Christine: You are listening to the Your Empty Nest Coach podcast, with Coach Christine, episode number 39: Courage Addiction. … Today’s episode came out of one of my Thursday Thoughts About emails. I received positive comments about it and thought that it would be worth sharing with you. I’ve tweaked it just a little since then, and hope you find it motivating.
Christine: You are listening to the Your Empty Nest Coach podcast, with Coach Christine, episode number 39: Courage Addiction. This podcast is for you, a mother who years ago walked away from a career to raise your child. Sure, you’ve been busy volunteering, car pools, maybe part-time work and taking care of everyone. But your main gig, that has been your child. Now, that they are in their later years of high school, the empty nest looms ahead for you and it is freaking you out. I’ve been there and I get it. Together, we’ll turn our freaking out energy into freaking awesome energy.
Hello, my future empty nest friend. I am super excited today because I took a big step and upgraded my podcasting equipment. I have a new mic, I actually have a big wind screen and a pop filter, which hopefully will help my poor editor. I have very good diction. I think it’s all the years of singing training that has really worked on that, which isn’t always great when you’re working with a microphone. Hopefully this helps and I appreciate you. Thank you for listening to all of my episodes, the earlier ones, and hopefully you notice a difference moving forward. Thanks for being here.
Today’s episode came out of one of my Thursday Thoughts About emails. I received positive comments about it and thought that it would be worth sharing with you. I’ve tweaked it just a little since then, and hope you find it motivating.
As always, a quick reminder that all of my episodes are brought to you by my free seven-day program, “The Empty Nest: A Guide to Uncovering My Future.” To be clear, we are talking about your future, not mine. Hop on over to my website, youremptynestcoach.com and sign up today. Look for the link that says “Uncover Your Future.”
Would you like to know something addictive? Having courage. Once you realize that having the courage to do something, meaning that you are willing to feel a feeling, and get to the other side of it, you become powerful. Afraid to talk to your boss about a certain topic? Afraid to apply for a new job? Afraid to speak up in front of a room full of colleagues to say what everyone else is whispering, but no one else is saying publicly? Afraid to talk to your partner about your concerns in your relationship? Afraid to be interviewed by someone because you may sound like a fool? Afraid to ask for what you are worth when offered a job? This is a good one, afraid to tell a family member that there is something we need to set a boundary about in order to protect the relationship? Afraid to go to the doctor, because of what you may find out? Afraid to try something new, because you might fail?
As someone who has done more than a few of these in the last 30 days, despite being scared, I have to tell you that the power in being willing to sit in the emotions that result from stepping into the fear, has caused everything in my life to become less scary. Try it. What are you afraid to do? Decide which emotion you are expecting, then decide that you are stronger than that emotion. You are. You can sit in the emotion and get to the other side.
I believe that the real you will not come out as long as you are afraid. Are you hiding the real you? What if someone in the world needs the real you? You aren’t helping them by hiding behind whatever it is you’re afraid of doing. Actually, if I had not taken the step to start this business due to fear, which was real, you wouldn’t be listening to this right now. Be brave, my friend. You are stronger than any emotion.
Please don’t hesitate to fly on over to our Facebook group. Our name is Green Popsicle Sticks. Want to know why? Listen to episode number 17, or head to my website, youremptynestcoach.com/community for links to join our flock. Why should you join our group? The adjustment to not having your kiddos at home full-time isn’t always easy, but it sure can be a ton more fun with a flock of friends. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you are ready to begin the journey to find future you, and use her as your GPS, definitely sign up for my free program, “The Empty Nest: A Guide to Uncovering My Future.” Episode number 13 covers the high-level concepts of that program, if you would like to check it out. To dive deep into the concepts, definitely take my free program, as I provide videos and worksheets to assist you on your journey.
The questions I have for you in this episode are: what have you done recently that required courage? And, are you ready to notice where you need to challenge yourself more? As always, I provide content to make you think, my empty nest friend. My hope is that I am able to provide you with thoughts that positively impact your life. You’ll find the show notes for this and every episode on my website. My next episode’s title is “Tackling Big Things.”
Psst…my empty nest friend, did you hear? I have an online program, “The Empty Nest: First Steps Towards Success.” I also, now offer GPS Reset Weekend Retreats, and I am available for speaking events. Seriously! What are you waiting for? Visit my website, or see this episodes full show notes.
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