Hello Mentor EP 21 | Hannah Tan on Achieving Success, Independence and the Hard Lessons That Came With Them.

“I was a very emotional child and running away from home was my first instinct, I was rebellious and I wanted to show my parents I don’t want to conform. Life begins at that moment when I realised how difficult it was to crawl through life.” – Hannah Tan

About the episode

Independence requires hard work, agility and perseverance.

In this podcast episode, Hannah shares her personal stories and lessons learnt ever since running away from home at the tender age of 16 as she struggled to sustain herself.

She then shares how she then begun her journey and career as an entrepreneur, TV host, singer and an actress. Hannah Also gives us a few tips for young people who want to be independent as well as advice to those who are going through hard times in their lives. 

Getting to know Hannah Tan

Hannah Tan (@hannahonline) is a true inspiration. Despite dropping out of high school, she never gave up on her dreams. Her perseverance paid off when she became the first Malaysian to sign a multi-million dollar recording deal in Japan. Her achievements don’t end there, as she also excelled in academics, graduating as a computer science & IT valedictorian and 4.0GPA Merit Scholar, all while battling multiple health challenges.

Hannah’s inspiring #TrueStory began when she ran away from home at the age of 16. While many may know her from TV commercials, Animax, FOX Sports, TV3, NTV7, or the big screen, this podcast gives us the chance to discover another fascinating side of Hannah Tan – the introvert who has fought battles behind closed doors and shed tears in solitude.

If you want to learn more about Hannah and her journey, make sure to visit her website, www.hannah.today.

Hello Mentor is a podcast show that platforms raw discussions on career, ambition and success with inspiring and accomplished individuals.

Hello Mentor is hosted by Derek Toh, Founder and CEO of Hiredly.

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