Episode 35: Amy Morin, Author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Do


Amy Morin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Author. As such, it was a rare opportunity to discuss emotional intelligence with a mental health professional. We discuss how letting your emotions control you can rob you of personal and professional success. Thus, Amy explains her theory of “mental strength” and its difference from mental health.

Amy Morin is a practicing Therapist and Author, whose works can be found in Forbes, Inc.com, Psychology Today, and a bookstore near you. She believes it is as important to develop mental strength as physical strength. Listen in to hear how one can develop mental fortitude and why it could help you with your personal life and career.

Topics:

  • How Amy went from being a Therapist to an Author
  • Why mental strength is like physical strength
  • Mental health is different from mental strength
  • How to not stress about things you can’t control
  • Recognizing the costs of being a people-pleaser
  • Gaining control of your emotions
  • Why people self-sabotage
  • Not expecting immediate results
  • How to stick to your goals
  • Why the path of least resistance is so tempting

Quotes:

“Early on in my career, I realized…how much I was going to need mental strength myself.” -Amy Morin

“It’s about saying, ‘What’s one small thing I can do to make my situation or somebody else’s situation just a little bit better?’” -Amy Morin

“Maybe you learned something as a child that isn’t serving you well.” -Amy Morin

Resources:

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Amy Morin’s Website

Amy Morin’s Ecourse

Amy on Facebook

Amy on Twitter

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