Do you ever struggle to do hard things, to face your fears and take the leap? The fear of failure can often keep you stuck and playing small, but as Erica Mandy explains in this episode, listening to your intuition and trusting your gut can give you the courage to take more risks and do hard things, which always lead to the best things in life.

Nuggets of Wisdom from Erica:

“George Addair said, ‘Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear.' That really resonates with me because every time I’ve made a big life change, I feel like I’m closer to living the life that I want.”

“I always like to talk about some of the smaller risks that you can take, and prove to yourself that something good happens when you take a little risk. People say, ‘High risk, high reward. Low risk, low reward.' So you can’t get to that side of, ‘WOW! High reward! This is really the life that I want to live!' without taking some risks. Putting yourself out there and being vulnerable and understanding. What helps me is trusting that I am going to be able to handle it if it doesn’t go right. Think about the worst case scenario and think you can probably live through it. It’s gonna be ok. Then you think about the best case scenario, and you think, ‘WOW! That’s worth it! Just try.'”

What does it mean to be a Vibrant Happy Woman?

“Listening to that voice: INTUITION. Listening. I’m at my happiest and most vibrant when I listen to that little voice and not let myself think about it. I just do what I know that I know deep down is going to make me happy. ”

A Challenge from Erica:

“Do something right now what scares you a little bit – don’t procrastinate. Just go. I would challenge you to just do it.”

Extra Quote from Jen: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson

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