111: How to Fall in Love with Your Life — with Ruth Soukup

“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” ~ W.E.B. Dubois

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time, because it rings so true. And when it comes to today’s incredible podcast guest, these words describe her journey perfectly.

Ruth Soukup is an acclaimed author, multi-business owner, expert podcaster, and productivity queen. She teaches women how to identify what’s holding them back, face their fears head on and pursue the business and life that they’ve always dreamed of.

Before Ruth began coaching people on how to stop standing on the sidelines and move into the spotlight in their lives, she overcame some incredible obstacles of her own.

From battling depression, navigating a divorce and overcoming bankruptcy, Ruth is a remarkable example of resilience. She began her entrepreneurial journey in 2010 with the belief that ‘doing it scared’ was the only way to go and that mistakes have the ability to teach us amazing and worthwhile lessons.

Today, she shows women how to defeat their fears and create healthy beliefs that allow them to grow and flourish.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • What valuable lessons Ruth learned after surveying more than 4,000 people on fear

  • How excuses get in the way of your action (and how to tell them ‘see ya!’)

  • What the most common fear archetype is (you might be surprised!)

  • How fear looks so different for all of us, and how to determine what’s holding you back

  • How to live more abundantly in your everyday life

As Ruth said during our conversation, “once you understand what your underlying fear is (in your self conscious, etc.) - all the sudden, you’re able to break through it. But you need to identify it first.” If you’ve ever felt stuck, terrified of pursuing your dream or just too scared to put one foot in front of the other, this episode is for you.  

After listening to this episode, be sure to let us know which fear archetype you have the most in common with on my Instagram page! If you’re not sure, you can take Ruth’s free assessment at doitscared.com.

I can’t wait to hear what’s holding you back, and any ‘ah ha!’ moments from this week’s episode.

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If you loved this episode, you’ll also love 107, How to Cultivate Space for Things that Matter Most with Kate Northrup

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