GA 175 | How to Be Resilient with Ria Story

This week’s guest is Ria Story, author, speaker, coach, and wife of last week’s guest Mack Story. Ria shared her incredibly inspirational background with us, and explained how to be resilient. This episode does mention some serious adult topics. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • A brief content advisory (2:06)
  • The quote that inspires Ria (4:18)
  • What resilience and leadership mean to Ria (5:45)
  • Ria’s story (7:49)
  • What Ria did (10:50)
  • About Ria’s book (13:25)
  • Being purpose-driven (17:34)
  • Discovering your “Why” (18:33)
  • The keys to being resilient (21:47)
  • About hope (25:58)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Ria (29:46)
  • The best advice Ria has ever received (31:23)
  • A project that didn’t turn out as expected (32:43)
  • What Ria is most proud of (34:19)
  • Books Ria has read recently (35:35)
  • A knowledge or skill area Ria wants to improve (35:59)
  • Final words of wisdom (37:11)

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  1. Cory Thompson

    August 11, 2017 - 7:19 am

    This episode was incredible! This was an interesting shakeup from the normal tools and tips. Thanks again for another amazing episode!

    • Ron Pereira

      August 11, 2017 - 8:06 am

      You’re very welcome, Cory. Thank you for listening to the show!

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