Monday, December 9, 2013

The People Phenomena of Amy Morin

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It began with a November 13th post on Lifehack - 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do - by Amy Morin, a psychotherapist, instructor and writer.

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Her post resonated with Forbes contributor Cheryl Conner, who elaborated on it on November 18th, with Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid.  This way, it had a slant for entrepreneurs.  

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To her surprise, Conner's post resonated so much with Forbes readers - to the tune of 4.5 million people - that she arranged to interview Morin in person for Forbes on December 6th: How to Become Mentally Strong: A Video Chat with Amy Morin.  

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In the meantime, Morin writes an expanded article on December 3rd, as a Forbes guest contributor:
Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s not often discussed is a clear definition of mental strength. To me, mental strength means that you regulate your emotions, manage your thoughts, and behave in a positive manner, despite your circumstances. Developing mental strength is about finding the courage to live according to your values and being bold enough to create your own definition of success. 
Mental strength involves more than just willpower; it requires hard work and commitment. It’s about establishing healthy habits and choosing to devote your time and energy to self-improvement.
Reference: 5 Powerful Exercises to Increase your Mental Strength.

I am impressed by this people phenomena.  Conner did a fine job of expanding what was originally a pretty light post by Morin.  This expansion was a boon for Morin, as she found herself in the midst of viral exposure, courtesy of the Forbes community.  My hope is that this boost does indeed serve her purpose and desire well as a professional.  

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