Today on our show, we had a blast catching up with Amy Clover, my sister-from-another-mister (yes, I’m 12). Amy had me at “Why not me?” while I was listening to an interview she gave earlier this year to promote her 30×30 Project. If you’ve ever had one of those “I want to be her friend” kind of moments, I personally felt that way about Amy long before I even met her in person this past Spring.
It’s not often you hear someone kick off their interview with “to celebrate the 30th birthday I almost didn’t have, I’m touring across North America giving donation-based fitness bootcamps in 30 cities to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention and depression.”
Being involved in bringing Amy’s 30×30 Project to Milwaukee helped me find my own shut up moment inspiring me to co-start a movement with Phil you now know as The Shut Up Show. Yeah, that’s how good she is! You know what else she’s good at? Robot dancing. Too bad Phil stopped broadcasting before she could show you moves like Jagger.
Watch the show (uncensored & unedited)
Share Some Shut Up Love –> Everyone struggles. It’s okay to not be okay because we all are. – @stronginsideout via @_theshutupshow
- Amy has a fear of singing in public.
- Chris Brogan refers to Amy as “cray cray Amy” after Berni tweeted about Amy’s high-intensity interval training experience at the 30×30 bootcamp.
- Amy is a catalyst of bringing mental health and physical health closer together in practice.
- Amy is engaged to the awesome Rick Mulready, a fellow podcaster and entrepreneur.
Defining Shut Up Moment:
In 2005, Amy nearly ended her life. Thankfully, with the help of friends and family, she decided to stop carrying the burden of clinical depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder on her own. She got professional help and began healing herself through fitness. For nearly a decade, Amy has been dedicated to offering hope and healing through her personal training practice and personal empowerment blog.
In 2012, after attending Chris Guillebeau’s World Domination Summit and learning about all the amazing projects other people were launching, Amy knew she wasn’t tapping into her full potential. This spawned Amy’s lofty idea for 30×30 Project, which would allow her to spread the message of hope through an epic movement.
Shut Up Tips:
3 Golden nuggets from Amy after 30×30 Project:
1. Don’t wait for permission. Ask, “Why not me?” You are your movement.
2. Stop waiting to be ready. You’re never going to be ready. Just take action. Everything else will follow.
3. Don’t underestimate the power of face-to-face connection. Online is powerful, but the message is amplified through movements in-person.
Each person involved had their own movement brewing and it was so exciting to be a part of that to ignite action. – Amy
To change the world, you have to start. – Phil
I left World Domination Summit feeling like people were doing so many amazing things and I knew I wanted to do something extraordinary. – Amy
I don’t need anything else from anybody. I’m just going to make this happen. It was like step, step, step. – Amy
I don’t need anymore resources. I don’t need more time. I just need to shut up and get started. – Phil
I’ve always been one to do it on my own. I’ve never been one to ask for help. That’s what got me into trouble with my depression in the first place. – Amy
Knowing that I had to get better at asking for help, I told people this is what I’m doing. If you can help, that would be great. If not, I’m going to do this any way. – Amy
Offer a benefit to other people’s communities and that is one way of asking for help, but in a way that serves others. – Amy
You’re serving a cause, you’re helping a mission. Everyone gains from that effort. – Berni
Attach yourself to something that really matters and that’s going to help so many people and you in the process; how can anyone have a problem with you asking for help? – Berni
A lot of people see a strong outside and miss the inside sometimes. Ask for help, it means you’re strong. It doesn’t mean you’re weak. – Phil
Everyone struggles. It’s okay to not be okay because we all are. – Amy
We’re all perfectly broken. – Phil
We all cray cray. – Berni
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