How to Develop Radical Confidence With Author Lisa Bilyeu

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Every Monday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other inspirational people about the strategies that help them think, feel, and do their best in life. 

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Meet Lisa Bilyeu

Lisa Bilyeu is co-founder of Quest Nutrition, a billion-dollar company. She’s also the President of Impact Theory, a weekly interview show that uncovers how achievers become successful.

She’s the host of "Women of Impact," a show that features women who overcome hardship to achieve massive success. 

She’s also the author of a book called "Radical Confidence." In it, she describes how changing her mindset helped her create the life of her dreams.

Why Lisa Is Mentally Strong

Lisa talks openly about how she made a shift in her mindset—and the things she is still working on. She makes it clear that money and success didn’t give her confidence. Instead, she developed confidence over time and when she believed in herself, she became successful.

She talks openly about the mistakes she makes, the struggles she has, and the ongoing things she continues to address—both in her book and on social media. Her vulnerability is a sign of strength as she openly shares what she’s working on to grow stronger and become better.

What You’ll Hear on the Show

  • What made Lisa decide to change her life
  • How gratitude was actually keeping her stuck
  • The difference between confidence and radical confidence
  • How to take the first step when you’re afraid to do something
  • The tools you need to face your fears and do hard things
  • How to pay attention to what your body needs
  • What happened to Lisa when she developed health issues and digestive problems as the founder of a health food company
  • How to become the hero of your own life
  • How to know when to listen to an expert and when to do things your own way
  • How to recognize when your emotions are serving you well and when you need to shift them

What You’ll Learn About Mental Health and Mental Strength

There’s a big difference between being mentally strong and just acting tough. Sometimes, it’s important to push through pain and even set your feelings aside so you can get something done.

But suppressing your emotions isn’t a good long-term strategy. Lisa talks about the importance of knowing when to be tough and when to give yourself grace.

It’s important to push yourself sometimes and to step back and take care of yourself at other times. 

Quotes From Lisa

Lisa Bilyeu

It's not about feeling amazing about yourself. It's about still stepping up to the plate bat in hand. Even if you're worried you're gonna swing and miss.

— Lisa Bilyeu
  • I need to stop waiting for other people to come and fix me because right now I am giving my power over. 
  • I need to stop looking outside for other people to save me. I need to recognize I am absolutely the hero of my own life.
  • Where is that line between being tough, where it’s needed because in business you do need to be tough, but also where you can give yourself grace?

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By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.