Thrive. Connect. Contribute.

Hosted ByTony Loyd

We tell positive stories of people who, thrive in life, connect with others, and contribute to the world in the face of adversity.

These are five to ten-minute stories. Think of this as The Moth or StoryCorps for resilient people.

You are here on earth to connect with others and contribute to the world. But before you can connect and contribute, you must first practice self-care. In other words, you must thrive. Thrive. Connect. Contribute. In that order.

How I Overcame Anxiety, Found the Purpose of Life, and Lived a Year of Personal Bests

In December 2018, I told a friend, “I don’t want to be alive.” I didn’t want to harm myself. I just didn’t get the point. After years as a corporate executive and after launching a startup company, I just didn’t understand the point of it all.

That confession sent me on a journey to discover what it means to live a “Year of Personal Bests.”

·      What would life look like if I was thriving?

  • How would I know if I was thriving?
  • What would I measure?
  • How would I measure it?
  • What action would I take?

I spent a year finding the answers to those questions. I’m ready to share the results of “My Year of Personal Bests.”

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About the Author
Tony Loyd is a leadership development expert. He is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and coach. He helps purpose-driven business leaders to thrive so that they can connect and contribute at a deeper level. Find out more at

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