We had the good fortune of connecting with Jiggy Yoon (she/her/hers) and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jiggy, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I think the work-life balance looks differently for each person, and it’ll always come down to a high level of self-awareness – Awareness in personal needs, awareness in bandwidth per professional expectations, and awareness in the effective strategies of remedy.
“Effective strategies of remedy” meaning what does the individual’s specific self-care practice look like in order for it to promote true rest which will then improve performance, creativity, productivity, focus, etc.
I think 2020 has made the importance of rest more apparent for everyone and, not only is it necessary, but it is a necessity. The brain already works in cycles and increments – whether asleep or awake. Might as well move along the nature of our brains so that we can increase the longevity and sustainability of high performance instead of “beast mode”ing all the way to burnout every single time.
Again, the balance looks differently for everyone and I don’t think balance looks like 50/50, either. It’ll come down to the individual because anything related to a human’s well-being should always be unique and respected as such – there is no one size fits all.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’m a speaker, an EQ-based mental performance coach, and the founder of an apparel line with a message -Vulnerability Is Dope.
The theme of all of my 3 hats combined are self-compassion & vulnerability.
I bring awareness to the importance of mental health, burnout prevention, and self-compassion just as deeply as I focus on intense work ethic, perseverance, and self-discipline.
With my core messages, “Vulnerability Is Dope” and “No Excellence Without Self-Compassion”, my fire for helping people thrive and victor over the battles of the pressure to perform inspires the audience to prioritize self-care and motivates them to take sustainability and longevity of their performance seriously.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
In this moment, I’d honestly like to shoutout my partner, Lauren. She has dreams and goals of her own, she has challenges of her own, and yet she still has energy left in her to hold me with so much love, compassion, and motivation during the tough moments.
More often than not, it’s a tough moment to begin with, not just because of my business pursuits but also because I have a chronic illness and mental health diagnoses.
She helps me keep my mind focused and heart postured towards God’s direction and His promises, and not the other way down the hole of discouragement, fear, and doubt.