083: How to overcome obstacles and face your fears – with Koya Webb

By September 17, 2019September 19th, 2019The Simplifiers Podcast

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Let’s face it, fear is SCARY. It’s tricky to know what to do when you’re caught up in a moment of panic or anxiety. Your heart is racing, your palms are sweaty, and your inner voice is giving you 80 billion reasons why you shouldn’t #DoTheThing. So, what do you do in that moment?? Let’s simplify it.

My special guest today is a health coach who believes your fears can make you fierce. In our conversation, she shows us how to turn common obstacles into seeds for growth.

In her words, “to unravel your stories around fear, you need to know what makes you feel uncomfortable.” Start there and hopefully today’s conversation will plant a seed for a new beginning.


Koya Webb simplifies how to overcome your obstacles and face your fears

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The first few steps to overcome your obstacles; identify your conscious and unconscious fears
  • How to NOT fall into the trap of victimhood, but instead view yourself as a ‘creator’
  • Koya’s beliefs on how your fear can truly make you fierce… and why that’s a good thing!
  • Why she believes “there is freedom in discipline”
    • How to redefine the word “discipline” to be something positive and uplifting
  • Why Koya believes that ‘Breathwork’ can really help to shift our mindset and calm our fears when we’re going through big change
    • How to do Breathwork and when
  • How to stop the vicious cycle of self-sabotage – what are the warning signs and how to flip it

So, if you’re faced with a massive obstacle this week or just want to dial down the anxiety and fear a smidge, I hope you’ll find my conversation with Koya a sacred gift from me to you.

Remember, you got this… one step at a time.


My challenge for you this week:

Can you name the obstacles you’d like to overcome? Take an honest look, and begin your journey from fear to fierce, today. 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!

Links, books and apps mentioned:

Tool: kikki.k’ s Affirmation cards 52 pack: Inspiration

Book: A Course in Miracles – Original Edition – Helen Schucman

Book: The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose – Oprah Winfrey

Book: Let Your Fears Make You Fierce: How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth – Koya Webb

Koya’s retreat: Get Loved Up Retreat and Yoga Teacher Training in Jamaica, December 2019

Favorite quotes from this episode:

[06:06] “The goal is to look at the problem. Decide, this is my limiting belief. This is not in alignment with my why, I am not happy. So if you’re able to be honest and say, you know what, this isn’t right. That’s the first step – acknowledgment.” – Koya

[14:45] “I don’t want to just glaze over and talk about all the easy stuff. I really think that a lot of us are suffering from childhood trauma and we need to talk about it.” – Koya

[16:33] “We can only take responsibility for our actions and how we react.” – Koya

[25:39] “I’m a people pleaser and I want everyone to like me. So I had to first release the fact that I need everyone to like me. It’s okay if some people don’t like me.” – Koya

[26:38] “The truth is you must love yourself first. Every single time in every single situation. And then based on that self love, move in accordance with what is best for you, not best for someone else.” – Koya

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About Koya:

Koya is a wellness trailblazer, inspirational speaker, celebrity holistic health coach, yoga instructor and author. She is the host of Get Loved Up Podcast and author of Let Your Fears Make You Fierce: How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth.

Koya is on a mission to empower and uplift the global community through education and entertainment. Through this work, she’s creating communities worldwide, which are focused on love consciousness.

Where Koya hangs out online:

Website: koyawebb.com

Instagram: @koyawebb

Koya’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

Jenné Claiborne – of Sweet potato soul. Jenné is an author, vegan chef, health coach and cooking instructor.

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