• Do It Scared: Overcoming Fear In Parenting And Life | Ruth Soukup | Episode 69

  • Fear holds us back and stops us from living the life we want. But how does that work? Is all fear the same? How do we find courage? How do we teach our teens to overcome fear? Ruth Soukup, author of Do It Scared, joins Mighty Parenting podcast hosts Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler for a dynamic discussion of fear, it’s effect on our lives, overcoming fear in parenting and more. Find out the different ways fear manifests itself, how we can counteract this, and parenting strategies for helping our kids move through fear to find happiness and success.


    A Favorite Quote from the Show:

    “Courage is like a muscle. We can build our courage muscle just by taking one small step then another and another.”

    High Points of Do It Scared – Overcoming Fear in Parenting and Life:

    overcoming fear in parenting - do it scaredFear can feel like a negative topic but it’s actually a positive one because uncovering it can get us unstuck.

    Fear keeps us from making changes in our lives.

    Not all fear is created equal. It manifests itself in unique and distinct ways. There are 7 key ways it manifests and these are our fear archetypes.

    Understanding our archetype can help us identify when fear is holding us back.

    When we don’t see fear for what it is, we can feel stuck in a trap.

    As our kids need us less, we can feel lost and we don’t know what step to take.

    “Rules are for Suckers!” This idea is not saying we should never follow the rules but to remember that not all rules are good. It’s a tongue-in-cheek reminder to question authority and the rules. It teaches critical thinking skills.

    Conflict is a good thing when it’s constructive conflict.

    We see conflict, or a different opinion, as an attack on us as a person.

    Look for relationships and create relationships with a high level of trust so you can listen to honest feedback and benefit from it.

    We need to be willing to be vulnerable and care about each other as people.

    Your WHY has to be stronger than your fear. It has to be big enough to get you past resistance that will get in your way.

    If there isn’t an outside catalyst you can manufacture a catalyst.

    Your WHY is a catalyst that helps you when life gets hard.

    Courage is like a muscle. We can build our courage muscle by just taking one small step then another and another.

    The only thing you can control is yourself.

    Resources Mentioned in Show:

    Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, PhD.

    Do It Scared by Ruth Soukup
    Do It Scared by Ruth SoukupFor a limited time, when you order Do It Scared, you can get access to three incredible bonus resources, each designed to help you apply the lessons found in the book to your own life, so that you can take focused action towards achieving your goals and dreams. Get a sneak peek and check out the bonus resources at the following page: https://doitscared.com/book/

    Our Guest Ruth Soukup:

    Ruth SoukupNew York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping women overcome fear and create a life they love. Through her blog, Living Well Spending Less, which reaches more than 1 million women each month, she encourages her readers to follow their dreams and reach their goals. She is also the founder of the Living Well Planner® and Elite Blog Academy®, as well as the author of five bestselling books. Her practical advice has been featured in numerous publications and news programs, including Women’s Day, Redbook, Family Circle and Fox News. Her Do It Scared® podcast launched on April 30, 2018 and her next book, Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love (Harper Collins) will be available in May 2019.

    To learn more or connect with our guest visit https://doitscared.com

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