In this solo episode, Lisa summarizes the highlights and outstanding conversations from Season 8.
STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
-Mindset is the greatest ally or worst enemy on your journey to self-discovery, personal peace, joy, love, and growth.
Amy Morin shared that when we talked about the things mentally strong people don’t do. We also explored this in my conversation with Lisa Feldman Barrett where she explained how emotions are made and how we can create greater emotional intelligence. Dr. David Burns shared his perspective on depression, anxiety, and cognitive behavioral therapy which tied very nicely into previous conversations on this topic. Your mind needs daily maintenance, care, and attention because it controls your attitude and your actions.
-Relationships reflect the thermostat in our lives.
Eli Finkel and Rainbow Barris chatted with me about marriage, love, and relationships in both an analytical way and a narrative way. The key takeaways are that relationships represent unique opportunities to grow and give. Your choice of romantic partner is one of the most important you ever make. Eli offered specific thoughts on that while Rainbow shared the wisdom of having many years of marriage, 6 kids, and time to reflect.
-Time is the most precious asset you have. Use it wisely.
Paula Pant shared this when we talked about how she’s built passive and active income for herself so she can stay free of work she hates. Benjamin Spall and I also touched on this during our conversation about morning routines and time management.
-You can win without anyone’s permission.
Jennifer Romolini and Dhonielle Clayton shared how they’ve created new paths for themselves and reimagined what success would look like. I’ve talked about lifestyle design a lot on Behind the Brilliance, and these conversations were embodiment of what they looks like.
-Marry ambition and purpose.
Jewel Burks, Barrett Ward, and Joi Chaney both shared what it looks like for them to weave their gifts, talents, and skills into their careers. Jewel built a tech startup and then sold it to Amazon. Barrett started a for profit company with a strong social good angle. Joi is changing the pay equity landscape. No matter what your career path, the sweet spot is where your passion, skills, and profitability intersect.
-You can start over at any age. There’s no expiration date on your glow up.
Deesha Dyer, Debbie Millman, and Carla Hall are all living examples of this. These guests pulled back the curtain on their journeys and shared how they didn’t let age or lack of experience stop them from going after what they wanted.