EPISODE 108: YOU HAVE TO BUILD YOURSELF A RUNWAY, WITH KATE SWOBODA

Kate Swoboda (a.k.a. Kate Courageous) is the author of the Courageous Living Program, founder of the Courageous Living Coach Certification, and creator of YourCourageousLife.com, where she defines courage as feeling afraid, diving in anyway, and transforming. Her approach combines straight-shooting, pragmatic wisdom with playfully poking at self-imposed limitations of who you are and what’s truly possible for you.

Kate was deemed one of the top 50 bloggers making a difference in fitness, health, and happiness by Greatist. She’s written for Entrepreneur, The Intelligent Optimist, The Daily Love, ProBlogger, MindBodyGreen, Lifetime Moms, and has been breakout session speaker at the World Domination Summit.

Her first book with publisher New Harbinger will be on shelves in 2017.

In this episode, Kate and Stacy discuss what it takes to build a business that works for you and why you shouldn’t jump into it too quickly.

Some highlights include:

“Where do I sign?” At minute 2:00, Kate talks about why being a business coach had always appealed to her and how it transformed from a hobby into something much more substantial.

“Fearless is a myth.” At minute 6:00, Kate talks about creating habitual courage.

You have to build yourself a runway. At minute 9:00, Kate talks about the dangers of quitting your job too early.

“It depends on how you like to work.” At minute 17:00, Kate gives her perspective on the work-life balance debate and how she schedules her time.

Keep your eyes on your own paper. At minute 27:00, Kate talks about not comparing yourself to other business owners because you don’t know what’s behind that business.

 

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