Is Fear Holding You Back? Here’s Why (and What to Do About It)

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You have big goals that you’d like to accomplish, and you know there are certain things that you SHOULD be doing in order to make those goals a reality, and yet….something holds you back. You self-sabotage. Or procrastinate. Or let that little voice of self-doubt in the back of your head get to you.

What you can’t figure out is WHY!

The truth is the underlying cause of almost all the self-sabotage that happens in our life–and in our business–happens as a direct result of fear. Not the phobia kind of fear, like the fear of snakes or the fear of flying, but a deeper, more internal kind of fear.

And while fear impacts all of us in one way or another, how it actually shows up looks very different from person to person.

So why does that matter?

Because understanding HOW your fear is showing up is actually the key to overcoming it!

So do you want to find out what you can do about it?

Watch my TED talk below to unlock ALL the mystery!

Once you’ve watched, I’d love to hear what you think! What’s your Fear Archetype, and how have you noticed that particular fear playing out in your life? Leave a comment below to let me know.


Also, if you’d  like to take our free Fear Assessment, you can do that HERE. And if this video resonated with you, or if there’s someone in your life who you think could benefit from it, please be sure to share it!


xoxo, Ruth


P.S. Friends, this might be crazy, but I would LOVE to see this video go viral! But for that, I’ll definitely need your help in sharing it everywhere we can!!! Will you help me? To make it super easy, here’s a few ideas already done for you:

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  • Conquer your fear instantly–here’s how. www.doitscared.com/ted
  • Do you know your Fear Archetype? Here’s why it matters  www.doitscared.com/ted
  • This one simple trick to overcome your biggest fear will basically change everything. www.doitscared.com/ted

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Your secret (fear) identity is keeping you stuck – here’s what to do! >>> https://t.co/CPejNBj3SW#tedtalk #tedx #tedxmilehigh #foodforthought #goodtoknow #lifehacks #feararchetypes #doitscared #mondaymotivation pic.twitter.com/mP1g7WLaGt

— Ruth Soukup (@RuthSoukup) February 10, 2020


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Author of Do It Scared book and a the podcast of the same name, Ruth Soukup breaks down how fear might be holding you back and how to take charge of it and make your fear work for you! #doitscared #tedxmilehigh


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