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The Fearless Year

The Fearless Year

By Rebecca Heiss and Nathan Robinson
The Fear(less) Year is a podcast, online course, community, and journey—but also a mindset: to live more fully by fearing less through self-awareness.

We hope you'll take the leap with us to make THIS year YOUR Fear(less) Year.
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Adapting to CHANGE | Dorie Clark

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Time Management | Neen James
Check out our talk with Neen James on TIME MANAGEMENT that weaves through practical advice, life hacks, and mindset with the incomparable Neen James. Learn more about Neen and her work: https://neenjames.com/
33:52
November 04, 2021
Performance | Joe De Sena
Check out our talk with the legendary founder of Spartan (Spartan Race, Death Race) on PERFORMANCE that weaves through practical advice, philosophy, and mindset with JOE DE SENA. Learn more about Joe and his work: >> Joe's website: https://joedesena.com/ >> Spartan website: https://www.spartan.com/
31:46
October 21, 2021
Organization | Rachel Rosenthal
Jump into a deep-dive on ORGANIZATION that weaves through practical advice, philosophical topics, and psychological explanations with Rachel Rosenthal. Learn more about Rachel and her work: >> Rachel Organizes on Instagram >> Rachel's business, Rachel&Co, on her website rachelrosenthal.co
38:46
October 14, 2021
Navigating Challenge | Theme Wrap-Up!
Welcome back to the Fearless Year! Today, we reflect on and discuss the theme of the last 3 episodes: NAVIGATING CHALLENGE. It's a solocast from Nathan this time around, as Rebecca is out of studio traveling and speaking. This is a quick bonus episode that we drop every 4th episode as we work through our entire Fearless Year, focusing on that theme's highlights. The "Navigating Challenge" theme took us through 3 powerful conversations around Handling Pressure, Adapting to Change, and Risk Management. If you missed any of the episodes, please go back for a listen (or re-listen!). See you NEXT WEEK! Live more, fear less. 💙💙💙, Rebecca and Nathan
19:40
October 07, 2021
Risk Management | Jason Jarrett
Jump into a deep-dive on RISK MANAGEMENT that ranges through philosophy, application, and humor with Jason Jarrett. Learn more about Jason:    >> LinkedIn    >> Twitter    >> Jason’s business, If Not Now Consulting    >> Jason’s podcast, A Buddhist Podcast
43:55
September 30, 2021
Adapting to CHANGE | Dorie Clark
The peerless polymath Dorie Clark walks us through the practical steps we can take to be ready for CHANGE anytime it shows up—an incredibly relevant skillset for the last 2 years and the months and years ahead. This episode on adapting to change is exactly what you need to hear. At least, it was for us! Dorie has a new book out this month as well—The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. Check it out after you listen to our conversation! From Dorie's bio: "A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a "branding expert" by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. She is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid. She has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and more." Dive in with us! >> Learn more about Dorie at her website (https://dorieclark.com/) >> Download your FREE long-term career self-assessment and guide! (https://dorieclark.com/thelonggame/) >> Purchase Dorie's NEW book, The Long Game
31:28
September 25, 2021
My Own Impostor | A Fearless Year Update
Nathan jumps on the mic for a solocast to talk about his own impostor syndrome, where The Fearless Year has been since July, and projects in the hopper. It's a quick listen (and even quicker if you listen double-time on your app like we do!), so dive right in!
14:31
September 24, 2021
Under Pressure | Jonathan Cleck
In his own words, Jonathan Cleck is a "Navy SEAL. Entreprenerd. Aspiring comedian. Author. Speaker. Husband. Dad."—and he's on the Fearless Year with us to discuss handling PRESSURE. Jonathan spent 24 years as a Navy SEAL, including time as both an enlisted sailor and as an officer. Jonathan has a B.S. in Behavioral Science, a M.A. in National Security Studies, and is currently a doctoral candidate for a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership & Innovation. In his off time, Jonathan can be found spending time with his family or dodging flying tomatoes on Philly’s amateur stand-up comedy circuit. >> from his bio at Greencastle Consulting. Dive in with us! >> Learn more about Jonathan on LinkedIn >> Learn more about Jonathan's company, Greencastle Consulting.
52:53
July 08, 2021
Good Vibes | Monthly Wrap-Up!
Welcome back to the Fearless Year! Today, Nathan and Rebecca reflect on and discuss the theme of this month: GOOD VIBES. This is a quick bonus episode that we drop the 4th week of every month as we work through our entire Fearless Year, focusing on that month's theme and traits. The "Good Vibes" theme took us through 3 powerful conversations around Inspiration, Creativity, and Humor. Listen in to recount the big takeaways from this month so far. If you missed any of the episodes, please go back for a listen (or re-listen!). See you NEXT WEEK! Live more. Fear less. 💙💙💙, Rebecca and Nathan
10:42
June 25, 2021
Inspiration | Scott Hilton-Clarke
Join us as we talk about INSPIRATION with professional "Greatness Detective," Scott Hilton-Clarke. From Scott's website and company, Inspiration Labs: "After an extensive career, Scott realized that his true calling . . . was best found by helping people believe in themselves and to take steps to do what they were meant to do. By creating the best life for those around him, he has empowered people and organizations in ways that are simple and intuitive; leading to lasting, positive change." Learn more: inspiration-labs.com
47:20
June 17, 2021
Humor | Rajiv Satyal
Rajiv Satyal, engineer and standup comedian, joins us this week on the Fearless Year to talk about HUMOR. Join us on this wide-ranging conversation on humor, empathy, why taboo things are funny, a few good jokes (from our guest) and a few really bad ones (from Nathan and Rebecca). We think you’ll be glad you tuned into this one! Join us as we seek to fear less and do more in the area of HUMOR. LEARN MORE about Rajiv: thefunnyindian.com
37:29
June 10, 2021
Creativity | Dr. Gautam Gulati
"Creativity can be learned…and unlearned." Dr. Gautam Gulati—polymath MD and status quo disruptor—joins us this week on the Fearless Year to talk about creativity. From using storytelling in the process of medical diagnoses to following curiosity wherever it may lead, Dr. G. helps us better understand the role of creativity in our lives and careers. Join us in this conversation about fearing less and doing more in the area of CREATIVITY. LEARN MORE about Dr. G: www.IamDrG.com
42:52
June 03, 2021
Grit | Month 3 Wrap-Up!
Welcome back to the Fearless Year! Today, Nathan and Rebecca reflect on and discuss the theme of month 3: GRIT. This is a quick bonus episode that we drop the 4th week of every month as we work through our entire Fearless Year, focusing on that month's theme and traits. The Grit theme took us through 3 powerful conversations around Patience, Adaptability, and Resilience. Listen in to recount the big takeaways from this month so far. If you missed any of the episodes, please go back for a listen (or re-listen!). See you NEXT WEEK! Live more. Fear less. 💙💙💙, Rebecca and Nathan
12:40
May 27, 2021
Resilience | Taryn Marie Stejskal
Learn with us all about the habits of highly resilient people with Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal! Learn more about our guest: Resilience Leadership: www.resilience-leadership.com LinkedIn Instagram YouTube Facebook
31:41
May 20, 2021
Adaptability | Josh Berry
Tune into our conversation with Josh Berry, founder and CEO of Econic, a growth and culture consulting firm. Josh walks us through the process of using adaptability in our professional and personal lives, defining adaptability as “curiosity with incremental steps or changes.” Man, there’s a lot in this one. Check it out! Learn more about Josh and his company: econic.co
29:42
May 13, 2021
Patience | MJ Ryan
We’re back for a new month with this conversation with MJ Ryan. Listen in for her pedigree and experience, but more importantly, listen in for her insight, wisdom, and generosity in helping us explore PATIENCE and how it can empower us to fear less—and live more. More about MJ Ryan: https://mj-ryan.com/
36:13
May 06, 2021
Moral Compass | Month 2 Wrap-Up!
Welcome back to the Fearless Year! Today, Nathan and Rebecca reflect on and discuss the theme of month 2: Moral Compass. This is a quick bonus episode that we will drop the 4th week of every month as we work through our entire Fearless Year, focusing on that month's theme and traits. The Moral Compass theme took us through 3 powerful conversations around Ethics, Trust, and Setting Expectations. Listen in to recount the big takeaways from this month so far. If you missed any of the episodes, please go back for a listen (or re-listen!): Ethics with Chuck Gallagher Trust with Todd Duncan Setting Expectations with David Dye See you NEXT WEEK! Live more. Fear less. 💙💙💙, Rebecca and Nathan
18:58
April 22, 2021
Setting Expectations | David Dye
THIS. EPISODE. Only listen if you have a job, own a business, are in a relationship/married, have friends, have family, or aspire to ever do any of those things. In other words, it's for YOU! We loved talking to author, founder, speaker, and coach David Dye about setting expectations and how vital it is to every relationship in your life. Learn more about David, his wife and partner, Karin Hurt, and their work: Website: https://letsgrowleaders.com/ Podcast: http://leadershipwithoutlosingyoursoul.com/ Book: Courageous Cultures Book: Winning Well
37:44
April 16, 2021
Trust | Todd Duncan
This week, a masterclass in TRUST from Todd Duncan. From Todd's website: "Todd Duncan is an American author and speaker. According to CNN, Todd Duncan is 'the Tony Robbins of the mortgage industry.' He is the author of 17 books, including the New York Times Bestsellers Time Traps: Proven Strategies for Swamped Sales People and High Trust Selling: Make More Money In Less Time with Less Stress." What you'll find in Todd's interview on the Fearless Year: the definition of Trust as "repeated truth"; practical strategies to stack "micro-victories" over time to achieve higher levels of trust and success; and how inspiring trust in others begins with trusting yourself. Learn more about Todd: https://toddduncan.com
46:05
April 08, 2021
Ethics | Chuck Gallagher
Listen in on our conversation with ethics expert Chuck Gallagher! Fear less this week by challenging assumptions about your own ethics and considering the context and consequences of every choice. We'll wade through ethical shades of gray and aim for a place where, at least, we can talk to each other (and really listen). Find out more about Chuck here: chuckgallagher.com
45:34
April 01, 2021
Mindfulness | Month 1 Wrap-Up!
Welcome back to the Fearless Year! Today, Nathan and Rebecca reflect on and discuss the theme of month 1: Mindfulness. This is a quick bonus episode that we will drop the 4th week of every month as we work through our entire Fearless Year, focusing on that month's theme and traits. The Mindfulness theme took us through 3 powerful conversations around Empathy, Gratitude, and Kindness. Listen in to recount the big takeaways from this month so far. If you missed any of the episodes, please go back for a listen (or re-listen!): Empathy with Beth Taylor Gratitude with Jay Abbasi Kindness with Brad Aronson Find out more about our upcoming Fearless Year Membership community (coming soon!) at theFearlessYearPodcast.com which will include: Access to a digital "podCourse," with additional resources and work to complete about the episodes and topics FREE access to the icueity 360-degree self-awareness app A monthly print/analog bullet journal customized to capture gratitude, prompts from the Fearless Year, and plan your productive life A Fearless community of others on this journey together (Nathan and Rebecca included!) :) Secret SWAG and other goodies ;) You can sign up for more information at the link above, and we will let you know as soon as the Fearless Year Membership is available! Live more. Fear less. 💙💙💙 Rebecca and Nathan
14:01
March 26, 2021
Kindness | Brad Aronson
Check out our conversation with kindness SUPERHERO Brad Aronson! Fear less this week by looking for opportunities to make the world better every day. This one is worth your time today for the stories Brad shares alone...but he also gives really practical advice for implementing kindness and its ripple effects in your life. Find out more about Brad here: www.bradaronson.com (where you'll also find information about his book, Human Kind) And here's that "I keep seeing red cars" effect Rebecca was trying to think of (you'll get it after you listen): Frequency Illusion, or the Baader–Meinhof phenomenon. :)
40:44
March 18, 2021
Gratitude | Jay Abbasi
In today's episode, we talk GRATITUDE with Jay Abbasi, a mindfulness and meditation trainer and international speaker. Listen in for the practical but powerful impact of gratitude practice and how it can help you live more fear(less)ly. Jay's Website: https://jayabbasi.me/ Connect with Jay here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayabbasi/ ——— ...want more? There's more! Check out thefearlessyearpodcast.com or myfearlessyear.com to learn more about the Fear(less) Year Podcourse—a community of people looking to live more Fear(less) lives, just like you. The Fear(less) Year Podcourse is an on-demand resource built around our biggest learnings from the topics covered on the podcast. Each chapter includes additional tools, commentary, downloads, and prompts to further your own Fear(less) journey. You’ll also get FREE access to the icueity 360-degree self-awareness app on iOS or Android (regularly $4.99/month). Finally, subscribing to the Podcourse also means you’ll get a FREE, hard-copy, monthly Fear(less) bullet journal in your physical mailbox every month. Use it to plan your days, chart your personal growth, and customize to fit your personal productivity style. Opportunities to join COMING SOON!
44:14
March 11, 2021
Empathy | Beth Taylor
In today's episode, we talk EMPATHY with Coach Beth Taylor. Listen in for what empathy is...and what it's not—and how it can help you live more fear(less)ly. More about Beth here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-beth-taylor ——— ...want more? There's more! Check out thefearlessyearpodcast.com or myfearlessyear.com to learn more about the Fear(less) Year Podcourse—a community of people looking to live more Fear(less) lives, just like you. The Fear(less) Year Podcourse is an on-demand resource built around our biggest learnings from the topics covered on the podcast. Each chapter includes additional tools, commentary, downloads, and prompts to further your own Fear(less) journey. You’ll also get FREE access to the icueity 360-degree self-awareness app on iOS or Android (regularly $4.99/month). Finally, subscribing to the Podcourse also means you’ll get a FREE, hard-copy, monthly Fear(less) bullet journal in your physical mailbox every month. Use it to plan your days, chart your personal growth, and customize to fit your personal productivity style. Opportunities to join COMING SOON!
41:36
March 04, 2021