Meet Megan Gallagher of Motivational Talks with Megan
Yes! So I am a 24 year old 2x TED Talk Speaker, 3x Best Selling Author, AfterBuzz TV Host + Writer, Anxiety Advocate for Teens & Podcast Host! I am very passionate about helping teenagers and raising awareness for mental health. Personally, I struggled for years as a teen- I noticed the lack of open conversations about these real life topics. So I took it upon myself to be the change I wanted to see, I really think things happen for a reason and I struggled severely with really intense daily anxiety and panic attacks. I know what it’s like to suffer in silence, I just don’t want any teenager to feel that they are alone. It’s hard enough just being a human being in today’s world, but being a teen, especially in 2020, things are really challenging and I want to be that role model and source of light they can look to! Over the last 5 years, I have spoken at over 500 middle schools + high schools! All across the country, I worked super hard to get started and I just didn’t give up. I know I’m going to be at the Tony Robbins level, I mean I’m only 24 and he is 60!
No! Most definitely not, in real life- there are ups and downs. When I first got started, I encountered a lot of people who just doubted me. I didn’t get a college degree, I don’t come from a family with a last name- I just hustled super hard and still do…. I think that anytime you start something new, you have to focus on the people who are rooting for you! Or else you’ll get eaten alive and just go into a negative spiral. You have to let go off what you cannot control and just make a list of what is in your control. Unfortunately, something outside of your control is other people’s reactions. In the long run though, you will learn to care less about other people and just realize this life is yours. You make it happen yourself, you keep your eyes on your prize and also realize that when other people have kinda a negative comment about you or just can’t keep their opinion to themselves or continously judge what you are doing, then it’s because they have a problem with themselves. Everyone knows that a bully hurts other people because they are hurting and insecure. A happy person doesn’t go around beating other people down. Some people just can’t handle other people being happy. So you have to let go of toxic, debby downer’s and anyone who just drains you. No one has time to try to work on something that just isn’t worth it.
So I am in a motivational speaker for teenagers & best selling author. I (pre-quarantine), currently speak at middle & high schools across the country and share my story! I feel that teens really get me and click with my talk because I’m young and they feel a sense of resonation. I know what it’s like to grow up in this tech generation! I also have a blog and youtube channel! I upload weekly content about anxiety, mental health & wellness for teens and their parents! I have my podcast, Reaching New Heights, on my youtube page- where I interview olympic athletes, best selling authors and public figures!! I want to give free tips to teenagers, a place where they can tune in and get advice about following their dreams. I want them to feel supported and understood. I know when I was in High School, I felt super intimidated by how I would accomplish such huge things, but I want each guest on my show to break it down super easily and make it known that this step 1 they took, step 2, etc.
Success is happiness. Period. If I’m not happy or genuinely loving something, I can’t do it! Yes making money, having a nice house, are all important but at 90 years old- you are not going to be thinking, “wow I wish I got more botox or that chanel bag”. You will be thinking about the relationships you had with others and how much you gave back!