I'm Berni Xiong (shUNG), Chief Kicker of Shins here.
If you're an emerging intuitive looking for guidance, coaching or training as you build your budding business, HEY BRAVE BEAR was created with you in mind.
Over 11 years ago, I quit my cushy corporate sales job and started a life coaching business from my living room with $200 and a lot of ambition. I had zero knowledge about starting a business and little cash reserves to fall back on. But I was hell-bent on making a positive impact in the world and no one was going to stop me.
That is, until I got derailed only one month into my budding business after becoming hospitalized with a mystery diagnosis.
The adage "stress kills" is no joke.
Since that rough start, I've launched 4 podcasts, authored 2 books, published over 400 articles, edited over a dozen manuscripts, and appeared on-stage and on-screen giving talks and interviews that have reached hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.
Now this is the part where you might think I'm going to paint a rosy picture here and tell you I've got all the answers and everything figured out. The truth is, I don't.
I've failed more times than I've succeeded as a solopreneur (even with a business degree).
Every experience was invaluable. I've learned what not to do and how not to be when you're first starting out or in the early stages of your journey. And I've also learned a lot about the brave bear in me (this sheer grit and dogged determination no one can teach) that kept me getting up every time I fell and showing up every time I wanted to hide.
So, if you're looking for a shortcut to success or how to make millions overnight, I'm not "that guy" and this is not "that place."
If you're tired of chasing someone else's dream and ready to speak up, stand out, and change your world, HEY BRAVE BEAR is an online personal, professional, and intuitive development hub I've designed and developed precisely for you.
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Last Edited on 2020-12-02