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The Adversity Advantage with Doug Bopst

Aug 21, 2023

Danielle Robay is a TV host and journalist, currently the host of E!’s While You Were Streaming. She is creator of the video podcast PRETTYSMART, and the best selling card game QUESTION EVERYTHING: 52 Cards For Deep(er) Conversation, noted by Forbes as a “game changer”. Previously, you may have seen Danielle on IMDb, NBC, E!, EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight Online, HLN’s Dr. Drew, The Steve Harvey Show and NBC’s 1st Look, and Defy Media where her daily news segments and interviews received over 100 million views a month online.

Today on the show we discuss: why reframing negative thoughts is essential for building confidence, why self validation is crucial for personal growth, the power of fitness for improving mental health, why having the right relationships can boost how you feel about yourself, how she transformed her relationship with self judgment  and more. 


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What to Listen For:

  • 00:00 Intro

  • 00:25 Dealing with judgment 

  • 03:58 Judgment vs. criticism 

  • 06:03 “Beauty Sick”

  • 09:11 Your insides must match your outsides

  • 10:52 Saying no with “love”

  • 17:16 What is external validation?

  • 19:12 Blending career and identity  

  • 24:21 Learning from Larry King

  • 25:29 Asking yourself great questions lead to personal growth

  • 28:11 Why being “hard on yourself” is a good thing

  • 31:39 Avoiding the comparison trap

  • 35:56 My battle with body image

  • 41:34 Having a healthier relationship with external validation

  • 44:39 What helps Danielle build confidence?

  • 50:00 Friendship cleanse

  • 54:26 We play Danielle’s card game LIVE!




Episode Resources:

Danielle | Website, Instagram





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