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Emily Chang talks about what inspired her in writing her book, the Spare Room, and how she hoped for people to feel more positive about themselves when reading her story. She had never thought of lending her “spare room” at home to homeless children and young adults for years. But the whole experience turned out to be an avenue for her to start something new, to write books to bring positive change to society. In this interview, she shares, “When you’re in the heart of giving in a meaningful way, that you, I feel you are uniquely designed to give, it’s not sacrificial. It’s not bitter or painful”.
Key Takeaways/Main Points:
In this episode we discuss …
1. “We don’t define success or failure. We simply say, we’re going to try it.” (2:54)
2. “Some things you don’t have to wait until you retire to do. Some things maybe are better done now while they’re fresh in the mind.” (4:13)
3.“You can do so much more than you can possibly anticipate.” (7:22)
4. “When you’re in the heart of giving in a meaningful way, that you, I feel you are uniquely designed to give, it’s not sacrificial. It’s not bitter or painful.” (7:38)
5.“You’re living with intention and intention will find you, like, you will become a magnet for people who need what you have to give.” (10:25)
6. “So your legacy is something that you leave in the world around you such that it’s better for having had you there.” (23:10)
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