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I grow brands, businesses, people, and myself for a living. Founder of About Me Stories, a Medium publication dedicated to introducing people to the world.

I grow brands, businesses, and people for a living.

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My Bio

Hi! I’m Quy Ma. Welcome to my About Me story!

The first thing you’re probably wondering is, “How do you say his name?” If we were introducing ourselves to each other in person, you’d probably perk your ears up and listen intently to how I’m saying my name. But since…

New writers to About Me Stories start here.


Tell me a little bit about yourself.

These words cause your heart rate to jump for one of two reasons — it excites you or makes you uncomfortable. Either way, we spend our entire lives introducing and labeling ourselves to people frequently.

Introducing yourself to another individual or group of…

Expanded submission guidelines, new publication look, new editors, and new personal stories!

Hey Writers!

This is the first newsletter I’ve sent out on behalf of my publication, About Me Stories, but it’s definitely an important one. I have lots of exciting changes to announce!

New Submission Guidelines for About Me Stories

Happy Birthday About Me Stories

First, I want to wish Happy Birthday to About Me Stories

You are the story.

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Who are you?

The voice in your head is not you. The person observing that voice is you.

No one knows you better than yourself. But your self-perception and how you think about yourself can be deceiving, even wrong sometimes.

I want you to humor me for a few seconds and close your…

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Have you noticed something different with your follower count as of late?

You've been getting new followers at an increased rate! You did it! You're making it as a writer on Medium!

But before you get your hopes up high, I have to break the bad news to you —…

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Where you live? Where you were born? Where you were raised?

We all know what home means. Or do we?

My wife and I have been living in Utah for more than three years now. We still have a hard time considering ourselves Utahns and this place our home.

You see, we’re both from the South. Although I was born in…

Expanded submission guidelines (and more!) — Coming October 18, 2021

Update: The new submission guidelines have been released! Check it out here!

About a year ago, Medium made a few changes that made it easier to focus on the most essential aspect of the platform — the writers.

For one, the writer profiles switched to a long-form view instead of…

Tips from a former retail store manager that has interviewed and hired hundreds of candidates.

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How do you ace your next job interview?

I had my first job interview at age 16. These were the days where paper applications were still common so it was normal to physically present yourself at the place of hire. …

Starting something new can be intimidating, but incremental improvements will keep you moving forward.

The past year’s events have helped me realize that life is too short to not chase your dreams and passions. Life’s also too short to worry about wondering if you’re going to be any good at anything you set your mind to. …

You need good people surrounding you. But how do you know if someone is a good person?

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Are you a good person? Are your members of your family and friends good people?

Most people like to think that they’re good people. In truth, it’s their actions that prove if they’re a good person, not their mindset. …

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