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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.

Have you ever thought about the kind of person you’d like to be? Maybe you want to be a nicer person, mentally stronger person, a healthier person, or a happier person.

But how do you get over that gap that stands between who you are now and the person you’d like to become?

Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, the company that is best known for making unsweetened flavor water.

But her path to creating a successful product wasn’t an easy one. She was turned down, discouraged, and outright rejected along the way. But, she persisted in creating a successful company.

When you’re anxious, angry, or stressed out, your brain and body responds accordingly.

Your brain will automatically look for the negative. It’s your brain’s way of helping you detect more danger so it can keep you safe. But the more you dwell on the negative and overlook the positive, the more your feelings will intensify.

Lisa Sharkey is a senior vice president and director of creative development for HarperCollins Publishers, one of the biggest publishing houses in the world.

She formerly worked as the president of Al Roker Entertainment and she has served as senior producer for Good Morning America and Inside Edition. She has a lengthy list of accolades including two Emmys, 10 Emmy nominations, and a Peabody Award and a DuPont Award for her work at ABC covering the September 11th terror attacks.

People often ask me, “Why did you pick 13 things?” They think I picked the number 13 because of its association with being unlucky.

But that’s not the case. When I wrote the list, it was a letter to myself during one of the darkest periods of my life. I had no intention of ever making it public.

I’m glad I decided to share it. And I’m honored it resonated with so many people (the original article was read more than 50 million times). 

I’ve never called anyone a “living legend” before. And I’m glad because that phrase should be reserved for someone like Dan Gable. He’s even been inducted into the United World Wrestling’s Hall of Fame in the Legend category (only the third person to have that honor).

Dan is a world famous wrestler with a champion’s mindset. When he attended Iowa State University, his record was 117-1. His only loss was in his final match to Larry Owings.

No matter what you’re working on, it’s hard to stay the course when you don’t see any results. This can be especially true when you’re trying to build mental strength. 

Building mental strength can be a slow process. You won’t train your brain to think differently overnight.

But there are some exercises that can help you start feeling better right away. And experiencing a little progress like that can help you stay motivated to keep going.

Ally Brooke is multi-platinum singer songwriter who was a member of the group 5th Harmony. She was chosen to be part of the group when she auditioned for the TV show The X Factor.

Her personal and professional life has been filled with ups and downs, however. From her mother’s chronic pain to being body-shamed, Ally has experienced a variety of struggles.

No one wants to experience uncomfortable feelings like anxiety, sadness, loneliness, fear, or embarrassment. Those feelings feel downright awful.

So sometimes we work really hard to escape those uncomfortable feelings. We numb them, we suppress them, or we avoid them at all costs.

When bank robbers, kidnappers, and terrorists held someone hostage, the FBI called Chris Voss to negotiate their release.

He worked in the FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit for 24 years and served as the FBI’s chief international hostage and kidnapping negotiator from 2003 to 2007.

Have you ever questioned whether you should see a therapist? And after questioning it, have you talked yourself out of it?

Maybe it seemed too uncomfortable. Or maybe you convinced yourself you aren’t really feeling all that bad.

Welcome to The Friday Fix! Every Friday I share a quick mental strength exercise that will help you fix the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that drain you of the mental strength you need to be your best.

If you’ve ever been told you worry too much or that you’re a bit of an “overthinker,” tune in to today’s show.

Brad Stulberg is an expert in peak performance. 

He’s the bestselling author of both Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. In his performance coaching practice, he works with physicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, executives, and other professionals on their well-being and their mental skills. 

If you’ve watched the movie Miracle, you know who Mike Eruzione is. He was the captain of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, and he scored the winning goal against the Soviets.

It’s been 40 years, and we’re still talking about it. When you hear Mike talk about his experience, you’ll understand why. He’s an authentic, strong person who finds genuine joy in life’s simplest pleasures.

Welcome to The Friday Fix! Every Friday I share a quick mental strength exercise that will help you fix the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that drain you of the mental strength you need to be your best.

In today’s episode, I share one of my favorite strategies for changing a habit. 

When it comes to music, Motiff can do just about anything. He’s an artist, producer, DJ, and songwriter. He frequently works alongside musicians like Pit Bull, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, and Jennifer Lopez.

But his rise to success wasn’t an easy one. He moved to America from Venezuela as a child. He didn’t speak any English. And he had to help care for his father who was sick.

Fifty million people read my article.

At first, I tried to go about my normal daily life. I went to work at my job as a therapist and acted like everything was the same. But in between patients, I checked my email and scrolled through social media.

Actress Juliette Lewis was talking about my article on Facebook. The Prime Minister of…

Every Friday, I share a quick 10-minute mental strength secret that will help fix thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that keep you from being the strongest and best version of yourself.

Today, I’m sharing an exercise that takes less than one minute to help you manage uncomfortable feelings in a healthy way.

Danica McKellar is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper in The Wonder Years. But she’s gone on to accomplish much more since her days as a child actress, including becoming a New York Times bestselling author. 

She writes books that teach kids how to handle math more easily. And she explains “new math” to parents.

A lot of people are skeptical of meditation. It sounds a little “new-agey.” And there might be many reasons you are hesitant about trying it.

Dan Harris used to feel the same way. Then, he had a panic attack while reading the news on Good Morning America. And that changed everything.

Everyone struggles with confidence sometimes – at least in some areas of our lives. And if you’re not careful, your insecurities and self-doubts can hold you back.

Heather Monahan is the author of Confidence Creator and the host of a great podcast called Creating Confidence. She’s also a speaker who loves to share her wisdom about confidence to audiences around the globe. 

A lot of readers have asked me to talk about mental strength and relationships. It’s a subject I haven’t covered much. So I decided to bring Tony Gaskins on the show to share some of his relationship advice. 

Tony Gaskins is a husband and a father. He’s also a speaker, author, and life coach. 

Thomas Brag is one of the founders of Yes Theory, a group of guys who make famous YouTube videos. But Thomas and the other two hosts of Yes Theory aren’t interested in performing dangerous stunts or hazardous pranks to attract views. Instead, they are into creating challenges for themselves that have purpose.

Their motto is “Seek Discomfort.”

I’ve followed Nora McInerny on social media for quite a while. I found her books helpful when I went through losses in my own life. So I was thrilled to be able to interview her for my show.

Nora got engaged to her first husband, Aaron, the same night he was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

James Altucher is an investor, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He’s also the host of a podcast called The James Altucher Show.

You may have heard about him recently as his article about New York City being dead attracted a lot of attention. It even led to a rebuttal from Jerry Seinfield who insists New York isn’t dead.

Maffio is a Latin GRAMMY Award winning music producer, composer, and artist. He works with musicians like Akon and Nicky Jam. But his path to success wasn’t easy. 

He came from extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic. He lost several family members, including his sister, when he was a teenager.

Do you have trouble

FACING YOUR FEARS?

Do you struggle with

UNCOMFORTABLE EMOTIONS?

Do negative thoughts

HOLD YOU BACK?

If so, you’ve come to the right place.