Sep 6, 2022
In Episode #29 of Mindset Mastery, “Blessings In Disguise: Using Obstacles to Fuel Success,” host Marie Swift, CEO of Impact Communications, speaks with award-winning journalist Veronica Dagher. In addition to her work as a personal finance reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Dagher is the author of “Resilience: How 20 Ambitious Women Used Obstacles to Fuel Their Success,” an ebook published by the WSJ and exemplified through the WSJ podcast she created and hosted called “Secrets of Wealthy Women,” where she interviewed some of the most successful women in business, media and entertainment. In this episode of Mindset Mastery, she shares some of her favorite stories and lessons learned from those interviews and conversations.
In a nutshell: Whether you are a celebrity navigating fame and fortune, an upwardly mobile professional, or a hardworking middle-class American, every one of us has the opportunity to harness the stress of life and to use the obstacles encountered to fuel success. For example, Shark Tank celebrity investor and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran used grit and determination to overcome the challenges that came with dyslexia and a highly competitive business climate. Carla Harris, a gospel recording artist and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, worked extra hard to earn a “seat at the table” and, in addition to her business success, was eventually appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. Dagher also shares her own coping mechanisms and says she tries to be as kind to herself as she is to others.
To follow her work and read recent articles written by Dagher, visit www.wsj.com/news/author/veronica-dagher.
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