EP 14 – Janet Blue

In today’s episode, Heather Vickery is here to talk about her life journey from fear-based to limitless! Heather is an award-winning business owner, global leader, entrepreneur, and published author. We talk about embracing fear and the unhelpful and unrealistic pursuit of being fearless. Heather shares her story of coming out at the age of 38 and how she rebuilt her life by taking risks and manifestation. Later in the episode, we hear a fictional story by Michael Kobzik about a woman who takes a chance and a brave step toward her dream. 

[02:15] Why authenticity matters

[04:30] Heather’s coming out experience at the age of 38 

[10:50] Fear and bravery

[18:29] Heather’s latest book on bravery: F*ck Fearless

[23:34] The Brave Files Podcast and Heather’s fictional writing prompt

[29:08] Fiction Story: “Janet Blue” by Michael Kobzik


Authenticity is an important part for building the life you truly want. But being authentic and being vulnerable don’t mean turning yourself inside out for people to pick you apart.

There is no such thing as being fearless. Fear is a part of life. Fear is actually here for us. It either owns us or empowers us and we gain our power when we’re honest about our fear, surrender to it, and learn from it.

Manifestation is different than just relying on luck. It comes from declaring something and then changing it. Sometimes it’s blind luck, but usually we make choices. We embrace, we show up, we walk through the door, and we start the conversation.

Fiction Credits: 
Fiction piece narrated by: Regina Williams – https://www.fiverr.com/raejanae
Fiction piece written by: Michael Kobzik
Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says,“When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, win successes, and it’s contagious.” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and provides attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives on their own terms. Heather is a single mom of four (all girls!) who left a decade-long marriage and came out (yes, of the closet) personally and professionally. She’s on a mission to create a global “everyday brave” revolution.
She’s the author of F*CK FEARLESS: Making The Brave Leap, Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus, and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files, a top 1.5% global podcast, and Co-host and producer of Was It Chance? podcast (released in November, 2021).
When Heather’s not coaching, podcasting, volunteering, or hanging out with her family, you’ll probably find her reading, at the theater, on a long walk with a good friend, or playing around on Twitter.
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Heather’s New Podcast: Was It Chance
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Heather’s Latest Book: F*ck Fearless

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