262: How to set healthy boundaries – with Nancy Levin (ALL-STAR)

By October 18, 2022The Simplifiers Podcast

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We are kicking off our all-star season starting today, bringing back some of my favorite conversations from the vaults of The Simplifiers Podcast and sharing them once again.  I think that this one (which originally aired in June 2020) with author Nancy Levin fits so well inside the theme of “self-discipline” that we are exploring this month.

So, how do you set healthy boundaries in life, especially if you feel like yours get trampled on over and over again? In my mind, boundaries are in fact, one of the very best ways to cultivate self-discipline, helping you keep your eye on the prize of what you want most in life. 

Therefore, it’s a delight to feature this all-episode once again. Through her books, Nancy helps overachieving people-pleasers learn to live life on their own terms. Here’s how.


My special guest today is Nancy Levin and she’s simplifying how to set healthy boundaries.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • Why some women struggle to define and uphold their boundaries, personally or professionally
  • How to begin the process of defining your boundaries by writing a “boundary script”
  • What to do if you’re attempting to conquer codependent behaviors  
  • The steps to creating your own “boundary pyramid,” a simple tool to help you set healthy boundaries
  • How to say ‘no’ effectively and stick with it
  • …and ultimately, understanding what your “bottom-line boundary” is and how to set it and communicate it with others, confidently.

All this month, we are focused on the theme of “Self-Discipline,” helping you stay on track in your work and in your life… and get back to thriving. You have the power to create the life you really want to live, if only you simply remembered what’s possible… and make Bold Asks for what you need, want, and desire. Today is a fresh start and a new beginning.

Your 1000 daily choices will help you get there. 

We will explore what that means on every level this month, both personally and professionally. 

As always, ping me over on Instagram @thesimplifiers – and tell me your thoughts:

  • What new ideas did this conversation spark for you? 
  • What new boundaries do you need to define this month?

Share this episode with one person and discuss it together.  The accountability found in just one trusted friend or colleague is immeasurable in helping you make forward progress.

You can do it, I believe in you… it’s time to simplify!

Q: Are you trying to figure out how to set healthy boundaries in your life? 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 set healthy boundaries this week? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? 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 Nancy Levin

Nancy Levin – She is a Master Coach and bestselling author of several books including her latest, Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free. 

Formerly the Event Director at Hay House for over a decade, Nancy is the creator of Levin Life Coach Academy and offers in-depth coaching and training programs designed to support clients in making themselves a priority and setting boundaries that stick.

Where Nancy hangs out online:

Website: nancylevin.com  

Instagram: @nancy_levin

Facebook Group: transformtogether.us


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

Leslie Tagorda – founder of New Moon Creative Co, providing brand astrology readings for creative entrepreneurs and social impact makers to help them step in, step up, and step out.

Nancy Levin

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