Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love

Dare to Create the Life You WantEqual parts inspiration and tough love, Do it Scared combines practical, easy-to-implement strategies for overcoming fear and resistance in your life, along with the motivation and encouragement to actually start making real changes that lead to big results. From identifying your unique Fear Archetype™ to adopting the Principles of Courage, and then, most importantly, learning how to take focused action in the right direction, it is the the book designed to help you not only face your fears head on, but create a concrete action plan that will help you move forward, so that you can finally start creating the life you’ve always dreamed of–a life you love.   It is the go-to-guide for anyone who has ever felt stuck, or who feels like you are sitting on the sidelines of your own life, afraid to truly dive in and go after your goals and dreams wholeheartedly.  It’s for anyone who has ever said no when they wished they dared say yes.Want to Know if This Book is for You?Do you ever feel like life is passing you by?Have you ever let fear hold you back from pursuing a goal or dream?Do you ever worry about making a mistake or getting it wrong?Have you ever felt like you’re not even sure what you really want out of life, but you know it’s something?Do you ever envy people who dare to do the things you don’t dare to do?Have you ever said no when you wished you dared say yes?Have you ever felt regret for a chance or an opportunity you didn’t take?Do you ever worry about what other people might say if you tried something new?Have you ever felt like there must be something more out there for you?The truth is that fear impacts each of us in a slightly different way, but if the answer to any of those questions is yes, then Do It Scared contains the message–and the practical solution–that you need to hear.Action is the Antidote to FearWe tell ourselves we are too busy to pursue our dreams. But what if the real reason we’re putting off our goals is FEAR?The fear that we’re not good enough, not smart or talented or capable enough. It’s the fear that others might laugh at us, or that we’ll get hurt or be rejected, or that pursuing our true potential will be too hard.  The fear that we’ll fail.But courage doesn’t mean we are never afraid. True courage means taking action, despite the fear.That’s why in Do It Scared, you will:Identify your own unique Fear Archetype™ – the specific type of fear that keeps you stuck – and learn how to conquer it.Dare to start thinking bigger about your life and your goals while you also create a concrete plan of action for how to get there.Learn how to foster accountability in order to stay motivated and accomplish big things.Embrace a new set of core beliefs–the Principles of Courage–that will allow you to push past fear in your own life.Learn why the most powerful secret to success is already in your grasp–you just have to know how to use it.You no longer have to sit on the sidelines.  Order Do It Scared and start today.

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“Ruth Soukup is equal parts fierce, genuine, and a breath of fresh air. She is the real deal. She has experienced her own do it scared moments and has wisdom to share. Do yourself a favor and start reading this book now. When you finish, you’ll be equipped to start tackling your biggest fears.”

Hal Elrod, Bestselling author of The Miracle Morning and The Miracle Equation

“Ruth’s a bold, brave hero in this world and she doesn’t even know it. Her story, strength and rare ability to see the world from a lens of truth and possibility make her one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. Do It Scared is the ultimate book for our generation who need practical tools for self reliance more than ever before. Ruth shows you not how to eradicate fear but how to powerfully proceed with your heart beating. If I could force everyone I know to read this book, I would!”

Susie Moore, Journalist and bestselling author of What If It Does Work Out?

“If you’re tired of playing small and are ready to embrace your future, Ruth Soukup offers the actionable steps you need to get started. Do It Scared is a practical guide to identifying your limiting beliefs, overcoming your fears, and creating the life you’ve dreamed of.”

-Michael Hyatt, New York Times Bestselling Author

“This brilliant book is a roadmap for turning big thoughts into big things. Ruth helps you understand the root of your fears so you can own them, and choose courageous action instead of fear-ridden reaction. Do It Scared is more than a catch phrase. It is a bold action plan to help you get out of your own way so you can get where you want to go.”

-Tess Masters, Bestselling author of The Perfect Blend.

“People love to dream, imagine and hope.  But then fear pops up and those dreams get stuck in the mire of regret and inaction. This book will move you from crippling fear to a life of purpose and meaning, evidenced by physical, emotional, spiritual and relational abundance. Get ready to move from “I wish” to “I did.”


-Dan Miller
, New York Times bestselling author, 48 Days to the Work You Love

From the Author

I’ve been scared my whole life.
 
Scared of putting myself out there, scared of making a mistake, scared of stepping outside the lines, scared of what other people might say.
 
Scared that I might not be enough.
 
And for a long time, that fear held me back.It was always there, impacting the decisions that I made and damaging myself-esteem.  That fear kept me inside a box, never daring to step outside my comfort zone, or to follow my own path, or to pursue my own goals and dreams whole-heartedly.
 
But then I learned a secret that changed everything.
 
It was that courage doesn’t mean we’re never afraid; instead, courage is taking action in the face of fear.  Real courage is doing scared.
 
And so I started taking action.  Small steps at first, but those small steps gave me the courage to take bigger steps, and then even bigger ones after that.  But as I worked to overcome fear in my own life, I started to realize that I was not the only one who was letting fear hold me back.
 
Far from it.
 
Over and over, I began hearing from members of my communities at Living Well Spending Less and Elite Blog Academy, readers and students and customers who felt stuck and alone and unfulfilled, but also not sure how to break free.  I heard from women who had spent so much time taking care of everyone else around them that they weren’t even sure who they were anymore, much less what they wanted.And they were afraid it might be too late.  I heard from people who were desperate to make changes in their life, but afraid of what that change might bring–wanting to go back to school or start a business or write a book or lose weight or payoff debt–but not knowing how to take that first step.
 
It made me curious to find out more about how fear affects us and holds us back, but also eager to figure out what we can do about it.
 
Because I believe that if we can understand our fear, we can also conquer it.
 
And soI embarked on what became more than a two-year journey to understand fear and how to move past it.  It started with an in-depth study, during which my research team and I surveyed more than 4,000 people on the role of fear in their lives.
 
During the course of that study, we discovered that not all fear is created equal, but that there are seven distinct ways that fear manifests itself in our lives and holds us back–something I call the seven Fear Archetypes™.
 
From there, we created the Do it Scared Fear Assessment™ to help you identify your own specific Fear Archetype and better understand the role of fear in your own life. (You’ll find the link for this in your book.)

But Do It Scared does more than just help you identify your fear; instead, it helps you create a concrete action plan for moving past fear in your life, for finally daring to step outside your comfort zone and create the life you’ve always dreamed of–a life you truly love.
 
And believe me when I tell you that this book is a game changer! Equal parts inspiration and tough love, it combines practical, easy-to-implement strategies, along with the motivation and encouragement to actually start making real changes that lead to big results.  It is the go-to-guide for anyone who feels like you’ve been sitting on the sidelines of your own life, afraid to truly dive in and go after your dreams.
 
It’s the book that changes everything.  And I can’t wait to share it with you.


xoxo, Ruth

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Dare to Create the Life You WantEqual parts inspiration and tough love, Do it Scared combines practical, easy-to-implement strategies for overcoming fear and resistance in your life, along with the motivation and encouragement to actually start making real changes that lead to big results. From identifying your unique Fear Archetype™ to adopting the Principles of Courage, and then, most importantly, learning how to take focused action in the right direction, it is the the book designed to help you not only face your fears head on, but create a concrete action plan that will help you move forward, so that you can finally start creating the life you’ve always dreamed of–a life you love.   It is the go-to-guide for anyone who has ever felt stuck, or who feels like you are sitting on the sidelines of your own life, afraid to truly dive in and go after your goals and dreams wholeheartedly.  It’s for anyone who has ever said no when they wished they dared say yes.Want to Know if This Book is for You?Do you ever feel like life is passing you by?Have you ever let fear hold you back from pursuing a goal or dream?Do you ever worry about making a mistake or getting it wrong?Have you ever felt like you’re not even sure what you really want out of life, but you know it’s something?Do you ever envy people who dare to do the things you don’t dare to do?Have you ever said no when you wished you dared say yes?Have you ever felt regret for a chance or an opportunity you didn’t take?Do you ever worry about what other people might say if you tried something new?Have you ever felt like there must be something more out there for you?The truth is that fear impacts each of us in a slightly different way, but if the answer to any of those questions is yes, then Do It Scared contains the message–and the practical solution–that you need to hear.Action is the Antidote to FearWe tell ourselves we are too busy to pursue our dreams. But what if the real reason we’re putting off our goals is FEAR?The fear that we’re not good enough, not smart or talented or capable enough. It’s the fear that others might laugh at us, or that we’ll get hurt or be rejected, or that pursuing our true potential will be too hard.  The fear that we’ll fail.But courage doesn’t mean we are never afraid. True courage means taking action, despite the fear.That’s why in Do It Scared, you will:Identify your own unique Fear Archetype™ – the specific type of fear that keeps you stuck – and learn how to conquer it.Dare to start thinking bigger about your life and your goals while you also create a concrete plan of action for how to get there.Learn how to foster accountability in order to stay motivated and accomplish big things.Embrace a new set of core beliefs–the Principles of Courage–that will allow you to push past fear in your own life.Learn why the most powerful secret to success is already in your grasp–you just have to know how to use it.You no longer have to sit on the sidelines.  Order Do It Scared and start today.

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