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SCARE YOUR SOUL: 7 Powerful Principles to Harness Fear and Lead Your Most Courageous Life

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Don’t let fear hold you back from living the life you want. Scare your soul and become the courageous, fearless person you were meant to be. Today’s guest, Scott Simon, talks about scaring your soul and offers seven powerful principles to help you harness fear and lead a courageous life.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What does it mean to scare your soul
  • The scariest thing Scott has ever done
  • The story of a 53-year-old woman who overcame societal expectations and personal struggles to achieve her childhood dream
  • About the Scare Your Soul courage movement and what fuels it
  • The thing that holds most people back in life
  • Understanding how the brain processes fear and how this knowledge can be applied to individuals’ well-being
  • The importance of embracing discomfort to achieve growth and progress.
  • The reason why we need daily courage practice
  • Some hacks for people who live in fear to act more courageously
  • What to do when we feel stuck but don’t know why or how to change it.

Scott Simon is a happiness entrepreneur, founder of the Scare Your Soul courage movement, and the author of the book Scare Your Soul: 7 Powerful Principles to Harness Fear and Lead Your Most Courageous Life. He is dedicated to creating, curating, and leading opportunities for people around the world to be happier, empowered and courageous in their own lives. Scott founded the movement in 2015, organically growing it from one Facebook post to a global movement with volunteer ambassadors worldwide. He has presented to groups around the world, appeared widely on TV and podcasts, given a TEDx Talk, and led retreats and mindfulness meditations in person and online. In his coaching practice, Scott works with individuals seeking dramatic change in their lives, with a focus on helping divorcing men find their passion and courage through their major life transition.

Memorable Quotes

  • “We all have those opportunities to confront those things that have held us back in life. And when we do them, and they’re fun and empowering.”
  • “If we’re more courageous, and we step into our fears in a way that’s really productive, fun and intentional, that makes us happier people.”
  • “A lot of times, we don’t forgive other people because we’re afraid of what it might feel like if we forgive somebody. So there’s a lot about courage that has to do with other aspects of life.”

 

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