Do It Scared® with Ruth Soukup

By Ruth Soukup

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Do It Scared® with Ruth Soukup is the podcast created to help you face your fears, overcome adversity, and create a life you LOVE. Each week you’ll discover actionable strategies for greater productivity, motivation, entrepreneurship, creativity, fulfillment, success, and happiness, along with the motivation and encouragement to actually start making real changes that lead to big results. Each week we’ll address topics that delve into those things that we are so afraid of, and how it holds us back in our day to day lives—then focus on easy-to-implement advice for how we can face our fears and overcome adversity in order to create a life we truly love. The podcast will also feature bi-weekly interviews with authors, influencers, and other notable guests who have dared to do it scared in their own lives.

Episode Date
Trusting Your Design Instincts and Creating a Home That Is Uniquely You with Tasha Agruso - 071
58:22

My good friend Tasha Agruso is back again to talk about her business and why designing a home you love is more important than you think. Tasha is the host of the Colorful Conversations podcast and the owner of Kaleidoscope Living and Designer in a Binder. We have a wonderful conversation where we share life tips, business tips, and design inspiration.

Aug 19, 2019
Having the Courage to Follow Your Passion and Turn it Into a Paying Job with Gina Godeen - 070
43:30

Freelance writer Gina Godeen is here to talk about how she walked away from a lucrative career in the mining industry to create her own writing business. She shares how she conquered her fears and went for it. She also talks about marketing, niching down, and belonging to great communities.

Aug 12, 2019
Letting the Worst Moments of Your Life Lead You to Where You Want to Go with Rachel Ritlop - 069
51:06

Rachel Ritlop is an entrepreneur and coach who hosts The Confused Millennial podcast. For someone so young, she has a lot of wisdom and life experience to share. This is a special episode, because Rachel shares a deeply tragic event that changed her entire life and outlook.

Aug 05, 2019
The Miracle Equation That Just Might Change Everything With Hal Elrod - 068
57:01

Hal Elrod is one of the most energetic enthusiastic guests I’ve ever had on the show. He is the man behind The Miracle Morning book and series. He survived a head on collision and beat cancer. He is on the show to talk about his new book The Miracle Equation, and how he used it to achieve the improbable and how you can too.

Jul 29, 2019
Owning Your Everyday and Overcoming the Pressure to Prove with Jordan Lee Dooley - 067
56:59

If you’ve ever felt that perfectionism or comparison is holding you back or that imposter syndrome is preventing you from putting yourself out there, this podcast is for you. Jordan Lee Dooley is an author, podcaster, speaker, and entrepreneur who believes in owning everyday. Years of work have created her overnight success, and she’s here to tell us about it and how you can do it too.

Jul 22, 2019
Letting Go of Your Mom Guilt for Good With JoAnn Crohn - 066
52:31

If you struggle with mom guilt or with convincing your kids to study, get ready on time, or entertain themselves, you won’t want to miss my interview with JoAnn Crohn. JoAnn is the No Guilt Mom and founder of several courses for kids. This former teacher really knows how to persuade kids and help parents along the way. 

Jul 15, 2019
Taking Action and Pushing Past Insecurities with Chris & Emily Norton - 065
54:50

The super inspirational couple of Chris and Emily Norton are here today to talk about their new book, their marriage, and doing the hard work. Chris was paralyzed from the neck down playing college football. He and his wife Emily have turned setback into inspiration helping others, adopting their daughters, and being foster parents. 

Jul 08, 2019
Daring to Finally Drop the Facade and Face Your Demons Head On with Lauren Greutman - 064
59:54

My good friend Lauren Gruetman is here today, but not to talk about budgeting, planners, or personal finance. She is going to open the curtain and share a very personal part of her life that had been holding her back and how she overcame it. In this episode, we get personal, and Lauren is a living example of facing the fear.

Jul 01, 2019
How to Slay Your Internal Doubts & Make This Your Last Bad Day With Michael O’Brien - 063
01:04:04

Michael O’Brien was in a life threatening bike accident that was a catalyst for making a shift in his entire life and mindset. He is now an author, speaker, and executive coach living the life of his dreams. Learn about Michael’s amazing story, and how we can all make a shift to live the life that we were meant to live.

Jun 24, 2019
How to Make Courage a Habit With Kate Swoboda - 062
54:36

Fear is a natural part of being human. It’s how we handle that fear or work with it or through it to move forward that matters. Kate Swoboda is the author of  The Courage Habit, and the perfect guest for this podcast. We talk about the habits and how to get things done even when fear is present.

Jun 17, 2019
Viral Parenting & Bringing Your Best Self to Every Opportunity with Mindy McKnight - 061
46:18

Mindy Knight shares what it takes to build a successful online business and a successful family in an increasingly online world. Mindy and her family have six YouTube channels and four of those have at least a million subscribers. She's the author of Viral Parenting: A Guide to Setting Boundaries, Building Trust, and Raising Responsible Kids in an Online World, and her girls have their own channel, store, and mascara line.

Jun 10, 2019
Tapping Into Your Purpose, Passion, and Power With Carla Moore - 060
51:36

What will it take to get you to live the life you want? HBO exec Carla Moore literally crashed into a cement divider at 55 mph before she took a good hard look at her life. Now she is speaking and writing about life transformation and the steps to get there. This interview with Carla is a must listen for anyone interested in life transformation.

Jun 03, 2019
How to Supercharge Your Morning Routine - 059
26:39

Having an intentional morning routine will allow you to jump start your day and focus on what really matters. In this episode, I’m going to share five simple practices that help you set a productive tone for your day and get more done than you ever thought possible.

May 27, 2019
Ruth Gets Real - 058
52:15

Ruth opens up and gets real as she answers interview questions by her friend and operations manager Laura Miller. For the launch of Do it Scared, Ruth honestly answers up close and personal questions. She even shares a secret that she has been keeping from everyone.

May 20, 2019
Why Action is the Antidote to Fear (And What You Can Do to Take Those First Scary Steps) - 057
28:30

Action is the only real antidote to fear. Taking focused action is the only way to get where you want to go! If that sounds daunting or overwhelming, don’t worry; this episode explores seven concrete action steps to take.

May 13, 2019
Moving Forward Even When You Don’t Have It All Figured Out with Jennifer Roskamp - 056
54:44

What would you do if you were a stay-at-home mom of nine, and your husband lost his job? Jennifer Roskamp’s answer was to turn her hobby blog into a six-figure business! Tune in to hear her wisdom on facing challenges head-on.

May 06, 2019
The 7 Principles of Courage - 055
31:24

If you’re ready to break through the fears that are holding you back, this is the episode for you! The seven principles of courage are powerful tools that will help you overcome your fears and achieve your biggest dreams.

Apr 29, 2019
Using the Power of an Alter Ego to Tap Into the Best Version of You with Todd Herman - 054
01:25:02

You already have the qualities and traits that you need to succeed at whatever you’re pursuing. It’s just a matter of unlocking them within yourself! Todd Herman explores the powerful potential of doing this by creating a super ego for yourself.

Apr 22, 2019
Not All Fear Is Created Equal: Why Identifying Your Fear is the First Essential Step to Overcoming It - 053
36:13

Each of us has a fear archetype that shows how fear manifests in our lives and affects what we do. Knowing which of the seven fear archetypes describes you helps you identify your deepest fears, which is the first step in growing past them!

Apr 15, 2019
Stop Making Success So Hard with Susie Moore - 052
52:24

It’s hard to achieve success and create a life you love, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be! Returning guest Susie Moore celebrates the podcast’s 1-year anniversary by explaining that success really can be easy.

Apr 08, 2019
Five Surefire Ways to Boost Your Confidence - 051
33:01

Developing your self-confidence is one of the surest ways to overcome fear, get unstuck, and start building a life you’ll love! But how do you develop that confidence? Today’s episode offers five practical steps to get started.

Apr 01, 2019
Being Free to Focus and Getting Things Done with Michael Hyatt - 050
59:12

Michael Hyatt, entrepreneur & bestselling author, has an unconventional idea: you achieve more when you have constraints. Tune in to learn how constraints and being free to focus can help with success at work and at home!

Mar 25, 2019
Embracing Your Mistakes - 049
30:22

Making mistakes is scary, even when they’re usually leading us in the right direction. But when you’re too scared of mistakes, you end up stuck! Reframe mistakes as lessons with these three simple steps to move forward bravely and live without regrets.

Mar 18, 2019
Having the Courage to Balance Confidence with Humility with Kat Cole - 048
46:37

Kat Cole got a job at Hooters to help pay for college, and ended up as the COO and President of a corporation with over 5,000 stores. Her unconventional and swift rise in the corporate world is a powerful lesson in seizing every opportunity.

Mar 11, 2019
How To Push Past Resistance Do Things You Don't Want To Do - 047
27:58

Leaving your comfort zone to reach big goals is hard, and a lot of that resistance probably comes from yourself! In this episode, Ruth shares five powerful and practical strategies to develop the discipline to push through.

Mar 04, 2019
Daring to Pivot, Even When You're Not Sure Which Way to Go with Jennifer Marx - 046
57:51

Imagine if you could turn a $20-a-month blog into one generating almost seven figures in profit in under two years. My amazing student Jennifer Marx of Jennifer Maker did exactly that, and she’s here today to share her inspirational story!

Feb 25, 2019
So You Want To Start Your Own Business - 045
38:55

Starting a business is scary, and that’s okay! With the five steps you’ll learn in today’s episode, you’ll be ahead of the curve and ready to create a business that will thrive. So get started today, and remember there are no mistakes, only lessons!

Feb 18, 2019
Getting Unstuck and Finding Your Path with Faith Mariah - 044
52:24

You’ve heard that the darkest hour is just before the dawn, but did you know this is true in blogging too? Today’s guest, the amazing Faith Mariah, almost quit blogging just a few weeks before making a full-time income. Tune in to get seriously inspired!

Feb 11, 2019
Stop the Downward Spiral of Comparison and Self-Doubt - 043
31:04

Have you ever started comparing yourself to other people, and ended up in the spiral of self-doubt and inadequacy? I’ve been there often, and I’ve discovered tools and techniques to help you break free!

Feb 04, 2019
Daring to Start a Business From Scratch with Kate Ahl - 042
01:00:43

Taking a giant leap of faith can be easier when you have nothing to lose, as Pinterest maven Kate Ahl knows all too well! Today, she’ll dive into how she started her business, got past her fears, and created her amazing life.

Jan 28, 2019
Finding the Support to Go After Your Dreams - 041
33:23

Achieving big goals and dreams is hard. Achieving them without support from your friends and family can feel impossible! But I promise you can do it, and I’ll explain how you can make your dreams a reality even if no one believes in you.

Jan 21, 2019
Losing Weight Developing Confidence Feeling Satisfied with Nagina Abdullah - 040
01:01:24

What if I told you that losing weight doesn’t need to involve feeling hungry and deprived? Nagina Abdullah is living proof that you can lose weight, get in shape, and enjoy yourself along the way, and she’s here to share her tips!

Jan 14, 2019
How I Finally Lost 25 Pounds This Year (After Failing Every Other Year) - 039
42:15

It’s already 2019! Have you set a goal for weight loss? I did last year, and despite some setbacks, managed to nail it! I did it with keto, which you’ve probably heard about. If you’re interested in getting started, let me talk you through it!

Jan 07, 2019
Discovering Who You Are & Becoming Who You Want to Be with Gretchen Rubin - 038
01:06:24

To create the life of your dreams, start by figuring out exactly who you are! Gretchen Rubin explains that each of us is born with one of four tendencies that shape our responses to expectations. Once you know your tendency, you can work within it.

Dec 31, 2018
How to Make New Year's Resolutions That You Will Actually Keep This Year - 037
34:31

Let me guess: you set amazing New Year’s resolutions each year, only to watch them fizzle out after a few months. If you’re ready to actually keep those resolutions and change your life, tune in to learn the four keys to making goals that stick!

Dec 24, 2018
Being Brave and Loving Your Messy, Imperfect Self with Lisa Leonard - 036
56:45

We’ve all heard that you need to love yourself to truly love others, but how can you love yourself when you know you’re flawed? Lisa Leonard, today’s guest, explores the power of finding the courage to love, even when that love is messy and imperfect.

Dec 17, 2018
Daring to Make Time for Self Care - 035
27:28

Do you make enough time in your busy life to truly practice self-care? You probably don’t, and you might even feel guilty at the idea of taking time for yourself. Self-care is actually one of the least selfish (and most important) uses of your time!

Dec 10, 2018
Beating the Odds and Letting Your Light Shine with Michael Sandler - 034
52:23

Sometimes you need to be broken down so you can build up a better version of yourself. Today’s amazing guest, Michael Sandler, is the perfect example! His two near-death experiences helped guide him into sharing his inner light.

Dec 03, 2018
Using Core Values to Shape Your Life and Business - 033
59:08

Here at Ruth Soukup Omnimedia, we live, breathe, and work by seven powerful core values. Instead of talking about this by myself, two of my amazing, inspirational employees join me today to share how these values have transformed their lives!

Nov 26, 2018
Balancing Passion, Purpose, and Parenting with Randi Zinn - 032
51:18

Your identity as a mom is incredibly important, but it can also be incredibly limiting. You aren’t just a mom, after all! Randi Zinn dives into how you can balance parenting with your own passion and purpose, and reclaim your sense of self.

Nov 19, 2018
Embracing Honest Feedback (Even When it Hurts) - 031
30:08

It’s hard to accept criticism! Nobody likes hearing that they’re making bad decisions, or going down the wrong path. But constructive criticism, controversy, and sometimes even conflict aren’t only inevitable; they’re necessary and valuable!

Nov 12, 2018
Turning Fear Into Action with Justin Schenck - 030
50:37

Don’t let your challenges become your excuses! All of us have our struggles, but success means moving past them. Justin Heller, today’s guest, is a perfect example of how finding the good within the bad can lead to a life you’ll love.

Nov 05, 2018
How to Have The Best Year of Your Life - 029
36:36

Success isn’t just about commitment and following through; it’s also about setting yourself up to succeed! Don’t let the new year catch you by surprise. Instead, take the last couple months of 2018 to lay the groundwork for your best year yet!

Oct 29, 2018
Daring to Share Your Gifts with Cathy Heller - 028
01:05:57

Sharing your truest self with the world is scary! It’s also one of the most powerful things you can do, and a huge step down a path toward the life you were born to live. Cathy Heller shares her inspirational story and some incredible words of wisdom.

Oct 22, 2018
The One and Only True Secret to Success - 027
33:46

One simple key trait separates those who succeed from those who don’t. It’s not about your finances, connections, or grades. Instead, it’s your grit! Your perseverance and determination to keep going no matter how hard things get is invaluable.

Oct 15, 2018
Writing Your Own Story with Laura Belgray - 026
50:30

Ready to write your own story and create your own narrative? Laura Belgray is a powerful copywriter and an entertaining person who knows all about forging your own path, even when you can’t always see the bigger picture.

Oct 08, 2018
The Power of Taking Full Responsibility - 025
28:05

Making the decision to own it no matter what, and take full responsibility for whatever life throws your way, might just be the most courageous thing you’ll ever do! It isn’t easy, but it will change everything for you.

Oct 01, 2018
Creating Extraordinary Results, Choosing Your Mindset, and Focusing on What You Want with Hal Elrod - 024
54:23

Almost all of the world’s most successful people attribute their success to one of six practices, which you can combine into one morning ritual. Today’s guest, Hal Elrod, explores how you can transform your life using these practices and more!

Sep 24, 2018
How to Escape the Comparison Trap - 023
25:58

No matter how great your life is and how successful you are, comparing yourself to others makes it so easy to forget to celebrate your journey. Learn three powerful tools to escape the trap of comparison and get back to loving your life!

Sep 17, 2018
Daring to See Things Differently with Katie Driscoll - 022
47:47

Imagine a mom of six kids trying to change the beauty and fashion industry, and succeeding! Katie Driscoll has done exactly that, through her inspirational work to encourage major companies to feature people with disabilities in their advertising.

Sep 10, 2018
Daring to Raise Kids Who Can Fend for Themselves - 021
29:59

Parenting isn’t easy, and raising independent, self-sufficient kids is even harder! In this episode, I go against the current trend in the United States. Instead of protecting your kids from everything, it’s important to let them fail!

Sep 03, 2018
Putting Profit First and Learning From Mistakes with Mike Michalowicz - 020
51:22

Here’s a counterintuitive piece of advice: in your business, pay yourself first instead of last! If this doesn’t make sense, you’ll love this conversation with bestselling author Mike Michalowicz about profit, fear, and killing your ego.

Aug 27, 2018
Finding a Why That’s Bigger Than Your Fear - 019
26:14

Creating a life you love isn’t always easy! There will be times when it’s hard, frustrating, miserable, and downright scary. This is why it’s so important to have a “why” that’s bigger than your fears to keep you motivated and inspired!

Aug 20, 2018
Overcoming the Odds and Forging Your Own Path with Allison Toepperwein - 018
50:36

Every single one of us has a really good excuse for why we “can’t” create a better life. But those excuses are just holding you back! When Allison Toepperwein was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s, she faced it head-on and forged her own path.

Aug 13, 2018
Live Your Life With No Excuses - 017
28:43

Even a good excuse is still an excuse, and excuses will never get you to where you want to be! Instead, take charge of yourself, commit to a no-excuses mentality, and see for yourself how amazing a life without excuses can be!

Aug 06, 2018
Secrets of Fearless Living with Tess Masters - 016
53:01

Sometimes, the painful and challenging things that happen in our lives turn out to be exactly what we needed! Tess Masters, or the Blender Girl, used a tough situation to create fearlessness and learned to say “yes, and…” to life!

Jul 30, 2018
How to Break Down Your Big Goals into a Plan That Works - 015
35:30

Here’s a hard truth of life: if you don’t put your long-term goals first every day, there will never be enough time or energy for our dreams. That’s why it’s so important to break those big goals into small bites, and then make them happen!

Jul 23, 2018
Why Being An Over Achiever Isn’t Always All it’s Cracked Up To Be with Tasha Arguso - 014
55:02

Imagine having a high-powered career as a partner at a law firm, then giving it all up to pursue your passion for interior design. That’s what Tasha Agruso did, and she’s loving her life as an online businesswoman! Tune in for her inspirational story.

Jul 16, 2018
Finding Your Tribe, Creating a Truth Club, and Bringing Your Best Self - 013
31:19

It can be hard to admit that we need accountability, but the truth is, almost all of us need it more than we think! A key to getting there is forming your own truth club of amazing people who will keep it real and speak the truth.

Jul 09, 2018
When You're Making it Up as You Go Along with Abby Walker - 012
51:45

Believe it or not, nobody else knows what they’re doing either! This means that it’s possible to Google your way to success, as Abby Lou Walker explains in this fun episode about shoes, starting a business, and creating a life you love!

Jul 02, 2018
Body Image, Self-Confidence, and Letting Yourself Be Seen - 011
29:50

Losing weight is hard! But the self-confidence that comes with loving your body is incredibly valuable, and can make huge differences both in your personal life and at work. That’s why I’ve created a four-step plan to losing weight and getting in shape!

Jun 25, 2018
Being So Good That They Can’t Ignore You with Edie Wadsworth - 010
49:18

One way to move past rejection is to become so good that they just can’t say no! Edie Wadsworth figured this out, and used her determination to flourish in two impressive careers. Learn how to overcome obstacles, switch paths, and Do it Scared!

Jun 18, 2018
Why There’s No Such Thing as Balance (So Stop Feeling Guilty!) - 009
35:44

We’ve all heard that the key to a successful, happy life is achieving balance. Would it surprise you to learn this isn’t true? Believe it or not, balance is overrated, and the concept can actually stand in the way of achieving a life you love!

Jun 11, 2018
What Happens after Rock Bottom with Abby Rike Rockenbaugh - 008
55:44

What comes after unimaginable tragedy? Biggest Loser competitor Abby Rike Rockenbaugh lost her husband and children in one fell swoop, but emerged from the ashes of grief to create a life she loves! Learn how to move forward in this inspirational episode.

Jun 04, 2018
Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Following the Rules - 007
32:34

Rules are for suckers! If that idea surprises or shocks you, this episode is for you. Tune in to learn three principles that will help you figure out which rules to break shatter as you create a life you’ll love!

May 28, 2018
Creating Your Dream Life, & Dealing With its Consequences with Rosemarie Groner - 006
53:29

Don’t get hung up on the fact that you don’t know exactly what to do! Trying something is at least moving forward. Ruth’s guest, Rosemarie Groner, turned this philosophy into a $100,000/month blogging success story, and shares her wisdom with listeners.

May 21, 2018
Turning Breakdowns into Breakthroughs - 005
29:17

Even those people who seem to live perfect lives actually face obstacles and breakdowns. The trick isn’t to have everything go right, but rather to turn obstacles into opportunities and breakdowns into breakthroughs!

May 14, 2018
Obstacles Are Good, Passion Is Dangerous, & Other Things You Didn’t Know with Ryan Holiday - 004
46:29

When you run into an obstacle, don’t be discouraged! Ruth’s guest in this episode, Ryan Holiday, digs into why obstacles are actually advantages and other surprising and unusual insights, like the idea that talent outweighs passion.

May 07, 2018
How To Stop Listening to That Voice in Your Head That Says You Can’t - 003
24:44

Imagine how different your life could be if your inner voice exclaimed “Yes, I can!” rather than “No, I can’t.” In this episode, Ruth shares three powerful strategies that will help you overcome your own limiting beliefs and change that inner narrative.

Apr 30, 2018
There's No Such Thing as a Good Excuse with Susie Moore - 002
56:01

Ever feel like you don’t know what you’re doing? You’re not alone! In fact, just about everyone feels the same way. Ruth and guest Susie Moore explore how understanding this idea frees you to create the life of your dreams.

Apr 30, 2018
Why Stretch Goals are the Secret to Creating a Life You Love - 001
28:24

The only ideas worth pursuing are those that not only excite you but frighten you as well. In this inaugural episode, Ruth gives you permission to dream bigger than you ever thought possible and shares four practical steps to make it all happen.

Apr 30, 2018
Welcome to Do It Scared™ with Ruth Soukup - 000
06:17

In this introduction episode, we talk about what it actually means to Do It Scared™, and what this podcast is all about!

Apr 13, 2018