Episode 201: 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 Life was 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.

Show notes:

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  • Kate’s past of perfectionism and chronic exhaustion in her first salary-based job even when she had a promotion around the corner
  • How she tried to avoid feeling her feelings when she first realized how unhappy she was in her career
  • Some of the signs she experienced that told her the job was not right for her
  • How Kate brings attention to her need for yin energy when she is in a period of productivity and yang energy
  • How the “grass is always greener on the other side” mentality can be subtle but yet so dangerous if you don’t have it looked at early on in life
  • The four different fear-based patterns we adopt to stay in our comfort zone and listen to our fear voice.
  • An example of how I have to watch out for moments I’m not intuitively adapting to a new phase in life
  • The importance of protecting your glow by using your voice and setting boundaries
  • “If outside of the comfort zone is the ability to set boundaries, we will stay inside of the comfort zone of being where we are and with the patterns that we know”
  • The three predominant ways that we deal with fear: avoid/ignore, please/placate and attack
  • The goal isn’t to be fearless, the goal is to change your relationship with fear.
  • The cue-routine-reward-system
  • Reframing your “stuckness” when you’re in a limiting story
  • Must-read book: When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

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