Aug 7, 2018
“She was powerful. Not because she wasn’t scared,
but because she went on so strongly despite the
Pause and let that sink in. This
episode, I am talking with Jessica Honegger, author of
Courage, the Going
Scared Podcast, and the founder of Noon Day Collection. We’ll be
talking about fear, something Jessica is well aquainted
Put In the Effort
- “Stop saying ‘it’s hard’. Start saying ‘it requires
- Noonday started off as a side
gig to raise funds to adopt their son. She was making handmade
jewelry and before she knew it, she was running a
- “I’m waiting for this point of arrival where things are going
to feel effortless, I guess.”
you say something is hard, it puts you in a place of wishing for
the past and simplicity instead of leading you forward.
- Coming back from vacation, she was on the home
stretch of her book release, but she shifted her mindset away from
the dread and toward the excitement by reminding herself that she
chose this path.
Using Your Voice
talk about how changing your language is the key to changing your
are not a victim of your circumstances. You have a say in how your
life pans out.
key to personally find your own limiting beliefs, but also vocalize
them with someone.
talks about her experience comparing herself to someone else in her
area of work.
- “This is basically jealousy and that’s not living
my best life.”
- We talk about how bringing dark
to light gives less power to the shame. (You can read more about
this in her book!)
- Jessica acknowledges that it is
completely normal to feel shame, so we can’t be afraid of bringing
it to light.
Long Term Relationship With Fear
- “There are times when fear has been in the driver
seat of my life.”
- She recalls the moment she
started getting serious about her business when somebody else
wanted to put everything they had into helping her
- She was afraid that the success
would be hard and having other people depend on her would be
scary. “Success leads to responsibility and
- She notes that it’s possible to
fear success and failure at the same time.
- “I thought ‘I better wait until I’m not afraid.’ The life of
fearlessness is a sham.”
- She shares that there is no
such thing as getting around fear, the only way to approach it is
to move through it.
- “Fear isn’t in the driver seat of my life. It’s at the back of
a really long limo.”
- When you move through the fear,
you make room for more connection with others in your
When What You Fear Happens
talk about the fact that sometimes what we fear does happen! And
that is not the end of the world.
key is to not be afraid of letting it be our defining
- “We need to identify
where we are identifying value and worth from.”
risks and don’t tie your identity to the outcome.
a step back, and find the source of these fears and tell
them, “you are disinvited from my party, you are
no longer welcome.”
Embracing the ‘And’
- You can have fear and
have courage, work hard and rest hard.
- Too often we get caught up in
the absolute and think we can only be one thing or the
- “You have an idealized version of yourself in your mind.”
- We will never have a life fully
free of fear, free of jealousy, free of unhappiness, free of
- Fear of not being enough will
keep you locked up from all the happiness and success that awaits
- “We’re afraid if we’re going to stop being frantic we’re going
to feel all of our feelings.”
We’ve only just scratched the
surface, friends. To hear more about Jessica’s thoughts on this
topic, you can read her new book! If you
order her book
today, it will get to you on August
14th. Get ordering!
This episode is brought to
you by the free PDF guide called “Moving Through Fear.”
It is full of resources that I
hope will help guide you through rejecting the lies in your life
and finding the truth.