Melissa Joy Kong: I Am The Main Character In My Story

I’ve spent so many years of my life feeling like I need to go change the world, you know. I need to go make a multi million dollar company, and I need to work with the biggest names in the world and I need to, you know, have X number of followers on social media, and I need to start my own podcast, and make it number one. Like those thoughts of oh, there’s so much potential sitting inside of me and I don’t want to waste it, which is certainly true. But more and more I feel like the best use of my potential is being as deeply present as I can in the moment. I joke about this a lot with people who know me well, but I always say, I am the main character in my story, what’s good for the plot? So, so much of what I do in the moment is just what’s good for the plot.

– Melissa Joy Kong

Melissa Joy Kong’s least favorite question is “who are you?”, which is ironic to me, because Melissa is one of the most curious people on this planet. She’s possibly even more curious than me. She thinks deeply about how to become more present in every moment of every day, and yearns to help others do the same.

At least, that’s how I would describe Melissa.

When I asked Melissa how she would answer the question “who are you”, we chatted about how her mission in life is to help people fall in love with the way they spend their lives, what she learned about love from an Nebraska couple who passed away unexpectedly after she interviewed them, and why her biggest fear in life is dying without having a chance to say goodbye.

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