Several years ago, dealing with depression and under the strain of a toxic workplace, Shola Richards decided the best way to escape the pain was to end his life. Thankfully, he survived. The speaker and bestselling author tells In the Details host Karen Allen how he worked through self-doubt and describes the steps he took to rediscover joy in work.
After surviving his attempt, Richards realized he never wanted to be at such a low point in his life again—but that realization did not mean his depression magically disappeared. It took him time to come back from that, and he started with counting his wins. They didn’t have to be big—in fact, they were as simple as brushing his teeth or getting outside—but they reminded him of his control over his own life. Now, Richards and Allen discuss how he went from counting wins to starting a business, the necessity of being able to speak openly about mental health and the components of joyful peak performance.
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