Audacious Life Allies and Where to Find Them

(c) Warner Bros. Used under the FAIR Use Act of 2007.
© Warner Bros. Used under the FAIR Use Act of 2007.

Who are your Audacious Life Allies?

Buddies, friends, sisters—whatever you want to call them, these are the people who, as you claim and LIVE your Audacious Life, will support you, cheer you on, and become traveling companions on your journey.

Do you have any?

Of course you do—you just may not recognize them yet. Read on for a short list of Audacious Life Allies and where to find them.

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Watch Out! 4 Enemies That Will Keep You From Your Audacious Life

The Hero's JourneyNot everyone is going to appreciate you stepping up to claim your Audacious Life.

More often than not, when you decide that you’re going to live Audaciously, something will happen or someone will come out of the woodwork to smack you down.

This is the classic Hero’s Journey: once you cross the threshold, you will immediately meet tests and enemies. (Fortunately, you also meet allies. But that’s another article for another day.)

Here are four enemies that you will meet on your Audacious Life Journey.

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7 Free Challenges to Unlock Your Audacious Life

Audacious Life Tip #7To be an Audacious Woman, you must stop waiting for someone to give you permission to live your life.

But let’s face it:

Sometimes, we need a push and some support.

This is the beauty of challenges.

A challenge—formal or informal—tacitly gives you permission to go do something that you’ve always wanted to do anyway. You wouldn’t accept the challenge if you didn’t have the desire; you just needed an excuse to go do it.

Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite challenges to encourage, embolden, and inspire you to live your Audacious Life. (And bonus—they’re all free!)

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The Simple Strategy You Need to Accelerate Your Audacious Life

WhoTheyKnowLet’s say that you want something in your life.

(It doesn’t matter what it is, specifically—whether you want to move to another country, start a business, publish a book, find a new hair stylist, or whatever, that’s neither here nor there.)

The problem is, you know absolutely nothing about the thing you want.

You don’t know anyone who lives in Cambodia.

You don’t know anyone in the publishing industry.

You don’t know how Becky got her good hair.

When you want something in your life, but you’re stuck, suffering, and alone, what do you do?

You shorten the curve with a simple, two-word strategy: Reach Out.

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The Problem with Determining Worth (and a Simple Exercise to Fix It)

ValueExerciseThe problem with determining worth is that we often don’t have our own definition of value.

We may ask ourselves, “What’s it worth to me?” in regards to what we want; even when we ask ourselves that pointed question, we may not be able to come up with a viable answer.

Too often, what we value is wrapped up in external expectations. We value something because our families, social groups, churches and religions, and other communities value it, but we, ourselves, as individuals? We have some questions, objections, and other ideas.

The best way to determine if something is worth it to you is to devise a set of Personal Core Values, 3-5 qualities that you hold near and dear. These qualities are things that, if what you want doesn’t fit in with those 3-5 qualities, you may want to reconsider.

I provide the full Personal Core Values exercise in Release & Refine, one of my Manuals for Audacious Living; for now, read on for an abbreviated version.

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