I recently did an interview with The Global Interview. It was a little soul-baring… all my inner thoughts, revealed.

Here are a few highlights from the interview:

My favorite social media:

LinkedIn, for sure. It’s a place where I feel I can both contribute and learn: engaging, coaching and supporting young professionals. I’ve met amazing young people, good friends, and even mentors! What an amazing thing. In fact, I have felt compelled to change the way I engage with this platform recently – probably like you, I receive ~20-30 invitations a week. Immediately ruling out the “army captains” and “neurosurgeons”, I don’t know why the rest of people have tried to connect with me. Looking forward, to ensure this platform remains precious and valuable, I think I’m going to start declining all invitations unless the inviter includes a note that specifies why they’d like to connect. Is this too demanding or rude, do you think?

I love my job.

I feel unbelievable blessed! Two months into my second year, I feel like I’m just getting started. I adore my boss, would do anything for my team, and can’t wait to get to work each day. Literally, this job is AMAZING. How lucky am I, to have landed here? I’ve really loved and learned from all four of my previous companies, but now I feel I have found my home. Do you feel that way? If not, what would that look like for you, and how do you position yourself to get there… or closer to it?

Emily Chang | The Spare Room | McCann birthday
My leadership team surprised me for my birthday!

What I’m proud of.

For starters, I’m proud of my book, because I started this passion project just to see what might happen – and it got picked up and published… and it’s impacting people! Also, I’m proud of the team we’re building at McCann, and of what we’re accomplishing every day. Of course, I’m proud of my husband for starting MustardTek and doing his part to drive awareness of, and build a better world for specially abled people. But most of all, I’m proud of my daughter. She’s beautifully creative and mind-blowingly intelligent and hilariously funny. Every second I get to live life with her is a JOY.

Emily Chang | The Spare Room | with Laini silly
I made her take a selfie with me this weekend 🙂

Then read on for who I admire most in business and creative circles, my advice for younger professionals, and why I believe people fail.