This conversation is with Arianna Huffington.

Arianna is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.

Arianna has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, in 2012 won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.

With that in mind, a big focus of this conversation is on recovery.

We discuss what it’s going to take to get people to care about recovery and the specific moment that made her realize why it can’t be overlooked.

In many of the Finding Mastery conversations, guests have shared how hard it is for them to “turn it off” and in this conversation, Arianna shares some tactics she’s developed to improve in this area, including creating an “artificial” end to your day.

We get into the keys to her continued success, how she copes with anxiety and depression, and what can be done to fix the current political climate.

This conversation is really about stress-recovery balance and ways to get it right. I hope you’re able to take away some potential strategies and processes that will allow you to have more vibrance and recover better.

“For so many decades we’ve thought of performance and well being in opposition of each other, while the truth is that they rise and fall in tandem.”

In This Episode:

  • What it’s going to take to get people to care about recovery
  • The moment that shifted her mindset and made her realize the importance of recovery
  • Navigating her relationships with electronic devices and creating an artificial end of the day
  • Her meditation practice & managing stress
  • Executing ideas start with taking micro step
  • How she thinks of competition
  • Why live is about finding joy
  • What can be done to fix the current political climate
  • Overcoming fallibility and withholding judgement
  • How she copes with anxiety, depression, fear

 

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Quotables:

“We are all wired 24/7 and we need to declare an artificial end of the day because our day never ends.”

“I have a little saying on my desk that says, ‘Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.’”

“Human beings change from microsteps. It doesn’t happen overnight, going from A to Z. It’s what are the little steps we take everyday that begin to change our behavior.”

“In my business I identify with being consumer obsessed. When you’re looking at competitors you’re not really innovating.”

“I never think of some ultimate goal, but more about incremental improvements, changes including bringing more joy into my life.”

“I think it’s very powerful when people choose to take a risk and express themselves for what they value.”

“The more connected I am with myself the more connected I am with everyone else.”

 

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Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. She has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list.