How to Build Emotional Strength with Dr. Joan Rosenberg – #266

Strategies to Handle Difficult Feelings and Develop Lasting Confidence

Dr. Joan Rosenberg is an expert psychologist, trainer, and highly-regarded speaker. In today's podcast episode, she explains her cutting-edge approach to building emotional strength! Listen to find out how you can identify what you're feeling and the 8 unpleasant feelings that can block you from success. Dr. Rosenberg also shares the 90-second wave technique, including how you can use it to handle difficult feelings and develop the confidence to face any challenges that come your way. Get all the resources and tools you need to transform your life today!

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Main Points From Today’s Episode

1. Dr. Rosenberg's approach is centered around 1 choice, 8 feelings, and 90 seconds. The one choice is to stay aware of and in touch with your feelings

2. We generally experience feelings in our bodies first. The biochemicals that let you know what you’re feeling flush out of your bloodstream in about 90 seconds.

3. Dr. Rosenberg redefines the idea of emotional strength. Emotional strength is about feeling capable and being resourceful.

Episode Play-By-Play

[0:55] JJ’s history with Dr. Joan Rosenberg

[2:23] Dr. Rosenberg’s career briefing

[3:48] Listener shout-out

[5:44] Dr. Rosenberg’s new book, 90 Seconds to a Life You Love

[6:20] What is confidence and is it something you can develop?

[8:30] Dr. Rosenberg’s formula for handling unpleasant feelings

[9:35] The 8 unpleasant feelings

[10:54] How do you identify what you’re feeling?

[11:55] What are 90-second waves?

[13:20] Riding the 90-second waves gets easier.

[14:26] What is fear?

[15:38] Choosing into vulnerability

[17:19] Anxiety is diffuse apprehension of the future.

[18:20] Most of the time, anxiety is really vulnerability.

[18:48] Resilience is the ability to bounce back.

[19:29] The importance of a bounce-back attitude

[21:14] How to figure out your areas of weakness

[22:35] Redefining the idea of emotional strength

[23:20] Acknowledging your needs and limitations allows you to ask for help.

[26:15] Your breakfast sets the pace for your entire day. Try JJ’s All-In-One Protein Shake!

[26:59] You Are Stronger Than You Think documentary

[28:31] Listener’s question: How did JJ make it through the difficult time after her son’s injury?

[29:20] When you ask for help, you’ll be amazed at who shows up!

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