SUCCESS Magazine Building Resilience Through Gratitude Anne Grady Motivational Speaker






The weekend has come and gone, and if you’re like many, the countdown to Friday has already begun.

At a recent speaking event, a woman told me she hated her job, but she “is just going to hang tight”, and she “only has 10 more years until retirement!” Wow! When I asked her to name three things about her job that she liked she was silent. Talk about stumped! She said she had never even thought of that.

Here’s the thing, while it may seem like a “touchy-feely” topic, gratitude has been cited as the NUMBER ONE predictor of well-being. Did you know that practicing gratitude reduces cortisol (the stress hormone) by 23%, lowers blood pressure, increases metabolism, and just makes you happier?

That’s why I was incredibly grateful and humbled to be asked to do a SUCCESS Magazine | SUCCESS Talks Podcast interview on the subject of…you guessed it…GRATITUDE.


I would be incredibly grateful if you took a few minutes out of your week to listen to this interview.  When you’re done, take time to think of 3 things about your life for which you feel grateful. Then do that every day. It will change your perspective, your outlook, and your life.

Have a great week!

– Anne


“When life gets tough, the tough get going,” as the saying goes. But what does that really look like? For Anne Grady, author of Strong Enough and popular TEDx speaker, that meant building resilience as a single mother while her son with mental illness was constantly in and out of hospitals and specialists’ offices. Grady and’s Shelby Skrhak discuss how building resiliency feels like weakness when you’re in the middle of struggles. Plus, learn how to identify your fight-or-flight emotions so you know how to manage them when they appear.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection, available in the November 2017 edition of SUCCESS magazine.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“The average person experiences five or six traumas in a lifetime…but we’re not taught how to bounce back from these challenges and setbacks. You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to be strong enough. You just have to have the skills to help you navigate through the situation, and if you use it properly, you become stronger as a result.”

—Anne Grady

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