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Dr. Neeta Bhushan on How You Overcome the Suck and Find Joy in Life

This episode features an interview with Dr. Neeta Bhushan, author of the soon-to-be-released book That Sucked, Now What?: How to Embrace the Joy in Chaos and Find Magic in the Mess. This how-to manual offers grace to the human experience by reassuring listeners that life may throw them a curveball now and then, but they can bounce back and even fly forward.

We’ve all had those moments in life that feel terrible, that knock us down and make us wish they were just a bad dream. But as Dr. Neeta Bhushan explains, these chaotic and challenging experiences can also be opportunities for growth and change.

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In This Episode, Dr. Neeta Bhushan And I Discuss Her Latest Book, That Sucked, Now What?

In my conversation with Dr. Neeta Bhushan, we explore a candid approach to personal growth that embraces and learns from difficult experiences in order to achieve lasting resilience. We discuss the challenges of bouncing back when things go wrong, the impact of four key areas of life on one’s ability to recover, and the steps of the Fly Forward framework for navigating the stages of Falling, Igniting, Rising, Magnifying and Thriving. Through sharing her own personal successes and failures, Dr. Bhushan provides valuable insights and practical strategies for overcoming setbacks of any magnitude in this essential guidebook to be referenced whenever life presents challenges.

In this talk, she shares her story of transformation and how you can achieve similar results in your life. With heartfelt sincerity and wisdom, she offers you a path to follow if you want to live a life of purpose and meaning. Dr. Bhushan’s story is inspirational and full of practical advice on how to find and use the power of failure to create success. She shares her strategies for becoming better at what you do and for living an intentionally rich and meaningful life.

The interview with Ethan Kross covers the following subjects:

  • The power of intentionality and how to use it.
  • How to get out of the victim spiral.
  • How to be audaciously resilient and use the bounce factor.
  • The secret sauce to building audacious resiliency
  • What happens when you’re stuck and how to break free.
  • How to develop the skills needed to handle sucky moments
  • The fly-forward framework
  • And much, much more!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share? Drop us a line at [email protected]m!
  • And much more…
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More From My Interview With Dr. Neeta Bhushan

During our interview, I asked Neeta why we need to use this bounce factor to look forward and navigate what we want our future selves to be.

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Neeta Bhushan explains, “I love this question. I think many times if we don’t want to get stuck in the same circumstance as you talk about, passion struck, right? Passion struck gives people a Northstar. It gives us a North Star for what we are working towards. And I can talk about how we manifest the things that we want in our life as well. But it starts with, well, if we are even turning a new leaf because something sucked.

That’s why the book is called that sucked. Not, this sucks. Because this would imply that we’re so stuck in the suck, it’s that sucked, to give reverence to whatever did suck in the past and to acknowledge its presence to acknowledge that it wasn’t pleasant, but also to say, hey, what’s now what, what are we going to do next? We’re going to paint a picture forward. What is the next step? What is that now what going to look like for you.

And in order to build that foundation, the bounce factor is your building block. And in saying that sucked, now that you’re also building your muscle of radical self-awareness. Because in the radical self-awareness piece, you’re also saying, okay, yes, I am committed to my own growth with whatever that looks like. And I’m going to embrace the challenge.

And I’m going to embrace the messy, and I’m going to embrace the chaos, all at the same time. But really, what I’m doing is practicing my own inner awareness, my own inner GPS, my own inner guidance so that I’m not going to repeat those same patterns that got me here; I’m going to choose a new reality because now I know better, only if I choose to pay attention. And that is your radical self-awareness that is strengthening that bounce factor.”

Thanks, Dr. Neeta Bhushan

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About Today’s Guest, Dr. Neeta Bhushan

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Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a cosmetic dentist turned three-time international best-selling author and world-renowned emotional health advocate. She is also the founder of Global GRIT Institute, a wellness education platform for optimizing well-being, and cofounder of Dharma Coaching Institute, a coaching organization training coaches to become the highest versions of themselves. Neeta has shared her thought leadership on grit and resilience on international stages and as the host of her popular podcast, The Brave Table.

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John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. The show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world’s most inspiring people to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

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