189: Reinvent Your Identity & Make Decisions for Yourself w/ Maddy Park

Following a set career path with clear steps may feel safe, but is that honoring your true self? Maddy Park talks about her upbringing, how it led to years of stability (and an unfulfilling career in dentistry), and taking the risk to become a content creator making cozy cooking vlogs.



While juggling a part time job and creating cooking videos, Maddy shares how cooking became a form of therapy and how she formed a new identity by taking control of her life. She also takes us behind the scenes of Cafe Maddy Cab: an AAPI charity and non-profit (despite having no experience at all).





TIMESTAMPS:

  • 4:14 — Cooking is like Therapy

  • 8:42 — Growing up Korean, Following a “Stable” Career Path, and Becoming a Content Creator

  • 13:20 — Forming a New Identity and Quitting Dentistry

  • 19:48 — Advice for My Younger Self

  • 22:36 — Inspiration and My Grandpa

  • 32:05 — Cafe Maddy Cab

  • 45:12 — Taking Control of Life and Investing Into What You Want To Do

  • 51:03 — Be Your Number 1 Fan of Your Own Content


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The video version of this interview is available on YouTube: Episode 189





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