International Serial Entrepreneur and Award-Winning Speaker Lets Us in On Her Secret to Success—Work Hard, Play Hard

Born in Hong Kong and raised in England, Didi Wong now lives in Los Angeles. She’s an acclaimed international serial entrepreneur, award-winning speaker, and angel investor with expertise in industries such as public speaking, startups, entertainment, investing and speaking coaching.

She was awarded the highest level of achievement of the “Women of the Decade for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital” from the Women Economic Forum. She’s a Hollywood Film & TV Producer, business mentor, venture capitalist, interior designer, best-selling author, and a devoted mother of four!

Recently, Didi was featured in Oprah Magazine as a “Woman Who Means Business,” and it’s for a good reason. She is a woman who knows how to get things done while also having fun!

What’s your secret to success?

Didi Wong: I work hard, and I play hard. I love what I do day in and day out! I’m excited to get up in the morning and go out there and make an impact! I get so much joy in connecting with people worldwide and changing lives through work and play! I’m so honored to be able to live this life. But at the end of the day, I feel like my secret sauce that makes me who I am and has helped me become successful is the fact that I’m just me, and I love having fun and connecting and helping as many people as I can.

How do you “work hard and play hard”?

Didi Wong: I love pop culture and the celebrity world. I enjoy reading US Magazine and watching reality TV here and there. It’s my guilty pleasure. (You don’t always have to watch intellectual stuff!)

I also enjoy luxury travel and food, and I enjoy spending money on musicals and concerts. I’ve been doing that since I was a kid.

Life is more enjoyable when you balance work and play. I do play a lot and love to have fun. I’m the one in my household that tries to make life fun.

My husband is a workaholic, so I’m the one who pushes him to have fun and try new things. I’m lucky to have a husband who listens to me when I try to incorporate more fun into our lives. If we’re just constantly working and never willing to spend any money or have any fun, then what’s the point? Don’t get me wrong, there definitely needs to be a balance between the two, but you MUST enjoy life!