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Episode 58 | S3 E9 – Take For Granted

Mario Hines August 8, 2023

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This week on Appraise The Phrase:

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This week, Mario and Twenty unveil the origin, confirm the meaning, and assess the value of Take For Granted.

Watch as Mario and Twenty are joined by bestselling and award-winning author Minda Harts to find out what the granted in take for granted truly means, the history may surprise you. We also list some ways to notice if you’ve ever been taken for granted.

Minda Harts is the bestselling and award-winning author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table as well as Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace, and her first YA book, You Are More Than Magic. She is a highly sought-after speaker and thought leader, frequently presenting on the topics of advancing women of color, leadership, diversity, and management at companies like Nike, Google, JP Morgan, Aspen Ideas Festival, Dreamforce, The Atlantic Festival, Forbes Inclusion in The Workplace, and DraftKings to name a few. Minda is an assistant professor of public service at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the founder of The Memo LLC, a career development company. In 2020, Minda was named by LinkedIn as the #1 Top Voice for Equity in the Workplace. In 2022, She was named by Business Insider as one the top 100 People Transforming Business. Additionally, Minda was chosen by Marie Claire Magazine in 2022 to participate in Power Trip, where the year’s Top Women Movers and Shakers participate in an all-expense paid trip to network with each other. She has a weekly career podcast for women of color, titled Secure the Seat.

You can find all things Minda Harts at


0:00 Mario Takes A Tumble
1:11 Intro
1:43 Roll Call: Purple Just in Case
3:44 Welcome Minda Harts
7:53 That’s All I Have To Say About Take For Granted
11:41 Confirm the Meaning: Merriam Webster Dictionary and Dictionary(dot)com
21:04 Unveil The Origin – To Be True
30:32 Unveil The Origin – 25 Awesome Things We Take For Granted
35:28 Unveil The Origin – 14 Signs You’re Being Taken For Granted
43:54 Assess The Value
47:17 Dictionary of Misinformation: Cup Runneth Over

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