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My Worst Investment Ever Podcast - Andrew Stotz 13th September 2021
Meridith Elliott Powell – Do What Is Right for You Not What Society Wants You to Do
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Meridith Elliott Powell – Do What Is Right for You Not What Society Wants You to Do

BIO: Meridith Elliott Powell is passionate about helping her clients learn the strategies to turn uncertainty into a competitive advantage.

STORY: Meredith met her husband at 21, and they got married soon after. She spent close to 17 years trying to save her husband from countless brushes with death, arrests, and bankruptcies.

LEARNING: Have the courage to do what is right for you, not what you think society wants you to do. You can’t fix things you can’t control.

 

“Surround yourself with the right people. People whose values you admire and who won’t judge you or tell you what to do. They just love you and support you.”
Meridith Elliott Powell

 

Guest profile

Voted one of the top 15 Business Growth Experts To Watch, Top 41 Motivational Speakers, and Top Sales Expert on LinkedIn, Meridith Elliott Powell is passionate about helping her clients learn the strategies to turn uncertainty into a competitive advantage. She is the author of six books, including her latest THRIVE: Turning Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage.

Worst investment ever

Meridith’s father died of alcoholism when she was just 21 years old. It was at this point that she met her future husband. They quickly got married, and the marriage turned out to be her worst investment ever.

Meridith stayed tied to her husband through countless brushes with death, arrests, and bankruptcies until he died when he was 41 and she was 38.

Meridith wasted some of the good and best years of her life trying to save someone that had zero desire to be saved.

Lessons learned

  • Trust your gut, not your head.
  • Have the courage to do what is right for you, not what you think society wants you to do. Have the courage to live your life and to live your voice.
  • You can’t fix things you can’t control.

Andrew’s takeaways

  • You can only help someone who wants to be helped.

Actionable advice

Find your voice. Spend time figuring out what kind of life you want to lead. Then ask yourself what is preventing you from getting that life, and what are you doing right to get that life.

No. 1 goal for the next 12 months

Meridith’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to help people start to view what life throws at them as an opportunity rather than a negative.

 

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