Title: “How mindset can help you manage chaos, career pivots, and dramatically increase your chances of success”
Guest: Mary Giuliani
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:
There is something to be said for the power that comes with how we think about and approach challenges — The challenges we see coming, and know about in advance, and the ones that knock us over the head and surprise us.
If you are normal, and if your life is anything like mine, you have a healthy serving of both types — and probably on a near daily basis.
Our ability to navigate these challenges in a way that is positive — even when the outcome in the moment isn’t —- is often an important indicator of future success, because it helps us build resilience needed to plow ahead when things get rocky. All of this underscores an important element needed for building and sustaining influence: mindset.
Mindset is one of the themes in this week’s episode — the fourth in our collaboration series with The Southern Coterie, but specifically how it’s helped this week’s guest not only build an incredibly successful catering company, but also helped her realize a few other dreams as well.
ABOUT THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Mary Giuliani is an author, party and lifestyle expert and the CEO of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events. She launched her company almost two decades ago, and since that time has created incredible events for some of the biggest names in business, media and entertainment. She’s also appeared regularly on shows like: The Today Show, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, and the Barefoot Contessa among others.
Mary is the author of three books, with her third book: “How To Win Friends And Influence No One.”– which we talk about in this episode — due to be published in May and available for pre-sale HERE.
This conversation is part of our collaboration series with The Southern C!
KEY TOPICS AND WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE:
MINDSET: Mary talks about the power of “delusional optimism” and how it’s impacted her journey.
MAKING THE PIVOT FROM ASPIRING ACTOR TO CATERING STORYTELLER: Mary talks about how she knew when to pivot, and what made her approach unique.
MARY’S SECRET TO CREATING MEMORABLE EVENTS: tapping into the power of story!
MARY’S TIPS FOR RECHARGING HER CREATIVITY
WHY MARY GIVES HERSELF A REPORT CARD: and how you can adopt a similar strategy for yourself.
THE POWER OF INTENTION: when combined with mindset.
Friend, Mary is charming and funny and delightful which is why it damned near broke my heart that I screwed up my end of the audio in our conversation. My fabulous editor Somnath dramatically improved the quality – so a big shout out to him! But I found this week’s episode –and my mistake — a good teaching moment opportunity for myself, and maybe for you if you need to hear this advice which I explain in the episode.
Mary talks about managing the chaos in her own business, and I took some much needed comfort from our conversation and I think you will too.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I’m excited to hear your feedback. Please be sure to let me know what struck you in this conversation, and which of Mary’s tips and advice might you put to use in your own life. I’d love to hear! You can reach me via the link in the show notes which you’ll find here in Episode 237: shesaidshesaidpodcast.com . or email me and the She Said Team directly: email@example.com
Looking for more She Said/She Said? You’ll find all of my episodes and content — including our terrific collaboration series with The Southern C here!
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE:
Mary Giuliani’s new book: “How to Win Friends and Influence No One”
Dana Cowin, Episode 233
Ashley Miles, Episode 234
Carrie Colbert, Episode 236
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