Persistence

EP 011: Distinguishing Between Healthy Fear And Unhealthy Fear

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About This Podcast:

Have you ever been on the precipice of something really great, and yet scared out of your mind that you are making the biggest mistake of your life, or that you just don’t have what it takes to follow through with what has been put in front of you? Well, if you said yes. Then you’re in good company. That is me basically ALL THE TIME!!! 

Today on the podcast, I am going to be answering a great question that was sent to me. Natalie from Toronto asked, 'When you're starting a new project, how do you distinguish between healthy fear (nervous, excited) and unhealthy fear?’

 

Do you find yourself uncertain of how to move your life forward. Are you ready to reignite your confidence and change your perspective on what you are fully capable of? Let’s have a conversation to find out what is really holding you back, so that you reframe your mindset, and get the clarity you need to move forward both personally and professionally.

EP 009: The Courage To Have Difficult Conversations

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About This Podcast:

Have you ever been paralyzed with fear over the thought of having a difficult conversation? In this episode of The Couragecast, I share with you a conversation I had with my friend Kate Tenkate about how we have navigated tough conversations in our personal and professional lives. 

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01 \ Name your fears.

Ask yourself...

  1. What are the consequences if I do nothing?

  2. Am I willing to accept those consequences?

02 \ What is the potential benefit?

  • What is the purpose of this conversation, and what will it serve?

  • Be objective and leave your ego at the door so you can sort through the context of the conversation.

03 \ Build a bridge.

  • Own your part in the relationship and take responsibility for the consequences.

  • It’s ok if you have differing opinions, and allow the other person to share their heart with you.

  • Accept what they have to say with an open spirit.

04 \ Extend grace.

  • Don't be defensive.

05 \ Be real about your expectations.

  • You can set the emotional tone. 

Things NOT to do:

  1. Hastily respond in an email, voice message or heaven forbid a social media post.

  2. Tell everyone around you about the problem you are having with that individual. It is likely to get solved, and when it does, you will regret having been the one to ‘over-share’.

  3. Get upset when you don’t have context about the situation. The individual may be going through something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. Don’t make it about you if it’s not about you, to begin with. 

  4. Be manipulative with your words or actions, don’t bring shame on them unnecessarily. 

 

Do you find yourself uncertain of how to move your life forward. Are you ready to reignite your confidence and change your perspective on what you are fully capable of? Let’s have a conversation to find out what is really holding you back, so that you reframe your mindset, and get the clarity you need to move forward both personally and professionally.

 

EP 001: Step Into Courage With Andrea Crisp

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About This Podcast:

Welcome to The Couragecast. My name is Andrea Crisp, and I'm thrilled that you are tuning in to the very first episode. I'll be sharing why I believe it’s important that we're empowered to be courageous women. Listen in as I share three practical steps that will enable you to move past your fear, and leap into the unknown.

 
 

I believe that you really have everything you need to start moving forward courageously. When you have the tools you need you will be able to face your fear, and walk confidently towards your dreams. Download these powerful questions that will set you on the right path.