I Finally Took My Own Advice

I Finally Took My Own Advice

I Finally Took My Own Advice

If you haven’t been following along on my social channels, you may not know that we’ve checked off some pretty big boxes in the Grady household lately, including Evan graduating from high school!

We decided to celebrate and spent most of July driving through the mountains in Colorado. It was magical!

On our trip, I tried to disconnect from work as much as possible so that I could take in every sunset, cherish the time spent with Jay, and be extremely grateful for the accomplishments we’ve recently achieved as a family.

I finally took my own advice. I took time to reset, to gain perspective, and to step away from “busy”.

Sometimes the only way to reset your perspective is to get some space.

Here are 3 reminders for resetting:

1. Busy doesn’t equal productive. Busy equals exhausted.
It is so easy to neglect the things that bring us joy and get caught up in being busy. People told me for years to take care of myself, take time off, and slow down. It turns out when you don’t take time to practice self-care and take care of your most valuable resource (YOU), life has a way of doing it for you. Being busy also wears down your resilience, like your car running on fumes when you run the tank down too low. You hit a bump in the road and next thing you know, you’re out of gas.

2. Take time to reassess what is most important to you.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we have an opportunity to redefine what life and “normalcy” looks like. What do you want your life to look like? What is most important to you? I’m not saying up and quit your job and abandon responsibilities, but a key to resilience, mindfulness, and purposeful living is to align where you spend your time with what you say is most important to you.

3. Whatever success looks like for you, reverse engineer a path to get there.
Success is more than a destination. Success is a collection of habits, strategic decisions, a way of living, and a routine. This approach allows you to slowly adopt habits that cultivate success and give up things that are undermining it. When you give your brain a destination, it subconsciously works backward to build the path to get there.

Stay tuned for some VERY exciting news! I can’t wait to share it with you.

Stay brave and resilient,


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If you make perfection your standard for happiness, you’ll find far fewer things to be happy about than if you put improvement on a continuum and simply decide that each move towards progress (whether a big change or a small one) is good enough to be happy about. #progressnotperfection #gratitude #happiness #resilience #growthmindset #personaldevelopment

When it comes to taking care of yourself, take the advice you would give your kids or your friends. It may be exercise, meditation, regular time with a friend, snuggling your pet, taking time to read for fun, or dancing around your room while jamming out to music.

I know this may go against your nature, particularly if you are a hard-driving, high-achieving person. If you are like me, you are constantly pushing yourself harder, and it goes against your nature to stop.

Stop anyway. #mindfulmonday #mindfulness #mindset #resilience #selfcare #reset

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One of my favorite quotes is by Nelson Mandela. He said, "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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I have lost two people I love very much to suicide, and nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year. That means every 40 seconds, someone hurts so badly that they see no other way out.

If you know someone who is struggling, please be their lifeline.

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What is a special quote or song lyric that really resonates with you?

Mine is a lyric from "Mother Blues" by @raywylie, and it is one of my favorite ways to look at life. He sings:

“The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, well, I have really good days.”

Choose to be purposeful about your daily practices and create the habits that support the life you want. Be kind to yourself, savor delicious moments, and practice gratitude. #wednesdaywisdom #gratitude #deliciousmoments #resilience #favoritelyrics #mantra #quotes #raywyliehubbard


Anne Grady is a Speaker, Author, and #TruthBomb Dropper.

Anne shares practical strategies that can be applied both personally and professionally to improve relationships, navigate change, and triumph over adversity. And she’ll make you laugh while she does it. Anne is a two time TEDx speaker, and her work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fast Company and Inc. magazines, CNN, ESPN, and FOX Business. She is the best selling author of 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work and Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience and Triumph.

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