#027 Persist at Solving Problems that Seem Insurmountable with Erin Brockovich
You probably know Erin Brockovich’s name from the movie where Julie Roberts played Erin. Despite not having a law degree, Brockovich was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a giant corporation who was polluting the groundwater in California in 1993.
It’s been 20 years since the movie came out and Erin Brockovich hasn’t stopped her environmental activism.
She’s gone on to address other environmental problems and she often helps people become advocates in their own communities.
She has a new book called Superman’s Not Coming in which she shares the tools and skills people need to ensure their drinking water is safe and how they can take action if there is a problem.
Erin has some excellent advice for standing up for what’s right, taking care of yourself, and tackling things that seem impossible. Even if you don’t plan to become an environmental activist, I think you’ll find her advice helpful in your own life.
Some of things Erin and I discuss:
“You have to learn the habit of persevering even when you don’t want to. And it would be easier to give up.”
“My mom told me really early on about ‘sticktoitiveness’ and to be dog-eared and persistent. She always said to me just because you’re different doesn’t mean you’re inferior.”
“Take a moment for self renewal and reconnect in a place where you can hear yourself think and get rid of all that negative noise and not define yourself by what others think you should be. You’ll oftentimes rise.”
“If you’re tired, I get it. Take a break. Don’t answer the phone, shut the computer off.”
Links and Resources:
Buy Erin’s Book – Superman’s Not Coming
Follow Erin on Instagram – @the_real_erin_brockovich
Follow Erin on Twitter – @ErinBrockovich
Follow Erin on Facebook – @ErinBrockovichOfficial
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