(EP. 14) ON MUSIC, MENTAL ILLNESS, AND LEADERSHIP (W/REBECCA LAM)

 
In Episode 14 of The Soul’s Work Podcast, Janice and her guest Rebecca Lam dive into a raw and open discussion about music, spirituality, mental illness, perfectionism, vulnerability, leadership, and so much more. Don’t miss this insightful and honest conversation!

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In this episode:

  • What inspired Rebecca to pursuing her life passion of singing.
  • Hear Rebecca sing part of a song she wrote for her upcoming wedding!
  • How focusing on the process of music has helped Rebecca with her anxiety.
  • Rebecca’s advice on how singers can be more present in their singing versus being overly outcome-focused.
  • Rebecca’s experience living with OCD, anxiety, and depression, and growing up with mental illness and abuse in the family.
  • How getting diagnosed and going on medication has enabled Rebecca to live her life fully.
  • How talking and sharing about mental illness can break down shame and stigma.
  • The difference between perfectionism and striving for excellence.
  • What it has taken for Rebecca to become more vulnerable in life and her relationships.
  • The freeing truth: People don’t care about us as much as we think they do!
  • Rebecca’s next challenge: becoming more vulnerable with herself — which all starts with greater self-love and sense of self-worth.
  • Navigating through the self-doubts that came with being a young, Asian woman in a leadership role.
  • Telling a different story than what has been historically said about and expected from Asian women.
  • The kind of leader Rebecca wants others to remember her for.

Resources:

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Music:

“On The Clock” by Pictures of the Floating World –
freemusicarchive.org/music/Pictures…2_On_The_Clock

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