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Banking on Digital Growth Podcast

The Obstacle Is the Way: Take Back Control of Your Narrative (with Audrey Cannata)

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Brief Summary of Episode #245

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

This stoic wisdom from Marcus Aurelius echoed in Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle Is the Way still rings true in the digital age. 

Audrey Cannata, Operations Lead at the Digital Growth Institute, helps break down Holiday’s classic as we apply its message to our modern struggles.

“No one is going to navigate through life and avoid pitfalls,” Audrey said. “But what we can control is how we react to those events.”

It’s easy to feel sorry for ourselves when the going gets tough.

“Do we let anger and fear take over? Do we fall into this pit of hopelessness saying, ‘Why me?’” Audrey asked.

But if we take control of our post-traumatic stress in tough times, we can mold it into a moment of post-traumatic growth.

“It’s a chance to test ourselves, learn new things, and ultimately - triumph,” Audrey added.

In this episode of our Behind the Cover series, we transform obstacles into opportunities. 

Key Insights and Takeaways

  • Turning financial failure into a learning opportunity (7:09)
  • Applying discipline and persistence to action (27:14)
  • Quantitative versus qualitative investment opportunities (33:52)

How to Connect With Audrey Cannata

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