Reset your life
Your Courageous Life - Life Coach Kate Swoboda
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1y ago
How do you reset your life after a big transition, while honoring the places you’ve been and paths you’ve walked? As I celebrate the 100th episode of the Your Courageous Life podcast, I’m offering a metaphor for how we can think of this time of pre- and post-pandemic transition, and sharing the three essential pieces that you need when you reset your life to pave the way for a new beginning. The post Reset your life appeared first on Your Courageous Life ..read more
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How to turn around a bad day
Your Courageous Life - Life Coach Kate Swoboda
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1y ago
*First, let’s put on our critical thinking hats: Of course I am not minimizing clinical depression by saying that these are a few tips n’ tricks for someone struggling with a biochemical issue. While it’s always possible that these ideas might help, someone who is experiencing clinical depression or anxiety is encouraged to seek help from a licensed professional. Recently, I was having a series of bad days. I was waking up kind of meh, and I was easily annoyed, and I was feeling sad-but-not-sad, meaning that I felt kind of sad, yet I didn’t feel like I needed to cry. I also didn’t feel any d ..read more
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Create better relationships
Your Courageous Life - Life Coach Kate Swoboda
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1y ago
“On some level it all comes down to Feeling Better versus Getting Better. Repressing information about ourselves or our friends, creating scapegoats as a way to avoid our problems, using shunning to unite a clique and create group identity—all of these make people feel better because it makes them feel superior. But the only way to truly get better is to face and deal with each other, sit down and communicate.” — Sarah Schulman Think of a few times where you’ve been talking with someone, and you felt an uncomfortable feeling in your body. Something felt off. Maybe you felt like they were a ..read more
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Narcissism and gaslighting
Your Courageous Life - Life Coach Kate Swoboda
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1y ago
Let’s talk about narcissism and gaslighting. If you’ve been on the internet at all since the Trump Administration, you know that there is regular and ongoing discussion of narcissism and gaslighting, because there’s been ongoing speculation that Trump is a clinical narcissist and would routinely gaslight people. So let’s talk about what those terms actually mean, and particularly, I’m going to talk about when use of these terms can be an overstatement of harm that ends up escalating conflict in your relationships, rather than what I presume we all want—to deescalate conflict. Clinical narcis ..read more
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Committed to being offended
Your Courageous Life - Life Coach Kate Swoboda
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1y ago
Committed to being offended? What’s that? It’s what’s going on in those relationships where no matter what you do, no matter how much you stretch or bend or try to make things work, the person interprets everything you’re doing through the lens of thinking you’re rude…and getting offended. Today’s podcast episode breaks down the signs that this is happening–and how to respond from a place of courage. The post Committed to being offended appeared first on Your Courageous Life ..read more
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When people resent your happiness
Your Courageous Life - Life Coach Kate Swoboda
by Content Mgr
1y ago
It’s painful, but true–sometimes, you get happier, but people resent your happiness. When people resent your happiness, you may be struggling with knowing what to do. How do you maintain what you’ve worked for and created, without losing the connection with that person? Today’s podcast looks at how to navigate the tricky terrain of handling people who resent your happiness. The post When people resent your happiness appeared first on Your Courageous Life ..read more
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Courage Habit : Creating accountability
Your Courageous Life - Life Coach Kate Swoboda
by Content Mgr
1y ago
The last episode in the series, Andy starts with asking Kate about accountability groups (aka Masterminds) and how to go about using these groups to support your courageous habits. Kate gives advice on how to ensure these groups continue to work well for all participants, and some tips when the group may not work well. Kate also talks about the messy middle and key strategies of the Courage Habit to help people manage their resources when facing challenges. Key Topics (timestamp): Accountability Groups (1:00) Not Just for Entrepreneurs Anymore! (17:15) The Messy Middle (20:00) Ego Struggle (2 ..read more
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Courage Habit : Productivity and creativity
Your Courageous Life - Life Coach Kate Swoboda
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1y ago
Kate explains how separating Productivity from Creativity can help quell the Inner Critic. Using unstructured time to exercise Courage Habits is a key component to success. They also talk about knowing what works for you, and adapting when some tactics just don’t work for you. Kate stresses the value in honoring both Creativity and Productivity. Key Topics (timestamp): Sharing a Win Against the Saboteur (1:00) The Separation of Productivity and Creativity (6:15) Knowing What Works for You (14:30) Setting a Time to Create (18:45) Adopting Ideas vs. Appropriation (27:00) Breaking the Rules (38 ..read more
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Courage Habit : Responding to criticism
Your Courageous Life - Life Coach Kate Swoboda
by Content Mgr
1y ago
Andy asks about the difference between the Internal Critic and criticism from the outside. Kate explains that how you respond to any criticism is how you assert your power. Living your courageous life means being confident and true to yourself and your actions. Interactions with any criticism (internal or otherwise) define your character. Key Topics (timestamp): Giving Power to Criticism (1:00) Power is How You Respond (5:00) It’s All Just Feedback (11:00) Conscientious Attention on Our Choices (20:00) Act From a Way of Being (25:00) Building Community of Joy (40:00) Listening (41:15) You Nev ..read more
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Courage Habit : Reframing our stories
Your Courageous Life - Life Coach Kate Swoboda
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1y ago
We express ourselves through telling stories. As our lives evolve, those stories evolve. We will all have many starts and stops through our personal and professional lives, and those transitions are chances to reframe those stories. Kate challenges Andy on how he initially sees his transition from a corporate career to a career as a freelance creative. Key Topics (timestamp): Reframing the Story (1:00) Being Adaptive (12:00) Sticking With What You Start (15:45) You are Allowed to Leave the Things Not Meant for You (20:30) You are Writing the Story to Come (26:45) The Core of Who You are is Al ..read more
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