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Scott Simon on How to Harness Courage for a Limitless Life

From panic attacks on a transatlantic flight to embracing the power of courage, Scott Simon’s journey took an unexpected twist that transformed his life. Discover the mantra that pushed him to face his fears and find fulfillment as we explore the inspiring story of a once-fearful child who became a courageous warrior. Scott Simon is the author of Scare Your Soul: 7 Powerful Principles to Harness Fear and Lead Your Most Courageous Life.

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It’s about the work, the self-awareness, the passion, and I hope that the book really becomes that workbook, that Bible that people can go back to over and over again to reconnect with their best selves.

Scott Simon

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Scott Simon’s Guide to Harnessing Courage for a Limitless Life

Scott Simon, a once timid and fearful child, found himself facing an unexpected opportunity to travel to Israel for a year as a volunteer. Overwhelmed by the thought of embarking on such a bold journey, Scott experienced a panic attack on the transatlantic flight. In that defining moment, he pulled out a notebook and penned the words, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” This mantra would become the catalyst for Scott’s transformation as he intentionally began to face his fears through small, daily challenges. From striking up conversations with strangers to navigating new environments, each courageous act would lead him to a more fulfilled and flourishing life.

In this episode of Passion Struck, John R. Miles speaks with Scott Simon about harnessing courage through intentional actions. Simon believes courage can be developed by doing things that scare you and emphasizes the importance of taking small steps daily to create micro-moments of courage. The conversation highlights the power of observing others performing courageous acts and how that can inspire individuals to do the same. It also discusses the importance of cultivating a sense of awe and curiosity, stepping away from technology and instant gratification to appreciate life more.

Today, Scott celebrates the power of courage in transforming lives, and his inspiring story continues to uplift and encourage others to embrace their own brave journey.

By listening to Scott and John, you will be able to:

  • Cultivate bravery with measured steps and deliberate choices.
  • Boost self-development by nurturing wonder and a questioning mindset.
  • Enhance mental fortitude and emotional stability to excel in all areas.
  • Eliminate apprehensions and overcome obstructive thought patterns.
  • Embrace a life characterized by courage and boundless passion.
  • And much, much more!
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More From My Conversation With Scott Simon About Scare Your Soul

Are you tired of being told to just be brave without any real guidance? Feeling stuck and frustrated with ineffective advice on how to cultivate courage? It’s time to ditch the empty platitudes and take actionable steps toward building a fearless, fulfilling life. Join us in this episode as we explore practical strategies for incrementally building courage, embracing wonder and inquisitiveness, and shattering self-imposed limitations. Say goodbye to apprehension and hello to an impassioned, daring existence.

The Seven Principles for Leading a Scare Your Soul Life

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Scott Simon provides a framework for leading a more courageous life in his book, featuring seven guiding principles: gratitude, energy, adventure, curiosity, awe, forgiveness, and work/creation. Each concept offers unique ways to develop courage and strength.

During the discussion with John R. Miles, Simon dives into these principles and how they contribute to a more courageous life. He emphasizes the importance of being grateful, adventurous, curious, and connected to our values, acknowledging our accomplishments, and empathizing with those around us. By embracing these principles, individuals can develop courage and resilience and, ultimately, lead a fulfilling life.

Pushing Past Fear to Live Your Best Life
Moving past fear to create a vibrant life filled with meaningful experiences requires a continuous effort to identify and face anxieties. John R. Miles and Scott Simon offer valuable insights into how embracing courage can lead to a more fulfilling life.

Scott Simon shares his perspective on the importance of confronting our personal fears and taking action despite them. He encourages listeners to tackle fear and discomfort one step at a time, recognizing that this small-scale approach can result in profound personal transformation. By maintaining this mindset, individuals can achieve a more passionate, courageous life that maximizes personal growth and happiness.

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  • Visit Scott Simon’s website to learn more about his work and upcoming events.
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  • Check out Scott Simon’s book, Scare Your Soul: Seven Powerful Principles to Harness Fear and Lead Your Most Courageous Life.
  • Listen to Scott Simon’s TED Talk for more inspiration on overcoming fear and living courageously.
  • Participate in the Courage Challenges offered by Scare Your Soul to push yourself out of your comfort zone and build courage.
  • Consider working with Scott Simon as a coach to create a fulfilling life after a divorce.
  • Listen to Passion Struck’s interviews with New York Times bestselling authors Gretchen Rubin and Seth Godin.
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About Today’s Guest, Scott Simon

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Scott Simon, the visionary behind the Scare Your Soul movement, is an acclaimed author, speaker, and coach specializing in helping individuals harness their inner courage to lead more fulfilling lives. Drawing from his own experiences of overcoming fear and bullying, Scott has inspired countless people worldwide through his TED Talk, guiding them to expand their comfort zones and build confidence through small, intentional actions. In his latest book, Scare Your Soul, Scott shares seven powerful principles for harnessing fear and leading a courageous life. With a passion for positively impacting others, Scott also coaches individuals on creating fulfilling lives after divorce.

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John R. Miles is globally recognized as an expert in intentional behavior change, leadership, personal mastery, and veteran advocacy. He founded and serves as CEO of PASSION STRUCK®. This media company boasts a significant social media following and tens of millions of annual views on its podcasts and YouTube channels. His podcast, Passion Struck with John R. Miles, sets records and has held the top spot among alternative health podcasts. Furthermore, John is the author of the upcoming book “Passion Struck,” which is set to be published in early 2024.

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