Episode 151: Jessica Honegger
I am excited to welcome Jessica Honegger to the table today. She is the Founder and Co-CEO of Noonday Collection and the author of the book Imperfect Courage. She is someone who knows all too well what stepping out in fear looks like. We talk about what it looks like to step out when you are afraid, what going scared looks like, how the power of showing up in a vulnerable way can build authentic relationships and how judging others is connected to how you see yourself.
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Takeaways From Our Conversation:
I would like to piggy back on last week’s conversation about fear with Melanie Dale. I asked you, “What is one courageous thing you can do this week?” And I think what Jessica talked about today applies so much to that. She said, “Stop dreaming about the finish line and start dreaming about the starting line.” If you thought about what courageous thing you could do, now just focus on the starting line. Don’t think about all the things you need to do to get to the finish line. One is step one. Maybe it's texting someone for coffee. Maybe it's emailing the principal. Maybe it's asking for help. Maybe it's applying for the job you really want. Maybe it’s making that doctor’s appointment. Or maybe it’s choosing to start taking your health seriously. What would step one look like for you? I want us to be a tribe of brave women—women who aren’t afraid to take the first step.
“You choose loneliness” Why are you lonely? Why did you choose it? Out of judgment of others? Rejection? Rear of rejection? What voices are in your head that are keeping you silent and alone? You have the power to step out of loneliness.
“Life requires courage and courage is simply going scared.”
One of the most powerful statements that I took away from Jessica’s book is “It could have been me.” That has helped me to step away from judging others.
We think we have to wait until we aren’t afraid before we step out. "Don’t look at the 30 steps down the way.” Pay attention to the fear—it may be directing you to what’s next, just go scared.
When you start hearing yourself talking in extremes like “I will never” “it will always” “either or” then recognize the bubble wrap and rip it off.
Why do you think women are hesitant to work together?
How has fear played a role in limiting your desire to connect with other women?
What does it look like to show up today to be seen and to see others?
In what ways can you see how you have used bubble wrap to protect yourself from something?
How is judging yourself connected to judging others?
Brené Brown said,“We can only accept others to the level that we accept ourselves.” So in what ways is it difficult to accept yourself?
What is one area where you feel too afraid to step forward?
Thank you for following along life with me. I love being apart of your day. And as always, I hope this show helps you survive a little easier.
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