Today, I have the immense joy of introducing all of you to my dear and fearless friend Tess Marshall and her NEW Fearless Course – 30 Days of Bold. Read on and be inspired!
For our readers, who don’t know you, please introduce yourself.
I currently work as a writer, speaker, and courage coach. I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology and had a private practice in Michigan for 10 years. I love to guide and inspire people to overcome their fears and live-out-loud. I write at The Bold Life, for an amazing and growing community, that I love dearly. My work has allowed me to reach people all over the world.
My passion is to help others grow through their fears and take the action needed to create and live a meaningful and inspired life. I’ve written three books and created a brand new course, 30 Days to Bold.
Why did you create 30 Days of Bold? Tell us more about it.
30 Days to Bold is an interactive and live course that begins on Monday February 18th. It allows us to support and personally get to know each other. We overcome our fears and grow through our courage.
The course is designed to take one beyond excuses, procrastination, worries and doubts…from fear to freedom. You’ll gain the confidence to take bold action.
• Every Monday you will receive in your inbox a password that will give you access to the course on a private page at The Bold Life where you’ll find all the material, videos, ebooks and more.
• Access to a private live long Facebook page with myself and other bold people in the 30 Days of Bold community.
• A series of personal and heartfelt videos from my awesome and courageous friends. They share their own stories and expertise on how they have overcome fear and how you can too.
• A Series of Video Interviews with myself and other courageous experts.
• 4 LIVE group-coaching calls with me.
• My stories/guidance/wisdom gleaned from helping thousands of people through my work as a psychologist, life coach, and professional speaker.
• Weekly, worksheets, lessons, activities, encouragement and support.
• Over $100 in bonuses and other goodies from my fearless friends
A copy of my Ecourse Take Your Fear and Shove it if you sign up before January 14th.
Why did you create it?
I understand what it is like to be paralyzed by fear. In the past, I made mistakes, I spent my time freaked out, playing small, denying and hiding from fear.
I sunk into depression and I hated my life. One day, when I couldn’t stand the pain, craziness or drama any longer… I reached out for help. I hired a therapist, attended a support group, found a mentor, hired a coach and put into practice what I learned.
Little by little, I turned my life around. I created a new story. The payoff of my post-fear life…I raised my family, I saved my marriage, became a successful therapist, a coach, an author, a professional speaker, a blogger, a writer…I achieved things I never would have thought possible.
I’ve had a successful career, over 20 years of experience, as a therapist, courage coach, speaker and writer. The course provides the proven tools and techniques that I have used myself and with clients…
It’s the culmination of everything I’ve learned. I’m still asked, “How do you do it?” 30 Days of Bold is my answer. You only need to apply it to your own situation. Not only does 30 Days of Bold offer the tools to move beyond fear, it offers a map to self-love, faith in oneself, risk-taking, to positively anticipate your future and achieve a deeper appreciation of life and everything in it. We often look up to brave, bold and successful people. It’s time to become one of them!
In the end, I’ve been blessed with very loving and brilliant mentors and teachers throughout my lifetime. It’s my turn to give.
Who is 30 Days to Bold for?
Anyone who is tired of false beliefs, facades and wants to live authentically.
Anyone needing practical tools and concrete tips on how to grab hold of their fears—with a sense of power, excitement and bold.
Anyone who is interested in joining a community of people who are not waiting for “someday” to change their lives.
Anyone who wants to overcome excuses, rejection and failure and move from victim to creator.
Anyone who wants to loosen the grip of doubt and tap into their inner resources.
Anyone who is sick and tired of paralyzing fear and is ready for greater and deeper success, love and happiness.
If you are ready to:
Get clear and commit to what you really want for yourself. Make fear work for you instead of against you. Go from imagining the worst to expecting the best. Unearth your innate strength and freedom. Find a sense of safety while living in a world of fear. Step beyond your limitations and experience your true self. Be confident. Live without apology, explanation or apprehension. Receive encouragement and friendship from a supportive community. Then this course is for you!
What are the benefits for those who enroll and participate in 30 Days of Bold? Is it life changing?
It is life-changing if you do the exercises, watch the videos, get involved in the community and apply what you learn. Anais Nin said, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
You can’t think your way out of fear. You must act your way out of it. Once you commit to doing what it takes you’ll become more confident and courageous in everything you do. You only need to take one small step at a time. All your little steps add up and take you where you need to be.
Once you change your life, there is no going back. You may fall back but you can’t stay back. It’s impossible.
When you learn how to walk through your fears you become unstoppable. 30 Days of Bold is an invaluable opportunity for you to increase your confidence, speak your truth and make the decisions that will improve your life and put you in harmony with your deepest desires.
The course will lead you out of the pitfalls of fear and insecurity and into the power of freedom an innate courage. Change your life and find freedom. Don’t delay. Join us today.
How did you become so bold?
I grew up on a produce farm with nine siblings. We were all very competitive for our parents love and attention. It was speak up or lose out. We also began working in the fields and at the Farmer’s Market as young children. At the market, we learned how to sell and turn our customers into friends! We became experts in sales by age 13! That’s a childhood of bold action.
My biggest challenge, thus far, was getting married and pregnant when I was 17, a senior in high school. Our only plan was “love!” I was the mom to four little girls at age 22. My third pregnancy was twins. We really didn’t have a plan until we began seeing a counselor 10 years later. That was a turning point. We finally had the tools needed to move forward in a healthy and happy manner. There is nothing more difficult than raising children. Nothing! I was only 38 when the twins graduated from high school.
A mother is a coach! I didn’t know it at the time, but they helped me become the courage coach I am today! There is no difference between you and I. Together, we can unearth your courageous self. It’s never too late. The time is now.
Tell us about a big fear that you’ve managed to overcome.
Hubs and I both lived in Michigan all our lives. When we were young and stuck, we decided we would move to the Southwest someday, after the girls left for college. We wanted to go to a warm climate!
In 2007, we finally made the move. When the economy was just beginning to go south, we decided it was “now or never.” He sold his business and I transitioned from a therapist in private practice to a courage coach. We sold our house but, at the time, were unable to sell our cottage. Hubs was hired as an accountant in Arizona the night before we left. He actually got the call while we were packing the truck.
It’s never too late to act on your dreams. You have to be willing to do what it takes even if it appears that things aren’t working out.
Whatever steps you take the Universe will meet you half way. We moved away from two daughters and their families. At the same time, another daughter transitioned from her teaching job to working as a flight attendant.
This meant, as her parents, we can fly free, anywhere Southwest flies! Since then, Southwest bought Air Tran and now we can fly to those destinations as well. We continue to go back to Michigan several times a year. For us, our family and grandchildren trump new adventures.
Don’t wait until your stars line up or the economy gets better. Our cottage just sold in August 2012. I’m so thankful we didn’t wait. Dream, plan and act today! You have the power. In 30 Days of Bold you’ll get the support and the map to uncover it and use it.
What is the most painful fear you can have?
The worst fear is one of feeling unloved and separate. All human beings have three things in common. We all want to give love, receive love and know that we matter. Once we live with an open heart and give and receive love freely, it’s impossible not to feel connected to the whole. Separation is an illusion.
How can we develop courage?
Be willing take action. Make a difference and use your talent and gifts to make the world a better place. Things will go wrong. So what? You’ll make mistakes. So what? You will be rejected. So what?
Keep going, ask for help, find support and be willing to do what it takes.
A favorite quote on fear: I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change…. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. ~Erica Jong 30 Days of Bold offers you the safety and support of a loving community. You don’t have to go it alone.
What inspires you to continue even when things get tough?
My family, friend, and The Bold Life tribe keep me inspired. I think it’s an exciting time to be alive. We can all help co-create a new world. I think the old ways are crumbling because they don’t work. Some would rather stay in their comfort zone, with the old, than venture out and discover the new. To move forward in faith and think that the best is yet to come takes courage. To know that I have the ability to share my gifts and talents, and that there is a need for them that nobody else can fulfill…that’s what inspires me.
What qualifies you to do this work?
I raised my family, I saved my marriage, became a successful therapist, a coach, an author, a professional speaker, a writer…I’ve achieved things I never would have thought possible in my life.
I’m only getting started! This course is the culmination of everything I’ve learned. For those of you who want to know how I did it, this course is for you! Begin today, with one small step in the right direction, and the tools to make new choices that support you in transcending your dreams.
Tell us about a difficult time and how you overcame your fear?
My daughter Kristy was born without a right hand. I was afraid for her. I knew life would be difficult at times and of course you want to save your kids from pain. I pushed her to do things she didn’t think she could. She also was determined to do what her sisters did.
Kristy learned how to play sports using her stub. She played basketball and soccer. She went on to the University of Chicago and played there for two years as well, before she reached her limits. Now she runs marathons, participates in triathlons and works for an athletic shoe company.
I didn’t let Kristy off the hook. Didn’t let her make excuses. She used to say when she was a little girl, “I can’t do the dishes because I only have one hand.” I’d reply, “Oh yes you can, it will just take you longer.” The way I overcame all my fears around my parenting and marriage was one step at a time.
What do you hope that people will take away after completing the course?
I want them to see that they are not alone and that there is nothing wrong with them. We all fail, we all make mistakes and we all have flaws. I want them to own their power and innate goodness. I want them to use their innate courage and have faith in themselves. I want to see them use their gifts, talents and to offer them to others along the path. When one of us succeeds, we all succeed in making the world a better place to live! Dennis Waitley said, “There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”
Thank you for your amazing words here Tess!
More Info on 30 Days of Bold Ecourse and how YOU can be a part of this superb course:
What you’re getting:
Every Monday you’ll receive directions in your inbox, with tools and techniques for rolling with comparison, rejection, attachment, grasping, desperation, jealousy, struggling, straining, demanding, and plotting. All those egotistical ways we self-sabotage.
30 Bold Days of genuine community and connection, guidance and inspiration and resources to kick start your bold and courageous life. Learn how to remove self-imposed barriers, avoid potholes and pitfalls, make fearless choices and flex your get-up-and-go muscles.
Access to the password protected, members only page, at The Bold Life, where you have access to everything. You can come back as often as you like. Lifetime access!
A Series of Personal Heartfelt Videos by “The Fearless People,” who share their stories on how they overcame their biggest fear and tips on how you can do the same.
A Series of Video Interviews by Tess Marshall, and other trailblazers who went from fearful to fearless. They will inspire you and encourage you to move forward.
4 LIVE group-coaching Calls where I will offer guidance and answer questions.
Access to a private, life long, Facebook group, a place in which to thrive; receive ongoing positive support, discussions and for reporting brave moves.
Stories/guidance/wisdom Each week Tess shares personal stories of difficult times, how she overcame them and achieved success.
Weekly, worksheets, lessons, activities, and encouragement for strengthening your courage muscles with small acts of bravery that will you lead to giant leaps.
Wonderful Goodies from my friends, who want to share their love and boldness, cheer you on, and contribute to your success.
Access to Tess marshall, via the private, Facebook group, where she will comment and connect throughout the 30 Days.
The Weekly Breakdown:
Week 1: Bold: An Attitude, Belief, and Lifestyle We begin where we are and go at our own pace. We’ll discover how to think, speak, and act with courage in order to do the things we have delayed for so long. We’ll learn how to change our story, let go of limits, calm ourselves and transform our negative sense of self. It’s time to eliminate barriers, stay inspired and be unstoppable as we mold our lives like we desire.
Week 2: Face Your Fears and Change Your Life We’ll use the tools, guidance and wisdom needed to transform fear and doubt into powerful allies and messengers that lead to greater confidence, self-worth and deliberate action. In a safe environment, anything is possible.
Week 3: Create Your Vision, Map Your Strategy, Take Action Plan Our vision is a reminder of our long term benefits. We’ll plan the steps and activities that will lead us from impossible to possible and from fearful to fearless. Finally we’ll create an action plan that will help move us forward in any area of our life. We’ll gain the skills needed to never feel powerless again.
Week 4: The Guts to Be Extraordinary. Claim Your Power, Magic, & Genius We’ll cover how to control our response to the fears that we’ll inevitably come up against as we push the boundaries of our horizons. We’ll learn how to turn our fears into strengths as we persist in the creation of our reality. We embrace our abundance and create more love, trust, and satisfaction in life. We won’t get somewhere new. We become someone new. The only thing left to do is to soar!
Days 29 & 30 Review and Wrap Up and Celebration We strengthen our inner clarity and commitment as we become witnesses to our success. We honor ourselves with appreciation, commemoration, and gratitude. We are impressed by the gap between whom we used to be and who we are now.
Success is written in your DNA. You were born whole, innocent, and courageous. You’re inadequate belief systems hold you back. Let us help you recover your power in order to go forth boldly and share your gifts with the world!
If you are ready to Soar…
Please join us and register here: JOIN NOW!
With Immense Love & Gratitude,
Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor
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