Amy Shoenthal, Author, “The Setback Cycle"

Your New Life Blend

Mar 5 2024 • 31 mins

What happens when you're building the life you want, and then life knocks you sideways? The layoff. The rejection. The congratulations-on-your-new-baby-we’ll-just-give-that-account-to-someone-else. That last one happened to Amy Shoenthal, whose upward trajectory in a marketing firm record-scratched when she announced her pregnancy and came back from maternity leave to find herself subtly but unmistakably sidelined.  The subsequent feelings of professional panic, alienation and displacement left her unmoored from her career expectations and goals, which took a while for her to process and regroup from. Fortunately, the regrouping led her to something even better - her new book, "The Setback Cycle" about how we process the obstacles that knock us flat and find our way back to something even better. In this episode of "Your New Life Blend," host Shoshanna Hecht (who is in the book!) sits down with Amy to discuss how to rally when we want to wallow (but go ahead and wallow a bit, it's an essential part of the process), how to check in with ourselves as we course-correct, and how sometimes setbacks are just what we need to wake us up.

Website:
https://www.amyshoenthal.com

Books:

The Setback Cycle: How Defining Moments Can Move Us Forward
https://www.amyshoenthal.com/the-setback-cycle

A Magical Day in Sunnyside
https://www.amyshoenthal.com/book

Forbes column:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyshoenthal

Visionaries Collective:
https://www.visionaries-collective.com

Social Media:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyshoenthal
https://www.instagram.com/amysho
https://twitter.com/amysho

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