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Judith & Jim began their podcast series in 2019 and each 7-10-minute episode is devoted to helping you move past internal (often unconscious) barriers, or what they call allegiances and holdbacks.

The episodes are devoted to helping you expand your life, in whatever ways you want or need, and that’s why such wide ranging topics are featured.

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Ep.152 ~ Being Nice Versus Honest ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous-Podcast

Are you more comfortable being nice or being honest??

How often do you feel you have to be “nice” rather than honest?  

So often people short change the other person and themselves by reducing their feedback, whether at work or in their personal lives, to “being nice”, when they could provide valuable communication if they were simply, and respectfully honest.

Why would you avoid telling the truth, in favor of being “nice”?

Most people say it’s because they are afraid of hurting someone’s feelings. But think about it this way — as the Dean of my graduate school once said, “Nice folks leave a wake of destruction in their path.”

So make sure to listen as we unpack that bit of true wisdom!

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

Ep.151 ~ Regret ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous—Podcast

Which do you regret the most – what you haven’t done or what you have done?

Have you heard the expression “You’ll regret what you haven’t done, not what you actually have done”?

What comes to mind when you think about regret? Chances are good that it’s not about things you did, but about things you didn’t allow yourself to do. Or haven’t done and may never do, but you’d like to – sort of —

So today we’re digging into desire and regret.

Because what we’ve seen all too often are the regrets that shadow people’s careers and personal lives.

Regrets about what they might have done or could have done but didn’t.

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

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Ep.150 ~ Revisiting the Love Grip ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous—Podcast

“Oh I can’t leave it behind. It’s part of who I’ve always been.”

If you started at the beginning of our podcast series, you heard us mention “The Love Grip” Today we’re going to dig into a deeper definition of “The Love Grip”, how it’s created, and why it’s so often difficult to leave behind. In fact, when some people understand that they are caught in The Love Grip and that’s what has been holding them back, they are shocked to hear themselves say, “Oh I can’t leave it behind. It’s part of who I’ve always been.”

Yes, the Love Grip can feel so much a part of you that for some people it’s very difficult to release.

As a married psychology team we’ve been exploring and working with people about issues that relate to “The Love Grip” for over 30 years. And we know that it can touch right into the depths of what’s been holding you back in any area of your life.

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

 

Ep.149 ~ It’s Becoming a Movement ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous-Podcast

No more hiding your holdbacks!

Yes, it’s really becoming a movement! And times, they really are changing! No more hiding your holdbacks, your fears of being too much. Or, on the other hand, no more avoiding telling your friends about the great promotion you just received, the awesome person you just went out with who wants to see you again, the amount of weight you lost, or the wonderful vacation you have planned! 

And it’s totally okay if you’re struggling, uncomfortable, self-conscious, even embarrassed that The Fear Of Being Fabulous still has a hold on you. In fact, you can say so.

Why? Because more and more we hear from people who listen to this podcast, share it with their friends, and are finding that the topic of Overcoming The Fear Of Being Fabulous is more and more an okay thing to talk about!

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit their Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

https://overcomingthefearofbeingfabulous.com/

 

 

Ep.148 ~ Permission To Get Angry ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous ~ Podcast

Do you have permission to express your anger?

We ask because one of our podcast listeners asked that we provide an episode about anger — the freedom to express anger.

She said there are so many times that she feels angry, whether in her love relationship or at work, but she can’t find the internal permission to express it. 

Now this is a very bright, educated, successful woman, and she knows it doesn’t serve her career or her relationship to hold back when she feels angry.

So today we’re going to unpack the fear of being furious! Well, actually not the fear of BEING furious, instead it’s the fear of EXPRESSING your fury, whether that be in just disagreeing with people, exposing flaws in their logic, or whatever it might be!

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit their Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

https://overcomingthefearofbeingfabulous.com/

 

Ep.147 ~ Is Your Sense of Self Internal or External? ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous ~ Podcast

How much do you focus on what other people think of you?

Do you cater to others’ opinions – whether it’s about music, work, health, politics, the latest film, or where to go on your next vacation  – rather than owning your own perspective?

In this podcast we’re inviting you to examine – for yourself – what’s known as the difference between Internal vs External Locus of Control. In other words, where do you look to determine your value? Out there in other people’s opinions, style, or habits? Or inside yourself?     

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

https://overcomingthefearofbeingfabulous.com/

Ep.146 ~ Do You Deserve It? ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous ~ Podcast

Do you feel you deserve the success you’ve achieved?

Think of all the super stars who killed themselves – one way or another – at the height of their career. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Anthony Bourdain, Robin Williams, Ernest Hemingway, Whitney Houston, Marilyn Monroe and the list goes on and on. It doesn’t matter whether it might have even been an “accidental overdose” or described as an accidental noose around the neck, either way they couldn’t live within the glory and wealth they had earned.

So, what about you? Do you feel you deserve the success you’ve achieved? The house or condo you own? The acclaim, the stature the world keeps granting to you? Or do you feel self-conscious, guilty, worried about what others think? Most people do, that’s why we’re exploring how you can better deserve, truly deserve, the life you’ve created for yourself, and the success that’s coming in the future.

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

https://overcomingthefearofbeingfabulous.com/

Ep.145 ~ The Imposter Syndrome ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous—Podcast

Do You Suffer From The Imposter Syndrome?

Some of the people we coach, who are leaders in their own right – most of whom work in the tech industry either directly or as joint venture partners – tell us they feel like imposters. They know it’s strange. They acknowledge that there’s no real legitimate reason for it. But they still feel like they can’t quite own the success they’ve achieved.

Sometimes it’s easier to understand if someone never went to college, or didn’t graduate from college and yet they are now managing people who have PhDs in Computer Science or Data Analysis. But many times, if not most of the time, people who struggle with the Imposter Syndrome  – no matter their education, professional experience, or even their age – simply can’t stand solidly within their very real accomplishments and feel like rightful owners.

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

https://overcomingthefearofbeingfabulous.com/

Ep.144 ~ Allow Yourself to Want? ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous ~ Podcast

How Much Do You Allow Yourself To Want?

Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or some other form of self-doubt? It’s our personal and professional experience that most people do – at least from time to time, if not most of the time. Certainly we’ve both felt the drag of depression, the annoyance of anxiety, the uncertainty of living on this planet.

Not only do those feelings undermine your self-confidence, they seriously limit what you can allow yourself to want for your life. That’s why we are committed to helping you expand how much you can allow yourself to want – now – and going forward in your life!

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

https://overcomingthefearofbeingfabulous.com/

Ep. 143 ~ Receiving Praise and Compliments ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous podcast

How well do you receive praise and compliments?

Do you blow it off when someone compliments you? Do you hide behind false humility, worried that others may think you’re conceited or grand-standing if you simply say “Thank you”?

Discover what that says about your relationship with you and how to turn this around. You’ll also discover how saying “Thank You” is actually a gift. After all, if you can’t receive acknowledgment from others, and easily say “Thank you” it’s a bit like living in a psychological and spiritual desert.     

 To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

https://overcomingthefearofbeingfabulous.com/

 

 

 

 

Ep.142 ~ The Importance Of Leaving Home At Any Age ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous~Podcast

You’ll Never Liberate Your True Identity Until You “Leave Home” Internally

Most people move out of their parents home to start their own lives. But, for most people, all too often it’s merely a physical leaving home, not one that liberates their identity!

So today, Judith will interview Jim about why he wrote his Leaving Home Trilogy of autobiographical novels.

Jim will reveal how the first book, Worship of Hollow Gods, explores some of the many “hollow gods”  families become committed to; become addicted to.

In Jim’s second book, An Ambition To Belong, he explores the angst most adolescents experience – no longer children and not yet adult. Belonging nowhere.

Jim’s award-winning, best-selling novels added to his own freedom to be fabulous, writing about many issues that people can find off-limits or even spiritually offensive. And in that way publishing these novels was a major act of internally leaving home for Jim.

To learn more about the trilogy and download a FREE copy of one of James’ favorite chapters from the Leaving Home Trilogy just go to

https://jamessniechowski.com/

   

Ep. 141 ~ How Well Do You Manage Up and Influence Others? ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Podcast

Managing up! Ever hear of it? Never heard of it?

It’s important that you don’t allow yourself to just be obedient whether it’s with your boss, your spouse, whoever! In order to grow in your self-appraisal, today Judith & Jim will help you learn to better manage up!

It’s important that you feel comfortable influencing others, perhaps in your relationship with your child’s teacher, or with your next door neighbor, or your friendship circle.  Managing Up and Influencing Others is an important element in your commitment to living an expanded lifestyle.

 

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

 

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Ep. 140 ~ No Such Thing As Failure ~ Overcoming The Fear of Being Fabulous ~ Podcast

Did You Know that there’s no such thing as failure ?

Judith & Jim have a big announcement for you! Perhaps even a giant wake-up call! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE. Yes, you heard that right. There is no such thing as failure. Why? Because you are always succeeding  – always. The question is – at what?  Today Judith & Jim will help you dig into this provocative guarantee. You’ll be surprised at what you discover. To get ready for this podcast, bring to mind an area in your life where you are not living up to what you would prefer. It might be in your career, your love life, physical fitness, spirituality, you name it. Now get ready for J & J to help you think about this area in your life very, very differently!

 

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

https://overcomingthefearofbeingfabulous.com/

 

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Ep.139 ~ Are You Allowed to Outshine Your Parents and Siblings? ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous ~ Podcast

Are you allowed to outshine your parents and/or siblings? 

Many people are held back by worry that if they succeed according to their own desires and ambitions they will feel guilty. But – guilty of what? Guilty for outshining everyone else in their family. Guilty for going after things their family may not approve of. Guilty. What about you? What have you felt guilty about?

What do you feel guilty about right now? Moving away from your family’s long time city or town? Dating or marrying outside your family’s race, religion, or any other approved of category? Making more money than anyone in your family ever even thought about? Succeeding in a career your family thinks is corrupt or even evil? There are plenty of other categories of course.

So today Judith & Jim ask and explore with you this key question – “Are you allowed to outshine your parents and/or siblings? 

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

https://overcomingthefearofbeingfabulous.com/

 

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Ep.138 ~ Unconscious Contamination ~ Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Podcast

Ever thought about how areas of your life can actually be contaminated — polluted by experiences and emotional associations in your early life?

In today’s episode Judith & Jim will help you dig into this as it applies to your life, your much larger life and your current fear of being fabulous. So  please give some thought to how early upbringing can twist how people think about other people’s race, religion, and other cultures. Think about how kids learn to make fun of other kids, to bully and badger them. They weren’t born that way. They learned it. And they think it’s okay. Those are the results of contamination!

So how has your life, and the way you relate to yourself, been contaminated by your early experiences?

Discover more about this with J & J today!

To Find Out More …

Judith & Jim invite you to visit the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous website and take a look around.

You’ll find out more about Judith & Jim, get the latest information about the Overcoming the Fear of Being Fabulous Personal Workshop, and you can also listen to all Episodes, get the Transcript, and leave a comment–all on the Podcast Page.

https://overcomingthefearofbeingfabulous.com/