Episode 17: How to Embrace Yourself as a Work in Progress

March 2, 2023

When Barbara Nixon takes the brave step of starting her own podcast, she learns that true confidence is the reward for bravery, inspiring others to take the leap and play full out.

“Bravery comes first. It’s that moment of, I want to do something, and just like you, I want to go start a podcast, or I want to speak up in this meeting, or I want to get a promotion, or I want to go fill in your own blank. It is that moment of, I’ve got to do this now, taking that one step, being brave, and then confidence comes.” – Barbara Nixon

Barbara Nixon is the podcast host of Smash Your Own Ceiling and a success coach for ambitious business owners and leaders. She helps people embrace themselves as a work in progress and stand in their power to create the life they love.

Barbara Nixon was stuck in a cycle of playing small and getting in her way. One day, she had an epiphany that changed her life: confidence is the reward for bravery. She realized that she had to take baby steps, acclimatize to new experiences, and be brave to gain confidence. Through her work with people worldwide and her journey, she discovered the power of taking small steps and allowing yourself to be a work in progress. Barbara encourages people to check in with themselves, ask what they secretly want, and own it by being brave and taking small steps. With this approach, she believes everyone has just enough confidence to take the next step and unlock their potential.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. How can bravery help you gain confidence?

2. How can taking small steps help you open the door to surprises?

3. How can being honest with yourself help you find clarity and purpose?

Barbara Nixon is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, a 2x qualified Coach, an NLP Practitioner, and a Time Line Therapist. She was formerly employed in the People Development Department for one of the largest food retailers in the UK, and during her 12-year tenure there held various roles managing teams, designing development programs, and being responsible for the management development of retail staff. After having 3 children and a stepson, all under 13, she decided to pursue her own business. Since then, her career has seen her work with thousands of businesses globally, published a book, and been featured on BBC and other platforms while having time to do stand-up comedy and Improv. Personal passions include growing vegetables, binging on Netflix, drinking tea, traveling and recording a radio show. Follow her on Instagram & Facebook or listen to Smash Your Own Ceiling Podcast for more information.

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