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Success is a Choice

Jan 26, 2018

Amy Morin is the author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" and "13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do." Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong", is one of the top 30 TEDx talks of all time with more than 6 million views. 

As a psychotherapist turned author, Amy’s mission is to make the world a stronger place. Her education and expertise as a psychotherapist, combined with her personal experiences overcoming tragedy, give her a unique perspective on mental strength.  In 2013, Amy introduced the world to the concept of mental strength when her article, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, became an anthem read by more than 50 million people. Her list was reprinted on websites like Forbes, Business Insider, Psychology Today, and Success Magazine. Her international best-selling book, also titled 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, is being translated into 29 languages. 

She lectures across the globe to provide trainings, workshops, and keynote speeches that teach people how to build their mental muscle. Students from 42 countries access her online mental strength course. Amy is a contributor to Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. Her articles on mental strength reach 2 million readers every month. Amy's advice has been featured by media outlets such as Fast Company,, Fox News, CNN, Today, CNBC, and The Washington Post. She also appears in seven episodes of RedBull's TV show, Visions of Greatness.


In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Her TedTalk which has more than 6 million views
  • Experiencing multiple tragedies
  • What to say to someone that has lost somebody
  • Things mentally strong people don't do
  • How to respond to your children when they "no fair"



Twitter: @AmyMorinLCSW



Instagram: @AmyMorinAuthor

Click here to read Amy's articles at

Tony likes to listen to James Altucher's podcast.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success by Amy Morin

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success by Amy Morin


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