AMP UP YOUR COURAGE:
In this week’s episode of #ConfidenceOnTheGo, we’re chatting about:
- The three choices you have when it comes to self-doubt – and how to choose the one that empowers you and fires up your courage
- How I learned to have more courage as an adult – and the three ways I teach people to have more courage in their daily lives
- What character qualities to look for in yourself as you water your bravery and boldness … and how amp-ing up your courage turns up your sound on life!
Just a quick hello to all of my Keep the Faith listeners out there – thanks for being part of the community of contagious encouragement.
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QUOTES ON COURAGE:
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t le the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. –Steve Jobs
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” –Eleanor Roosevelt
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. –Nelson Mandela
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. –E.E. Cummings
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. –Maya Angelou
THE THREE CHOICES THAT COME WITH SELF DOUBT:
Having courage doesn’t mean that fear is absent; it means that you are able to walk outside of your comfort zone and walk towards life, not from it.
Sound dictates so much of my life – we are all in a constant conversation with ourselves. What is it that you are actually hearing or listening to? Being aware of your thoughts is your first step towards mastering your mindset.
AMP UP YOUR COURAGE
(1) BY HITTING MUTE ON SELF DOUBT
-It’s not a one and done thing
-Renew it daily, over and over
-Be gracious on the days it’s harder
-Know that you’re not the only one that feels that way
-Value being brave
-Learn to listen to your gut and trust yourself
(2) BY KNOWING WHY STEPPING OUT INTO LIFE MATTERS
-Life happens when you get off the bench
-You experience the flow when you get out of the place of comfort
-The world has a reason for you – you owe it to your calling to show up
-Having courage to show up and live well is a decision to thrive rather than survive
-You are blessed and given tools in order to give and teach to others – you have the tools
(3) BY DECIDING TO THRIVE, NOT SURVIVE
-Courage keeps you from the getting-by attitude
-When you have courage you can never see yourself as a victim
-Your view of your strength changes with courage, empowering you in all areas
-Thriving is a determination to live well and invite others to do the same
-Do one thing daily that scares you – this will ensure that you’re engaged in life!
CHARACTERISTICS OF COURAGE
Notice what you want and you will have more of it.
-Standing up for what is right
-Knowing your ethical values and being firm in them
-Believe the unbelievable
-Foster patience in your vision
-Be able to say ‘no’ and set boundaries
-Have a willingness to be unpopular or unliked
-Have the maturity to ask for help
-Self-confidence and belief in self
-Action instead of overthinking or overanalyzing
LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
Hi Trish ! (that seems so crazy to say, it’s been months I have been trying to send you a mail!)
I am a French student who lives in Paris and I have discovered you nearly a year ago. Since then you have been a real model for me. I had big confidence problems and didn’t thought that I deserved to achieve my dreams then listening to many of your podcasts and reading your blog I found my way out of this sort of crisis. Today I am in a new university, I live in a little chalet with my boyfriend and my cats and I have started a blog. Last week I made a great step forward, I managed to speak in front of my class for an oral exam, few month ago I wouldn’t have been able to do this and that it is thanks to you!
I have a new project: I would love to translate your podcasts! You are such a light in the night, I would like to be able to share your teaching with the French community. I would really appreciate to have your advice on this.
I wanted to tell you thank you for everything, thank you for being you!
Lot’s of love! Merry Christmas and a very happy, joyful and loving New Year to you and your little family!