When I first started my business as an entrepreneur I quickly learned there were A LOT of fears I would encounter. Everything from being seen, presenting and teaching, to looking at my relationship to money, charging from my services, leading a webinar for the first time ~ there was so much that made me want to run away and hide.
If only I had Kate's new book,The Courage Habit, when I started this wild journey of following my heart...!
But luckily, I did have the support of people I loved, and I was able to call upon my courage, and face many of my fears.
In this conversation Kate shares about the research behind our fears and what holds us back from living courageously. She also shares a four part process for courage, and the fears she still faces today.
This is a great episode for all you entrepreneurs, coaches and writers, as we both share our experiences of growing a team and publishing a book.
In this episode we discussed:
- Kate's personal journey with perfectionism, change, and creating her business
- What Kate has learned about courage and fear
- The miracle that led Kate to quit her job
- The common places Kate sees people get stuck
- Kate's four-part process for courage
- More about her newly released book, The Courage Habit
- The journey of releasing a book (we both share our stories) and Kate's current growing edge
"Your fear is a wound and it just wants to heal. The more you can offer opportunities for healing to your fear instead of trying to push it away or telling it to shut up, the more it heals. And the more you will see that it just says things when it's afraid."
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Kate Swoboda is creator of YourCourageousLife.com, Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification at TribeCLCC.com and author of The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life. She helps individuals, teams, and companies see where old, fear-based habits have kept people stuck or started to limit what’s possible for an organization, and then start creating more courageous lives by getting into “the courage habit,” a four-part process for behavioral and organizational change.
Kate has appeared in MindBodyGreen, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Forbes, Lifetime Moms, The Intelligent Optimist, Business Insider, and more, and her website Your Courageous Lifewas named a top-50 blog for happiness by Greatist. She’s spoken at conferences and seminars on the topic of courage as it relates to personal development, releasing overwhelm, business and marketing, money mindset, wellness, increasing emotional resilience, and healthy goal-setting using habit-formation techniques.