In the aftermath of a traumatic event, our instincts often propel us towards a place of safety where we can control our surroundings. We become hypervigilant, constantly scanning the environment around us to ensure our safety and that we’ll never let that darkness envelop us again.
It’s a journey many of us take on at different stages of life, triggered by varied circumstances. I too emerged from that cocoon of fear, living a life dictated by the need for control, until life presented me with new challenges, urging me to confront the question: What are you afraid of?
But here’s the revelation – you are not alone.
Joining us today is Michele Jones, Founder of Live Less Afraid, hailed by her clients as a beacon of wisdom and resilience. Michele’s journey, marked by overcoming trauma, navigating a challenging divorce, and grappling with the devastating loss of a loved one to suicide, has led her to a deep understanding of fear and the power we possess to conquer it.
Michele believes that we are all capable of recognizing the fears that hinder our progress and, more importantly, setting realistic, actionable steps to conquer them. Join us on Beyond Empty Nest as Michele Jones shares her insights on living less afraid.
In this episode
[02:48] What led Michele to support women in this way?
[06:36] “I recognize this life is finite. We’re not even promised tomorrow.” – Michele
[10:38] The fear of failure is uncomfortable but yet you learn from it.
[12:19] How clarity brings action.
[14:02] What does Michele suggest to her clients who have a real fear of being rejected by somebody else and facing criticism?
[16:47] Others’ opinion is none of your business.
[18:21] Be careful who you share your hopes and dreams with since they are priceless.
[21:12] Being comfortable with the worst-case scenario.
[24:11] Learning the mantra “things work out for me, this is going to work out”.
[25:17] Michele’’s dare for the audience this week.
Your Dare for this week is to identify the one thing you’ve been allowing fear to stop you from doing and take one small step toward doing it.
About Michele Jones
Michele Jones, Founder of Live Less Afraid, is a compassionate and empowering life coach dedicated to helping mid-life women find their voice and embark on a transformative journey into their next chapter of life. Michele specializes in supporting individuals navigating through significant life changes such as divorce, job transitions, empty nest syndrome, and the approaching golden years of retirement.
Michele Jones has walked the path of overcoming challenges and emerging stronger on the other side. Her personal experiences, particularly triumphing over a challenging divorce, activated her mission to empower and uplift other women facing similar life transitions. Michele’s journey instilled in her a deep understanding of the emotional toll and uncertainty that major life changes can bring.
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