Episode 20

Published on:

12th Aug 2020

Badass Asian Dudes Always Find A Third Option (ft. Calvin D. Sun From Monsoon Diaries)

Seibo, Victor, and Brandon talk with Calvin D. Sun, ER doctor in NYC and entrepreneur about how he balanced med school and being an ER doctor all while traveling to over 170 countries and starting his own company.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • How Calvin developed emotional resiliency growing up
  • How Calvin rebelled against becoming a doctor, then became one anyway
  • Using journaling to deal with emotions as a shy, emotional kid
  • Asian American men also desire self-expression, but don't have the tools or language
  • Subconscious beliefs and behaviors also get passed down through generations of DNA
  • How one girl changed everything for him
  • Traveling alone developed emotional intelligence and love for himself
  • Life is not a journey or destination, it's a dance
  • Calvin was not a great student, but got into med school for his ability to be with people and to LIVE
  • There's always a third option
  • His happiness came from being able to create his life his own way

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About the Podcast

Badass Asian Dudes
A brotherhood of badass Asian dudes seeking their own definition of accomplishment, cultural identity, and masculinity through personal development, mental health, life coaching, emotional intelligence, and psychedelic plant medicine
This is a place for Badass Asian Dudes to become the best version of themselves both on the outside and inside. This is more than achieving big goals just to check off another list. It’s about seeking inner peace, fulfillment, and emotional stability in everything we do, so we can each live longer in our own versions of what a badass life looks like. It's for the Badass Asian Dudes who seek deeper exploration in their emotional intelligence, their masculinity and femininity, and their cultural identity.

On this podcast, we challenge our guests to get real. We talk to Asian male-identifying entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, therapists/coaches, entertainers, experts, researchers, etc. about how they managed their internal experience and external obstacles to get to where they are today. So you can have everything you need to truly live a badass life from within.