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Episode Summary –

In Episode 160 of the Expert In You Podcast, host Ann Carden invites guest Marianne Daugherty to discuss the importance of understanding and managing our emotions, specifically fear, in order to thrive as entrepreneurs. Marianne emphasizes that suppressing emotions can lead to a heavier emotional burden and dysregulation.

She introduces quick and easy exercises to rewire the nervous system, highlighting the significance of being consistently aware of our body and experiences. Marianne also incorporates polyvagal theory into her coaching and therapy sessions, recognizing the impact of our nervous systems on behavior. She stresses the need for entrepreneurs to have systems and processes in place to avoid constant stress and overwhelm.

The discussion delves into the complexities of the nervous system, the influence of traumatic experiences on self-beliefs, and the connection between mindset and entrepreneurial success. Overall, the episode provides valuable insights and practical tools for entrepreneurs to navigate their emotions and grow personally and professionally.


Key  Moments:

[00:03:22] Research-led coaching helps entrepreneurs optimize energy.

[00:04:38] Nervousness and doubt plague entrepreneurs, but it’s necessary for growth.

[00:10:00] Believe, reframing, frustrations, perceptions, trauma, nervous system.

[00:11:41] I am safe and everything’s working out.

[00:17:15] Being reactive can lead to overwhelming collapse.

[00:18:15] Self compassion is a skill in your life.

[00:24:15] Fascinating entrepreneur with fitness industry experience.

[00:24:44] Listen, learn, and manage fear and food.

[00:30:00] Neurological issue hampers entrepreneurs’ problem-solving ability.

[00:32:27] Somatic exercises; slow down, neuro cross exercise.

[00:36:28] Subtle shifts create big changes over time.

About  the guest :

Marianne Daugherty is a highly experienced therapist with over 30 years of experience. She has witnessed the significant advancements made in understanding the connection between our inner worlds, relationships, and how we navigate the world. Specializing in trauma therapy, Marianne has observed the evolving approach to healing trauma. While previously centered around mindset work, it is now recognized that 95% of our behavior and interactions are unconscious and deeply intertwined with our nervous systems. Marianne emphasizes the importance of considering more than just our thoughts when seeking personal growth and transformation.

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