Weathering life's storms: the importance of resiliency with Dr. Ted McElroy, OD (Part 2)

20/20 MONEY

22-01-2024 • 59 mins

Welcome to this episode of 20/20 Money! My guest on today’s show is Dr. Ted McElroy. This is part two of our conversation that we teased on last week’s episode, and today Ted and I talk about the importance of resilience as a trait and quality that we should all embrace. He shares what resilience has meant to him in his life and how it was demonstrated throughout his life, most influential and notably by his grandfather, and how he’s strengthened that quality over his life…and how that’s benefited him in his life personally and professionally. From my perspective, I share some thoughts on the importance of resilience as it pertains to your money as well as why journaling is one of the single most important actions you can take today to improve how you think about resilience and how you respond when faced with any type of challenge or setback.

If you remember back to last week’s episode, you’ll remember that I accidentally had the wrong mic IDed with my recording software. Since Ted and I recorded these conversations back-to-back, this episode is the same way. Big shout-out and kudos to my producer Kyle for being the audio ninja that he is and doing the best he could to turn the episode audio into as best of a finished product as he could. Again, I appreciate you Kyle!

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And with that introduction, I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Ted McElroy, OD.


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The Coaching Habit by Michael Stanier Bungay

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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