susam49 - 8 months ago
I have been following Ruth Soukup for many years and I love her genuine authenticity, her passion and drive to help others, and the wisdom, expertise, and inspiration she shares. I love her newest book, Do it Scared, which is an inspirational and practical application guidebook that helps the reader face their fears to overcome adversity to achieve their dreams and create a life they love.
Do it Scared shares a wealth of valuable real-life examples and experiences, research, (more than 4,000 people were surveyed) wisdom, inspiration, encouragement, passion, and practical tools that guide the reader through the actionable and doable steps to achieve the dreams we have been fearful of going after. It allows us to see the possibilities and that it’s more than okay to dream big and have missteps along the way.
Do it Scared challenges and motivates you to move forward in the ways fear shows up in your life. Ruth walks the reader through identifying your fear Archetype (the unique ways fear can show up in your life), the Principles of Courage, and Courage in Action. Within each of the 7 fear Archetype’s Ruth uses real life struggles, positive attributes, habits and behaviors, the voice of the particular archetype, how it holds you back, strategies to overcome the fear and take action, create accountability, and moving past the fear Archetype. She offers a quiz that defines your Archetype and I think it described me to a tee!
Ruth took a passion project and turned it into a successful business and created a life she loves. She overcame a lot of adversity along the way. She beat the odds. She put in the hard work and didn’t give up and achieved the dreams and goals she set out to reach. Her words are motivating, inspiring, convicting, encouraging, logical, practical, doable, and achievable. We can push past being stuck, isolated, and paralyzed by fear and achieve the dreams we are so afraid of going after! After reading Do it Scared, I feel energized, excited, hopeful, inspired, motivated, encouraged, and believe that I can and will achieve the dreams of my heart!
Ruth Soukup shares, “Remember, action is the antidote to fear, and at the end of the day the only thing stopping you is you.”
I love Ruth’s vulnerability, raw honesty, and how she bravely bares her soul in Do it Scared and I find her to be enormously courageous! Despite and because of the difficulties she has faced, she says, “Every wrong turn has somehow led me to where I am right now. Every misstep has led me to what eventually became the right step. And I have faith that the current rough patches in my life will be the future lessons I’ll be eternally grateful for.” I love this powerful truth!
I’ve personally been stuck and paralyzed for years in my own passion project. Ruth’s amazing book, Do it Scared, opened my eyes to possibilities I hadn’t considered and allowed me to see I am more than capable to go after the dreams that lay upon my heart and soul. The actionable steps provided in Do it Scared give me hope and a new found passion to run after the dreams I’ve placed on hold because of the fears that held me hostage.
I loved Do it Scared and I feel it can be for anyone that has allowed themselves to dream but didn’t take action out of fear, or the person that never allowed themselves the possibility to dream, and the person that has tried and given up, or doesn’t know the next steps to achieve their dreams and goals. I think you’ll love Ruth’s no-nonsense approach and writing style, the stories she shares, and the wealth of wisdom and expertise that is contained within the pages of “Do it Scared.” I’m so grateful to Ruth Soukup for writing this book, her inspirational podcast, and the awesome products she creates to remind us all that we can Do it Scared!