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Stressed Out? Flex Your Resilience Muscles with Anne Grady

Summary: How can you find the courage and resilience to triumph over daily stressors?
Air Date: 5/25/17
Duration: 21:31
Host: David Friedman, DC
Guest Bio: Anne Grady, Author & Public Speaker
Anne-GradyAnne Grady is an internationally recognized speaker and author who shares humor, humility, refreshing honesty and practical strategies that can be applied personally and professionally.

n her soon-to-be-released book, Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience, and Triumph, Anne draws from her life experiences to touch the hearts and minds of readers and show that we are all “strong enough” to overcome adversity and master change.

Anne has been called "motivational maven." Her expertise is growing talent, offering timely solutions and building subtle, yet sustainable change in teams and organizations. She takes her audiences out of their comfort zones and lifts the bar on personal and professional learning and development. Her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur and Inc. magazines, CNN, and Fox Business.

Anne faces adversity head on and shares her personal toolkit for building courage and resilience, keeping audiences laughing while they are learning. With a master's degree in organizational communication and more than 20 years of experience working side by side with industry gurus, political and educational leaders and CEOs, Anne addresses audiences worldwide on topics including leadership, communication and emotional intelligence. She works with a diverse array of companies, non-profits, schools, governmental agencies and individuals.

Anne’s previous book is 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work. She and her husband Jay Grady live in Round Rock, Texas, just outside Austin with their children, Evan and Rylee.
  • Book Title: Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience, and Triumph
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/AnneGradyGroup/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @AnneGradyGroup
Stressed Out? Flex Your Resilience Muscles with Anne Grady
How can you find the courage and resilience to triumph over daily stressors?

Anne Grady knows what it’s like overcome unbelievable odds. After being told repeatedly, "You're so strong, how do you do it?" She realized this... you don't have to be "so strong," you just have to be strong enough. 

Humans hate being uncomfortable. We intrinsically resist change. Part of growing resilience and strength is navigating the difficult times. 

If you're not happy with results in your life, you have to make a change. Are you willing to make the decision to shift your story and reframe your thoughts? Excuses can be real, but are they serving you? Look at each decision you make and ask, "Will this get me closer to or further away from my goal?"

Anne also says that you have to recognize your relationship with stress. Are you making daily decisions that exacerbate it? Social media is an instigator. How much time are you spending on your device or in wait for that "ping" alerting you of a like or retweet? Proactively manage your struggles. You CAN log out of Facebook. 

It's not about getting rid of the stress completely; it's always going to be there. Take the steps to mitigate it. What works for others might not work for you. Just because your friend can chill out with kale smoothies and yoga, doesn't mean that will have any impact on you.

Finally, enlist the help of a therapist or life coach who can give you objective feedback. If not one of those options, turn to a spouse, significant other or best friend who will tell you what you might not want to hear. Allowing negative thoughts and emotions to fester will only bring you further down the rabbit hole.

Listen as Anne joins Dr. Friedman to share how she found courage, strength and triumph (and still works towards it), as well as some practical steps you can take to start reducing stress in your own life.

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