Welcome to the Do It Scared podcast! In every episode of this podcast, we’ll talk about how to face your fears, overcome obstacles, and create a life you love!
In this episode, I’ll talk with author, journalist, and side-hustler extraordinaire Susie Moore about not letting the bad things that happen to you stand in your way. She has moved halfway across the world twice, and had the courage to walk away from a high-powered job to pursue her own dreams.
One of the most important takeaways from this episode is that nobody else knows what they’re doing either. We all feel fear often (even daily), but when you look at someone else and think they know exactly what they’re doing, they probably don’t. They’re just figuring it out as they go too. What this means is that your dream life isn’t out of your reach, achievable only by some sort of superhero who has all the answers. You, too, can figure it out as you go along. Tune in to learn more, and for many more inspirational tips and insights!
[02:48] – Ruth touches on a couple quick points before we dive into today’s conversation with Susie.
[04:36] – Susie offers a brief overview of her story, and describes where she is now.
[06:08] – How did Susie know that divorce was the right step for her, and how did she have the courage to take that step?
[09:07] – We learn about Susie’s career in sales and her transition to self-employment.
[11:56] – Taking risks is like exercising a courage muscle, Ruth says. Susie then shares some words of wisdom from Ricky Gervais.
[16:06] – Susie shares more about her mom and her family life as she was growing up in the UK in the equivalent of the projects.
[20:09] – Was there a time when Susie consciously decided not to let her childhood circumstances define her or the rest of her life?
[23:39] – You can have either excuses or results, Susie points out.
[24:51] – Susie flips things around and asks Ruth a question: what makes her so courageous and how does her no-excuses mentality work for her?
[28:01] – Another piece of the puzzle is being very selective about what you allow into your life, Susie points out
[31:12] – Are there any rules that Susie feels like are for suckers?
[34:02] – Ruth talks about the reactions she’s gotten to using her “rules are for suckers” mantra with her kids.
[34:55] – We hear about some of Susie’s current projects.e preach taking the leap without assessing whether they’re really prepared.
[37:57] – Susie explains the concept of side hustles, and offers some examples to help listeners understand what they are.
[41:49] – Does Susie struggle with perfectionism? Perhaps surprisingly, she and Ruth turn out not to be perfectionists at all.
[44:00] – We learn why it’s important to be embarrassed by last year’s work.
[47:13] – Susie talks about the role of having a sense of humor, and points out that being carefree is the goal.
[51:04] – How does Susie practice self-care in her business in life, and how does she protect her confidence as an entrepreneur?
[52:57] – Susie shares some parting words of advice for listeners, and lists some places where people can find her.
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What a great podcast Susie Moore was so interesting and captivating. Ruth you are doing a great job on the pod cast can,t wait to hear more!
Great new ways to look at things! Turns everything upside down and right up again! Perception is not the direction!
I love how light-hearted you are in your conversation with Susie it makes it so much easier to listen too. Decisions or choices have consequences but how we deal with it makes all the difference in our success or failure.
Loved this episode! So inspiring and lots of hard truths I needed to hear!
Loved this episode, very interesting.
I am loving these podcasts! I tried to leave a review on iTunes, but couldn’t find it once I left it! Wanted to just say I have all your books and have followed you for years, and was so excited to hear that now you are doing Podcasts, as this is one of my new venues I have gotten in to!!! You are such an inspiration and I can never get enough Ruth!!
Oh…you are too sweet!! Thanks so much for your kind words! xo
Very refreshing! I loved word of the year is to laugh and that the purpose of life is to enjoy it. I am too serious and self-critical, always waiting for the “what if I fail” moment.
Thank you ladies! I love this: In every decision you choose yourself or you betray yourself. Make your own choices. Wow! This is really had in my life. Thank you for the encouragement!
You can do it Brandy!! We should all be trying to uplift each other as much as we can!! #doitscared
Susie was a great first guest for your podcast! You both are so inspirational!!
Thanks so much Megan!! She is an amazing encourager!!I hope you’ll subscribe to Do It Scared!
I loved this episode so much! There were so many great truth bombs in your conversation – I seriously need to listen again and take notes. I love the idea of teaching your kids that everything is a choice, especially their reactions. So good!!!
I agree, Alison. Teaching children that everything is a choice has to have great results.
Great encouragement! I love the mantras, need to post these in visible places.
I love Susie’s enthusiasm and ideas. I also love her accent but did have trouble catching some of the phrases and had to replay. It may be my ears or mind, but it also may be her connection to the microphone.
Thank you, looking forward to the next podcast.
Enoyed this Podcast, Thanks for the Great encouragement.
So excited for this podcast! As several have shared… about time!! Keep the interviews – I love conversation in podcasts. You and Susie’s banter was great! I felt invited into a girlfriends’ chat – more more more!
Ruth, I’m loving your new podcasts! I like the variety of sometimes hearing you alone and sometimes a conversation. I just started getting into podcasts and they’re a great motivation to wash my dishes! I’ll pop over to Itunes and give a review and subscribe too.
What a great episode. Love the way so many things can be turned into a positive just by turning your point of view upside down.
Interesting I just learnt about EFT process through another training course I am taking. Must mean it’s something I’m meant to try.
Fabulous! Inspirational! Encouraging! Terrifying (in a good, Do it Scared kind of way)!
Thank you Ruth and Susie!
So many nuggets or wisdom, so many affirmations!
I absolutely loved the first podcast and could not wait to listen to episode 2.
While I liked the easy conversation between you and Susie, I had a difficult time following this podcast.
There were moments I felt like the conversation was going in one direction and then it took a u-turn.
With that said, I am still looking forward to listening to the 3rd podcast.
Unfortunately it was a little bit winded for me so it’s hard to tune in for that long of a time though I enjoyed maybe the first half. Thanks 🙂
So much truth and good stuff…..”rules are for suckers”, I’m moving forward with that one.
Loved the quotables-but the length made it hard for me to listen to all at once and feel like I lost some of the message listening in pieces. Still loved the message and excited for the next episode.
Wow! This was fantastic!! It’s refreshing to hear transparency! I’m SO glad to be part of this community! Here’s to helping one another improve lives by setting goals, facing fears and doing it scared!
This is a great episode-Susie was a fantastic guest, and a lot of what you both said resonated with me. I can’t wait to hear more!
Ruth I am loving your podcasts. Susie’s philosophy and no good excuses is something I need drilled into my head. I listened to your podcast on ignoring the negative voices and I think I need to listen to it again. I have android phone and windows pc and downloading iTunes is problematic for me, so I’ll keep coming back to the website to listen to your shows. Thanks so much!
So true….more people would choose misery over uncertainty. How sad to think about this. And “ The future belongs to no one”. There was so much truth in this podcast that really spoke to me. I could go on and on with examples and tidbits of truth. So amazing! And don’t let your past define you, I don’t!
Enjoying the podcasts. I would agree this one is a bit too long. Maybe dividing extra long ones into part 1/part 2 in the future. Glad you are doing it scared. I’ll be back!
I would love to be qAble to write blogs but when I try my vWritten voice is horrible.
I have spent so much money on mentorship and ended up with bad people. Right now i”m fighting the fear of not trusting anyone to help improve myself
Oh my! This is spot on! It is as if you know me and my anxieties personally. I am a huge fan of yours, Ruth; and I’m delighted to meet Susie! Wow! I highly recommend anything that Ruth does because she loads it all with value. Do It Scared is superb! I look forward to digging into Susie’s site and I can’t wait for more Do It Scared podcasts! Thanks for giving those of us behind you a hand up!
I loved this guest speaker! I ordered her book as it really intrigued me. Thanks for this episode!
I love how comfortable and transparent you are with each other and the listeners. So often we people end up on a pedestal rather than being fellow travelers on the journey. I love the permission to be imperfect.
I love, “You can have excuses, or you’d can have results. You can’t have both.” I’ve been quoting this left and right. It’s my new mantra! Thanks for the wonderful words of wisdom.
I loved Susie’s energy! It was very motivating to listen to the two of you being candid and raw. Both of you are truly inspiring! That’s why I’ve listened to this particular podcast several times. I look forward to more great bits of wisdom and honest sharing.
Thank you, Ruth and Susie! I emailed the link to some friends I thought would benefit from the many bombs you both dropped. Unfortunately, I’m a rules follower, so I cringed at your suggestion that I’m a sucker. No way! Well, maybe I could loosen up a bit and laugh about it. Great conversation. p.s. I have gotten great benefits from Tapping (EFT). Thank God for Nick Ortner!
good to listen to.
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This was a great one! I’m new to the do it scared community and have subscribed to your podcasts. What an amazing encouraging lady! I’m going to get her book. I’ve been wanting a side gig for a while but am struggling to find something that I think will succeed in my area. So I’m sure it will benefit me! Thank you for doing these podcasts. I’m hooked!!