Tian Yao — Compete With Yourself

I am thrilled to have a real power woman today on Grow: Tian Yao.

Tian Yao is a personal friend and mentor of mine, her success story is nothing short of spectacular.

I am honored that Tian Yao found time in her extremely busy schedule to appear on the grow podcast.

Guys when she speaks, you should listen, because she knows what she is talking about.

I was introduced to Tian by two friends of mine who hinted that Tian also shares a passion for psychology and that we would get along great.

One of the reasons why I started my psychology podcast was because after years of studying clinical psychology I was looking for the other side of the spectrum, people who are totally kicking ass in life.

Tian Yao is definitely in that category.

In order to understand the psychology of successful people, I am currently looking for people who might share some of their trade secrets with me in order to learn about excellence and high performance from real-world case studies.


Who is Tian Yao?

Tian Yao is an ex-professional ballet/ traditional dancer and a Chinese entrepreneur who after finishing her master’s degree in 2003 established her first company in Newcastle in her mid-twenties. In 2006 she founded her second company in Hamburg Germany only to follow to establish her third company in 2009 in Xiamen China where she has more than 100 employees operate under her leadership.

In 2016 she established her own brand Victoria Hyde London.

Tian Yao is not your typical self-made millionaire. Tian is a person who is always in learning mode. We talked hours about psychology and what it takes to win. I believe I was particularly interested in Tian Yao because after meeting her I was fascinated by her work-life balance. While on the one side she is a tough businesswoman, on her private side she is funny and has a huge heart.

Also being a young and hungry guy myself I was always curious to know what it’s like on the other side of the rainbow.

I wanted to know what happens when you conquer your dreams. Is it worth all the hard work and struggle? What does it feel like to make your first million? How does success change you?

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What is this episode about?

in our wide-ranging conversation, Leo Kempke and I cover many topics, including:

  • What it takes to win
  • What her morning routine looks like
  • What the first moment was that she wanted to be an entrepreneur.
  • The importance of controlling your psychological environment
  • What balance means to her
  • Why she knew from a very early age what she wanted to be
  • What its like to grow up in the Chinese success culture
  • The importance of sticking with your dreams
  • What a perfect day would be for her.
  • Why Happiness is a decision
  • And what she would cook if Nicolas Cage would come for Dinner!


Follow Tians Brand, Viktora Hyde on:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tian-yao-b0797864/

Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Victoria-Hyde-1619585458114710/

Follow  on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/victoriahydelondon/?hl=de

Website: https://victoria-hyde.com/

Show notes

People mentioned 

1) George Washington
2) Steve Jobs
3) Elon Musk

As always thank you for listening!

Write in the comments what your biggest take away was!


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I am a Behavior Designer, a Writer, and Digital Nomad.

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