185 | Amy Morin | 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

In this episode, Darius and Amy talk about the importance of building mental strength to help manage our thoughts and emotions. Amy explains the difference between knowing and doing, and why people often fear solitude and silence.

In this episode, Amy and I talked about:

  • What changed Amy’s mind about becoming a doctor
  • What motivated Amy to learn about building mental strength and toughness
  • The challenges of knowing versus doing
  • The benefits of having a pros-and-cons list
  • Amy recalls writing 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
  • How to stop dwelling in the past and move on for good
  • The three parts of mental strength
  • Ways to stop expecting immediate results
  • Why people fear the quiet and being alone
  • Amy talks about The Verywell Mind Podcast
  • And other topics…

Meet Amy:

Amy Morin is the editor-in-chief of Verywell Mind, the biggest mental health website in the world and she’s the host of The Verywell Mind Podcast.

She’s also an international bestselling author. Her books, including 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, have been translated into more than 40 languages.

The Guardian dubbed her “the self-help guru of the moment” and Forbes calls her a “thought leadership star.”

Her advice for building mental strength has been featured by major media outlets, including Fox News, CNN, Oprah.com, Today, and Good Morning America.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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