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No Regrets – EP. 71

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Throughout his lifetime, Jason Eric Ross reinvented himself over and over. Amazingly, he discovered a way to juggle it all as a licensed psychotherapist, mental health counselor, writer, and actor. He never sacrificed his goals demonstrating that determination and focus lead to a life of no regrets. The Brave Files.

DETERMINED • FLEXIBLE • EMPATHIC

JASON ERIC ROSS

Top Takeaways From This Episode:

  • You can follow your dreams at any age.
  • When faced with a decision, ask yourself “What’s the worst that can happen?”
  • There’s value in focusing your energy on the things that will encourage personal growth.
  • As an act of self-care, establish your own mindfulness or grounding rituals.
  • One way to stay motivated and avoid burnout is to honor the powerful work you have done.

Show Notes:

Jason Eric Ross decided to follow his dreams and not give up his current job to do it! He lives his life with determination and intention always taking risks and denying regrets.

As can be seen, his professional accomplishments run the gamut – from psychotherapist, mental health counselor, and coach, to trainer, actor, and writer. Throughout his lifetime, Jason reinvented himself over and over. Amazingly, he has discovered a way to juggle it all – never sacrificing the things he desires to accomplish.

A Life-Long Journey

Without a doubt, Jason bravely follows a path of his own creation. This is certainly the way to live without regrets! After discovering his talent for stand-up comedy at the age of 19, he knew it would be in his future. However, Jason decided to enter grad school and use comedy as his backup plan.

His path led him from studying in his parents’ psychoanalytic institute and attending graduate school to working as a psychotherapist and mental health counselor, licensed in both the state of Florida and New York. Eventually, Jason became an expert in the area of substance abuse and mental health.

Choosing A New Path

It wasn’t until Jason was in his forties that he decided to jump back into comedy, something he has always loved. It was time to follow his lifelong dream so he began studying improv and sketch writing. Ultimately, this became a springboard for his professional acting career. In truth, Jason’s determination shows us there's no certain path to success and happiness. True bravery means writing your own story!

Through his transformation from a shy child to an outspoken adult, Jason learned to let go of the opinions of others and listen to his inner voice. He focuses on checking items off his bucket list. It’s certainly a fulfilling way to live! In doing so, he is always moving forward with his goals in mind. This is, without a doubt, a sure way to live without regrets. And that is something we, at The Brave Files, can get behind!

Other Resources Mentioned in Jason’s Interview:

Upright Citizens Brigade

You Can Say NO And Your Child Will Still Love You – by Jason Ross and Norma Ross

Notes from the Universe

More About Jason

Learn more about Jason’s work as a licensed psychotherapist on his website. He specializes in parenting, trauma, families, substance abuse, lifestyle and wellness.

You can check out some of his acting work here.

You can also connect with him on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Giving is Good:

Understanding the importance of mental health and wellness, Jason supports Addaction UK. This organization provides substance abuse and mental health support to people in the United Kingdom. Jason participated in a sprint triathlon (and plans to do so again) to raise money for Addaction UK. This continued work brings awareness to the stigma of mental health all over the world.

Throughout his lifetime, Jason Eric Ross reinvented himself over and over. Amazingly, he discovered a way to juggle it all as a licensed psychotherapist, mental health counselor, writer, and actor. He never sacrificed his goals demonstrating that determination and focus lead to a life of no regrets. The Brave Files.
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About Your Host:
Heather Vickery
Heather Vickery
Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast.
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