Ask An Ex – Episode 3: How Rosa Quit Smoking with the CBQ Method + Her Quit Smoking Tips You Can Do in Quarantine - Quit smoking and reclaim your life
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Ask An Ex – Episode 3: How Rosa Quit Smoking with the CBQ Method + Her Quit Smoking Tips You Can Do in Quarantine


Welcome to episode #3 of Ask an Ex. 

In this video, you’ll hear Rosa’s story of how she quit smoking for good!

Even though she tried to succeed before using willpower and nicotine patches, her efforts didn’t last, and she wasn’t a happy non-smoker. 

But she kept searching for a better way, found it, gave it her best shot, used her incredible resourcefulness, and she made it!

In this video, she shares how she did it + a lot of tips you can start doing right now to make your quit smoking journey easier, even if you’re stuck at home in quarantine.  

As Rosa explains, it’s doing the little things that help you feel better overall. 

In this video, Rosa shares:

  • How she quit smoking this time and what was different from past attempts.
  • What she chose to replace smoking with.
  • How she was able to socialize and enjoy herself as a non-smoker with her friends who smoke. 
  • How she copes with stress as a non-smoker. 
  • And her advice for those who are struggling to quit smoking!

About Ask An Ex

ASK AN EX is a new interview series. Each interview features an inspiring ex-smoker who succeeded with the CBQ Method ™

And they tell you everything – how they did it, what helped them, what challenged them, their fears, motivations and aspirations. 

Because the best person to ask about quitting smoking, is an Ex who’s been exactly where you are right now. 

Every EX shares their unique perspective and wisdom on quitting smoking (because everyone has a unique mix of background, mindset, and experiences). 

And they do it for 1 reason: to help YOU become an EX too. 

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Transcript

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Hi everyone this is Nasia Davos and
welcome to this episode of Ask An Ex

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today you’ll hear from someone who
joined our CBQ program and who has a

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lot to share with you about her success
in quitting smoking so if you think you

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can’t quit or if you’re struggling to be without

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cigarettes stay with us

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The ex I have
with me today quit smoking after 24

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years overcame all sorts of tempting
situations that life threw at her she’s

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still happy nonsmoker and she’s here to
tell you how she did it

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please welcome Rosa Maria Roca hi Rosa
thank you so much for being here

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Hi Nasia you’re welcome pleasure so you have been
a non smoker for about a year now right

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yeah 12 December 2018 was your quit date
congratulations this is a huge milestone

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thank you yeah it is actually
so proud of myself you should be so

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you’ve been smoking for 24 years how did
you start smoking well with a group of

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friends actually my best friend she she
started and I asked her for for one just

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to try it the silly things you do when
you are a teenager and I found it

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disgusting was horrible but then it was
trendy

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everybody did it so why not yeah makes
sense though I think most of us started

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smoking that way yeah yeah yeah so over
the years did you ever think about

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quitting yes a few times yes especially
when I got sick and I started coughing

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and then the smell again I didn’t like
the smell when I wanted to climb a

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mountain and I couldn’t because I was
just out of breath and yeah with all

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these situations you find yourself stuck
in something that is quitting you the

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freedom to do so do whatever you want on
right and in a healthy and happy way

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yeah but I did it with success so so you wanted to
quit for all those reasons did you ever

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make a serious attempt yes I did
a couple of them were serious the others

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were not serious but the couple of them
do you know what happened it was very

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frustrating because I ended up crying on
the corners of the house oh my god yeah

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it was because I did it on my own
without any help

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vaping it didn’t exist yet I think
patches weren’t as known as they are

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nowadays and so I did it myself
like with willpower yeah just yeah it

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just took me a lot of tears and I
couldn’t in the end I couldn’t just yeah

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relapsed again yeah is this horrible and
last year what what happened and you

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said I’m gonna try to quit again
I turn 40 I had like a painful leg

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because I don’t have an excellent
circulation I think now is much much

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better after that we have to say no more
pain in my leg so it was definitely the

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cigarettes and then the you know I’ve
got two kids and I had to sneak out in

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the garden every time like after the
meals to light a cigarette they were

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calling me because they wanted to play
with me before a reading time before

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going to bed and you know I started to
to find it very horrible actually for

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them they were they are nowadays also
very aware of it so they know it’s

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something bad they were saying mom when
are you gonna quit why do you do it

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do you really need to smoke and I was
asking a great question

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yeah they get to challenge myself when I
said listen it’s now or never it’s now

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or never and I did it thanks to you Nasia well
I’m very happy you found this program

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what made you decide to try the CBQ
method because well I tried patches

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before mm-hmm well last time yeah they
I mean they take the anxiety of the

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urges off but you still have the
cigarettes going on in your mind

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so that and yeah just addicted to them
you still addicted to them the

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difference with your program was that
that um you start from the deep roots of

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smoking so where are the deep roots
that’s what I found and you start

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thinking about why what is making you
continue smoking and all that stuff and

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it makes a difference actually when when
you when you go so deeply and just like

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analyzing why you do it
um well it’s different just have to say

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it’s different I didn’t need any vaping
I didn’t need patches I didn’t need I

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only needed some boxing equipment that
was really cool

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I enjoyed the boxing oh also you did
replace smoking with boxing yeah and you

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bought a home equipment well my son
has one so I I hung well the thing

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don’t even know what is the name and I
mean and and then I imagine myself

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looking at the cigarette yeah
does it look like a little cigarette and

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then just box to it it was
amazingly relaxing hmm I’m very fun I

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think like fighting smile yeah it was
easy and you

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exercise you blow off some steam very very
nice

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great choice yeah I’m happy yeah I was
happy at the time I chose because it

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made me feel so much better I mean the
anxiety went as well because you’re

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obviously doing exercise and and yeah
it’s a sport i sweat as well so I

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burn some calories I did everything in
one perfect

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so obviously that helped you a lot on
your journey

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what other part of the program or your
coping strategies helped you succeed

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so I started to have a better food
better food like healthier food I will

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as well so I introduced to my
diet avocados okay

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say you know in Spain when or maybe my
home we’re not very used to have

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Ricardo’s and in in England they they
are and they still have few friends and

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they started to talk about the vitamins and whatever and I start to be

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more focused on on the healthy food like
going deeper and see what what the

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advantages are and at the end to have
better skin appearance as well because

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yes avocados are great yeah yeah the
cigarettes damage your skin a lot yes

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yes that’s true what else helped you
along the way

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exercising even if it’s going out for
the walk for half an hour if you don’t

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have time to go to the gym yeah whatever
to have some fresh air yeah you are

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stuck in your chores or job problems
just anything that gives you some some

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good well-being right like dancing as
well because I like dancing I

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particularly like dancing with my kids
and listening to the music yeah anything

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you you enjoy basically will help where
are you doing those things before or

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you started doing them more when
you quit smoking I started so I

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started to do them more when I quit but
I yeah I used to do them before also but

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less it’s true less less time cause I
didn’t have much time to that very

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interesting and I know you told me in
the past year you had to overcome a lot

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of tempting situations can you tell me
more about what they were and how you

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overcame them because I think this can
be very very helpful

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it was a challenge I mean going out with
your gin tonic or whatever the red wine

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in your hands and not having the
cigarette in the other hand yeah it’s uh

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it’s quite tough but once you do it and
honestly you drink a couple of glasses

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of wine and the next day you just wake
up there’s no coughing there’s no

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horrible smell taste in your mouth
that’s not it’s no it’s nothing

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yeah you tie it because you went to bed
late but um you feel great and that’s

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another thing that you need to learn to
enjoy from now on great I love that you

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said that so in the moment where you you
were with your friends

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there was the strong association with
cigarettes that you hadn’t had the

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chance to break it because it was
something you hadn’t experienced as a

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nonsmoker yet what did you do in that
moment that allowed you to enjoy

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yourself and your friends without having
to smoke so it’s it quickly came to my

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mind your words like observe and
identify the double trigger okay and I

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actually did and I assumed it I accepted
it and I said listen now this is over

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and you have to learn to enjoy yourself
without it and yeah was like giving a

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lesson to myself because you have to
talk to yourself sometimes to realize

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and to be aware of it and yeah it worked
I I just accepted it and and it helped

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me but another thing that helped me a
lot I have to say is um just realizing

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that it’s it’s a life-changing
experience and I mean that once once you

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you say this is over you need to change
your lifestyle yeah because otherwise if

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you get stuck there and you follow the
same patterns it might not work

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so you need to introduce new new things
and things that make you feel happy and

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better happier what other things did you
introduce the and change your lifestyle

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well actually I have to say that I
enjoyed watching a movie after the meal

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like without having to go out cause it was the
meal then the cigarette and then you

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know and then watching a movie maybe but
like having finished the meal and go to

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the dining room to to watch a movie it’s
amazing without having to well feel the

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flavor that the bad flavor in your
mouth and whatever mm-hmm another thing that makes you feel proud and full

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these little things it’s a it’s
a a chain of little things that make you

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feel just great
exactly and so that’s why I’m asking you

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about it because a lot of people are
struggling selecting and identifying

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those little things that can make a
massive difference in how you feel and

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you not needing cigarettes so what you
did was really smart

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dinner movie it’s amazing helps I also
have a thing that I found interesting is

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like um I bought a few different teas
yes so I’ve got different teas like la

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camomile and then these liquorise with
pepper peppercorn I think so these

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little different things and every time I
need to like have something in my mouth

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because sometimes yeah whatever I go and
have different tea so today I’m gonna

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try another one I’m gonna take this one
because I love it

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or you can be a chewing gum I mean a minty
chewing gum I love chewing I’m just so

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but you know these things these little
treats and I like the idea about the

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teas because you have some variety
trying always something new

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no it’s good very nice so when when you
feel everyone and we all experience

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stress how do you manage stress as a
nonsmoker I’m going out for a walk I

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don’t at home you feel the
atmosphere it’s overwhelmed yeah I go out for

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a walk or I just go upstairs and
sometimes take a bath if I have the time

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I call a friend and just explain her
whatever or having a chat with

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my husband well it’s very helpful if you
are just stressed for anything but in

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the end it’s not worth it that’s a great
mindset so one last question yeah

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what advice or tips would you give to
someone who’s struggling to succeed at

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the moment so that nicotine addiction
just lasts two or three weeks so don’t

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worry you’re not gonna die you will
overcome it

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that is the mind power what will help
you a lot so not the with the willpower

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the mind power that as you said Nastia
in your videos but it’s true but you

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need to cultivate your change once you
believe it just cultivate you change

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that means change your lifestyle
basically or introduce these little

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things into your daily life and you’ll
see the difference

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yeah and do what you love to do thank
you back you’ll see the feedback thank

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you so much for sharing this that was
very very helpful thank you so much very

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good so as you all can see Rosa’s journey
is a great example of perseverance and

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resourcefulness
she had ups and downs like everyone but

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she stayed committed she used the power
of her mind and she did it and this is

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important to remember because there is
no such thing as the perfect quit what

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matters the most is how you approach it
your mindset and your attitude so I hope

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you learned a lot and that you enjoyed
this as much as I did please let us know

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in the comments what you took away from Rosa’s journey that can help you in yours

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and Rosa thank you so much for being
here and sharing your experience it was

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really great and I know it’s gonna help
a lot of people so thank you thank you

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and thank you all for being here with us
have a wonderful day and I’ll see you

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next time

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