Do It Scared® with Ruth Soukup is the podcast created to help you face your fears, overcome adversity, and create a life you LOVE. Each week you’ll discover actionable strategies for greater productivity, motivation, entrepreneurship, creativity, fulfillment, success, and happiness, along with the motivation and encouragement to actually start making real changes that lead to big results.
Each week we’ll address topics that delve into those things that we are so afraid of, and how it holds us back in our day to day lives—then focus on easy-to-implement advice for how we can face our fears and overcome adversity in order to create a life we truly love. The podcast will also feature bi-weekly interviews with authors, influencers, and other notable guests who have dared to do it scared in their own lives.
Letting Go of Your Mom Guilt for Good With JoAnn Crohn - 066
If you struggle with mom guilt or with convincing your kids to study, get ready on time, or entertain themselves, you won’t want to miss my interview with JoAnn Crohn. JoAnn is the No Guilt Mom and founder of several courses for kids. This former teacher really knows how to persuade kids and help parents along the way.
Taking Action and Pushing Past Insecurities with Chris & Emily Norton - 065
The super inspirational couple of Chris and Emily Norton are here today to talk about their new book, their marriage, and doing the hard work. Chris was paralyzed from the neck down playing college football. He and his wife Emily have turned setback into inspiration helping others, adopting their daughters, and being foster parents.
Daring to Finally Drop the Facade and Face Your Demons Head On with Lauren Greutman - 064
My good friend Lauren Gruetman is here today, but not to talk about budgeting, planners, or personal finance. She is going to open the curtain and share a very personal part of her life that had been holding her back and how she overcame it. In this episode, we get personal, and Lauren is a living example of facing the fear.
How to Slay Your Internal Doubts & Make This Your Last Bad Day With Michael O’Brien - 063
Michael O’Brien was in a life threatening bike accident that was a catalyst for making a shift in his entire life and mindset. He is now an author, speaker, and executive coach living the life of his dreams. Learn about Michael’s amazing story, and how we can all make a shift to live the life that we were meant to live.
How to Make Courage a Habit With Kate Swoboda - 062
Fear is a natural part of being human. It’s how we handle that fear or work with it or through it to move forward that matters. Kate Swoboda is the author of The Courage Habit, and the perfect guest for this podcast. We talk about the habits and how to get things done even when fear is present.
Viral Parenting & Bringing Your Best Self to Every Opportunity with Mindy McKnight - 061
Mindy Knight shares what it takes to build a successful online business and a successful family in an increasingly online world. Mindy and her family have six YouTube channels and four of those have at least a million subscribers. She's the author of Viral Parenting: A Guide to Setting Boundaries, Building Trust, and Raising Responsible Kids in an Online World, and her girls have their own channel, store, and mascara line.
Tapping Into Your Purpose, Passion, and Power With Carla Moore - 060
What will it take to get you to live the life you want? HBO exec Carla Moore literally crashed into a cement divider at 55 mph before she took a good hard look at her life. Now she is speaking and writing about life transformation and the steps to get there. This interview with Carla is a must listen for anyone interested in life transformation.
Having an intentional morning routine will allow you to jump start your day and focus on what really matters. In this episode, I’m going to share five simple practices that help you set a productive tone for your day and get more done than you ever thought possible.
Ruth opens up and gets real as she answers interview questions by her friend and operations manager Laura Miller. For the launch of Do it Scared, Ruth honestly answers up close and personal questions. She even shares a secret that she has been keeping from everyone.
Why Action is the Antidote to Fear (And What You Can Do to Take Those First Scary Steps) - 057
Action is the only real antidote to fear. Taking focused action is the only way to get where you want to go! If that sounds daunting or overwhelming, don’t worry; this episode explores seven concrete action steps to take.
Moving Forward Even When You Don’t Have It All Figured Out with Jennifer Roskamp - 056
What would you do if you were a stay-at-home mom of nine, and your husband lost his job? Jennifer Roskamp’s answer was to turn her hobby blog into a six-figure business! Tune in to hear her wisdom on facing challenges head-on.
If you’re ready to break through the fears that are holding you back, this is the episode for you! The seven principles of courage are powerful tools that will help you overcome your fears and achieve your biggest dreams.
Using the Power of an Alter Ego to Tap Into the Best Version of You with Todd Herman - 054
You already have the qualities and traits that you need to succeed at whatever you’re pursuing. It’s just a matter of unlocking them within yourself! Todd Herman explores the powerful potential of doing this by creating a super ego for yourself.
Not All Fear Is Created Equal: Why Identifying Your Fear is the First Essential Step to Overcoming It - 053
Each of us has a fear archetype that shows how fear manifests in our lives and affects what we do. Knowing which of the seven fear archetypes describes you helps you identify your deepest fears, which is the first step in growing past them!
Stop Making Success So Hard with Susie Moore - 052
It’s hard to achieve success and create a life you love, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be! Returning guest Susie Moore celebrates the podcast’s 1-year anniversary by explaining that success really can be easy.
Developing your self-confidence is one of the surest ways to overcome fear, get unstuck, and start building a life you’ll love! But how do you develop that confidence? Today’s episode offers five practical steps to get started.
Being Free to Focus and Getting Things Done with Michael Hyatt - 050
Michael Hyatt, entrepreneur & bestselling author, has an unconventional idea: you achieve more when you have constraints. Tune in to learn how constraints and being free to focus can help with success at work and at home!
Making mistakes is scary, even when they’re usually leading us in the right direction. But when you’re too scared of mistakes, you end up stuck! Reframe mistakes as lessons with these three simple steps to move forward bravely and live without regrets.
Having the Courage to Balance Confidence with Humility with Kat Cole - 048
Kat Cole got a job at Hooters to help pay for college, and ended up as the COO and President of a corporation with over 5,000 stores. Her unconventional and swift rise in the corporate world is a powerful lesson in seizing every opportunity.
How To Push Past Resistance Do Things You Don't Want To Do - 047
Leaving your comfort zone to reach big goals is hard, and a lot of that resistance probably comes from yourself! In this episode, Ruth shares five powerful and practical strategies to develop the discipline to push through.
Daring to Pivot, Even When You're Not Sure Which Way to Go with Jennifer Marx - 046
Imagine if you could turn a $20-a-month blog into one generating almost seven figures in profit in under two years. My amazing student Jennifer Marx of Jennifer Maker did exactly that, and she’s here today to share her inspirational story!
Starting a business is scary, and that’s okay! With the five steps you’ll learn in today’s episode, you’ll be ahead of the curve and ready to create a business that will thrive. So get started today, and remember there are no mistakes, only lessons!
Getting Unstuck and Finding Your Path with Faith Mariah - 044
You’ve heard that the darkest hour is just before the dawn, but did you know this is true in blogging too? Today’s guest, the amazing Faith Mariah, almost quit blogging just a few weeks before making a full-time income. Tune in to get seriously inspired!
Stop the Downward Spiral of Comparison and Self-Doubt - 043
Have you ever started comparing yourself to other people, and ended up in the spiral of self-doubt and inadequacy? I’ve been there often, and I’ve discovered tools and techniques to help you break free!
Daring to Start a Business From Scratch with Kate Ahl - 042
Taking a giant leap of faith can be easier when you have nothing to lose, as Pinterest maven Kate Ahl knows all too well! Today, she’ll dive into how she started her business, got past her fears, and created her amazing life.
Achieving big goals and dreams is hard. Achieving them without support from your friends and family can feel impossible! But I promise you can do it, and I’ll explain how you can make your dreams a reality even if no one believes in you.
Losing Weight Developing Confidence Feeling Satisfied with Nagina Abdullah - 040
What if I told you that losing weight doesn’t need to involve feeling hungry and deprived? Nagina Abdullah is living proof that you can lose weight, get in shape, and enjoy yourself along the way, and she’s here to share her tips!
How I Finally Lost 25 Pounds This Year (After Failing Every Other Year) - 039
It’s already 2019! Have you set a goal for weight loss? I did last year, and despite some setbacks, managed to nail it! I did it with keto, which you’ve probably heard about. If you’re interested in getting started, let me talk you through it!
Discovering Who You Are & Becoming Who You Want to Be with Gretchen Rubin - 038
To create the life of your dreams, start by figuring out exactly who you are! Gretchen Rubin explains that each of us is born with one of four tendencies that shape our responses to expectations. Once you know your tendency, you can work within it.
How to Make New Year's Resolutions That You Will Actually Keep This Year - 037
Let me guess: you set amazing New Year’s resolutions each year, only to watch them fizzle out after a few months. If you’re ready to actually keep those resolutions and change your life, tune in to learn the four keys to making goals that stick!
Being Brave and Loving Your Messy, Imperfect Self with Lisa Leonard - 036
We’ve all heard that you need to love yourself to truly love others, but how can you love yourself when you know you’re flawed? Lisa Leonard, today’s guest, explores the power of finding the courage to love, even when that love is messy and imperfect.
Do you make enough time in your busy life to truly practice self-care? You probably don’t, and you might even feel guilty at the idea of taking time for yourself. Self-care is actually one of the least selfish (and most important) uses of your time!
Beating the Odds and Letting Your Light Shine with Michael Sandler - 034
Sometimes you need to be broken down so you can build up a better version of yourself. Today’s amazing guest, Michael Sandler, is the perfect example! His two near-death experiences helped guide him into sharing his inner light.
Using Core Values to Shape Your Life and Business - 033
Here at Ruth Soukup Omnimedia, we live, breathe, and work by seven powerful core values. Instead of talking about this by myself, two of my amazing, inspirational employees join me today to share how these values have transformed their lives!
Balancing Passion, Purpose, and Parenting with Randi Zinn - 032
Your identity as a mom is incredibly important, but it can also be incredibly limiting. You aren’t just a mom, after all! Randi Zinn dives into how you can balance parenting with your own passion and purpose, and reclaim your sense of self.
Embracing Honest Feedback (Even When it Hurts) - 031
It’s hard to accept criticism! Nobody likes hearing that they’re making bad decisions, or going down the wrong path. But constructive criticism, controversy, and sometimes even conflict aren’t only inevitable; they’re necessary and valuable!
Turning Fear Into Action with Justin Schenck - 030
Don’t let your challenges become your excuses! All of us have our struggles, but success means moving past them. Justin Heller, today’s guest, is a perfect example of how finding the good within the bad can lead to a life you’ll love.
Success isn’t just about commitment and following through; it’s also about setting yourself up to succeed! Don’t let the new year catch you by surprise. Instead, take the last couple months of 2018 to lay the groundwork for your best year yet!
Daring to Share Your Gifts with Cathy Heller - 028
Sharing your truest self with the world is scary! It’s also one of the most powerful things you can do, and a huge step down a path toward the life you were born to live. Cathy Heller shares her inspirational story and some incredible words of wisdom.
One simple key trait separates those who succeed from those who don’t. It’s not about your finances, connections, or grades. Instead, it’s your grit! Your perseverance and determination to keep going no matter how hard things get is invaluable.
Ready to write your own story and create your own narrative? Laura Belgray is a powerful copywriter and an entertaining person who knows all about forging your own path, even when you can’t always see the bigger picture.
Making the decision to own it no matter what, and take full responsibility for whatever life throws your way, might just be the most courageous thing you’ll ever do! It isn’t easy, but it will change everything for you.
Creating Extraordinary Results, Choosing Your Mindset, and Focusing on What You Want with Hal Elrod - 024
Almost all of the world’s most successful people attribute their success to one of six practices, which you can combine into one morning ritual. Today’s guest, Hal Elrod, explores how you can transform your life using these practices and more!
No matter how great your life is and how successful you are, comparing yourself to others makes it so easy to forget to celebrate your journey. Learn three powerful tools to escape the trap of comparison and get back to loving your life!
Daring to See Things Differently with Katie Driscoll - 022
Imagine a mom of six kids trying to change the beauty and fashion industry, and succeeding! Katie Driscoll has done exactly that, through her inspirational work to encourage major companies to feature people with disabilities in their advertising.
Daring to Raise Kids Who Can Fend for Themselves - 021
Parenting isn’t easy, and raising independent, self-sufficient kids is even harder! In this episode, I go against the current trend in the United States. Instead of protecting your kids from everything, it’s important to let them fail!
Putting Profit First and Learning From Mistakes with Mike Michalowicz - 020
Here’s a counterintuitive piece of advice: in your business, pay yourself first instead of last! If this doesn’t make sense, you’ll love this conversation with bestselling author Mike Michalowicz about profit, fear, and killing your ego.
Creating a life you love isn’t always easy! There will be times when it’s hard, frustrating, miserable, and downright scary. This is why it’s so important to have a “why” that’s bigger than your fears to keep you motivated and inspired!
Overcoming the Odds and Forging Your Own Path with Allison Toepperwein - 018
Every single one of us has a really good excuse for why we “can’t” create a better life. But those excuses are just holding you back! When Allison Toepperwein was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s, she faced it head-on and forged her own path.
Even a good excuse is still an excuse, and excuses will never get you to where you want to be! Instead, take charge of yourself, commit to a no-excuses mentality, and see for yourself how amazing a life without excuses can be!
Secrets of Fearless Living with Tess Masters - 016
Sometimes, the painful and challenging things that happen in our lives turn out to be exactly what we needed! Tess Masters, or the Blender Girl, used a tough situation to create fearlessness and learned to say “yes, and…” to life!
How to Break Down Your Big Goals into a Plan That Works - 015
Here’s a hard truth of life: if you don’t put your long-term goals first every day, there will never be enough time or energy for our dreams. That’s why it’s so important to break those big goals into small bites, and then make them happen!
Why Being An Over Achiever Isn’t Always All it’s Cracked Up To Be with Tasha Arguso - 014
Imagine having a high-powered career as a partner at a law firm, then giving it all up to pursue your passion for interior design. That’s what Tasha Agruso did, and she’s loving her life as an online businesswoman! Tune in for her inspirational story.
Finding Your Tribe, Creating a Truth Club, and Bringing Your Best Self - 013
It can be hard to admit that we need accountability, but the truth is, almost all of us need it more than we think! A key to getting there is forming your own truth club of amazing people who will keep it real and speak the truth.
When You're Making it Up as You Go Along with Abby Walker - 012
Believe it or not, nobody else knows what they’re doing either! This means that it’s possible to Google your way to success, as Abby Lou Walker explains in this fun episode about shoes, starting a business, and creating a life you love!
Body Image, Self-Confidence, and Letting Yourself Be Seen - 011
Losing weight is hard! But the self-confidence that comes with loving your body is incredibly valuable, and can make huge differences both in your personal life and at work. That’s why I’ve created a four-step plan to losing weight and getting in shape!
Being So Good That They Can’t Ignore You with Edie Wadsworth - 010
One way to move past rejection is to become so good that they just can’t say no! Edie Wadsworth figured this out, and used her determination to flourish in two impressive careers. Learn how to overcome obstacles, switch paths, and Do it Scared!
Why There’s No Such Thing as Balance (So Stop Feeling Guilty!) - 009
We’ve all heard that the key to a successful, happy life is achieving balance. Would it surprise you to learn this isn’t true? Believe it or not, balance is overrated, and the concept can actually stand in the way of achieving a life you love!
What Happens after Rock Bottom with Abby Rike Rockenbaugh - 008
What comes after unimaginable tragedy? Biggest Loser competitor Abby Rike Rockenbaugh lost her husband and children in one fell swoop, but emerged from the ashes of grief to create a life she loves! Learn how to move forward in this inspirational episode.
Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Following the Rules - 007
Rules are for suckers! If that idea surprises or shocks you, this episode is for you. Tune in to learn three principles that will help you figure out which rules to break shatter as you create a life you’ll love!
Creating Your Dream Life, & Dealing With its Consequences with Rosemarie Groner - 006
Don’t get hung up on the fact that you don’t know exactly what to do! Trying something is at least moving forward. Ruth’s guest, Rosemarie Groner, turned this philosophy into a $100,000/month blogging success story, and shares her wisdom with listeners.
Even those people who seem to live perfect lives actually face obstacles and breakdowns. The trick isn’t to have everything go right, but rather to turn obstacles into opportunities and breakdowns into breakthroughs!
Obstacles Are Good, Passion Is Dangerous, & Other Things You Didn’t Know with Ryan Holiday - 004
When you run into an obstacle, don’t be discouraged! Ruth’s guest in this episode, Ryan Holiday, digs into why obstacles are actually advantages and other surprising and unusual insights, like the idea that talent outweighs passion.
How To Stop Listening to That Voice in Your Head That Says You Can’t - 003
Imagine how different your life could be if your inner voice exclaimed “Yes, I can!” rather than “No, I can’t.” In this episode, Ruth shares three powerful strategies that will help you overcome your own limiting beliefs and change that inner narrative.
There's No Such Thing as a Good Excuse with Susie Moore - 002
Ever feel like you don’t know what you’re doing? You’re not alone! In fact, just about everyone feels the same way. Ruth and guest Susie Moore explore how understanding this idea frees you to create the life of your dreams.
Why Stretch Goals are the Secret to Creating a Life You Love - 001
The only ideas worth pursuing are those that not only excite you but frighten you as well. In this inaugural episode, Ruth gives you permission to dream bigger than you ever thought possible and shares four practical steps to make it all happen.