It’s hard to believe, but I just released the 75th episode of my podcast! The Silver Lined ReLaunch debuted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. I myself had the virus and no voice to go along with it. How was I going to host a podcast?! Luckily I healed and the journey began. Over the last 75 episodes, my amazing guests have helped countless listeners find their own voice – and their silver linings – in trying times. And we’re just getting started!
To celebrate, I took some time to go back and listen to the wisdom they shared with my audience. Here are my top 10 takeaways to help you find your own silver lining:
- Use your setbacks as comebacks
John Assaraf – New York Times best-selling author and CEO of Neurogym
You’re going to fail sometimes. It’s what you do with that failure that truly matters. Your successes may show you a few steps to the path forward, but setbacks have the power to truly change your course. Often, when you’re headed for a setback, there are signals you choose to ignore. Be willing to look for those signals in the future and you’ll go further.
- Take ownership of the here and now
Dr. Erica Miller – Holocaust Survivor and best-selling author
Don’t be a victim. This is the key to live a long life and live it well. Pick yourself up from your setbacks and figure out what’s next. Life takes guts, or courage, grit, or perseverance, and gusto, or gratefulness for what you already have. Let your command of the here and now catapult you forward.
- Remember your why
Dr. Shannon Irvine – Business strategist and mindset expert
You have the tools you need to never take no for an answer. One of the most powerful tool is your why. The reason you’re committed – your why – is always stronger than your will to give up. Why is fuel that allows you to lick your wounds, put on a bandage, and pick yourself back up.
- Watch your words
Christy Whitman – Celebrity coach and Law of Attraction expert
Everything starts with the word – the creative process, relationship, and every good idea. Thoughts themselves are a series of words. These thoughts when repeated lead to beliefs. And those beliefs lead to emotions and then to actions. For this reason, watch your words and your actions will follow.
- Find your mantra
Chase Chewning – Podcast host and health coach
A mantra is a great way to find the silver lining in your life. It has the power to anchor you to the past, present, and the possibility of the future. Make a conscious choice every day to live by your mantra and you’ll be in a better place to overcome your setbacks.
- Take back control
Star Rose Bond – Psychotherapist and personal coach
In order to take control of your life, you need to get your brain and body on the same track. This may seem like an overwhelming task, but the key is to start small and stay consistent. When you do so, you’ll be able to make dramatic changes in a surprisingly short amount of time.
- Be part of the solution
Laura Gassner-Otting – Speaker and best-selling author
When you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Once you recognize this it’s difficult to stay in the same place in life. You may find yourself discouraged and unable to keep up with an untenable situation. Instead, pivot and work to be part of the solution.
- Use your own voice
Eleanor Beaton – CEO, coach and author
In order to develop confidence in both your personal and professional life, you need to learn to use your own unique voice. This doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. Take proven methodologies and make them yours. These methodologies are like training wheels – use them to start and eventually you’ll be riding through life on your own. That’s how you develop confidence in evert aspect of your life.
- Ask the right questions
Kelly Ruta – CEO development strategist and mindset expert
When you fail, it can be easy to ask – who would I have been without my setback? But this is a disempowering question. The real question to ask yourself is – what did that setback unlock in me that allowed me to be the person I am today?That question will lead you down a much more productive path.
- Never stop learning
Kara Goldin – Hint Water founder and author
Living a life of purpose starts with the willingness to learn. Be open to learning during every phase of your life. This is where the energy to relaunch comes from. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself in a midzone – stuck between one place and another. No matter how high you climb in life, keep learning.