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Being loyal to your dreams, not your fears with Tara Mohr

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In today’s conversation I get cozy with Tara Mohr, the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead. I actually have two print copies of this book, along with the audio version. I also bring this book to the retreats I lead and gift this book to my clients. That’s how much I personally love this body of work!

Tara has a very magical way of bridging these conversations and the things that are going on in our heads as women when we’re stepping into our leadership.

Tara is also the creator of the Playing Big Leadership Program for Women, and she offers training for coaching, mentors and managers who support women in their personal and professional growth.

In this episode we talk about why Tara initially revisited her calling to step into the personal development space and the ways she’s been able to stay creatively engaged after offering her course for 7 years. She also shares her thoughts on scaling a business, and you’ll find out what “playing big” really means to her – it’s probably not what you think!

“Playing big is being more loyal to your dreams than to your fears.”


What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

  • [5:40] What Tara means when she says she tries to be a representative of love
  • [7:25] The 6 ways that women hide their voices – and which have applied to Tara herself
  • [9:40] What she noticed was missing from leadership based on her corporate experience, and how this led to what she does now
  • [18:10] Why she initially resisted her calling and spirituality
  • [23:10] What first drew Tara to writing, and specifically blogging
  • [26:12] How she has successfully incorporated her book into her online program and what’s worked (and hasn’t) with the experimental learning of it
  • [39:30] The ways Tara has been able to keep the course fresh after offering it to others for 7 years now
  • [54:50] Some boundaries she has set for herself and an example of something in online marketing that she refuses to do
  • [58:25] How she defines “playing big”

Resources + links mentioned:

» Tara Mohr's website

» Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead book by Tara Mohr

» Playing Big Course

» Connect with Tarah on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter!

» Owning the True Expression of Who We Are with Sarah Jenks

» Loving the Process, Not the Product with Jonathan Fields

» The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell

Key Quotes:

  • “Things get much more interesting and joyful when I have a direction that I am not just pointing my work in, but pointing myself in.” [3:40]
  • “Now I think it’s the rare exception to the rule, when someone charges right into their path (in life).” [13:11]
  • “That’s actually a very important part of the human journey, to not live our authenticity and then choose to come home to it. “ [14:23]
  • “In different ways, we all resist some of our most vitalizing experience.” [15:58]
  • “I didn’t know what I wanted to say in the book, but I knew my life had been changed by personal growth books and I wanted to be in that space.” [20:29]
  • “(With my course) we’re taking one thing at a time so we can actually produce change in ourselves and our lives.” [28:57]
  • “I really enjoy and still feel very aligned with the work, as well as getting to see the impact it’s having on the people I want to reach.” [45:21]
  • “Playing big is being more loyal to your dreams than to your fears.” [55:46]

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