Rock Your Goals podcast episode 01 - Building a business you love with Katie Dean

Today I’m talking with the amazing Katie Dean.  She’s a mindset coach, speaker, mamma, and author of the Amazon bestselling book, Becoming Brave.

In this episode, we lift the lid on self-doubt and self-sabotage, share our tips to help you Rock Your Goals and your confidence, and we get real about what making real change looks like (hint: it has nothing to do with the size of your thighs or what you ate for breakfast!).

We also explore what it means to do a little seasonal self-pruning and how to stop saying yes to ALL of the things. Plus, Katie will flip the way you define ‘success’ on its head, so you can build a business (and life) you really love. 

So kick off your shoes, get comfy and come and join the conversation.


Listen To The Episode

Language note: this episode is explicit and contains light swearing/cursing.

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Episode Summary

  • Katie shares her powerful and oh so relatable back story of turbulent teens and 20s when she was scared of being seen, petrified of not being seen and shape shifting to try and fit in
  • How she went from being the girl who was laughing the loudest and feeling the lowest, to creating a life that’s lived with heart and happiness
  • Creating lifelong change and why it’s an inside job
  • Katie’s painful fertility struggle, the loss of her daughter at 14 weeks and how that deep and devastating loss put Katie on the path to healing
  • The points in life that break us open and bring about big change, whether we’re ready or not
  • Getting off the “yes train”, ditching the FOMO (fear of missing out) and defining success for yourself
  • The art of loving ‘life-pruning’ and how to tap into what’s right for you right now
  • Reverse engineering the life and business of your wildest daydreams
  • The power of self-validation and owning your awesome
  • Learning how to thrive, honouring your energy and working in alignment with your own natural groove


Quotes From The Episode

Be you bravely.

Katie Dean

“Fill your own damn cup!”

“We’ve all got the same story, we just wrap a different bow around it.”

“Every new sunrise is a reset.”

“Are you here for the cause or the applause?”

Don’t be pushed by your fears, be led by your dreams.

Katie Dean


Journaling Prompts To Ponder

What’s working for me right now?

What’s not working for me right now?

Where do I need to create some space or do a little loving life or biz pruning?

Want more journaling prompts to play with? Check out Journal to Life here.


Resources We Mention

The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry


Join The Conversation

In order to flourish, we’ve got to prune things back so the new growth can bloom. Tell us, what’s one thing you’re lovingly pruning from your life or biz right now?


Katie Dean - Author of Becoming Brave

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P.S. If you enjoyed this episode, you might enjoy hearing from Jenna & Ash of Eff Perfect about ditching perfectionism

+ Loving shout out to Ane Novak who created the wonderful tune “Happy Day” (the awesome intro & outro music to Rock Your Goals the podcast) which gets me grooving in my seat every time I hear it.