Fear Less & Live More: Sue Curr – No Schedule Man Podcast, Ep. 23

Sue CurrWhat age would you consider yourself to be? Given how Sue Curr framed it in this fabulous discussion in Episode 23 of the podcast, I figure myself to be somewhere around 3 or 4. Maybe less.

The age Sue’s referring to, clearly, does not directly reference any date on your birth certificate. Instead, it’s reflective of when the real you came to be: the time since you asked, understood and actually embraced who you truly are at your essence. And, as we learn from Sue, knowing who you are is one thing. Courageously putting it into action is quite another.

After you listen to this episode, I think you’ll agree Sue’s doing remarkably well, especially for a 4-year-old.

Listen to Episode 23 on: iTunes | Soundcloud | YouTube

Sue Curr is a Speaker, Empowerment Coach & Author who prides herself on being able to inspire others to Fear Less & Live More by adopting the practices of forgiveness, gratitude, mindfulness & positivity as part of their daily lifestyle choices.

Sue has 15-year background in the fields of education and social healthcare specializing in Mental Ill Health Awareness. She works tirelessly with people of all ages, enabling them to achieve their full potential and instilling in them the confidence to live life in their own way.

Sue’s story is an incredible example of all the things I feel so passionately about: Hope, Creativity, Accountability and Positive Action. She’s got them all covered, but as you’ll hear, she did not come by living life on her own terms without significant effort, challenge and change. She does a wonderful job of sharing her story openly and genuinely.

This chat with Sue was a  complete delight and was filled – from start to –finish with terrific examples of hard-won wisdom that can only be earned through living the journey. We’re better for Sue being willing to share with us.

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Here are a few of the key things that stood out from my time with her:

  1. Just how far a facade will take us. We can get a long way – sometimes all the way – through life living behind a “facade,” as Sue puts it. Call it what you like: a mask, a persona, a facade … in any case, when we’re living behind the facade of not being true to ourselves, and without even necessarily being aware of it, we’re doing ourselves incredible harm by putting up appearances that do not reflect how we’re really feeling, all because we fear being judged by others. Sue’s message? We can drop the facade, face the fear and truly start living your life.
  1. The power of “No.” This one seems almost counter-intuitive, but it’s a key area of struggle for many compassionate people. Sue identifies herself as having been a “people-pleaser” and that she almost never said “no” to anything, hoping and expecting that she did all she could to keep everyone happy, she’d feel validated and appreciated. There’s nothing wrong with doing for other: of course, it’s a fundamental part of a fulfilling life. But in order to fully give to others, one must sometimes employ those two letters: ‘N’ & ‘O’, to take care of oneself. After all, you can’t be of service to others if you’re totally depleted.
  2. Taking responsibility. I love what Sue shares about this. One of my favourite Authors and Lecturers, Tara Brach, might call this “Radical Acceptance.” Listen for what Sue says about taking responsibility for her own experiences. It can be a little scary, but it’s undeniably empowering to own responsibility to your own experience.

This is a powerful story from a kind, genuine and dynamic woman. It was my great privilege to spend the time with her, and I’m equally as grateful to be able to share her spirit with you now.

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Connect with Sue:

Official Website: www.suecurr.com
Facebook Community: www.facebook.com/suecurrlivinglifefromtheinsideout/
Twitter: twitter.com/SueCurr
Instagram: www.instagram.com/fearlessfiercefabulous/

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Sue Curr: Fearless, Fierce & Fabulous

So … What Age is the Real You?

The “real” Sue is 4 years old. I think I’m about the same. What about you? When was it that you finally discovered and embraced who you really are? How many years has it been? Has it even happened for you yet? There’s no wrong answer. Please leave a comment and let us know!

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15 Responses to “Fear Less & Live More: Sue Curr – No Schedule Man Podcast, Ep. 23

  • Great article Kevin. I will check that podcast out shortly.

    I have often thought to myself about my age. And I have thought this both mentally and physically. My work keeps me quite active so I feel I am doing good for my age.

    As for mentally I like to learn new things and enrich my knowledge. I like to learn something new each day and keep my brain thinking and working, :-).

    But I’m probably going off-topic a bit with my thoughts. I’ll have to check out the podcast though to fully understand what Sue is saying and discover the real me.

    • Hi Owain,
      Thanks for that. I’m with you. I love learning and applying new things. I admit I sometimes wish I was content to just leave well enough alone, but I’m not wired that way. I like to learn. I find it empowering and exciting.
      I’m glad to hear you’re doing well!
      Best wishes,
      Kevin

  • Hi Kevin,

    Haven’t had time to listen to the podcast just yet. But I think I have some self-reflection in order to determine my age. Somehow I feel I didn’t fully embrace who I am at as early of an age as you or Sue.

  • Ha, was reading another post of your when I realized that I misunderstood the concept. Guess I should’ve listened to the podcast before commenting.

    So it has been only 3-4 years for you that you have fully embraced yourself instead of being 3-4 years of age. Was a bit confused..

    • Hi Panu,
      Thanks for the note(s)! Yeah, when Sue offered, in our discussion, that she was “only four years old,” I thought that was really an interesting perspective. It gave me a lot to think about.
      Thanks for dropping by!
      Best wishes,
      KB

  • Kevin, now this is interesting….

    I have never really thought about my real age in that sense.

    I would say that I found myself while reading motivational books like the classic “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill as well as the phenomenal bestseller “Creative Visualization” by Shakti Gawain.

    That was about 5 years ago. I have never turned back since then.

    I welcome Sue’s material into my life as well as I love to learn new things as well as being motivated on a daily basis.

    You will be seeing me again on your blog for sure. You are really making a difference with your unique style of getting influential people to share their experience with us.

    Thank you so much.

    Kind regards,
    Jason

    • Hi Jason,
      Thanks for those kind and encouraging thoughts! I also appreciate your mention of Shakti Gawain’s book. I’ve not yet read it. I’ll put it on my list right now.
      Many thanks!
      Best wishes,
      KB

  • A very interesting read. Something to think about. Personally, I don’t think I have discovered who I really am just yet. I mean, I have a fairly good idea of who I am based on my stage in life, but who I really am, I think, will come in s few years time. Thanks Kevin.

    • Thanks Andrew. I’m still working on it, too. Likely will always be. All I know is I’m a lot closer to it now than I used to be.
      Best wishes,
      Kevin

  • Awesome post Kevin and a very interesting way of looking at your own age. For me I only really started being “myself” after I met my wife in my mid twenties. Somehow knowing she loved me for who I was allowed me to start to be myself in all aspects of life, with family, friends and at work. I also started to take more responsibility but this is something I have to constantly work on because it’s easy to make excuses or justify why you’re not living the life you want to. I’ll definitely be coming back to your site, great post. Cheers

    • Thanks for that, Diego. Taking responsibility challenges all of us, I believe.
      Sounds like you have a lovely family. Great to hear!
      Best wishes,
      Kevin

  • Wow, Kevin this is an interesting idea. Our body doesn’t tell how old we are, our mind does. It all depends on how you really feel inside. But I love that with the age comes wisdom, too. Also, “the facade” it is something that resonates with many people. I know it does with me. It is something that I have to work on, and to learn to be more true to myself. Very nice read!

    • Thanks Maria. Well said regarding age and wisdom. Imagine combining the wisdom that comes with age and experience with the playfulness, wonder and creativity of our youth. I suppose that’s the point of it!
      Best wishes,
      Kevin

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