Amy Anderson is an Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker, entrepreneur, former senior editor of SUCCESS magazine and creator of Transformative Writing for Non-Writers. If you’d met her 20 years ago, you’d never believe any of this was possible. Within two more years, she was a daily drug and alcohol user, suffered seizures and hallucinations regularly, and lost nearly all of her relationships. She lived in a place with no running water, phone, or heat. She weighed 78 pounds, rarely bathed, and nearly died multiple times. Then one day, by an act of grace, she got sober. That was 15 years ago.
After getting help and staying sober, Amy finished her college degree in English and later did graduate studies in creative writing. She landed a job at the local ABC-TV affiliate and earned two Emmy Award nominations and one win for her work at the station. She started her own freelance writing business in 2005 and for three years worked with clients all over the country and remotely served on the editorial staffs of several magazines. From 2008 to 2012, she served as Managing Editor and then Senior Editor of SUCCESS magazine, where she worked with and interviewed acclaimed experts, celebrities, and leaders, and learned the essentials of success in life and business.
Then in 2012, she relaunched her own business, Anderson Content Consulting LLC, and has worked with companies like Advisors Excel, Ryan, Predictive ROI, and Dell, as well as with clients like John Assaraf, Darren Hardy, John Addison, Stacy Tuschl, Shawn Achor, and Todd Duncan.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- Amy’s personal story on her path to resilience
- Why Amy believes there is a genetic component to some behaviors
- How Amy learned to mask what was happening on the inside with a false exterior
- How the idea of feeling what someone else was feeling changed Amy’s life
- How your innate value is no different than the day you were born
- Why you need to honor your child’s feelings
- Why you shouldn’t let your choices identify who you are
- How we form our own belief systems as children
- Why you should consider praising for the practice of something rather than the result
- Why children need boundaries & a safe place
- Why a parent needs to set aside what they get from having a relationship with their child