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Go Mighty’s 31 Days of Inspiring Women, #22: Fiona Tang
Meet Fiona, community builder extraordinaire. She’s co-founder of Signal Camp, a consultancy helping startups with community building and marketing strategy, and has previously worked with the Computer History Museum, Foodspotting and others. She’s a former Sydney-sider, and loves sharing fun and food.
So, Fiona, what’s your story?
I’ve always been passionate about people and connections - and I’ve been lucky enough to build my career on those basic concepts in areas like marketing, communications and community. Having moved from Sydney to California right before my college years, I blame my constant search of new experiences on that big inspiring change. Now I thrive on traveling to different countries and learning new things as often as I can. My current obsession is baking sourdough bread - you’d think that bread baking would be straightforward enough, but it’s really a whole series of techniques to master.
How did you get where you are today?
This may sound like a cliche but my two mantras “trust your gut” and “why not…?” have been instrumental in getting me to where I am today. I think about this quite a bit, because I truly love where I’ve ended up and I appreciate how I’ve gotten here. When it comes to every step in my career and the friends I’ve made along the way, I’ve always counted on those two statements. As for where I want to go from here, I’m using my Life List as a consistent guide but aim to gain new experiences through traveling with friends and making things with friends. Turning what I normally love to do on my own into collaborative experiences, means for richer, more interesting and unpredictable outcomes.
Tell us a bit more about these ten goals from your life list. What’s the inspiration behind the goals you chose?
I’ve been particularly inspired by the Life List movement for two reasons: 1) I’m super duper goal-motivated, and 2) I’ve always had a Life List of sorts, though it felt more like a to-do list with deadlines. The GoMighty Life List has taught me to include things both big and small and check them off whenever I want - I can honestly say this approach never really occurred to me! Some of my goals are things that I’m afraid to do - like learning to swim, which Go Mighty has already made possible. Other things on my Life List are aspirations and things I can’t wait to make or to experience in travels.
Any advice for others on how to stay motivated/focused on achieving their goals?
I’m a big sharer, so the best advice that I have for achieving goals is to share them with as many people as possible. It keeps you accountable, but also allows people to help you make them a reality too. Also, check in on your goals often for two reasons: 1) life gets busy and it’s hard to achieve your goals if you don’t remember them; and 2) your goals may have changed since you last looked (mine certainly have!), it only makes sense that if you’re constantly changing and growing, that your goals will be changing and growing too.
Follow Fiona’s journey through completing her Life List here.
Want to make a Life List of your own? Easy—join the Go Mighty community here.
(Photo courtesy of Fiona Tang)