Psst. Maybe you don’t need more advice.

Because when has “Just be more confident!” ever gotten you that promotion?

Sup. My name’s Lucy Liang.

I’m an ex-Microsoft Engineer who now runs her own health coaching business. Outside of work, I’m a sometimes-armchair, sometimes-actual traveler with an obssession for exploring different cultures & languages (life goal: speak 5+ languages).

I also love getting swole.

You can probably tell by now that I’m one of those obnoxious people who’s constantly “improving” herself and shouting “I love learning!” But most days I actually have quite a love-hate relationship with some of the best advice out there.

Why? Not because they aren’t valuable, but because:

(1) We’re almost never told what to realistically expect along the way to even know if we’re doing it right or not.

For instance, do you know what a sustainable rate of fat loss & muscle gain actually looks like for a 5’4 female week-over-week? I didn’t either! That’s why I yo-yo dieted for over a decade thinking there was something wrong with me. (BTW: Now I do know, because I documented it here so hopefully others like me will know what to expect from now on.)

(2) Some of the best advice are delivered in a completely non-actionable way.

“Listen to your body.”

“Fake it till you make it.”

And my personal favorite, “Just be more confident!” 🤦‍♀️

I tried over 20 different ways to “be more confident” before I finally figured out what it actually meant in practice. Yes, I’m sure those are all golden lessons that will change your life, but only if you internalize and practice it (i.e., not just think it, but feel it and do it).

The world doesn’t need more abstract advice, so that’s not what this blog will be about. If you’re looking for inspirational quotes, this isn’t the blog for you.

I’m not here to give new advice. I’m here to make the existing advice out there actionable, to bridge the gap between logically knowing something and actually living it.

Because when has “Just be more confident!” ever gotten you that promotion?

Also head’s up, I like talking about work, health, cultures, and languages, so expect posts to fall within those categories. But I believe if you squint hard enough, almost any insight can be applied across multiple areas of life. 😏

Finally, I’m serious when I need to be but still manage to find light & humor in all the right wrong justified places.

So don’t hesitate to reach out.