EP 51: Surefire Steps to Boost Your Confidence So That You Can Dare to Create a Life You Love

Apr 1, 2019

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EP 51: Surefire Steps to Boost Your Confidence So That You Can Dare to Create a Life You Love

It’s easy to imagine how you want your life to look, but it’s harder to know how to get there. And even once you’ve figured out those first steps, it’s a challenge to be brave enough to take them! That’s why today’s episode is all about some simple, concrete things you can do right now to increase your confidence so that you have the courage to start going after your big goals and dreams like never before.

I have a question for you: what would you do if fear no longer stood in your way? How would it feel to have the confidence to pursue your biggest goals and dreams without ever questioning whether you “should” or whether you would fail? Building your confidence is the surest way to conquer your fears, do it scared, and create a life you absolutely love!

In this episode, I’ll give you five concrete steps you can take to start improving your confidence. Tune into the episode to learn all the details, and check back to this list for a refresher on the five steps. Ready for this?!

  1. Identify your fear.
  2. Re-frame your thoughts.
  3. Start thinking big!
  4. Seek out encouragement.
  5. Take action.

Remember, even though we don’t always think of fear as the counterpart to self-confidence, but it really is! Our fear keeps us stuck, and that erodes our self-confidence. That’s why these steps are so powerful and can help you get unstuck and move forward fearlessly!

Highlights

[01:22] – Ruth welcomes listeners to today’s episode, and makes an exciting announcement: her new book is available for pre-order!
[02:31] – Today’s topic, Ruth explains, is confidence (or lack thereof).
[04:38] – If you want to go deeper with everything that Ruth will explore in this episode, join her brand-new Do It Scared® Confidence Challenge!
[05:42] – What would you do if fear no longer stood in your way?
[08:42] – Ruth shares the first of the five steps that she’ll be exploring in today’s episode.
[12:07] – The second step is to reframe your thoughts, Ruth explains.
[16:52] – We learn about the third step of Ruth’s process, which is to start thinking big!
[20:00] – Ruth gives listeners a specific strategy for how to work through step 3 and think big in a powerful way.
[21:23] – The fourth step involves seeking out encouragement, because thinking big isn’t for the faint of heart.
[25:24] – The fifth step is one of the most powerful ones: take action! Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction gives you the confidence and courage to take the next step.
[29:11] – Ruth recaps the five steps that she has covered in today’s episode, with a quick explanation for why each one is so important.
[30:43] – If you want to go deeper and get serious about increasing your confidence, please come join the Do It Scared® Confidence Challenge.
[31:06] – Ruth loves hearing from listeners! If you have questions, comments, thoughts, or suggestions for a future episode, get in touch with her by email at ruth@livingwellspendingless.com or send her a message on Instagram.

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