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The Adversity Advantage with Doug Bopst

Mar 13, 2023

Today I am flying solo! Many of you have requested that I do more solo episodes, so today I will be discussing all things ADVERSITY. Overcoming adversity is always one of the most highly requested topics for the podcast. In today's episode, I share with you nine things you must do when facing adversity so that you can use adversity to your advantage and become a better version of yourself after the challenging situation is behind you. These nine things will also become a valuable toolbox for the next time you face a hardship or obstacle in life. Remember, adversity is a muscle, and the more you work it healthily, the stronger it makes you! 

What to Listen For:


  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:26 How to develop self awareness
  • 11:26 Your habits will make or break you
  • 17:00 Acceptance is so important
  • 20:34 Change your perspective
  • 22:02 Accountability and responsibility 
  • 24:26 The conversation that changed my life
  • 28:59 Accountability builds trust
  • 32:29 3 types of people to avoid
  • 36:23 Who should you spend time with?
  • 40:44 Optimize your mental and physical health
  • 45:22 The non-physical benefits of going to the gym
  • 50:00 Pay attention to what you consume
  • 52:47 Spend time learning
  • 56:11 Spirituality 
  • 58:26 I was addicted to external validation
  • 1:00:47 Healing from my past
  • 1:04:30 Believing in the unseen
  • 1:08:50 Being of service
  • 1:10:26 One day at a time
  • 1:14:35 Focus on how far you have come

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