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A Spectacular Catastrophe: and other things I recommend (How To Be Ferociously Happy Book 3)

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When Dushka Zapata comes across any perspective in life that she finds useful or that contributes to her suffering less, she writes about it. This book is a collection of those lessons she hopes prove useful to others. 

This book is not intended to be read cover to cover but rather in snippets of time across the day.
Kindle Edition, 377 pages
Published April 28th 2017
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My second book of Dushka. I love her answers on Quora, which made me buy this book. Simple words. Easy to read.
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Dushka Zapata has worked in the communications industry for over 20 years running agencies like Edelman and Ogilvy in Silicon Valley. She specializes in coaching executives to talk to media, give presentations, and refine what they want to say.

She lives in San Francisco with her Boyfriend, who makes her coffee every morning.
“Do you know what makes a good yoga teacher? Among other things, an understanding of what makes people human. You have to teach from your own experience. You cannot teach without empathy. We all tell ourselves that we are not right for what we love. That we fall short. That someone is out of our league. Let me tell you something I have learned about myself that is true about you too because it’s true about everyone. You are enough. These lies we reinforce by repeating them over and over (I am an impostor) make no sense. They are not true. But we can make them true. If I believe myself when I say with relentless tenacity that I am not enough, I will set into action a self fulfilling prophecy that will go like this: I believe I am not good enough and therefore will sow insecurity into my heart. I will cheat myself out of opportunities. I will fail at something before I begin. I will become jealous and possessive of the person that I love. I will try to control him to avoid losing him. Every action will become evidence that he is planning to leave me. And he will. Not because I am not good enough but because I will drive him insane with my insecure delusions. Learn to love yourself before you drive away the people that you love.” 0 likes
“guilt, realize that you inadvertently practice and reinforce both those things every day and, as such, you can practice replacing thoughts of worry with better thoughts. What you think is in your nature is habit. If you are haunted by jealousy, know you feed it with your obsessive thinking and your paranoia. Feed love. Feed trust in yourself. Your jealousy will shrink until you can’t remember why you ever felt that way. They are not shortcomings. They are habits. To me, realizing that my flaws are habits that I can have an impact on—even if getting there from here seems impossible—coupled with the fact that given enough practice I can do a lot of things I previously thought I couldn’t well. We are never powerless.” 0 likes
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