66: How to Build Your Audacious Resilience When Things Don’t Go As Planned with Dr. Neeta Bhushan

by neeta bhushan


How do you handle life when things don’t go your way? Whether with your significant other, a friend, or while working on a project—when it all goes to sh*t, what’s your initial reaction? Do you withdraw or go into victim mode and say, “why me”? Do you keep yourself busy to avoid the pain? 

We all have our coping mechanisms during challenging moments— both the “small t” traumas and the “big T” ones. I went through SO many big T Traumas in my life that my nervous system adapted to dealing with tough times; I was in constant survival mode. But now, during this season of life as a mama, it’s more about those mini, uh-oh moments we face every day that can also turn our world upside down.

Because of everything I’ve been through, I’ve learned the secret to how we can strengthen our ability to bounce back from whatever life throws our way. So, I developed a framework I call the Bounce Factor. It looks at the 4 aspects of your life that determine your audacious resiliency. In this episode, I’m going to walk you through this framework and how it will help you to nurture healthy positive responses to life’s sucky moments. 

I’m so excited to be sharing this with you all! It’s from my upcoming book, That Sucked, Now What?, which will be available for pre-order soon and will come with lots of freebies and goodies when you grab an early-bird copy! Stay tuned… 

What you’ll get out of this episode… 

– What is the Bounce Factor, the heartbreaking reason I created it, and how to use it to build your audacious resiliency

– Examining your coping mechanisms during sh*tty life moments

– The value of building your emotional intelligence

– Postpartum depression and taking care of yourself in motherhood

– Letting go of control as type A high-achievers and embracing uncertainty

– The psychological and emotional drivers behind your decision making 

If you loved this episode, make sure you check out…

– Wanna know what your Bounce Factor is during tough and intense life moments?  Check out how resilient you are with this fun and quick quiz at bouncefactorquiz.com.

Healing Generational Trauma & Breaking Free From Asian Immigrant Parents

All The Lessons I Learned Traveling to Europe with Family

Why I Decided To Write My New Book That Sucked. Now What?

– The song I mention in this episode is Dinosaur Dance by Cats and Boots! If you do the That Sucked. Now What? Embodiment Practice, make sure you share with me on Instagram using the hashtag #thatsuckednowwhat! I wanna see it!

Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. Then, send a screenshot of your review to support@globalgrit.co to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Until next time, loves!


Start Listening Now

see all episodes

Grab your cup of Chai and your Seat at the Brave Table on

Let’s get emo together…

Wanna know all the tea on managing your emotions like a boss… (ahem! It’s the stuff we didn’t learn in school…)

click here