Elizabeth Yang, Author at Better With Company

Brendon Burchard #1 NY Times Best Seller: Fave Book from HPX

Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Yang at HPX 2020

Post by Elizabeth Yang

Brendon Burchard is the world’s leading high performance coach. On his website, he’s described as “a 3-time New York Times bestselling author, and one of the most-watched, quoted, and followed personal development trainers in history. SUCCESS Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine, have both named him one of the most influential leaders in personal growth and achievement.  Forbes named him the world’s leading high performance coach and Larry King named him the world’s top motivational trainer.”

For three days, Brendon gave attendees at his High Performance Xperience (HPX) LIVE event in San Diego, California, high energy, motivation, and much needed wisdom to what it takes to be a high performer consistently. A great event song playlist that had people up on their feet and jamming, Brendon covered the habits of high performers for an extraordinary life and business. From what it takes to build relationships, become persuasive communicators, and the difference in delivering quality outcomes.

The Difference in the Quality of Outcomes

Brendon shared a powerful framework that he often uses to coach his celebrity and executive clients. The biggest difference depends on:

  1. Your mind/body activation
  2. Achievement strategies you use
  3. Your people skills

It’s your Ambition, Belief, Competency, Discipline, and Environment (The ABCDE) that will impact how these three cornerstones influence the quality of your outcomes. His research showed that success and high performance had little to do with gender, ethnicity or economic background.

Key Takeaways

  • Life has already gifted you with meaning. It’s up to you to notice it.
  • Energy management is your #1 “secret” to being a higher performer (80% of relationships is your energy).
  • The difference between personal development and high performance is that personal development looks to fix things while high performance looks at specific access points to get better.

Brendon Burchard‘s Favorite Book Recommendation from HPX

Brendon Burchard‘s Authored Books

Ian So with Chicken and Rice Guys: Fave Book List

Photos Courtesy of Kevin Thai of Three Circle Studios from ACE Next Gen in Boston.
Post by Elizabeth Yang

Ian So, CEO of The Chicken and Rice Guys, gave a talk on How to Scale a Restaurant to $5M: 5 Lessons and 5 Mistakes at an event, hosted by Asian Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE) in Boston. He shared his top reading picks.

Ian kept things real and casual. Passionate about people, the customer experience, workplace culture, and just-in-time learning, he invests in hiring the right people. Throughout his presentation, he made it clear how he leveraged knowledge to scale his national restaurant chain. He studied from the best, like Netflix and the Harvard Business Review, and applied it to Chicken & Rice Guys.

On workplace culture, Ian shared that the company is piloting unlimited time off with his senior management team. You could hear the gasp from a few restaurant owners in the audience. One frankly asked, “Is anyone taking advantage of the policy?”

Ian responds confidently that when you hire the right people and treat them like family, they work hard for you. No one has yet to take advantage of the gracious policy.

Key Takeaways

  • Your net worth is your network
  • Win on culture with hiring good talent and creating better customer experience
  • Your business is a reflection of your leadership
  • Knowledge is compound interest

Ian So‘s Favorite Book Recommendations

Elizabeth’s Favorite Book List

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Women Running Fashion Businesses Event Featured in Boston Orange

Women Running Fashion Businesses Event Featured in Boston Orange

Original press post appeared on Boston Orange. ACE Next Gen‘s Women’s Initiative event, Women Running Businesses in Fashion event on May 16, 2019 in Boston at 9Tailors. The event got press featured in the Boston Orange. At the event, attendees had real conversations about scaling businesses in fashion (storefronts vs e-commerce) and life. The panel shared challenges faced with growing from a few handful to thousands of clients:
  • Stay local or scale internationally
  • How perceptions of being Asian can hinder or help brands
  • Decisions to be the “face” of their brands and social media
  • Who they surround themselves with.
Panelists: Samantha Shih Founder, 9Tailors, Custom-tailored suits, tuxedos & dress shirts for all genders Vienne Brown Founder, VienneMilano, Luxury hosiery brand Lilian Hung Founder, Lyra Vega Bridal, Timeless gowns for the modern bride Moderator: CL Tian ounder, PINKOA, digital marketing for early and growth stage companies Host: Elizabeth Yang Founder, Better With Company, building VIP customer experiences with conversations that monetize for ambitious people and companies #bostonorange #fashion #boston #startup #networking #acenextgen #womeninfashion #asianentrepreneuers

Elizabeth Yang Walks the “Diversity on the Runway” Fashion Show to Support Inclusion

Source: WBUR – Boston’s NPR News Station

Elizabeth Yang, founder of Better With Company, joins fashion designer powerhouse, Melina Nmili, founder of Lalla Bee, in the first ever SOLD OUT Diversity on the Runway show on June 13, 2019.

Excerpt from WBUR:

WBUR CitySpace opened its floor to fashion for the first time with “Diversity on the Runway,” a fashion show celebrating designers of color in Boston. The show, curated by Here & Now associate producer Marcelle Hutchins, featured 50 looks over the course of the evening accompanied by live music from Jahriffe.


#boston #WBUR #NPR #diversity #fashion #betterwithcompany