Your Courageous Life podcast

Your Courageous Life podcast

Kate Swoboda says that it's time--time for us to release the fear that holds us back, and step into being our most courageous selves. To do that, we've got to get real about the fear-based behavioral habits that have become patterns controlling our lives. When you start rewiring the habits that have had you stuck, you emerge excited about what's possible, ready to take on life as an adventure, and more resilient in the face of discomfort and challenges. The Your Courageous Life podcast is some parts inspiration, other parts "What are you waiting for?", and always real about the doable actions to change your habits and change your life. Get ready to believe that everything is figure-out-able, that your past doesn't define you, and that it's time to stop dreaming big...it's time to start living big.... Show More

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I was reading Tim Ferriss’s book, Tribe of Mentors, in which he asks a set list of questions to different people who have attained success in their fields. This got me curious--how might you and I use the Tim Ferriss interview questions in our own lives? What might those questions tell us about who we are, how we tick, and our way of being? I’m going through each question on today’s podcast episode, and you’re welcome to join in! L... Read more

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May 13, 2019 15 min

Our lives matter far more than we can possibly realize, far more than we can possibly give them credit for.  We can never know when, just by being ourselves, we will be someone else’s gift. We do ourselves a gross disservice when we assume that because of our occupations, or unless we take some kind of massive action, we cannot have an impact. Risk the vulnerability of letting other people know that they matter. More: https://www... Read more

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Tough truth? We don’t do what we say we should, if we don’t believe that any of it will actually work. Really, what do you believe? Because if you truly don’t believe that meditation (or anything else) could benefit your life, then there’s no point in even telling yourself that you should try it just because everyone else says that it’s great. Right here, right now, you are able to do what you are able to do, as well as you can do ... Read more

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Waiting until it’s the right place, right time, yadda yadda yadda is just a delay tactic. There is no right time, right place, right way, or right circumstance for starting the things that are most important to our souls. Now is the perfect time. This is the perfect moment. You are the perfect person. You’ll learn everything else you need, along the way. When you don’t know where to start, right here and right now with you, is enou... Read more

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Especially if you’ve been efforting awhile, you’ll wonder: how long is it going to take, to feel better? The answer? It takes as long as it takes. There’s no timeline, no cartography of the soul for how to feel better, faster. When fear sings that (old) tune, it’s actually time to double-down on doing the work--not give up.   Get bonus resources at https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/begin .

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If you want to live a better life, if you want to step into these habits of highly successful people, you’ve got to stop wiggling out on your own integrity. Your goals can be positive obsessions that drive you towards development, or they can be hungry ghosts—an endless desire to feed yourself with status or something outside of yourself. Success is about how you feel in your own human skin, and it will require the courage for you ... Read more

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April 8, 2019 21 min

Skipping a daily practice is like saying, “I have the option to do something to improve my happiness and well-being, but hey, I won’t take it.” When you feed yourself emotionally, the healthier and stronger you are. We live in a world where people suffer emotionally in greater numbers than ever before, and it is no crime to create ways  to build your emotional resilience. That’s what a daily practice does for your life—it builds th... Read more

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April 1, 2019 18 min

Without a doubt, it’s not helpful to try to bypass negative feelings--but it’s also not helpful to write off possibilities when changing a negative mindset. Changing a negative mindset isn’t possible if you aren’t willing to own the fact that you feel stuck. At first, changing a negative mindset feels like a ton of work. With time, seeing what more is possible can become a habit.   Get more resources for help changing a negative mi... Read more

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March 25, 2019 23 min

Embrace the inner critic? What? Yes--and here’s why: If you practice abusive behaviors, you become the abuser--and this is true whether you abuse others, or yourself. There’s something so much bigger awaiting you when you decide not to hate your critic or wish it would go away. To embrace the critic doesn’t mean letting it get away with poor behavior--there are other options--and that’s exactly what today’s podcast episode on how t... Read more

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Taking personal responsibility for your life includes recognizing what *isn’t* yours. It’s good to own your part; it’s also necessary to be clear what you have no control over. You aren’t going to self-help your way into fixing other people’s stuff, for them. Today’s episode will help you get clear on the boundaries.   Get more bonus resources at https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/begin .

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March 11, 2019 25 min

When others are uncomfortable with themselves, they’ll hide themselves--and ask us to do the same. But we don’t have to play into that pattern. In this episode, I’m talking about embracing who you are, despite the possibility of others criticizing.   Get extra bonus resources by going to https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/begin .   Let's connect on Instagram: @katecourageous 

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It’s long bothered me that in the self-help space, people declare that we simply can choose how we let something define ourselves, and leave it at that. Today, I’m talking about how to not let things define you--without the side of spiritual bypass.   Get bonus podcast resources at https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/begin .   Connect with me on Instagram: @katecourageous 

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February 25, 2019 21 min

Often, we know what we “should” do, but something holds us back--the need to have a process with what we experience. You’re allowed to have a process. You’re allowed to take a breath, hesitate, fully feel what you need to feel before you do what you “should.” Today’s podcast digs in to that.   Get bonus resources by going to https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/begin   Let's connect on Instagram: @katecourageous

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February 18, 2019 12 min

Do you have a hunger for more? Do you make yourself wrong for that--telling yourself not to “get ahead of yourself” or to “be realistic”? Let’s look at the paradox of how we can love our lives as they already are, yet also hunger for more, and expand our desires without the guilt trip.   Get extra courageous bonuses at https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/begin   Instagram: @katecourageous 

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February 11, 2019 16 min

Our personal fears about being rejected or navigating conflict can sometimes have us hiding out, instead of deciding to really, truly, relate to one another. Listen in to this podcast episode for ways to move past those fears of conflict and start having the courage to truly relate.   Get courageous bonuses by going to https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/begin    Instagram: @katecourageous 

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February 4, 2019 21 min

So often, fear of failure can keep us from even starting something in the first place. In this episode, I deconstruct fear of failure and ask you some challenging questions so that you can stop getting stuck in fear of failure and starting working through it if it arises.   Get special subscriber bonus resources by going to https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/begin .    Instagram: @katecourageous

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January 28, 2019 24 min

Often, when we tell ourselves that we “don’t know” what we want, we’re lying to ourselves. We do know what we want, but we think that it won’t be possible for some reason. So, what are those reasons; where do you tell yourself it won’t be possible? Let’s get underneath the ways that we hold ourselves back by thinking we don’t know what we want.   Get bonus resources at: https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/begin Instagram: @katecoura... Read more

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January 21, 2019 26 min

Anxiety is just...another name for fear. There are three specific habits you can shift to start feeling more “anxiety resilient” in general, and you can also lean on these habits to reduce anxiety when it hits. I’ll warn you: these habits are *deceptively* simple, so most people write them off. The research, however, showing that these habits are effective habits to reduce anxiety, is extensive--you definitely want to gut check whe... Read more

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January 16, 2019 32 min

In this episode, I walk you through how you can create your courageous year (a process that can begin any time, not just in January!) and give you essential questions to help you clarify where you're at and put it in the greater context of where you're going. I'll also share a powerful reframe for how to put down a year that has felt heavy, and move into your life with more lightness as you declare a new path forward.   Learn more ... Read more

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When we think that we can only eat the metaphorical "crumbs" of life, we begin to compromise ourselves. It's only when we start questioning where we thought we were supposed to compromise in the first place, and whether or not we've making healthy compromises, that we can begin a powerful path to stop compromising and start living more fully. Get extra courageous bonuses at https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/begin .   Let's also c... Read more

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