Episode 240: Choosing Wonder Over Worry and Going All In with Amber Rae - Your Kick-Ass Life

PODCAST & BLOG

PODCAST & BLOG

This week on the podcast, my guest is Amber Rae, author of the book Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential. And, y’all, you know I get really excited when I have a guest on the show to talk about their new book. I cannot wait to introduce Amber to you. Amber is also an artist and speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions, and express your gifts.

Today, Amber and I talk about playing small, how to move beyond fear and instead go all in. Plus, Amber shares her unique way of classifying wonder and worry, listening to your inner guide and how to turn life’s messy moments into something beautiful.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How to distinguish when choosing small projects, how to say no, and to claim the life you really want (18:24)
  • Classifying wonder & worry in distinct ways (21:44)  
  • Some ways we can be more in tune with our inner guide (27:37)
  • How to turn something messy and fearful into something beautiful (32:52)
  • The fear of rejection and what others think of you (38:24)


Resources from this episode
Amber’s website
Amber’s book
Amber’s Blog Post, The Beauty in What’s Broken
My blog post, My Letter to My 18-Year Old Self
Connect with Amber on Facebook, Instagram, Medium and Twitter
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Called a “Millennial Motivator” by Fortune and “The Brené Brown of Wonder” by Mind Body Green, Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions, and express your gifts.

Her writing has reached over 5 million people in 195 countries, her public art has spread to over twenty countries, and she's spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple, Amazon, and Unilever. She's been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Fast Company, BBC, ABC World News, Tim Ferriss's blog, and more.

Previously, Amber helped launch six best-selling books as Chief Evangelist of Seth Godin's publishing experiment and started an “accelerator for your life” called The Bold Academy. She lives in Brooklyn and around the world with her fiancé, Farhad.

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