Tough times never last, but tough people do.

My guest on this week’s show, Dr. Cheryl Lentz has a powerful story to share of resilience – both physically and mentally. After enduring the most challenging obstacles, she found a way to turn them into strengths. She likes to say, “There’s no substituting the journey.”

Known as the Academic Entrepreneur, Dr. Cheryl is a unique and dynamic speaker who intensely connects with her audience, having one foot in academia and one foot in the business and entrepreneurial space. Her goal is to offer the audience pearls of wisdom today they can use tomorrow in their personal and professional lives. It is not enough to know, the expectation is for participants to take action and do.

In this episode, Dr. Cheryl shares the stories from her own life and work about how to build mental grit and grace, working through the tough times, and why it’s more than okay to ask for help.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • How being born with a collapsed lung taught Cheryl to be a survivor (3:25)
  • How your thoughts define who you are (11:31)
  • Why asking for help makes you strong (22:53)
  • Understanding perspective in bad times and why it can help (31:28)
  • Tuning out the noise to hear what the world is trying to tell you (40:24)
  • Recognizing that a good intention can change your day (48:36)


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