Do It Scared® with Ruth Soukup

Do It Scared® with Ruth Soukup
Face Your Fears and Create a Life You Love.

DIS Podcast Ep118 - Mark Timm
Oct 19 • 50 min
Is your family getting your last and your least instead of your first and your best? Successful entrepreneur Mark Timm realized that was the case for him, so he shifted his mindset. Now, he’s the CEO of his most important business: his family!
DIS Podcast Ep117 - Charles Duhigg
Oct 5 • 46 min
Can you believe that 40% to 45% of your daily life is ruled by habit instead of choice? Imagine if you could harness that power to work for you! Today’s guest, Charles Duhigg, will help you learn to form good habits and change bad ones.
Fostering Positivity, Leading with Love, and Learning from Mistakes with Jon Gordon - 116
Jun 29 • 43 min
Does the world feel like a scary place right now? You’re not alone! But even in times like these, we can work within ourselves to foster positivity and spread love. Jon Gordon is here to help you speak truth to yourself and find a brighter reality.
Writing Books and Failing Forward with Chandler Bolt - 115
Jun 22 • 51 min
If you’ve wondered whether you should write a book, the answer is yes! (With one big exception.) Chandler Bolt of Self-Publishing School chats about good and bad reasons to write, how to fail forward, and doing things right.
Get Ruthed: Knowing Your Numbers and Increasing Your Conversions with Tamara Harris - 114
Jun 15 • 62 min
Do you struggle with your conversion rate? So does Tamara Harris of Design Your Way Home! Tune in as she Gets Ruthed. She (and you) will learn why knowing your numbers is so important, and how to create great opt-ins and lead capture pages.
Living in the Freedom to Be Who You Are With Jen Hatmaker - 113
Jun 8 • 55 min
Are you ready to let go of wearing masks and become your true self? Jen Hatmaker is passionate about helping women find the courage to just be themselves, and this inspirational episode will empower you to do exactly that.
Get Ruthed Update: How Going For Progress (Not Perfection) Paid Off with Cassidy Tuttle - 112
Jun 1 • 47 min
Six months ago, Cassidy Tuttle came on the show to Get Ruthed! Now she’s back and ready to talk about the amazing changes she’s seen in her business. Tune in to learn about the value of going for progress, not perfection!
Quick Win: Make New Habits Stick
May 28 • 17 min
Finding Your Sweet Spot & Knowing When to Pivot With Sagan Morrow - 111
May 25 • 46 min
Do you struggle to focus on one goal because you have too many passions & projects? Sagan Morrow, a multi-passionate creative, created a successful business as a productivity expert & romance novelist. Listen to learn about pivoting & time management!
Quick Win: Steps for Tackling a Big Project
May 21 • 20 min
Get Ruthed: Focusing Your Energy Where It Counts With Kate Campion - 110
May 18 • 61 min
Kate Campion has amazing traffic to her site, but she’s not even earning minimum wage! Tune in as she Gets Ruthed and learns how to figuratively start farming her land instead of just selling space on billboards.
Quick Win: What to Do if You Don’t Have Goals
May 14 • 15 min
Why It’s Good to Be the Underdog (Even Now!) with Dean Graziosi - 109
May 11 • 57 min
Amid the chaos of today’s world, is there space to find success and create a new business? Yes! Dean Graziosi, who knows a thing or two about building through chaos and uncertainty, is full of powerful advice about how to seize the moment.
Quick Win: The Secret to Achieving any Goal
May 7 • 11 min
Get Ruthed: Providing More by Offering Less With Melissa Barnett - 108
May 4 • 48 min
Melissa Barnett has a great success story of turning her suburban yard into the mini-farm of her dreams. But her blog helping others do the same hasn’t flourished. Tune in as she Gets Ruthed & learns to prune her site so it can blossom into a business!
Quick Win: How To Prioritize
Apr 30 • 10 min
Keeping Your Business Profitable in a Global Crisis With Susie Carder - 107
Apr 27 • 54 min
A crisis doesn’t need to be a setback; it can be an opportunity. The amazing Susie Carder, a profit coach who has lived through it all, shares her powerful insights. Learn about how she started from nothing and rebuilt when she lost everything.
Get Ruthed: Ignoring Bright Shiny Objects and Staying Focused With Allyson Dennen - 106
Apr 20 • 52 min
Allyson Dennen is dedicated to making her blog a success, but she just isn’t seeing progress or gaining traction. Tune in as she Gets Ruthed and learns to niche down, hone in, and get over bright shiny object syndrome.
Quick Win: Sanity Savers
Apr 16 • 10 min
Living Life on Your Own Terms in Uncertain Times With Susie Moore - 105
Apr 13 • 47 min
Imagine a life in which you didn’t need anyone’s approval but your own, because you trusted yourself so deeply. Now, live that reality! Susie Moore talks about cultivating true self-confidence and living life on your own terms, even in uncertain times.
Quick Win: Is it Okay to Sell Things Right Now
Apr 9 • 7 min
Get Ruthed Update: Did Julianna Poplin Increase Traffic & Launch a Product? - 104
Apr 6 • 38 min
Julianna Poplin is back! Six months after she Got Ruthed, she has dramatically more traffic, a bigger email list, and even a new product. This follow-up conversation covers what she’s already done, and is packed with great advice for where to go next.
Quick Win: Create A Routine
Apr 2 • 11 min
Turning Your Fear Into an Asset With Akshay Nanavati - 103
Mar 30 • 54 min
Following your passion isn’t meant to be easy! Akshay Nanavati knows this all too well, but instead of fighting against the idea of a hard path, he embraces it. And he’s here to help you do the same by finding, living, & loving your worthy struggle.
Quick Win: Shifting Your Business Strategy
Mar 26 • 16 min
Six Month Check-in After Getting Ruthed With Brooke Van Sickle - 102
Mar 23 • 34 min
Six months ago, Brooke Van Sickle Got Ruthed! Now she’s back to talk about how the experience has impacted her perspectives and her business. Is she a published author? Has she launched her course? Tune in to find out!
Quick Win: Don’t Just Survive—THRIVE!
Mar 19 • 14 min
Daring to Shine Even in Life’s Darkest Moments with Ashley LeMieux - 101
Mar 16 • 49 min
As a mom, not much could be worse than having your kids ripped away from you. Ashley LeMieux, founder of The Shine Project, had to endure exactly that, and still finds a way to let her light shine and do good in the world.
Get Ruthed: Getting Out of Your Own Head With Yvonne Jimerson - 100
Mar 9 • 52 min
Imagine standing in a gold mine, just one swing away from striking it rich… then setting your pick down to go do the dishes instead. This Get Ruthed chat with Yvonne Jimerson of Redefining Posh is all about prioritizing & getting out of your own way!
Throwing the Rules out the Window with Edie Wadsworth - 099
Mar 2 • 68 min
Rules are for suckers! Edie Wadsworth and Ruth throw the rules of podcast interviews out the window to have a candid chat about anything and everything. Listen in to their conversation about business, marketing, goals, and more!
Quick Win: How do I find a business coach?
Feb 27 • 23 min
Get Ruthed: Creating a Road Map for Success with Travel Blogger Kristi Valentini - 098
Feb 24 • 61 min
Do you want to turn your side hustle into your full-time job, but fear you’ll fall flat on your face? You’re not alone! Kristi Valentini gets Ruthed and learns all about changing course, pushing past procrastination, & the value of failing fast.
Quick Win: Is it too late to start a blog?
Feb 20 • 18 min
The Highs and Lows of Growing a 7-Figure Business with Gina Horkey - 097
Feb 17 • 55 min
Gina Horkey broke free of the chains of a traditional career even though it all looked perfect on paper. Now, she’s on track to hit 7 figures of revenue! Hear about her wins and lessons along the way, and her advice for new entrepreneurs.
Quick Win: The TED Talk
Feb 13 • 10 min
Get Ruthed: Shifting Your Focus to Make Real Money with Shelly Olson - 096
Feb 10 • 59 min
Shelly Olson has a successful site with plenty of pageviews, but her income doesn’t match. So what’s going wrong? The short answer: paying more attention to pageviews than products! Tune in to learn how she (and you) can break free of this cycle.
Quick Win: Double Your Energy
Feb 6 • 7 min
Rejecting the Status Quo to Forge the Life of Your Dreams with Ash Ambirge - 095
Feb 3 • 60 min
From living in a trailer park in Pennsylvania to sleeping in her car in a Kmart parking lot, Ash Ambirge has been through it all & emerged stronger! Today, this powerful & fierce woman wants to help YOU reject the status quo and create a life you’ll love.
Quick Win: Stop Self Sabotaging
Jan 30 • 11 min
Get Ruthed: Discover How to Turn Pageviews Into Profit with Laura Burton - 094
Jan 27 • 54 min
Laura Burton has an unusual problem: she has lots of traffic & products, but she’s not making much money! She gives so much away for free that most of her income is from ad revenue. Listen as she Gets Ruthed and learns to turn pageviews into real profit!
Quick Win: How to Make a Big Goal More Actionable
Jan 23 • 8 min
Seeing Good in the Darkest Moments with John O’Leary - 093
Jan 20 • 55 min
At just 9 years old, John O’Leary experienced a profound tragedy. But being burned over 100% of his body and losing all his fingers wasn’t the end, it was a powerful beginning! Tune in to learn about finding good in our darkest moments.
Quick Win: How to Stick to a New Routine
Jan 16 • 11 min
Get Ruthed: Finding Your Focus When There’s Too Much to Do with Kathryn Bird - 092
Jan 13 • 59 min
Running an online business is hard! It feels like there’s so much to do you can barely keep up, never mind get ahead. Kat Bird of Wandering Bird has been stuck in the cycle of chasing pageviews, but she gets Ruthed and learns how to find her focus!
Quick Win: My Biggest Mistake of 2019
Jan 9 • 8 min
Fighting Back and Overcoming Overwhelming Challenges with Ariana Berlin - 091
Jan 6 • 37 min
Have you ever run into a challenge that felt too massive to overcome? Ariana Berlin understands: her Olympic gymnast dreams were shattered in a devastating car accident when she was just 14. Tune in to learn how she took control of her own destiny!
Quick Win: How to Set Good Goals
Jan 2 • 7 min
Get Ruthed: Turning Your Story Into Your Business with Nicky Bicksler - 090
Dec 30, 2019 • 57 min
Your story of transformation might be just what your audience needs to inspire them, too! That’s the case for Nicky Bicksler, who completely changed her life. Now it’s time for her to Get Ruthed and learn to turn her story into a profitable business.
Use Your Fear to Your Advantage While Staying True to Yourself with Heather Adams - 089
Dec 23, 2019 • 56 min
Standing out and putting your authentic self out there can be really scary, but it’s a critical part of building a successful and sustainable business. Today’s guest, Heather Adams, offers deep wisdom into how to leverage your fear to your advantage.
Get Ruthed: Outsmarting Your Inner Procrastinator & Knowing Your Audience with Heather Thibodeau - 088
Dec 16, 2019 • 56 min
Have you ever wondered whether you blog topic is important enough? Heather Thibodeau struggles with feeling like she’s not changing the world, but this Get Ruthed episode is here to help her (and you!) find a true voice and resonate with an audience.
Creating Great Group Cultures with Daniel Coyle - 087
Dec 9, 2019 • 54 min
Highly successful teams all over the world have a few very specific things in common—and knowing what they are will help you build amazing groups! Daniel Coyle has discovered the keys to making teams thrive, and he’s here to share them today.
Get Ruthed: Learning From Failure and Producing Online Revenue with Stacey Freeman - 086
Dec 2, 2019 • 47 min
The Value of Being Uniquely Yourself with Chris Ducker - 085
Nov 25, 2019 • 47 min
Your greatest strength is that you’re uniquely yourself. Entrepreneur Chris Ducker digs into how to turn this strength into a successful business, and explains why you shouldn’t do everything (even if you can!).
Get Ruthed: Creating Motivation Amid Fear & Paralysis with Carissa Shaw - 084
Nov 18, 2019 • 62 min
Has a big step that was supposed to be empowering ever left you feeling stuck and overwhelmed instead? Join Carissa Shaw of Mom Needs Chocolate as she gets Ruthed and learns powerful techniques for creating motivation while feeling fear!
Learning to Not Give a F*ck with Mark Manson - 083
Nov 11, 2019 • 51 min
Mark Manson is the bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck which sold over 7 million copies and changed his life forever. We have a candid discussion about having a runaway bestseller, Mark’s message of hope, and his new book Everything…
Get Ruthed: Overcoming Perfectionism with Julianna Poplin - 082
Nov 4, 2019 • 53 min
Julianna Poplin of The Simplicity Habit Gets Ruthed on today’s episode. She has a great start, but struggles with perfection syndrome. We talk about selling people what they want and giving them what they need and find actionable steps for Julianna’s baby…
Using Small Habits to Discover New Goals and Opportunities with Laura Vanderkam - 081
Oct 28, 2019 • 60 min
Author, speaker, and podcaster Laura Vanderkam is here to talk about productivity, small habits, big goals, and how we all have the same amount of time, but it’s our choices that matter. Laura is a productivity and time management expert who shares some…
Get Ruthed: How to Maximize Your Revenue in a Very Niched and Very Targeted Market with Cassidy Tuttle - 080
Oct 21, 2019 • 62 min
Cassidy Tuttle of Succulents and Sunshine is getting about 300,000 visitors a month to her site. She sells her own products and features ads and Amazon products. Her problem is that she needs to increase revenue and conversion rates. Ruth gets to the…
Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone with Dr. Angela Lauria - 079
Oct 14, 2019 • 62 min
Dr. Angela Lauria is here to share her story of how she was able to build an eight figure business of her dreams once she knew what those dreams were. She also talks about pushing past fear and knowing when to draw that line in the sand.
Get Ruthed: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Brooke Van Sickle - 078
Oct 7, 2019 • 56 min
On today’s Get Ruthed podcast, we are talking to Brooke Van Sickle the founder of Journey to KidLit. We tackle overcoming imposter syndrome and taking the right steps to actually make money even with a very niche audience.
Creating True Confidence by Understanding What’s Going on in Your Brain with Kara Loewentheil - 077
Sep 30, 2019 • 60 min
I have a super fun and interesting conversation with life coach Kara Loewentheil. She has a brilliant philosophy of positive baby steps to retrain our brains to find true confidence to achieve what we want. She gave up a superstar law career to become a…
Get Ruthed: Barb Hudson Discovers What Will Take Her Business to the Next Level - 076
Sep 23, 2019 • 68 min
This is the first ever Get Ruthed online one-on-one coaching session podcast. I talk with EBA member Barb Hudson about her blog Make It Home. We discuss her business and goals. In hopes of helping her hone her voice and message to get her business to…
Embracing Your Inner Badass Every Single Day with Jen Sincero - 075
Sep 16, 2019 • 43 min
Number one New York Times’ bestselling author Jen Sincero is all about embracing her fear to make sure she is moving in the right direction. You don’t want to miss this episode about embracing your inner badass and reaching outside of your comfort zone.
Learn How to Unlock Your Purpose, Passion and Fully Engage in Life with Brian Dixon - 074
Sep 9, 2019 • 61 min
The most-important resource that you have for succeeding in business and in life is the people around you. My good friend and the author of Start with Your People Brian Dixon is here to talk about his new book and the importance of maximizing…
Showing up in Your Own Life in a Big Way with Laura Smith - 073
Sep 2, 2019 • 50 min
What happens when someone is voted most shy and most likely to succeed? If that person is productivity expert Laura Smith, they go on to build a wildly successful online business. My conversation with Laura is inspiring and motivating for any business…
Learning to Make Peace With Yourself Exactly as You Are with Brandice Lardner - 072
Aug 26, 2019 • 48 min
Brandice Lardner the founder of the Grace Filled Plate shares her story of overcoming depression, an eating disorder, and mindset issues to eventually helping others with nutrition and fitness with a dose of faith throne in. She also shares how her…
Trusting Your Design Instincts and Creating a Home That Is Uniquely You with Tasha Agruso - 071
Aug 19, 2019 • 58 min
My good friend Tasha Agruso is back again to talk about her business and why designing a home you love is more important than you think. Tasha is the host of the Colorful Conversations podcast and the owner of Kaleidoscope Living and Designer in a Binder.…
Having the Courage to Follow Your Passion and Turn it Into a Paying Job with Gina Godeen - 070
Aug 12, 2019 • 43 min
Freelance writer Gina Godeen is here to talk about how she walked away from a lucrative career in the mining industry to create her own writing business. She shares how she conquered her fears and went for it. She also talks about marketing, niching down,…
Letting the Worst Moments of Your Life Lead You to Where You Want to Go with Rachel Ritlop - 069
Aug 5, 2019 • 51 min
Rachel Ritlop is an entrepreneur and coach who hosts The Confused Millennial podcast. For someone so young, she has a lot of wisdom and life experience to share. This is a special episode, because Rachel shares a deeply tragic event that changed her…
The Miracle Equation That Just Might Change Everything With Hal Elrod - 068
Jul 29, 2019 • 57 min
Hal Elrod is one of the most energetic enthusiastic guests I’ve ever had on the show. He is the man behind The Miracle Morning book and series. He survived a head on collision and beat cancer. He is on the show to talk about his new book The Miracle…
Owning Your Everyday and Overcoming the Pressure to Prove with Jordan Lee Dooley - 067
Jul 22, 2019 • 56 min
If you’ve ever felt that perfectionism or comparison is holding you back or that imposter syndrome is preventing you from putting yourself out there, this podcast is for you. Jordan Lee Dooley is an author, podcaster, speaker, and entrepreneur who…
Letting Go of Your Mom Guilt for Good With JoAnn Crohn - 066
Jul 15, 2019 • 52 min
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…
Taking Action and Pushing Past Insecurities with Chris & Emily Norton - 065
Jul 8, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Daring to Finally Drop the Facade and Face Your Demons Head On with Lauren Greutman - 064
Jul 1, 2019 • 59 min
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…
How to Slay Your Internal Doubts & Make This Your Last Bad Day With Michael O’Brien - 063
Jun 24, 2019 • 64 min
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…
How to Make Courage a Habit With Kate Swoboda - 062
Jun 17, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Viral Parenting & Bringing Your Best Self to Every Opportunity with Mindy McKnight - 061
Jun 10, 2019 • 46 min
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…
Tapping Into Your Purpose, Passion, and Power With Carla Moore - 060
Jun 3, 2019 • 51 min
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…
How to Supercharge Your Morning Routine - 059
May 27, 2019 • 26 min
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…
Ruth Gets Real - 058
May 20, 2019 • 52 min
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…
Why Action is the Antidote to Fear (And What You Can Do to Take Those First Scary Steps) - 057
May 13, 2019 • 28 min
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
May 6, 2019 • 54 min
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.
The 7 Principles of Courage - 055
Apr 29, 2019 • 31 min
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
Apr 22, 2019 • 85 min
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
Apr 15, 2019 • 36 min
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
Apr 8, 2019 • 52 min
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.
Five Surefire Ways to Boost Your Confidence - 051
Apr 1, 2019 • 33 min
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
Mar 25, 2019 • 59 min
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!
Embracing Your Mistakes - 049
Mar 18, 2019 • 30 min
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
Mar 11, 2019 • 46 min
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
Mar 4, 2019 • 27 min
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
Feb 25, 2019 • 57 min
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!
So You Want To Start Your Own Business - 045
Feb 18, 2019 • 38 min
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
Feb 11, 2019 • 52 min
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
Feb 4, 2019 • 31 min
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
Jan 28, 2019 • 60 min
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.
Finding the Support to Go After Your Dreams - 041
Jan 21, 2019 • 33 min
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
Jan 14, 2019 • 61 min
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
Jan 7, 2019 • 42 min
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
Dec 31, 2018 • 66 min
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
Dec 24, 2018 • 34 min
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
Dec 17, 2018 • 56 min
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.
Daring to Make Time for Self Care - 035
Dec 10, 2018 • 27 min
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
Dec 3, 2018 • 52 min
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
Nov 26, 2018 • 59 min
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
Nov 19, 2018 • 51 min
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
Nov 12, 2018 • 30 min
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
Nov 5, 2018 • 50 min
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.
How to Have The Best Year of Your Life - 029
Oct 29, 2018 • 36 min
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
Oct 22, 2018 • 65 min
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.
The One and Only True Secret to Success - 027
Oct 15, 2018 • 33 min
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.
Writing Your Own Story with Laura Belgray - 026
Oct 8, 2018 • 50 min
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.
The Power of Taking Full Responsibility - 025
Oct 1, 2018 • 28 min
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
Sep 24, 2018 • 54 min
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!
How to Escape the Comparison Trap - 023
Sep 17, 2018 • 25 min
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
Sep 10, 2018 • 47 min
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
Sep 3, 2018 • 29 min
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
Aug 27, 2018 • 51 min
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.
Finding a Why That’s Bigger Than Your Fear - 019
Aug 20, 2018 • 26 min
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
Aug 13, 2018 • 50 min
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.
Live Your Life With No Excuses - 017
Aug 6, 2018 • 28 min
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
Jul 30, 2018 • 53 min
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
Jul 23, 2018 • 35 min
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
Jul 16, 2018 • 55 min
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
Jul 9, 2018 • 31 min
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
Jul 2, 2018 • 51 min
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
Jun 25, 2018 • 29 min
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
Jun 18, 2018 • 49 min
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
Jun 11, 2018 • 35 min
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
Jun 4, 2018 • 55 min
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
May 28, 2018 • 32 min
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
May 21, 2018 • 53 min
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.
Turning Breakdowns into Breakthroughs - 005
May 14, 2018 • 29 min
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
May 7, 2018 • 46 min
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
Apr 30, 2018 • 24 min
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
Apr 30, 2018 • 56 min
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
Apr 30, 2018 • 28 min
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.
Welcome to Do It Scared™ with Ruth Soukup - 000
Apr 13, 2018 • 6 min
In this introduction episode, we talk about what it actually means to Do It Scared™, and what this podcast is all about!