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Talk to me about the power of doing the work of work ethic. Why does it matter? You know, it's interesting. Sometimes it happens without it, but I don't think it sustains without it. And what I learned is, for the things that I'm wanting and believing, I just have to do everything possible that's within my power. And there's some things that aren't within my power, and that's where I trust God. But what is it within my power? Rather, it's getting the proper sleep. Rather, it's learning your lines. Rather, it's researching the character. Rather, it's watching movies for reference. Rather, it's picking up a subject matter, or a person to study, or working out, or eating healthy, or whatever it is that you need that's going to make you better at what you want to do. It's doing every single bit of that that you can possibly do. And going above, not just doing just enough to get by, but going above. And then after that, it's like, if it's supposed to happen, it will happen. And chances are, if you do the work, it likely will happen. Hey everybody, welcome to Impact Theory. Our goal with this show and company is to introduce you to the people and ideas that will help you actually execute on your dreams. All right, today's guest is an actress and best-selling author who's famous for her roles in such high-profile films as Friday, DC's superhero comedy Shazam, Anchorman 2, The Love Guru alongside comedy Legend Mike Myers, and the number one box office smash Stomp the Yard. For her amazing star-making turn opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the unnerving Eve's Bayou, she received an NAACP award and much critical acclaim, making it easy to see why she has continued to get cast in coveted roles since she was a child. In addition to her work and film, she started over 40 national commercials, countless music videos with massive stars like Will Smith, 50 Cent and Ty Reese, and an unbelievable string of critically acclaimed television shows, including Minority Report, House, Law and Order, and California Cation. She's also launched from a production company, Freedom Bridge Entertainment, and with her sister, The Greater Good Foundation. Aimed at enhancing the quality of life for all young women. And as if all of that wasn't already enough, she's also written a best-selling book with her husband about celibacy called The Weight. So please, help me in welcoming the star of the upcoming thriller The Intruder, the incredibly talented multi-hyphenate, Meghan Goode. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am super excited to have you. Yay. Your career has already been long, and it feels like you're just getting started, which is extraordinary. I love what you're doing on the foundation side. And the thing that stopped me in my tracks when I was researching, I went to your Instagram page. Yeah. And at the top, there is a quote. And I would like to read that quote. Because I could feel this in every interview you gave, everything that you do. Like, I feel this resonating.
Personal Growth And Self-Discovery
Some personalities get lost in it, others are built from it. (03:15)
And then it says, some women are lost in the fire, some women are built from it. What is the fire? What do you mean by that? And how do we make sure that we're one of the ones that's built by it instead of getting lost? The fire has been a lot of different things. One of them, I grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood, where for some reason, there was just a lot of racism. I had teachers who told me that I wasn't going to be successful at what I wanted to accomplish. She told me I wasn't pretty enough, I wasn't talented enough. And then finally, in breaking into the business, it was a number of years before I got my first opportunity. And at one point, I had lost my work permit, and I couldn't act for a year. And that's when I really knew that it was something that I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life. And then even along the journey, there's a lot of times where I've been told outright, we want to give you this role, but we can't because you're black. And that's not going to sell overseas. But we'll give you the best friend role. We'll beef it up for you. There's been times where making that transition from child actor to adult actor. It's a very hard transition for anybody, and a lot of people don't get to the other side. So for me, it was like, OK, how do I make that transition? And so I took the sexy girl route, where I became the sex kitten. And after a while, that actually began to hurt me, because people didn't take me seriously. They thought that there wasn't any more to me than just the outward appearance. And it's just like all of it, it's been a long journey, but a good journey. And I think, I guess, how you let the fire build you as you let it make you more determined. Every time someone told me, no. I was like, OK, I'll show you. I'll show you in love, but I'll show you. I got it. Why do you think so many people get lost in the fire? Because I'll agree with you.
Why people are lost in the fire. (04:59)
I think the standard path is to have difficulties come your way. They tear you apart. They break your sense of self-esteem, self-worth. But why? Why does that happen? And what's the daily practice that one can do to get out of that? Yeah, I think it happens because we all have insecurities. And we're not perfect. And we have things that we struggle with internally and personally. And then when people point those things out, it becomes even more intense. And so I think it's a journey for every person. But I think you just have to keep fighting to get on the other side of it. And that has to be the only option. There is no other option. And so it's just about each season pressing forward. That's really interesting. It's the only option. You have to make it the only option. So I love that. I think that's really powerful. You work a lot with young women. You work a lot with women in prisons, which I found really, really interesting. How do you help them with that? Because I think if people could really adopt that notion of, I am going to be successful no matter what. And I'm going to keep focused on that. That it would be a pretty radical change. So how do you help them with that, sort of backing themselves into a corner, essentially? Yeah. I mean, I think I'm a believer that everything we go through in life is for a reason. And there's things that happen that you're like, "Why would this happen to me? Why would I have to go through this?" And what I've learned is that the reason we go through it is so that we can help someone else. So you can look someone in the eye and say, "I've been through that." And they're like, "No, you don't know." And it's like, "No, I know. I've been there." And I think the most important thing in life is giving back to each other and helping each other. So for me, speaking with them in prison, rather it's younger girls, older women, it's really about pouring into them and letting them know that there is something around the corner, no matter what they've been through, no matter what's been done to them, no matter what they've done or where they've been, that God always has more for them. And actually, the things that they've been through that are negative, he will turn around and use for their positive, but they have to have the mindset and the perception to try to see it that way and begin to do the work so they can meet God halfway. And he does the rest from there. Now talk to me. You're so driven and obviously pushing yourself to be better all the time. And we all get to watch you improve and grow every day, every role. So how do you take that yin and yang of love yourself exactly right now today, exactly as you are? And yet also, it's okay to strive and want more and to push yourself to be better.
I've gotten to a place of like, I'm good with who I am. (07:31)
Yeah, I mean, for me, I always want to continue to learn. I think that all of us will be learning to the day that we die. And I want to be the best version of myself. And I'm always on a journey to that. I've gotten to a place of like, I'm good with who I am. I'm great about where I am right now in life. But I want more. I want when I leave to know that I used it all up, that I did everything that I was supposed to do that I touched or impact or allowed myself to be touched or impact in every single way that I was supposed to. Because life isn't just short, it's also very precious. And while we're here, I think it's important to literally be everything that we were called to and to walk away one day with them. There'd be nothing left, you know. Leaving it all out on the field basically. Yeah. That's amazing. I want to talk about your process for learning. So that's really intriguing. So looking at your career, you've never been afraid to try something new, to break out of the confines, not let people put you in a box. And I love that you start out feeling like, I don't know if I can do this. Which is where I think we all live most of the time with all the things that we want to do. It's just that most people, because they're so afraid that they won't be able to do it, they never take that first step. What advice do you have for people? Like what's your learning process? What are the walls you ran into? How did you put yourself into position even to run into a wall? Like who do you begin to ask? Like where do you start? Is it a Google search? Is it calling a friend? What is that? I know nothing about it. I just know I need to learn about it. What's that process? I think it's kind of just what you think. It's like, okay, let me Google the information. Let me ask a friend. Let me read a book. Let me see what this person did. Like how did Jennifer Aniston do it? How did Reese Witherspoon do it? Like following and looking at the stories and following kind of the yellow brick road and then putting it together and what it means for you. Like with directing, I literally walked on that set petrified. And honestly, every time I direct, like I just directed my first movie in July and every single time I walk on a set for the first time, I feel like I'm going to throw up. I'm like, I have no idea what I'm doing. And then it starts to just come to me. The more I trust myself and I trust my instincts and whenever I get scared and I'm like, okay, is this the right thing to do? I just go, you know what? I'm just going to commit to this is the right thing to do. If it's wrong, I'll figure it out. And if it is wrong, it's like, okay, now I learned and let's keep going.
Your instincts are unique (10:01)
And so for me, obviously, courage is not being afraid. It's being petrified and doing it anyways. And so that's really how I try to live my life is just keep pressing forward and trusting my instincts because what I do know is my instincts are unique and they're mine and nobody else has them. So the more I trust what I put into the world, the more I know I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing. How do you handle grief in all of this? So a door gets slammed in your face and sometimes it's got to suck at a really real level. How do you process through that and get moving again? For me in the beginning, it was like very devastating and frustrating. And then I just fixed my mind to just say like, what's for me is for me, no one can take it for me. And what's for someone else is from someone else or someone else and I can't take it from them. I just taught myself very early to not compete with other women and just I want to see them win and what belongs to them, I can't take it. And vice versa. And so in terms of the grief of the frustration of certain things not working out or not being fair, I just fixed my mind to say, okay, so sometimes these things aren't fair and I have a choice. I can be mad, I can be upset, I can be hurt, I can be, you know, Jill didn't have a chip on my shoulder or I can choose to say, let me just do what I can do to change things for the little girl behind me. Let me continue to push forward and be very thankful and happy for the things that I do get a chance to do because I could be doing something else, you know. I could be working somewhere where I'm not happy and not doing the things that are really in my heart and not following my passions, but I get to follow my passion every day. So to be grateful and to be humble and to have my perspective really be about, I am thankful to do this. This is exciting and to not get upset if it was mine, I would have it. And so I've just changed my mind about how I look at it and how I think about it. And of course there's those roles you go in for it, you're like, I really wanted that. But I just choose to say, you know what, I'm going to get really excited for who did get it, you know, and get excited for the thing that's mine that's coming. I love that you say that's a choice. Yeah. I choose to be excited for the other person. I think that's really strong. Your attitude and the way that you carry yourself and all that make you a hero to a lot of people, first of all, and then a lot of young women especially. You've said that your mom is your hero. Oh yeah. Why? Ah, mommy. She's amazing, sorry. I'm great. She just, you know, she's done so much. You know, she was married when she was 19 and my older brother, he stopped breathing when he was a baby and he got brain damaged. And she raised him by herself. And then she got remarried to my sister and I's father and they were together for 10 years. And then my dad was LAPD for 26 years and he was, you know, constantly working. So she raised me and my and by herself. So it was me and my older brother, Cobert, and then she adopted my younger sister and she raised all of us by herself. And there were times where, you know, we had this three bedroom house and we had one extra room built on the back and I look up and 18 people were living with us because my mother would literally take in everybody and literally care for everybody. And she really gave me that heart. But she is just an incredible person. She's a lover. She's a giver. She's given every last thing that she can to my sister and I to my sisters and I, my brother. And she's just my hero, my just lover and appreciate her and know I wouldn't be here without her. And when I was a kid, I asked her, me and my sister asked her, do you think you could quit your job and maybe manage us so we could do this full time? And she did. And by the grace of God, we were successful at it, but she had to know in her heart and she had to believe in us enough to say this is going to work out. Because who in their right mind quits their job and it's like I believe my kids can do this unless they really have faith. And she did and I'm sitting here now because of it.
The Right Direction (14:26)
You put a quote up from Martin Luther King Jr. that said, "Faith is stepping on the first step and you can't see the rest of the staircase." How do you or maybe what did your mom teach you about that? What does she say about taking that leap of faith in that first step? It's interesting because the way my life is framed is it is literally that quote. Just doing what I do every day, it's a faith walk. It's a faith walk that I'm going to do well. It's a faith walk that I'm going to have another job. It's a faith walk that I'm going to go in the direction I want to go. Every time I get off a movie or a TV show, I have to have faith that I'm going to get another job. I have to hope and pray and believe that I am. My mother just taught us very young that if you have the faith and if you do the work, then it will happen. One thing I know that you've learned early on and I love that it ties back to your mom.
Work Ethic (15:23)
Your mom says you have to have the faith and you have to do the work. You said you learned early on from doing TV what work ethic really is. Talk to me about the power of doing the work of work ethic. Why does it matter? It's interesting. Sometimes it happens without it but I don't think it sustains without it. What I learned is it's like even with Shazam, I decided two years prior that I wanted to be a superhero. I was like, "I want to be a superhero. I want that to happen." I'm just going to start training for it. I started training. I started learning Taekwondo. I started learning Capoeira. I just started training with a trainer like five, sometimes six days a week for two years straight and then it just happened. It was interesting because I fully expected it to happen but I think sometimes we are more comfortable hoping and praying than when it actually happens. I just learned very early that for the things that I'm wanting and believing, I just have to do everything possible that's within my power. There are some things that aren't within my power and that's where I trust God. What is it within my power? Rather, it's getting the proper sleep. Rather, it's learning your lines. Rather, it's researching the character. Rather, it's watching movies for reference. Rather, it's picking up a subject matter, a person to study or working out or eating healthy or whatever it is that you need that's going to make you better at what you want to do. It's doing every single bit of that that you can possibly do and going above, not just doing just enough to get by but going above. Then after that, it's like if it's supposed to happen, it will happen. Chances are if you do the work, it likely will happen. Talk to me about going above.
Pushing yourself past your comfort Zone (17:13)
This is an area for me that I think is where all the juice happens. People either do enough as you say or they really go above and beyond. The way that I explain it to people is your job, whatever you're trying to be great at, your job is to leave other people in awe and nothing else will do because that's the nature of the human animal. The only thing that they're going to remember is something that really hits them and really leaves them with that moment of like whoa. How has that served you and how do you get to that level? Mental toughness. As my trainer, Mike T. would say, when we first started working out, for the first year, he would always say there's going to be a point in time where that mental toughness kicks in. I didn't know what he meant. What it meant was when you've done everything that you can do and you really have put in the work, there's another gear that kicks in where when you push yourself beyond what you think is capable, you suddenly realize how capable you are and you're able to just keep pushing and cranking and something magic happens, it's almost like in your brain something happens that just takes you to another level of what you thought was even possible for you. Rather, it's physically, emotionally, spiritually, whatever it is, there's another gear that we can tap into when we push ourselves more than we think we can. I don't even push yourself and make yourself get hurt, but I mean just like pushing past everything, pushing past your fears, pushing past what you think you're capable of, pushing past what people say you can do. And I do think that is where the magic happens and I think that's when you feel your strongest and you begin to start to uncover that there's more there than you even realize. And that's just the start. That's just when you start to uncover. Do you know David Goggins? No. Oh my God, I think he would love him to death. So when he was born he said he believed that he was the weakest man God ever created. And the abuse was crazy. And he grew up as the only African American in a neighborhood entirely of white people and they were like 20 miles or something from one of the major chapters of the KKK. So he grows up there spray painting horrific stuff on his car and his binder is everything and just realizes nobody's coming to save me. And he says one day he just decided he was going to become the toughest man alive. And so he ends up doing the most ridiculous training ever. He goes through only person to make it through four different elite special ops training. So he does Delta Force. He does sealed training. He does buds. Hell week three times gets through it twice. Yes. Just crazy. There are Air Force Rangers and just like transforms himself body and mind. And he said in all of that and being pushed like that well passes comfort zone like you're talking about. He clicks into that point where he realizes exactly what you were saying that you're capable of so much more than you think. And so he said when you're like broken you can't go another step. He said you're only 40% of the way to your actual capacity. Like that always gave me the chills and it's just that most people don't end up ever pushing themselves like that. So how do you get yourself psyched enough? Just to tap into that zone that you're talking about like your body your mind is screaming stop. Yeah. Go in the opposite direction. Yeah. So how do you get yourself there? Well first of all that just inspired me to go even further. To me it's just that there's got to be more you know and I don't know how I necessarily tap into it. It's just I start to feel that when my mind and my body is screaming if I push just a little bit further and then when I push further I realize that I can push just a little bit further and I just keep going as far as I can. And once I know that I can get to this level the next opportunity I have I start pushing past that next level. And I don't know I guess it's I don't want things to be the same. I want to continue to go to the next level. I don't ever want to get comfortable and say this is good this is enough. I want to be satisfied and thankful with this is good this is enough but I don't want to get comfortable in the sense of like I know that I can access more and I again I want to access everything that there is for me to get until there's nothing left you know. Dude I love that so much like that is the driving force in my life is to be at the same time to be like I love my life I'm way grateful but it's me versus me and I want to see like how much more can I do. So when people ask me like what's the purpose of life for me the answer is very simple how much of my potential can I turn into actual skills like how much of this can I ring out where I'm I'm now able to do something today that I wasn't able to do yesterday because I was very disciplined and I came and I showed up every day and I pushed myself and I got to the point where I didn't think I could give any more and I push a little more and then the next time I come back and I'm like hey yeah remember where you were and you didn't think you could do anymore and now you did a bit more and that like continual push or something about that I really respond to people that have that hunger and my question to all of them is how do you stay hungry when you've been as successful as you've been I mean your credits alone if all you do is look at what you've done in the entertainment industry which truly is only a part of what you've done but even if I just look at that it's already insane you could rest and say well I've done it I've had number one box office hits I've acted with some of the biggest names on the planet it's like you're a part of franchises that are going to be remembered so it's like how do you stay hungry.
Continually pushing yourself to do more (22:23)
I feel like I'm just starting I don't know something about it I just feel I feel like I've been doing it forever and I feel like I'm just getting started and I don't know why I feel that way I just am excited about what's next and I don't think but I do think there is truth to like you know we often think well if I just accomplish this this that and the other then you know that'll be good and then you get there and I think everybody pretty much always realizes is that once you get there you're like oh man okay well if I just accomplished this this this is that then I'll feel you know and I think that sometimes it's an endless cycle in a negative way for some people because they think once they accomplish those things they'll be happy and then sometimes it's a positive cycle for people because it's just about continuing to elevate. For me I don't know I just feel like there's so much I want to do that I haven't done yet and there's so many different things to tap into that I haven't even begun to scratch the surface. Talk to me about what you're doing now to push yourself the intruder looks awesome. Thank you. Dennis Quaid super exciting.
Creating a character that's unlike anything we've seen (24:02)
Yeah he's awesome. So how do you keep pushing yourself to do something new on screen to reinvent like what's your process with creating a character that's going to be unlike anything we've seen you do before. Like so many actors you can just sort of see them get stale over a career but that hasn't been your case. So how did you approach the intruder like how do you keep it fresh? Yeah I try to be conscious of that that everything is different you know and sometimes these are parts of yourself I mean there's always a part of yourself and it to some degree even if you get rid of everything about you there's still parts of you because it's how you download and process and emote but for me I try to be conscious of making sure that every single character is different and sometimes that means picking case studies you know people that I feel like are similar to this person and looking at the reasons not what they do but the reasons why they do and then there's why they do what they do and then what's like the deep rooted thing that's below that and just kind of discovering what that is and then yeah I mean it varies for different characters. So sometimes it's something that's inside of me that I completely understand that I don't get to express and in this way I can express it exactly how I'm feeling it without any filter any judgment it just is and then other times it's someone that's so different from me that I kind of don't even know where to start and so I just start to pick apart the behavior and what kind of person this is and what they've been through and what is the backstory and then other times it's case studies it's like wow this person is very much like this person let's find out what is kind of the science of everything that she is and so I just try to be conscious of finding different things every single time and by the grace of God there's been some just some great stuff I've got to do along the way and I think for me the biggest thing is saying no sometimes. So what was it about the intruder that drew you to this particular project? Yeah I was excited about this character because I also loved her heart you know there was something about her that to me was something about me that a lot of people don't see unless you know me well or unless we're talking like this but I just have such a heart for human beings I'm very empathetic and compassionate so when I see someone else cry it makes me cry and when I see you know someone on the street it breaks my heart and when I you know it could be anything and so there's so much of that inside the character of Annie where she just she's not 100% naive she's just the type of person who wants to believe the best and everyone it really gives people the benefit of the doubt and probably to a fault but yeah I just thought it'd be a fun character to play. That's really cool. Speaking of something else that you're fully in and involved with tell me about your marriage which from the outside looks beyond extraordinary what are some of the tools and tactics that you guys use to make your marriage as extraordinary as it is? There's a lot of things and thank you literally just like thinking about him makes me smile because he is literally like one of the best things that's ever happened to me and when I say best things like God being like the top best thing so.
Conditional love (27:09)
Why is that exactly? Which part? Why is he such a good thing in your life? Because he has brought a lot of healing I was already on kind of a road to healing and growth at the time we started dating and when we got together because I had you know I didn't have like a bunch of bad relationships or anything but I had stuff from my dad not being in the house I had stuff from past relationships I had been in a relationship that was verbally abusive and I just had stuff from the years and so when I got into a relationship with Devon it was very I was very protective over my space over my independence over a lot of things and he really helped break a lot of those walls down with love and one of the biggest things for me the a common theme in my life rather it was the neighborhood I grew up in rather it's what I experienced in growing up as an actress in the business as a black actress as my father not being all these different things the common theme for me was that love was very conditional if I do this then I'm loved if I fit into this person's box that I'm loved if I go about you know and I knew that that wasn't right and so I didn't accept that however it hurt me very much that I could not get the love the way that I wanted outside of my mother and sisters and that was enough for me but in terms of relationships I had resigned myself to this is a very conditional thing so if it works for me I'll do it if it doesn't I won't and in our relationship it was being accepted for exactly who I am like I remember when we first started getting premarital counseling and at the time I had been smoking for like 11 years and so I remember we were in this pre-engagement counseling and we were talking talking talking one of the things that came up was me smoking and DeMont said why you know I'm not going to marry a smoker and for me it was like it was like crushed my entire spirit because I was like I'm not enough I am enough but I'm not enough to him because I smoke and so she asked me she said the therapist said you know how does that make you feel and I said that made me feel like I'm not accepted like yet there was another person in my life who was telling me I'm not good enough because I don't fit their standard when I know I'm good enough and I said and I would rather not get married then not because I don't want to quit smoking which I don't want to quit smoking right now but not because I don't want to quit smoking but because I'm not going to change who I am in order to be loved do you love me or you don't and we kind of left that there and it was very awkward and then me and him went to dinner and it was awkward dinner and he could just see like how much that broke my spirit and he could see how much it affected me and instantly he was like I'm sorry that I said that and I love you exactly the way you are and the day that we got married he said if you never change anything about you I will love you exactly the way you are until the day I leave this earth and that impacted me so greatly because it was finally you know finally somebody else gets that I'm good enough and then after that I quit smoking like two years later because not because he wanted me to but because I realized that smoking for me was a way of being defiant smoking for me was a way of saying you know every time someone come up to me and say like oh you are too pretty to smoke I'm just like what is too pretty to smoke or like oh I can't believe you are a smoker I like I would be like yeah and then practically like want to blow the smoke in your face because I would be so aggravated but that's like child actor trauma stuff but for me it was a way of saying you guys aren't going to tell me what to do anymore I'm going to do what I want to do anyone who doesn't like it guess what oh well and what I realized is that I was actually really just hurting myself and so when I quit smoking it was because it's time it's time to let go of like something that I had held on to for so long to be defiant because I didn't need to be defiant anymore because that love was pure and because I loved myself and it's just a good good I don't know really good thing and also I want to be around have babies and be healthy for as long as I can you know we tell you this earth so yeah I respect that yeah it's really interesting watching you guys you have an amazing dynamic the fact that you wrote a best-selling book about waiting right how celibacy right that was really really interesting and I think that your whole notion around healing and stuff is is really pretty special um do you guys have any particular communication tools that you use to make sure that you're talking sounds like you guys used therapy before you got married oh yeah very powerful I don't know you continue that or oh yeah
Marriage and Communication (32:01)
yeah I mean we we try to do it every once in a while for maintenance to be proactive instead of reactive um we did four months of pre engagement counseling so that it wasn't um like premarital counseling which is like there's pressure now because you know you're getting ready to get married you get this thing has to work so it was like before we even got engaged let's sort through the stuff and there was a lot of stuff on both ends um and then now it's you know we do it for maintenance and um the biggest thing is communication we have those hard conversations that sometimes you know can be slightly brutal because we will be so honest with each other but if you aren't that honest with each other then how can you expect the other person to know and we never um assume that the other person knows how we're feeling even if it's like okay you're supposed to know me almost better than anyone else in the world you're married to me you live with me every day um we don't make those assumptions and we um communicate we communicate rawly um and uh yeah and then just like one of the things I learned in the beginning was never establish anything you can't live with for the rest of your life you know that was a big thing for me it's like I want to go into marriage and I want to be fully myself and there's some things that I do that he does differently or some things that I do these like you know if I go if I go out to the karaoke it's not his favorite thing he might go once in a while but that's not really his thing but I had to establish that I am someone who likes to go to karaoke often and I am someone that you know who will have a glass of wine or whatever it is he doesn't drink at all but it was like I have to establish who I am out the gate so that I can continue to be myself and whatever growth that happens within me happens within me but it happens because it's between me and god versus trying to be someone that someone wants me to be or vice versa and so we kind of threw that stuff out of the window where it's like you be you and I'll be me we don't always have to agree but let's have mutual respect and let's have unconditional love that is some really good advice and that whole through line about being yourself finding your voice and having the courage to stand by it I think is extraordinary thank you tell people where they can see the intruder tell people where they can find you online these would be very amazing things for people um the intruder will be in theaters on May 3rd and all my social handles are at Megan Goode M-E-A-G-A-N-G-O-O-D and yeah that's great and yeah I will speak
Where to Find Meagan (34:35)
very highly of your Instagram account which I think is extraordinary thank you so people should definitely check that out yeah what's the impact that you want to have on the world I want to encourage and inspire people to be unapologetically who they were created to be and to follow what's in their spirit and to live up to their full potential and um but I want them to be free you know I really really want people to be free and I work at being free every day but free to just live and be exactly who you're supposed to be without any fear
Meagans Mission (35:11)
of anything except for potentially not being that it's a damn fine goal guys I don't know many people in the public eye that have been able to find their own voice and stick to it the way that she has I think it's really extraordinary if you haven't seen the trailer for the intruder go check it out it looks amazing not only does she look awesome then is quaid looks to be in rare form I think this is one you're gonna want to watch so be sure to check that out Megan thank you so much that was extraordinary advice for people and thank you so much for coming on the show thank you for having me it's a pleasure thank you but it made me stronger there's nothing I can't get through there's nothing I can't overcome because regardless of what people try to bring me down like inside I found like oh cool I can I can push through these people can't tell me that I look gross and and whatever where I can't do this like no I'm I'm gonna push through and I'm