Something about me is that I used to be a fashion illustrator

I’d draw late into the night and dream about dresses all day.

Suddenly, my life changed.

No longer was I able to draw pretty girls in pretty dresses.

Instead, I now serve Hong Kong fast food to people in my city.

When I get off work, I pour the rest of my energy into helping creators understand how they can use social media for their business.

You’re allowed to change and explore your interests and passions.

Do I regret starting my writing journey?

I promised myself I’d write every day and post it online.

And I’ve been doing just that for the past 3 years. 

But I’d be lying if I said there weren’t days I wish I didn’t have to.

Because it’s 2AM and I just finished spending an hour on Tiktok (oops).

And I have to get up early for work tomorrow (again, oops).

I know it’s in this moment that I wish I could just sleep.

However, I also know future me will be grateful that I never stopped practicing my passions.

Your creativity in 2023 will change if you do this

Everyone has the potential to be creative. 

What sets creative people apart from the non-creative is the fact that creative people use their creative skills on a daily basis. 

In other words, they practice it. 



Because it’s a part of their routine. 

If you want to become a better writer, a better leader, a better business owner, then you’ve got to start practicing. 

*Cue big, hairy, scary ambitious goal*

Are you going to wait till you’re ready before you start reaching towards your goals?

Here’s the thing.

The lie about being ready is that, 

you’ll never feel ready.

That’s the tricky part.

It’s hard to convince your own mind that you’re ready to take a leap, because there’s fear involved.

It’s part of the process to feel that fear.

The best thing you can do is to do it anyway. 

This is how I felt when preparing for an entirely new workshop on a topic I was passionate about.

(I’m actually still feeling this way because that workshop is happening next Monday and I’m in the midst of finalizing it’s content).

But I’m going to do it.

I’m going to launch the event anyways and see what happens.

Want to join? Here’s the link

Hustle vs. professionalism

If you want something to happen, you have to work for it. 

Hustle culture works, but only for a short period of time. 

It’s becoming more and more evident that working till you can’t anymore is not a sustainable way to make a living. 

Most people can’t work 7 days a week, 14 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Most people don’t like to be on a soulless grind. 

The alternative is to be a professional, as per Steven Pressfield’s definition. 

Being a professional means you show up to work every day and do what needs to be done. 

Being a professional means you create work that fulfills a promise you’ve made to your target audience, because you care. 

It’s not about doing as much as you can in the shortest period of time you can afford. 

A professional does their work out of passion for the process. 

A professional is in it for the long haul. 

Hustle culture isn’t going anywhere, but if you want to pursue creative goals I recommend you commit. Turn into a pro. 

If you want to become more creative, you have to intentionally practice your creativity

Creativity is a muscle.

It’s common to hear the phrase, “I’m not feeling inspired”

However, creativity must not be treated as a spontaneous thing that comes and goes. 

Instead, you must believe your creative muscle is as tangible as your biceps or abs.

To build your creative muscle, don’t let creativity control you.

It has to be the other way around.

The only way to grow your creativity is to make it part of your everyday routine. 

Make it a habit to practice your creativity. 

It’s the only way you’ll become a more creative person.

I’m turning 25 next month

Here are 25 bite-sized lessons I’ve learned in my 25 years. 

  1. You can do anything you want
  2. You can’t *really* do anything you want, but you’d be surprised at the amount you can accomplish while at a young age
  3. Education is important
  4. School isn’t everything
  5. Be grateful of the most basics things you have and are capable of doing. That way, you will have an unparalleled perspective on life
  6. Always make time for personal creativity. It’s 100% worth pursuing
  7. Great friends can be hard to come by
  8. Not everyone has to understand your world through your own lens and opinions
  9. It is imperative to be smart with your money
  10. Consistency is a winning strategy
  11. If you choose to take a path less travelled, you’ll often feel like you’re all alone because most of your friends won’t understand
  12. Learn to differentiate between your own critic and your intended audience
  13. Do things you enjoy doing
  14. Time is precious
  15. Relationships are important
  16. Understand that you will have your entire lifespan 3 more times over in front of you
  17.  Doing > Thinking
  18. Stop stressing over things you cannot control
  19. Most things just aren’t *that* important. If it were, they would call
  20. Leading is hard
  21. Reading is fun
  22. You can follow your passions, work a full time job, and feel fulfilled at the same time
  23. The Pareto Principle: 20% of causes generates 80% of outcomes
  24. The chained elephant—be wary.
  25. Adults are people too 

Self-confidence is the most important asset to build as a creative. Here’s 3 reasons why

1. You will stop using time to second-guess yourself. 

Being in the creative industry is a game of doing and action. If I spent my last 2 years in second-guessing mode, I would not have been able to build up my parents’ business for them.

2. You’ll know that your work is good enough and worth sharing.

This was one of the biggest hurdles for me, because I used to think that the “bar” for sharing my work was when I thought it was good enough for my own standards. Turns out that’s not how the pros do it. 

3. You’ll be able to see the true value of your work (and not sell yourself short).


Trying to make it as a creative is hard. 

The journey to self-confidence is hard. 

Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. 

Self-confidence is one of the core assets we try to build up with everyone who joins us at The Habit Factory (which you can check out here).

Start intentionally building on your self-confidence, and you’ll make a positive impact on many facets of your life.

I was 10 when I started to feel embarrassed about my artwork

He made fun of my drawing.

And that was my turning point. 

Yeah, I’m a sensitive kid. 

Fast forward 12 years, I was 22. 

Tired from holding myself back, I found a relatively safe space to share my art. 

It was unbelievably liberating. 

I realized, sharing my work was not to be feared.

I can’t believe it took me so long, but I guess that’s life. 

Now I try to do the same for others with the work we do at Habit Factory. 

Most people just need a safe space where they could be themselves and create whatever they want without feeling weird about it. 

I used to be the type of artist who would hide her sketches from anyone and everyone


I guess I was self conscious. 

I was scared to hear what others would think of me. 

Worried that others would think I’m stupid for my ideas. 

I knew my drawings were good because that’s what everyone around me said, but I was just excruciatingly shy.

Fast forward 3 years ago (in my early 20s), I wanted to break away from that kind of behaviour.

No more hiding.

Because I realized hiding away wasn’t going to get me anywhere.

And so I started to share my work on my corner of the internet. 

Frankly, it felt liberating.

I learned that nobody actually thinks in the ways of how I imagine them to.

All that fear was inside my head. 

Now, I’m the type of person who will eagerly encourage you to share your work with others (cue Habit Factory). 

Sharing your progress offers an entirely different experience from keeping it to yourself. That is, if you’re with a community that makes you feel safe of course. 

The switch to sharing work out loud was easy, but it took me a lot of mental work to be okay with it. 

If you’re ready to jump into a safe space where you’re encouraged to do creative work differently, I hope you’ll sign up for our Habit Factory newsletter

We’ll only send out emails when we launch new workshops.

See you there!