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MoxieCast is THE show to add more feel-good to your day. Dr. Mandy Lehto, coach, writer and speaker, brings you unique and actionable ways to get more purpose, peace and awareness of what’s possible when we disable auto-pilot and start living on purpose.
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013: How To Be Braver, with Suzy Greaves
What does it mean to be brave? Is it about having bullet-proof confidence, maybe a little smug certainty? If so, I've been doing it wrong all my life. Reflecting on the times when I've been brave, I can't recall a single episode where I've felt bullet-proof or certain. The time I moved countries to attend grad school? Terrified. The time I left my marriage? (...because, to paraphrase Cheryl Strayed, I realised I didn't love him hard enough or true enough or big enough or right). Was it the brave and right thing to do? Absolutely. Was I scared and uncertain? You bet. The time I left a well-paid, but soul-destroying career to start my own business? I was totally wracked with self-doubt. And yes, it turned out to be the bravest, best career choice ever. But still, I felt more weenie than winner at the time. I've learned one thing about bravery: Being brave doesn't mean you're not terrified. It's being terrified and proceeding anyway, in spite of the fear and uncertainty. And if you splatter, it's about getting up again. Today I'm in conversation with Suzy Greaves, the editor of Psychologies magazine. Suzy is also a life coach, the author of two books, Making the Big Leap and The Big Peace, and is momma to Charlie (human) and Oscar (canine). Suzy and I discuss what it means to be brave; why resilience is key (especially if you've splattered); and why you don't have to be the smartest and most talented to be successful. Some highlights: Suzy dreamt of crashing her car - and other signs that she needed to be brave and make a career change Bravery vs. talent Handling your inner critic Tips on making a big leap Suzy puts her coaching hat on and answers some listener questions (on becoming self-employed; struggling with self-promotion; and busting a rut) Please enjoy my conversation with Suzy Greaves. SuzyGreaves.com