That Sucked. Now What?: How to Embrace the Joy in Chaos and Find Magic in the Mess (Paperback)

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That Sucked. Now What?: How to Embrace the Joy in Chaos and Find Magic in the Mess (Paperback)


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Now in paperback: The Brave Table podcast host offers a practical five-stage framework to embrace the possibilities in chaos, normalize sucky human moments, overcome setbacks with grace, and fly forward every time.

“A powerful handbook for anyone rebuilding themselves after life-altering moments to fly forward." 
Jim Kwik, New York Times best-selling author of Limitless

You know those awful, terrible, sucker-punch moments in life? The ones that knock you down, burn you up, or make you cringe so hard you wish it was all a bad dream? Probably–because we all do. These epic, messy, oh-no-oh-crap moments of chaos are just part of life–yet, as Dr. Neeta Bhushan shows us, they're also beautiful opportunities for change.

As co-founder of the Global Grit Institute, a mental health training platform for leaders and coaches, co-founder of the Dharma Coaching Institute, training thousands to live their best lives, and a thriving coach in her own right, Neeta Bhushan has helped thousands of people move past their heartbreaks, failures, and disappointments. And after years of research into human behavior, observing people in their worst and best moments, being a mother of two small children, and failing more than a few times herself, Neeta knows what it takes to get back up no matter what bowled you over.

Available in paperback for the first time, That Sucked, Now What? is a real-talk guide to personal growth that draws on and embraces the suck–and helps you break through to lasting, audacious resilience. You'll learn why it's so hard to get back up when stuff goes down, how four core components of your life shape your individual Bounce Factor, and how to navigate the five stages of the Fly Forward framework through Falling, Igniting, Rising, Magnifying, and on to Thriving. Along the way, Neeta shares successes and failures of her own, from the wonderful to the WTF, in an indispensable book to pull off the shelf whenever life serves up a setback, no matter the size.

"If you’re someone who feels that life just isn't going your way, read this book. Dr. Neeta lays out actionable tools for overcoming obstacles and building your resiliency so you can get that extra push toward your dream." 
Vishen Lakhiani, New York Times best-selling author of The Buddha & the Badass
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 co-founder 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 top-rated podcast, The Brave Table.

After realizing how trapped she felt running the million-dollar dental practice she built, Neeta embarked on a journey that led her across 45 countries as she researched the intersection of human behavior, ancient wisdom, Eastern philosophy, and therapeutic psychology. That knowledge, along with other life experiences overcoming multiple adversities, which include being orphaned at a young age, surviving an abusive marriage, and extensive loss, contributed to the powerful message of resilience she shares in this book. Neeta is a mother of two and currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and children.

Product Details ISBN: 9781401974251
ISBN-10: 1401974252
Publisher: Hay House LLC
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English
“A how-to guide that offers grace to the human experience by reminding you that life may catch you off guard, but you can bounce back and even fly forward.”
Jay Shetty, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Think Like a Monk

“A moving read about finding the magic in messy moments and taking charge of your life.”
— Regena Thomashauer, New York Times best-selling author of Pussy and founder of the School of Womanly Arts

“If you’re someone who feels that life just isn’t going your way, read this book. Dr. Neeta lays out actionable tools for overcoming obstacles and building your resiliency so you can get that extra push toward your dream.”
— Vishen Lakhiani, New York Times best-selling author of The Buddha & the Badass

“In this moving read, Dr. Neeta combines her personal experience and lessons from helping thousands of others. She offers a well-rounded perspective on overcoming grief, loss, and hardships that’s sensitive to the human experience while encouraging you to find your strength and the magic in the mess.”
Melissa Ambrosini, best-selling author and host of The Melissa Ambrosini Show

“This book is FANTASTIC and a powerful asset to keep nearby when you’re going through a sticky situation. Each chapter is filled with so much magic. As an author myself, I always love learning from other experts and Neeta sure is one to talk about!”
Natasha Graziano, Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Be It Until You Become It, host of the Law of Attraction podcast with Success magazine

“I met Neeta once and my life changed forever. The next best thing to her being in your orbit is this book.”
Codie Sanchez, serial investor and entrepreneur and founder of Contrarian Thinking 

“A powerful handbook for anyone rebuilding themselves after life-altering moments to fly forward.”
Jim Kwik, New York Times best-selling author of Limitless

That Sucked. Now What? is a must for anyone who feels like the world has knocked them down or derailed plans: a simple approach to create an action plan for dusting yourself off and reframing the story you’re telling yourself.”
Lisa Nichols, New York Times best-selling author of No Matter What! and founder of Motivating the Masses, Inc.

“If you’re ready to find magic in your mess and reclaim joy during the chaotic ‘life happenings’ that we all go through, then this is the book for you. Dr. Neeta captures the duality of hard times to fly forward past the moments that sucked.”
Mark Groves, founder of Create The Love and host of The Mark Groves Podcast

“In this book, Dr. Neeta offers applicable tools to foster resilience after facing adversity. It is a great read for anyone who wants to learn to move past hardships and failures and come out stronger on the other side.”
Nawal Mustafa, cognitive neuroscientist and mental health expert @TheBrainCoach 

“Dr. Neeta shows you how you can take your challenging moments and turn them into inspiration to fly forward.”
— Marisa Peer, therapist, international best-selling author of Tell Yourself a Better Lie, and founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy 

“Life is unpredictable and having a book like this helps you navigate moments of uncertainty with compassion, strength, and humor. Dr. Neeta has a magical gift of being able to ground and draw lessons from the messy experiences in life. This book feels like the comfort from a dear friend and years of coaching all in one.”
Sahara Rose, best-selling author of Discover Your Dharma and host of the Highest Self Podcast

“Finally, a book that’s clear yet FUN, relatable, and actionable. I can sit back, sift through any page, move past tough human moments with ease and grace.”
Miki Agrawal, best-selling author of Do Cool Sh*t and founder of TUSHY and THINX

“Dr. Neeta shows you how your heartbreaks, failures, and disappointments can provide beautiful opportunities for transformation.”
Selena Soo, creator of Impacting Millions

“Dr. Neeta delivers an honest and refreshing look at how to take radical responsibility and align with your greatest purpose and power, in the midst of life’s greatest challenges (or suckiest moments).”
Alyson Charles, best-selling author of Animal Power: 100 Animals to Energize Your Life and Awaken Your Soul and host of Ceremony Circle Podcast

“Dr. Neeta has an unparalleled ability to offer bite-sized and easily digestible examples of how to overcome any challenge. She shares her own lessons with candid vulnerability so you can be empowered to grab the steering wheel and move through roadblocks with ease and grace. She walks her talk and I would follow her anywhere.”
Jenna Phillips Ballard, co-founder of Ascension Leadership Academy and creator of I AM Her Now

“This book will teach anyone who wants to develop an unshakable belief in themselves. You will learn to work within your humanness, not despite it. Living a life with meaning is not without handwork and reflection. Only get the book if you’re ready to take your life to the next level.”
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, D.O., founder of the Institute for Muscle-Centric Medicine

“Dr Neeta has a gift for reframing the challenges we deal with and providing the kind of perspective that can turn it all around.”
Quddus, former MTV host and founder of The Creator Incubator 

“This book reminds us that life is not the glossy images we see on social media. Dr. Neeta shows how to normalize and make sense of the sucky moments we all inevitably face, and how to experience joy through it all. That is powerful.”
Christine Hassler, best-selling author of Expectation Hangover and host of the Over It & On with It podcast 

“Dr. Neeta provides simple tools rooted in the human experience to reinvent yourself at any stage of your life . . . and shows you how your heartbreaks, failures, and disappointments can provide beautiful opportunities for change.”
Alexi Panos, master embodiment coach, co-founder of Elementum Coaching Institute, author, and host of UNLEASHED podcast

“There are plenty of books out there that teach resilience but THIS book right here is on another level. Dr. Neeta has once again over-delivered on her promise to help her readers bounce back from ANY of life’s sucky moments. After reading this book, you’ll happily welcome life’s challenges with open arms, because now you have the tools to fly forward.” 
Vasavi Kumar, author and host of Say It Out Loud podcast

“A total game-changer. Dr. Neeta’s light-hearted approach to some heavy life moments she’s endured makes That Sucked. Now What? one of those books you MUST have on your nightstand.”
Ashley Stahl, best-selling author of YOU Turn

“Dr. Neeta is a truth seer and an amazing storyteller. The wisdom of her life is evident in the depth shared in this guide to being a graceful, grounded, and more authentic human being.”
— Jason Nemer, founder of Acroyoga and best-selling author of Move, Connect, Play

“For anyone who’s first-generation from immigrant backgrounds, Dr. Neeta reminds us that we aren’t defined by our upbringing and can write our own stories to fly forward.”
Christine Chang, author of Show Up: Finding Love for Independent Women

“For anyone on the precipice of launching into the next chapter of their life after a big change, Dr. Neeta leads by example with grit and grace and shows you the way. ” 
Dr. Mariza Snyder, national best-selling author of The Essential Oils Hormone Solution

That Sucked. Now What? is the ultimate human handbook. Dr. Neeta Bhushan reminds us that no life is perfect, but we can bounce back from literally anything and fly forward. This book reminds us that there is magic in the mess, along with so many gifts along the way.”
Kelsey Chittick, best-selling author of Second Half

“This book is a breath of fresh air! It’s equal parts empathetic and action-oriented—an outstanding guide to transform life’s inevitable breakdowns into breakthroughs.”
Aaron Alexander, best-selling author of The Align Method and host of the Align podcast

“Dr. Neeta is the queen of bounceback and grit, and this book is a testament to not only what she shares with her clients and community, but how she truly lives her life. It’s such an inspiration to read such a raw and real book about the ups and downs of life. She captures them in a way that’s equal parts compassionate and action-oriented.”
Emily Williams, best-selling author of I Heart My Life

“Dr. Neeta empowers anyone who has ever felt like a victim to take back control of their life. A powerful read.”
Daniela Woerner, host of the Spa Marketing Made Easy Podcast

“Dr. Neeta provides simple tools rooted in your human experience to help reinvent yourself at any stage of your life, something that we can all use on our journey.”
Garrain Jones, best-selling author of Change Your Mind, Change Your Life, international speaker, and host of the top-rated Welcome Home podcast 

“Dr. Neeta is a master of grit and resiliency with grace. She has created the powerful and honest approach we all need for taking radical responsibility, when life happens, to take our power back and move forward.”
Jessica Caver Lindholm, founder of ToLivingFree and best-selling author of Spiritually Fabulous

“This book offers readers a very unusual gift—the medicine of perspective to find joy in every layer of our lived experience . . . Dr. Neeta’s transparent writing pours across the pages like universal balm with the power to heal old wounds and help us reimagine how we see ourselves.”
Allyson Byrd, money mindset strategist, activist, transformational leadership coach, and founder and CEO of The Purpose Within

“Feeling stuck? Ruminating in self-doubt? Questioning why you self-sabotage? In this book, Dr. Neeta compassionately guides you through the messy terrains of being human and gives you actionable tools to heal, find happiness, and rebuild your life after sucky moments.”
Jadah Sellner, best-selling author of She Builds and Simple Green Smoothies and host of Lead with Love podcast

“OMG! Dr. Neeta takes you through a relatable and honest account of the human experience that shows firsthand how your struggles can be the source of your greatest gifts.”
Preston Smiles, international best-selling author of Love Louder: 33 Ways to Amplify Your Life

“A must-read for anyone going through a season of transition, to truly embrace the moments that ‘sucked’ and usher in an unapologetic next chapter, and say, ‘Now what?’”
Radha Agrawal, founder, CEO, and chief community architect of DayBreaker and author of Belong: Find Your People, Create Community & Live a More Connected Life