLearn how to ask yourself questions that will help you choose which approach is right for youGain insights into the broader impact of personal growth on society and how it can create positive changeDisclaimer: I'm a medical doctor and certified coach/hypnotist. I'm not a therapist. I'm sharing my framework of how therapy and coaching PS: If you've been wondering what it's like to work with me as your coach/hypnotist, then the good news is I actually have TWO spots available for one on one coaching for the rest of 2023! Even if your 2023 hasn't gone according to plan, it's never too late to get back on trackClick HERE for more informationConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
Doing THIS One Thing Will Help You Get Back Up Faster When Life Knocks You Down
Nov 8 2023
Doing THIS One Thing Will Help You Get Back Up Faster When Life Knocks You Down
Let's face it, life can really kick you in the teeth sometimes, usually when you least expect it too But what if I told you there's a way to not only navigate these unexpected challenges, but to actually thrive in the face of adversity? That's why this week's episode is all about the transformative power of intentional discomfort. Because sometimes, it's the unexpected twist in our journey that brings out the strongest of ourselves. Are you ready to unlock your potential and embrace the unknown? In this episode, you'll learn:why choosing to do difficult tasks is the most direct path to your future growthwhy you feel "stuck" and what to do about it how to build mental and physical tenacity and resilience in the face of unexpected challenges why stepping out of your comfort zone is crucial to building confidence how to thrive during times of adversity even when you don't know what to do PS: If you've been wondering what it's like to work with me as your coach/hypnotist, then the good news is I actually have TWO spots available for one on one coaching for the rest of 2023!  Even if your 2023 hasn't gone according to plan, it's never too late to get back on trackClick HERE for more informationConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
Unveiling the Secrets to a Well-Lived Life That You Won't Hear Anywhere Else
Nov 1 2023
Unveiling the Secrets to a Well-Lived Life That You Won't Hear Anywhere Else
Since this would be our celebratory 100th episode of the podcast, you'd think that it would be brilliantly polished, snazzily produced and glitzy and glamorousSpoiler alert: it's not Double spoiler alert: I'm a flawed human, just like youAnd yet, I'm still quite proud of the episode Tune in this week to hear what you can do when reality doesn't match up to your expectations and how you can still have your own back in the process Plus, you'll hear from your favorite past Purpose Filter guests on their responses to one of life's most meaningful questions In this episode, you will be able to:Discover the power of living intentionally and authentically to unlock a sense of purpose and fulfillment in your lifeFind inner peace and joy by embracing the present moment and cultivating mindfulness in your everyday experiencesLive a life without regrets by making conscious choices that align with your values and aspirationsEmbrace opportunities and experiences as opportunities for growth, learning, and personal developmentDevelop resilience and satisfaction by navigating the ups and downs of life with a positive mindset and an adaptable approachIf you've been wondering what it's like to work with me one on one and for us to talk about your specific challenges and address your unique situation, then the good news is I actually have THREE spots available for one on one coaching for the rest of 2023. Even if your 2023 hasn't gone according to plan, it's never too late to get back on track.Click HERE for more informationConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
How to Know What You Want When You Have No Idea Where to Start
Oct 25 2023
How to Know What You Want When You Have No Idea Where to Start
Have you ever heard these myths about finding clarity and direction in life? Myth #1: You have to have everything figured out before you can make a changeMyth #2: There's only one right path for you to followMyth #3: The answers to your questions can only be found externallyBy the end of this episode, you'll hear 3 lessons I've learned that debunk these myths and you'll be able to move forward with more clarity to live the life you truly want In this episode, you will be able to:Discovering your passions and purpose: Uncover what truly lights you up and find your unique path in life.Overcoming the fear of stepping outside your comfort zone: Break free from fear and embrace new experiences that lead to personal growth and fulfillment.Taking decisive action to create meaningful change: Learn how to take bold steps towards your goals and make positive transformations in your life.Tapping into your inner wisdom and intuition: Unlock your innate wisdom and intuition to make confident decisions and navigate life's challenges with clarity.Embracing self-discovery for personal growth: Embark on a journey of self-exploration to unlock your full potential and become the best version of yourself.If you've been wondering what it's like to work with me one on one and for us to talk about your specific challenges and address your unique situation, then the good news is I actually have THREE spots available for one on one coaching for the rest of 2023. Even if your 2023 hasn't gone according to plan, it's never too late to get back on track.Click HERE for more informationConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
This is The Advice You Need to Hear If You've Ever Felt Like It's Too Late to Start Over
Oct 18 2023
This is The Advice You Need to Hear If You've Ever Felt Like It's Too Late to Start Over
There comes a point when you're so far behind on a project, to-do list or maybe in life that the "why bother?" feeling takes over Especially if you've ever felt like the day has just gotten away from you, you haven't made any progress and you're so off schedule, it's almost funny...if it weren't so demoralizing But what happens when you're hours, days or even years off track? Join me on this week's episode as I share a mindset shift that has helped me overcome setbacks and stay focused. Find out how I navigate this challenge and hear the exact words I say to myself whenever I spiral into negativity and and need to get back in the game In this episode, you will be able to:Unlock a productivity mindset that will transform your work and life.Discover proven strategies to overcome setbacks and stay on track towards your goals.Learn how to cultivate self-compassion while still holding yourself accountable for progress.Develop the resilience to persevere and adapt in the face of challenges, ensuring continued growth.Embrace new opportunities for progress and unlock your full potential in your work and personal life.If you've been wondering what it's like to work with me one on one and for us to talk about your specific challenges and address your unique situation, then the good news is I actually have THREE spots available for one on one coaching for the rest of 2023. Even if your 2023 hasn't gone according to plan, it's never too late to get back on track. Click HERE for more information Connect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
More Than Just Credit Card Points: Breaking Boundaries, Shattering Stereotypes and Living Fully with Dr. Devon Gimbel
Oct 11 2023
More Than Just Credit Card Points: Breaking Boundaries, Shattering Stereotypes and Living Fully with Dr. Devon Gimbel
Travel is one of those things that makes me feel so alive and connected to my fellow humans that I feel it in my soul. If that sounds like you, this is a MUST LISTEN episode! Join me this week as we unlock the world of meaningful travel with physician and credit card rewards expert Dr. Devon Gimbel. She reveals the secret to leveraging points for life-changing experiences, all while breaking boundaries, challenging longstanding societal beliefs, and transforming financial goals into unforgettable adventures.  On the surface, this episode is about credit card points but in reality, it is SO much more nuanced and complex than that. Tune in to find out how! In this episode, you will be able to:Learn how to leverage credit card points for unforgettable travel experiencesDiscover the impact of childhood experiences on your financial attitudes and how to create a positive relationship with moneyChallenge societal beliefs about money and credit cards, and learn how to use them to your advantageTurn your everyday expenses into assets that generate additional value for your financial goalsUnlock the secrets to maximizing credit card rewards and optimize your points and miles for amazing travel adventuresHear exactly which credit card(s) yield the highest points for common categories of household spending--without needing to research a thing! Devon's course Points Made Easy is open for enrollment Oct 14-21, 2023 Sign up at the link below: https://www.pointmetofirstclass.com/pointsmadeeasyConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
The Power of Perspective: Lessons Learned at The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
Oct 4 2023
The Power of Perspective: Lessons Learned at The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
Anne Frank's life story offers profound insights into human resilience and strength. Despite the gravest circumstances, she and her family kept faith and found moments of joy, teaching us the power of the human spirit. This resilience under adversity can serve as a beacon of hope for anyone facing their own challenges, reflecting the potential of inner strength to overcome obstacles.Discover the powerful lessons learned as I explored the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and witnessed the resilience and joy amidst unimaginable hardships. Get ready to be inspired to embrace your passions, find gratitude in the darkest moments and redefine your relationship with stressful situationsIn this episode, you will be able to:Discover the powerful lessons of resilience from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.Learn how to overcome challenges and build resilience in your own lifeUnleash the power of pursuing your passions and creating your own realityGain a new perspective and cultivate gratitude for the things you have in lifeFind comfort in the reminder that time brings change and that things will get betterPractice how to zoom out and calm your own nervous system down when you feel overwhelmed Shift perspective from external noise to what's truly important in life Connect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
The Power of Belief: Personal Development Lessons from the Life of Vincent van Gogh
Sep 27 2023
The Power of Belief: Personal Development Lessons from the Life of Vincent van Gogh
What do Vincent van Gogh, a museum visit and the world of personal development have to do with each other? Well, as it turns out, a lot! Join me in this episode and discover the captivating world of van Gogh as I delve into his life and reveal the extraordinary lessons hidden within the ordinary, and what his struggles and triumphs can teach you about what it means to live a fulfilling, meaningful life In this episode, you'll be able to:Embrace the beauty in the ordinary and focus on the progress and good in your own lifeLearn how creating a supportive environment can propel your mental well-beingDraw inspiration from the trials and triumphs of the legendary Vincent van GoghRealize the potential of consistent learning and heartening community supportGrasp the art of tapping into your social circle to navigate through challenges and opportunitiesUnderstand the paramount importance of ongoing education and a nurturing communityUnveil the essence of maintaining mental stability by surrounding oneself with positivity and supportConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
Want to Make a Change And Not Sure What's Holding You Back? Listen to This
Sep 20 2023
Want to Make a Change And Not Sure What's Holding You Back? Listen to This
Have you ever felt like you're just going through the motions of life? Like you're trapped in a monotonous rhythm, just accepting things as they are without question? Well, let me share a story that will awaken your spirit and ignite the fire within you. It all started with a simple statement: "if you're unhappy with something, change it" But little did I know, it held an unexpected twist that would forever change my perspective This epiphany set me on a path of empowerment and discovery, and today, I invite you to join me on this journey of challenging the status quo and uncovering the extraordinary possibilities that lie aheadKey episode takeaways:How to take action when you’re unhappy with a situation in your lifeWhat your internet browser of choice can tell you about your levels of resourcefulness Why asking a simple follow up question can help increase your probability of success Why questioning the status quo can lead to more creativity and original thinkingDiscover the transformative power of initiative and exploring alternativesRealize the benefits of questioning societal norms to foster a more inclusive and diverse worldLearn to identify and challenge the status quo, turning it into a catalyst for meaningful changeReinforce your capability to steer your life towards your chosen path for a self-fulfilling existenceConnect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
5 Common Time Management Mistakes and How to Prevent Them From Happening in the Future
Aug 16 2023
5 Common Time Management Mistakes and How to Prevent Them From Happening in the Future
How do some people manage to work, spend time with their families, exercise, read, meditate, work on their business AND get a full 8 hours of sleep?? They probably know something about time that you don't And after listening to this episode, you'll be on your way to becoming one of those peopleTopics discussed:5 common time management pitfalls to avoid how to create HOURS more per week by doing ONE thinghow to immediately implement changes so that time is working FOR you, not against youthe best time to complete your hardest task of the dayhow to get back on track when the day has gotten away from youthe mindset strategies that the most productive people on the planet knowhow time management and productivity relate to living a fulfilling and meaningful lifeWhat if YOU always had enough time for exactly what you needed to do? How would that transform your life? After all, how we spend our time is how we live our lives. So spend your time wisely. Connect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/If you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the show
How to Stop Letting Perfectionism Prevent You From Moving Forward
Aug 9 2023
How to Stop Letting Perfectionism Prevent You From Moving Forward
Nothing and no person is perfect.And yet we beat ourselves up and strive for flawlessness only to feel anxious, overwhelmed, and even paralyzed when we can't live up to perfectionWhat if I told you there's a way out that you can let go of the need to be perfect and EMBRACE your imperfections? This week, we're diving into perfectionism—examining its origins, its impact on our lives and how we can break free from its graspTogether we'll uncover the hidden costs of perfectionism, learn how to embrace simply being human and find the courage to live life on our own terms.Get ready to break free from the shackles of perfectionism and enjoy and discover what it's like to be perfectly you!Topics discussed in this episode: Unlearning the patterns and behaviors during our early development that led to our perfectionist tendencies The sneaky ways perfectionism ties in with impostor syndrome, people pleasing and procrastinationThe intimate relationship between trauma and perfectionism How perfectionism manifests in people of color, marginalized communities and anyone who feels like an outsider The double edged effect of perfectionism in our daily lives The difference between striving for excellence and achieving perfection Disentangling our self-worth from being faultless and "good enough"Actionable and simple strategies you can implement immediately to regulate your nervous system the next time you feel your perfectionism start to spiral Connect with me:Instagram: purposefilterLinkedIn: luyikathyzhangWebsite: https://luyikathyzhang.com/if you're ready to break free from the trap of perfectionism and start living a more joyful, fulfilling life, I'm here to help.Together, we'll work to identify the root causes of your perfectionism, develop new habits and strategies to manage perfectionist tendencies, and cultivate a sense of self-compassion that will allow you to thrive no matter what.Don't let perfectionism hold you back any longerContact me today to schedule a consultation and take the next step towards healing your past and living your best lifeLoved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here
Feel Like You're Not Making Progress on Your Goals and Want to Give Up? Listen to This First
Aug 2 2023
Feel Like You're Not Making Progress on Your Goals and Want to Give Up? Listen to This First
This week's episode is specifically for those of you out there who have a goal and find your confidence wavering, self-doubt creeping in, wondering if you have gone so far in over your head, and whether you should just give it all up.Sound familiar? Cause, yeah, I've been there and done that and went around the block with it! I get brutally honest this week and share something about myself that I haven't even told my closest friends or family members You'll also hear inspirational stories of people who were in the exact same position as you, and found their way through the challenges as well Sometimes, just when we're about to give up, life has a way of surprising us. It left me wondering, what unexpectedly good twists might be waiting for you on your own journey?After listening to this episode, you'll be able to:recognize signs that you are on the right track even when you feel like you're notfind renewed purpose and passion for what makes you feel most alivereconnect to your inner childhood desires and bring them to life as an adultDecode the secret cues of the universe, and how you can incorporate them to make strategic life decisionsUnderstand the strength of perseverance in achieving aspirational goals and moving beyond the walls of resistanceIf you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to enjoy the life they want most while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the showFollow on InstagramFollow on LinkedInWebsite: luyikathyzhang.com
Have Big Dreams? Stop Trying to be Confident and Start Doing This Instead
Jul 26 2023
Have Big Dreams? Stop Trying to be Confident and Start Doing This Instead
You've been told to just "be confident!" and everything will fall into place. Sound familiar? But here's the truth: mere confidence alone isn't enough to achieve your dreams. And it's painful, isn't it? Pouring your heart and soul into your aspirations, only to be met with disappointment and frustration. In this short and quick episode, you'll learn the difference between confidence and courage and discover the true power of relentless perseverance in making your dreams a reality.In this episode, you will be able to:Uncover the power of unwavering persistence in materializing dreamsDifferentiate between real courage and perceived confidenceGrasp the instrumental role of belief and vision in the journey to your goalsLearn the art of defeating fear by boldly taking actionDelve into advantages of seeking additional resources or making incremental adjustments on the road to successIf you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to get the most out of their life while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the showFollow on InstagramFollow on LinkedInWebsite: luyikathyzhang.com
How to Deal With the Negative and Judgmental People in Your Life
Jul 19 2023
How to Deal With the Negative and Judgmental People in Your Life
Do you have people dishing out negative comments and judgmental opinions about your life like they're giving away free samples at the grocery store? The old advice is to: (1) Just ignore them and they'll go away or (2) You can't change negative people, so just accept it But what happens when the criticism comes from the people closest to you, the ones who are supposed to support you? This week we're diving into why the people around you are doubting or judging you and learn actionable strategies to help you do something about it instead You'll learn:the 5 most common reasons why some people may be negative or judgmental towards youhow repeated negativity turns into a habit and what you can do about it insteadthe impact of other people's negative emotions have on our mental and psychological well-being how to set up strong personal boundaries to protect your inner peace from negative individualswhy their judgment is more about THEM than about you the way to turn their criticism and judgment into fuel for your own personal growth and development to reframe any situation into a positive one, helping you effectively navigate any resistance you may encounterEpisode highlights: 00:03:13 - reasons why people engage in negativity and judgment and how it affects our well-being 00:09:48 - strategies for proactive communication when seeking support or feedback from others00:11:52 - choosing wisely who you share your ideas and passions with 00:13:21 - set boundaries & limit exposure with critics, pessimists and judge-y judgersons 00:19:36 - overcoming lack of support from those closest to you 00:22:57 - reinforcing your own self-validation in spite of other people's insecurities and opinionsIf you love listening to this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — to get the most out of their life while they're here.  Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. That way you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode drops and you'll never miss out! Click here to follow the showFollow on InstagramFollow on LinkedInWebsite: luyikathyzhang.com