127: How to be more courageous – with Dr. Deb Gorton

By July 21, 2020July 26th, 2020The Simplifiers Podcast

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Q: do you wish you were a bit more courageous?  Do you find that you step back when you wish you could step forward? Or that you (always) get passed up for an opportunity that you know was perfect for you?

My special guest today is author Dr. Deb Gorton and she’s simplifying how to be more courageous in life, both personally and professionally. This applies to how you show up in the world, in your relationships, with your clients, your friends, and in your everyday routine. With a bit of lion heart spirit and one very simple shift in your mindset, courage can be yours too.

Here’s how.

My special guest today is Dr. Deb Gorton and she’s simplifying how to be more courageous.

We tackle all aspects of it, including:

  • Why we need to discuss the myth around comfort first
  • What role your core values play when navigating the big and small decisions we all need to make in life
  • The difference between short-term uncomfortable vs long-term and why creating healthy boundaries will help in the long run
  • Plus, the three things that keep us from living a more courageous life and how to squash them when they pop up
  • …and ultimately, what the difference is between “radical acceptance” and “validation?” How do they work together and what can be learned here?

Dr. Deb is all about “teaching others to embrace the uncomfortable in order to fulfill their purpose.” She does this through her work, helping people build bridges between the head and the heart. She believes when we do this, we ignite the courage necessary to make the journey across.

Q: Are you ready to be more courageous? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and to become more courageous this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently in your work? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Dr. Deb Gorton

Dr. Deb Gorton – She is the Gary Chapman Chair of Marriage, Family Ministry, and Therapy at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School. 

For more than fourteen years, Deb has worked as a change agent for individuals, organizations, and emerging leaders, helping them refine, embrace, and thrive in their purpose. 

Built on the foundation of relationship, her core philosophy is that collaboration in community produces radical transformation. She is also the host of the Becoming Well podcast.

Where Dr. Deb hangs out online:

Website: DebGorton.com

Instagram: @DebGorton

Dr. Deb’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Patty Martinez – Middle school educator, community cultivator, and an all-around super inspirational person!

Dr. Deb Gorton

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