“The people who achieve any level of success are the ones who said ‘I’m gonna go for it.'” — Carey Lohrenz

The daughter of a Marine pilot, Carey Lohrenz dreamed of becoming a pilot herself. Although she put in the hard work and performed at the top of her class, it took an Act of Congress to achieve her dream of becoming an F-14 Tomcat pilot. Through it all, she kept the advice of her father in mind: “The people who tell you ‘you can’t’ and the people who tell you ‘you won’t’ are usually the ones who are most afraid that you will.” In this episode, Brian asks Carey about her journey to becoming the first female Tomcat pilot. Carey delves into the adversities she faced and the lessons learned along the way. You’ll learn the role mindset plays in achieving success, the reason we need to change our perception of successful people, the three Ps of success and why continuous learning is essential.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“How do you achieve a dream when there’s nobody who looks like you modeling the way forward?” — Carey Lohrenz

“If you say you want something, you have to be willing to show up when it’s no longer fun.” — Carey Lohrenz

“We have this perception that people who have been successful in different fields had it easier.” — Carey Lohrenz

“There are people in your life that’ll say ‘this isn’t a good idea’ in a protective and loving way, but it eats up at us.” — Carey Lohrenz

“You can’t be courageous 24-hours a day. You need to have just enough courage in the moments that matter to throw it in there and go for it.” — Carey Lohrenz

“It’s figuring out when you get into these pockets of adversity what piece you can control and move forward in spite of it.” — Carey Lohrenz

“High performers have multiple failures, but if you operate ethically and stay relentless, you cannot be beat.” — Carey Lohrenz

“The people who achieve any level of success are the ones who said ‘I’m gonna go for it.’” — Carey Lohrenz

“The more you plan, and plan effectively, you can reduce your execution errors.” — Carey Lohrenz

“Even though our performance today might be good; tomorrow will be a little bit better.” — Carey Lohrenz

“As soon as you’ve stopped learning, you backslide so fast you don’t see it coming.” — Carey Lohrenz

“When you’re debriefing, it’s not about who is right; it’s about what is right.” — Carey Lohrenz

“The people who tell you ‘you can’t’ and the people who tell you ‘you won’t’ are usually the ones who are most afraid that you will.” — Bob, Carey’s father

 

Mentioned in the episode:
Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
Learn more about Carey Lohrenz
Website: careylohrenz.com
Book: Fearless Leadership by Carey Lohrenz

 

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