#762 A Journey Through Chronic Pain and Anxiety: Congressman Adam Smith’s Story

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On‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode‌ ‌of‌ ‌The‌ ‌Small‌ ‌Business‌ ‌Radio‌ ‌Show…‌ ‌

SEGMENT‌ ‌1 with Adam Smith,‌ ‌‌starting‌ ‌at‌ ‌0:00‌:‌ ‌ ‌I am always thankful when a public figure comes out and talks about a painful journey they have been on especially when it comes to mental health. We have a candid conversation with Congressman Adam Smith about his journey with chronic pain and crippling anxiety and his experience with a broken American healthcare system.

Adam Smith is the member of Congress who represents the 9th District of the State of Washington. He was reelected to his 14th term in 2022 and has been the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee since 2011. He served as chair of the committee from 2018–2022 when the Democrats controlled the majority in the US House. Smith is the author of Lost and Broken: My Journey Back from Chronic Pain and Crippling Anxiety.

  • You recently wrote a book, Lost and Broken. Is Congress lost and broken?
  • Why does it seem harder to get along with people nowadays?
  • Why Congressman Smith wrote Lost and Broken, and why he came out with it now.
  • Congressman Smith’s experience of dealing with chronic pain and anxiety
  • What’s the difference between stress, anxiety, and clinical anxiety?
  • Were you scared of your constituents finding out what was going on?
  • You also talk about the limitations of our nation’s healthcare system. What did you encounter and discover about the American healthcare system on your health journey?
  • Advice for anyone dealing with chronic pain and/or anxiety

Joe Hart on The Small Business Radio Show

SEGMENT‌ ‌2 with Joe Hart,‌ ‌‌starting‌ ‌at‌ 18:40:‌ ‌ ‌One of the things I say at the end of every show is “love everyone, trust a few, and paddle your own canoe.” While you can welcome the support of those around you, your success is ultimately up to you. How can you take command of your life, your relationships, and your future?

Joe Hart is the President and CEO of Dale Carnegie Training – one of the world’s oldest and largest training companies, with a heritage dating back 110 years and a presence in 80 countries. Joe is a renowned expert in organizational culture and has been featured regularly in publications such as Newsweek and Rolling Stone. He is the author of “Take Command: Find Your Inner Strength, Build Enduring Relationships, and Live the Life You Want.” This book is an officially sanctioned modernization of the iconic, all-time best-selling self-help book “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” co-authored with Michael Crom, the grandson of Dale Carnegie. The book helps readers take command of their thoughts, emotions, relationships, and future.

  • Dale Carnegie’s legacy and what he is famous for
  • Why “Take Command” is a book we need right now
  • What does it mean to Take Commend of Your Life and how does someone go about that?
  • How to train yourself to think differently so you can take command of your life
  • What’s the modern take on “How to Win Friends and Influence People”?
  • Forming better relationships by learning how to interact well with other people and being genuinely interested in them
  • How to take command of your future
  • How has leadership changed in a remote world?

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