When William Hung was growing up and even throughout his early college years, he thought he had to stay inside the box – the box other people believe are right for him as Asian. He thought he would stay that way, but he was on the verge of getting kicked out of UC Berkeley’s civil engineering program and he decided to try singing the song, “She Bangs” for fun at his school’s talent show. He had no expectations but to his great surprise, he won! He used this as his confidence booster to audition for American Idol.
He never made it to Hollywood but somehow, he was able to achieve accidental fame and success anyway. As a result, he had to face intense criticism from the media and his peers. Nevertheless, he trusted his supporters and never gave up his vision to bring joy to other people through his entertainment. He finally now found his true calling as an inspirational speaker to help other people to use their “magical gift” – their voice, to achieve their dreams as small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Today’s episode, William’s perceptions will help you see if you never stop believing in yourself, you can make things happen and help inspire other people. He leveraged his story to become a celebrity authority marketing expert helping audience members and clients go for their dreams, improve their self-confidence, and take risks.[3:54] A miracle come true for William [4:51] William’s journey to become a source of motivation [5:25] The REAL reason he is able to connect with people [6:06] His thoughts on his self-confidence [6:41] the ONE common message that people resonate with most [7:50] How he WOWED helping an Entrepreneur friend [8:59] Motivation and inspiration TIPS when the going gets tough [11:22] How changing your state can change everything [12:00] His cornerstone in motivating and helping people [13:02] What would you do if you weren’t afraid of being rejected? [14:10] Taking chances, receiving criticisms and how it impacts us [14:57] How to handle criticisms [16:04] His story and experience from American Idol [17:20] What is his unique differentiator in helping business coaches [18:51] How do you turn harsh criticism into an opportunity [20:08] Stick to one position and commit to it [22:02] Communicating your value: Specializing vs being Generalists in your niche [23:37] The story that sets you apart from the rest – “People saw us as the experts in the space instead of just somebody who could do their work” [25:21] His stand in transitioning his business [27:37] The possibilities of using our gift and be fulfilled [28:30] How to connect with William [29:05] Wrap up
“I symbolize something beyond myself. I’m not doing it just for myself, I’m doing it because I help other people and opening up their hearts in bringing joys and smiles.”
Connect with William: