Episode #43:

How Feeling Disappointed is a Super Power

March 24, 2022


Episode #43: How Feeling Disappointed is a Super Power


Disappointment is a difficult emotion.

It feels so terrible in our bodies, that our brain is wired to do everything it can to avoid it.

This means we'll often avoid asking for a raise, applying for a new job, or going on a date because we're afraid to feel disappointed if things don't work out.

You may think what you're avoiding is failure (and you wouldn't be wrong), but at a deeper level, you're avoiding how failure makes you feel (hint, hint: disappointed).

But, what if you were willing to feel disappointment? What would be possible for your career or your relationships if you were willing to try, knowing that the worse that could happen would be feeling disappointed?

Endless possibilities. That's what would be possible for you. 

Learning how to feel and process disappointment is a super power.

In this weeks podcast episode, I teach you how.

Listen in and learn:

  • What disappointment does to our brains
  • The reward-prediction error
  • The link between disappointment and depression
  • How to feel hard feelings
  • How to process disappointment to proper you towards your goals

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About the Podcast

Leadership ability is equally distributed but opportunity to lead is not. This podcast is for all women, those that identify as leaders and those that don't, yet. You'll learn how to let go of guilt and self-doubt so you can show up with confidence everywhere you go. No more questioning if your idea is good enough to share, if it's worth it to speak up, or if you're a good enough leader. All that self-critical B.S. stops now. Listen in as masterful educator and Harvard grad physician, Dr. Vanessa Calderón, teaches you how to let go of the things standing in the way of your success as a leader. Get ready, this podcast will accelerate your personal and professional growth.


Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP has over 20 years of leadership experience. She is a Harvard grad, ER physician, Life and Leadership coach, and a mother of 2. She's a first generation Latina and is dedicated to uplifting her community. She's the founder of the Latina Leadership Accelerator, where she uses education and coaching to support the personal and professional development of women at all stages of their lives and careers.


Leadership Accelerator

Is a 12-week Life and Executive Coaching program that will help you execute at a higher level, thrive in all areas of your life, and improve your self-compassion. You'll be able to:

• Improve your productivity by 60%
• 10X your Emotional Intelligence
• Have more time for the people you love
• Cultivate an unwavering sense of self-compassion

The next cohort starts in Fall 2022. Learn more and join the waitlist at: www.vanessacalderonmd.com

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