#073 Mind your Mindset while Parenting Teens with Megan Hyatt Miller

In this episode Lisa and Megan discuss:

  • The importance of teaching your kids to think about thinking from a young age. 
  • Recognizing the difference between what actually happens and the narrative our brain tells around the same event. 
  • The difference harnessing the power of thought can make in parenting your teen. 
  • The power of flipping statements into questions and interrogating the narrative. 

Key Takeaways: 

  • All behavior is driven by thinking. If you can teach your teenagers how to change their mindset and externalize their thinking, you will give them better tools for success. 
  • As humans, people take action based on what they think. If a negative story is being told about facts, it can wear on relationships over time. 
  • The first step to changing your mindset, both for yourself as a parent and for your teenager, is identifying the stories that are being told around the events that are happening. 
  • If kids are going to make good decisions, they need to be resilient and brave and learn to take risks. They can increase their bravery by interrogating the stories that they are telling themselves. 

“If we can teach our kids how to think about their thinking and objectify it as something outside of themselves, then they can make better decisions, and, ultimately, the stories that are running their life are conscious instead of unconscious.” – Megan Hyatt Miller

About Megan Hyatt Miller:

Megan Hyatt Miller is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Full Focus and the co-host of the popular business podcast, Lead to Win. She is also Michael’s oldest daughter. As the architect of Full Focus’s standout culture, she is committed to helping her team win at work and succeed at life, while also delivering phenomenal results to their customers. Under her leadership, Full Focus was named as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2020, which ranks the top companies in America for their employee engagement. When she’s not taking the company to new heights, she’s fully present at home with her husband Joel, and five kids in Franklin, Tennessee.

Episode Resources: 

Take Lisa’s free quiz “Is your teen ready for coaching?” here- https://quiz.tryinteract.com/#/608984a7a898980017089b21/q/1

Connect with Megan:

Website: https://fullfocus.co/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-hyatt-miller-51ab12211/ 

Podcast: https://fullfocus.co/podcasts/ 

Books: https://fullfocusstore.com/collections/books 

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Access the episode transcript here