I’m so pleased to have Megan McNealy joining me this episode. She’s a wealth management advisor for one of the top financial firms in the world who specializes in working with senior corporate executives. In addition to her work in finance, Megan started her own company called Well-Being Drives Success. She just released her first book, Reinvent The Wheel: How Top Leaders Leverage Well-Being for Success, where she shares her own story of healing from some significant health challenges, as well as 18 different pillars for well-being and corresponding interviews with leaders who share their best practices.
[5:16] Megan McNealy talks about what inspired her to write her new book.
[7:15] Megan shares how being diagnosed with auto-immune diseases impacted her life.
[11:21] The journey of healing herself.
[13:55] The idea that overworking drives to success.
[16:17] The difference between healthy hard work and workaholism.
[22:01] The crucial importance of having a good night’s sleep.
[27:31] The mind control is an underrated aspect of well-being.
[29:56] Relax: take things easy, put zero effort.
[32:50] CEOs chosen by Megan to talk about the different pillars of well-being.
[37:14] We can only go forward if we first take care of our well-being.
[37:40] Megan talks about how healing herself changed her entire life.
[42:04] Where your motivation to change to a healthier life comes from.
[44:25] You have to be prepared for healthy habits.
[45:01] Hold your focus.
[50:26] Paying attention to your patterns regarding relationships.
[51:30] You can do well and be well.
[52:51] Personal growth and connecting to a higher power.
[55:01] The common difficulty for women to prioritize themselves.
[58:12] Men tend to internalize emotions and not really nourish themselves.
[59:59] Why do people have such a hard time asking for help?
[1:02:02] The tricky custom to reward results and outcomes.
Reinvent The Wheel: How Top Leaders Leverage Well-being for Success, by Megan McNealy
“The problem with our little bad habits is that they don’t help us, they bring us down.” — Megan McNealyClick to tweet
“If we lose our sense of humor, it’s often a sign that we’re working too hard.” — Megan McNealyClick to tweet
“When the motivation to change to healthier habits comes from the right place it is not only easier but more fulfilling.”— @mikedrobbinsClick to tweet