Welcome to the 77th episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions.
This episodes guest:
My guest today is bestselling author Glennon Doyle. Born in Burke, Virginia, Glennon struggled with bulimia and addiction growing up and shared her experiences in her 2013 TEDx talk “Lessons from the Mental Hospital”, which has been viewed over 3.4 million times. Her writing career started in 2009 with her blog Momastery, which led to her first book Carry On, Warrior, that was selected as part of Oprah’s Book Club. Glennon went onto write Love Warrior and her latest, Untamed. Aside from being an author and speaker, she’s the founder of the all-women led nonprofit organization Together Rising, which has raised millions of dollars for women, families and children’s in crisis. In this episode, Glennon shares some incredibly powerful life experiences and lessons that will both challenge and inspire you.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- Every successful person I’ve interviewed over the past 10 years has overcome significant work and life challenges and it’s the source of their courage, confidence, and power. How have your struggles with bulimia and addiction shaped the person you are today?
- One of the biggest personal challenges we face in today’s culture is the relentless pursuit of validation from others, which has been amplified by social media. How can we start trusting ourselves instead of striving to meet the expectations of the world?
- I’ve heard from all of my friends that parenthood changes you and all of them say that you can’t prepare for it, it just happens. How has parenthood put your life in perspective, helped you deal with your past and made you a better version of yourself?
- In your book Untamed, you say “The braver we are, the luckier we get”. Can you explain what you mean by this phrase and give an example from your life when you got lucky by being brave?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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