Ruth Soukup at TEDxMileHigh

Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by following their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared Podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less and Elite Blog Academy. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck and two daughters Maggie & Annie.


Who are 3 people that inspire you the most, and why?

  1. Sara Blakely – I legitimately think we could be BFFs, which probably makes me a borderline stalker.
  2. Kat Cole – I interviewed her for my podcast and was blown away!
  3. Michael Hyatt – He’s definitely been a mentor to me.

Name one thing, as a society, we aren’t spending enough time thinking about. What would be a good first step?

Personal responsibility and critical thinking skills.  Too many people don’t take the time to question the status quo or to formulate their own opinions.  There’s a lot of group think going on, and a lot of people who just accept the hand they’ve been dealt, rather than realizing that they can actually make their own choices.

I think the first step is simply choosing to own it–start taking full responsibility for how you respond to everything that happens to you.

What’s your favorite TED or TEDx Talk & why?

I loved Amy Cuddy’s TED talk on power poses–it made me so much more conscious of the way I hold my body and take up space.

Equal parts inspiration and tough love, Do it Scared combines practical, easy-to-implement strategies for overcoming fear and resistance in your life, along with the motivation and encouragement to actually start making real changes that lead to big results.

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