Ep. 11: To Complain or Not Complain

May 17, 2016

 

 

Josh and Shelby chat with author Mary Carlomagno about why she challenged herself to not complain for 30 days and how it changed her life. Then a reader complaint spurs a lively conversation about societal tendencies that may hold back women.

Takeaways:

  • Mary Carlomagno gives up complaining for a month and lives to tell the tale. Hear how her challenge opened space in her life for positive interactions.
  • We’re surrounded by complainers. Carlomagno says the biggest challenge was retraining her brain to either react positively or not react at all.
  • Plus, listen in to hear how Josh reads through a reader complaint and how Shelby deals with “mommy guilt” in the workplace.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“In the best-case scenario, that’s what Facebook and social media can be. It can be the positive change that keeps going instead of being a vehicle for people to vent or get upset…. I certainly learned through this [challenge].”

—Mary Carlomagno

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