Behind Her Empire Podcast: Joan Rosenberg, Ph.D. on Building Confidence That Lasts

Yasmin Nouri

Yasmin is the host of the "Behind Her Empire" podcast, focused on highlighting self-made women leaders and entrepreneurs and how they tackle their career, money, family and life.

Each episode covers their unique hero's journey and what it really takes to build an empire with key lessons learned along the way. The goal of the series is to empower you to see what's possible & inspire you to create financial freedom in your own life.

Behind Her Empire Podcast: Joan Rosenberg, Ph.D. on Building Confidence That Lasts

On this week's episode of Behind Her Empire, meet Joan Rosenberg, Ph.D., an expert psychologist, best selling author and founder of "Emotional Mastery" and "Emotional Mastery Training," a method for gaining and sustaining emotional strength and confidence. Hear her discuss why the inability to move through and handle unpleasant feelings such as sadness, shame, embarrassment and frustration is a major roadblock in reaching success.


Rosenberg helps her clients with these overwhelming or uncomfortable feelings, and begin to build the self-confidence, emotional strength and resilience needed to lead a highly successful and fulfilling life.

She also discusses the challenge and importance of speaking up, especially for women. Rosenberg believes "the more able we are to put words to our experience, the more authentic we become" and that by being direct in our communication, and being more in touch with our feelings, the closer we can get to success.

"If we try to cut out the unpleasant, we're cutting out half of our life experience — or potentially half of our life experience. And it doesn't allow us to be authentic. The ability to actually experience these feelings — it is our sense of aliveness…because the sense of aliveness to it, it's the thing that actually allows us to connect deeply with ourselves, and ultimately deeply with another person." — Joan Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Joan Rosenberg, Ph.D. is a professor of graduate psychology at Pepperdine University and is a two-time TED speaker with her videos garnering millions of views. She's also been seen on CNN's "American Morning," the O Network and PBS. Her latest book, "90 Seconds to a Life You Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience and Authenticity" was released last year.

Want to hear more of the Behind Her Empire podcast? Subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

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TikTok Parent ByteDance Eclipses $1B in Mobile Games Sales

Kristin Snyder

Kristin Snyder is an editorial intern for dot.la. She previously interned with Tiger Oak Media and led the arts section for UCLA's Daily Bruin.

TikTok Parent ByteDance Eclipses $1B in Mobile Games Sales
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Netflix Turns To Asia To Boost Its Stalled Subscriber Growth

Christian Hetrick

Christian Hetrick is dot.LA's Entertainment Tech Reporter. He was formerly a business reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and reported on New Jersey politics for the Observer and the Press of Atlantic City.

Netflix Turns To Asia To Boost Its Stalled Subscriber Growth

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Bloomberg reported Monday that the streaming giant will grow its investment in Asia despite plans to reign in spending overall across the company. That will include financing the production of local films and series for that market, Tony Zameczkowski, Netflix’s vice president of business development for Asia Pacific, told the news outlet.

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No Venues, No Roadies — Encore Wants To Enable Concerts From Your Phone

Christian Hetrick

Christian Hetrick is dot.LA's Entertainment Tech Reporter. He was formerly a business reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and reported on New Jersey politics for the Observer and the Press of Atlantic City.

No Venues, No Roadies — Encore Wants To Enable Concerts From Your Phone
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Live performance app Encore, co-founded by rapper Kid Cudi, wants to put concerts in people’s pockets.

The Culver City-based company is among a bunch of virtual concert startups to emerge as the pandemic forced musicians to cancel or postpone in-person shows. But unlike competitors that are producing shows for virtual reality headsets or putting pay-per-view concerts on computers, Encore is betting fans will watch their favorite artists on smartphones. Think of it as a higher quality Instagram Live, with artists performing before augmented reality (AR) backgrounds and video chatting with fans.

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