#43: How to Persevere in the Face of Uncertainty (in life, health and business) with Meghan Telpner

Jul 04, 2023
Meghan Telpner on the left and Michelle Fox on the right.

In this episode…


In life, health, and business, we often encounter moments of uncertainty that can leave us feeling lost and overwhelmed. However, it is during these challenging times that our ability to persevere becomes crucial. In this conversation, we talk to renowned nutritionist and bestselling author Meghan Telpner on how to navigate uncertainty and emerge stronger than ever.


  1. Embracing Uncertainty:

Uncertainty is an inevitable part of life, and Meghan Telpner reminds us that rather than resisting it, we should embrace it. By acknowledging that uncertainty is a natural part of our journey, Meghan shares how to find the resilience needed to face challenges head-on.


  1. Cultivating a Resilient Mindset:

A resilient mindset is key to persevering through uncertainty. Meghan emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive outlook, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems. By reframing our mindset and seeing uncertainty as an opportunity for growth (and freedom), we can approach challenges with determination and creativity.


  1. Prioritizing Self-Care:

During times of uncertainty, it's crucial to prioritize self-care. Meghan emphasizes that taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, and mentally equips us with the strength needed to navigate challenges effectively. She is a shining example of self-care as she listened to her body to help her determine that yes, in fact, she was ready to put the 2023 Culinary Nutrition Expert Program on hold.


  1. Embracing Adaptability:

Adaptability is a skill that enables us to thrive amidst uncertainty. Meghan encourages us to embrace flexibility and openness to change. By remaining adaptable, we can adjust our plans, make necessary shifts, and discover new opportunities even in the face of life-changing decisions.

Meghan shares, “It's been my experience in life that there are no wrong decisions. You can make a decision that seems right at the time and horrible things result from it. You can make a decision that may seem wrong at the time and beautiful things result from it. And so I think uncertainty is a little bit of a decision, a little bit of a belief, and maybe a little bit of a self-imposed boundary or barrier to actually taking action and moving forward in your life.”


  1. Building Resilience:

Building resilience requires a combination of self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-belief. Meghan shares her own experiences and highlights the importance of learning from setbacks, treating ourselves with kindness, and trusting our ability to make decisions on our own terms.  

Uncertainty is an inevitable part of life, but it doesn't have to hinder our progress or diminish our spirit. Through the wisdom shared in this episode, we learn that perseverance is a powerful tool that allows us to navigate uncertainty with grace and strength. By embracing uncertainty, cultivating a resilient mindset, prioritizing self-care, embracing adaptability, and building resilience, we can truly face any challenge that comes our way.

Keep in mind, it is in moments of uncertainty that our true strength and potential shine through. Embrace the unknown, trust in your abilities, and hang in there!  You have everything within you to make the next right decision.



Highlights of this episode:

  • Meet Michelle’s role model (and secret best friend) Meghan Telpner! 
  • Meghan explains the saddest part about her decision to pause her flagship program.
  • You will gain powerful insights into Meghan’s newfound freedom.
  • Michelle and Meghan share how holding boundaries can help prevent burnout.
  • Michelle shares the funny way she found Meghan and her work in 2017. 


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