Owner of Caroline Miller Coaching
Bill Ringle and Caroline Adams Miller discuss the different types of grit that business owners can adopt – good grit, faux grit, poor grit, and stupid grit. Getting the right grit makes all the difference!
Key points that you’ll learn from this interview:
- The main components of grit
- Why a handshake is integral in making a solid first impression
- How Caroline became the first person to overcome bulimia and live to tell the story
- Caroline’s habits that pertain to excellence
- How your environment affects your behavior
- How humility helped a business owner learn grit and become great in his role as a leader
Click to Read the Show Notes
2:28 How both Caroline’s Grandmother and the founding principle of the Norwood school in Maryland had an impact on her young professional life.
3:45 Good handshakes show that you’re not afraid of being seen and heard.
5:08 Caroline recounts how Uncle Platt set the world record for the high jump.
6:02 [On overcoming bulimia and telling the story – “I had to begin unpacking how not just for myself, but for other people.”
7:04 “You have to learn to integrate recovery into a life which is part and parcel of how people connect with other people.”
8:49 “There’s no danger of relapse for me. I’m fully recovered.”
9:33 “When we don’t talk about things that are part of our backstory, we connote shame.”
10:07 “I created habits that pertain to excellence.”
11:24 “The fastest way to change your behavior is to change your environment and the quality of the people around you.”
13:58 How humility plays a role in grit.
16:32 The main components of grit as espoused by Angela Duckworth
17:42 “I don’t think grit is a good quality unless it’s used in the process of pursuing good goals for the right reasons. “
18:45 “There’s a kind of grit that’s really dangerous in the wrong person for the wrong reasons.”
20:05 The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos as an example of bad grit.
22:03 “Bad grit repels people.”
23:17 “The most meaningful goals are also the hardest goals.
24:39 “We have a generation I feel that was brought up to dumb down standards of excellence.”
25:58 How to hire for grit in companies.
27:06 “It’s really important to ask people not just what they have overcome but who else have they helped to overcome.”
28:16 Lightning Round
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Contact Info for Caroline Miller
Web address: http://www.carolinemiller.com/
Travels from: Washington, DC
Phone: (214) 543-0844
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