Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love

Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love

by Ruth Soukup
Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love

Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love

by Ruth Soukup


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Equal parts encouragement and tough love, Do It Scared combines easy-to-implement tips with the motivation to help you stare down your fears and start making real changes that lead to big results.

What would you do if fear no longer stood in your way? What would happen if you were no longer afraid to dive in headfirst and go after your dreams instead of sitting on the sidelines of your own life?

We tell ourselves we're too busy to pursue our dreams, but what if the real reason we're putting off our goals is fear? It's the fear that we're not good, smart, talented, or capable enough. It's the fear that others might laugh at us or that we'll get hurt or be rejected. It's the fear that pursuing our true potential will simply be too hard. And most of all, it's the fear that we'll fail.

But having courage doesn't mean we're never afraid. True courage means taking action despite fear. True courage means doing it scared.

The question is—how? How do we face those fears and take that first step in the right direction? How do we overcome the obstacles that stand in our way and sometimes feel insurmountable?

In Do It Scared, popular blogger and podcast host Ruth Soukup will help you:

  • Identify your own unique Fear Archetype™—the specific type of fear that keeps you stuck—and learn how to conquer it
  • Dare to start thinking bigger about your life and your goals
  • Learn how to seek out honest feedback to accomplish big things
  • Embrace the core beliefs you need to overcome different types of fears
  • Discover why our magical idea of "balance" is totally overrated
  • Let go of the guilt once and for all

Get ready to get off the sidelines and jump into your own life as you dare to Do It Scared.

Praise for Do It Scared:

"If you're tired of playing small and are ready to embrace your future, Ruth Soukup offers the actionable steps you need to get started. Do It Scared is a practical guide to identifying your limiting beliefs, overcoming your fears, and creating the life you've dreamed of."

—Michael Hyatt, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310353812
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 432,086
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people break through fear and create a life they love. Through her top-ranked Do It Scared® podcast and her popular blog, Living Well Spending Less, she provides easy-to-follow guidance for following your dreams and reaching your 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 all over, including in Women’s Day, Entrepreneur, Family Circle and Fox News. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck and two daughters, Maggie and Annie.

Table of Contents

Invisible Chains 11

Part 1 The Fear Archetypes

1 The Procrastinator: When you're most afraid of making a mistake 21

2 The Rule Follower: When you're most afraid of coloring outside the lines 30

3 The People Pleaser: When you're most afraid of what other people will think 40

4 The Outcast: When you're most afraid of rejection 50

5 The Self-Doubter: When you're most afraid that you're not enough 61

6 The Excuse Maker: When you're most afraid of taking responsibility 72

7 The Pessimist: When you're most afraid of adversity 83

The Fear Archetypes at a Glance 94

Part 2 The Principles of Courage

8 Dare to Think Big: Because stretch goals are the secret to getting and staying motivated 99

9 Rules Are for Suckers: Because you should never be afraid to think for yourself 109

10 Always Own It: Because you are in complete control of the choices you make 118

11 Embrace Honest Feedback: Because everyone needs true accountability 127

12 There Are No Mistakes, Only Lessons: Because every breakdown leads to a breakthrough 134

13 Balance Is Overrated: Because if everything is important, nothing is 141

14 Just Keep Going: Because nothing will ever take the place of persistence 151

The Principles of Courage at a Glance 161

Part 3 Courage in Action

15 Claim Your Target: If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time 165

16 Find Your My: Your why must be bigger than your fear 174

17 Create Your Action Plan: Break down your big goals into manageable bites 183

18 Form Your Own Truth Club: Surround yourself with people who will make you better 194

19 Stop Comparing: Create the life you love, not the life someone else wants 204

20 Eliminate Excuses: Stop giving yourself a way out, and instead push through 212

21 Stay Encouraged: Take the time to celebrate your wins along the way 223

Courage in Action at a Glance 234

Acknowledgments 237

Notes 239

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