your courageous life

 Daniel H. Pink 

 New York Times best-selling author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND 


"Do you feel the need for a change in your life -- a new job, a new purpose? Don't let fear hold you back. You too can find the courage to change with the wisdom collected by Kate Swoboda in this helpful, cheerful, and delightfully readable book.”

The Courage Habit by Kate Swoboda
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Kate Swoboda, author of THE COURAGE HABIT

Everyone's got some place in their lives where they feel doubt, fear, or lack confidence. At the root of those stuck spaces are old, fear-based habits. Ready to finally stop letting old, fear-based habits hold your life back?

THE COURAGE HABIT will walk you through a process of identifying what you're done with, clarifying what your most courageous self (truly) wants, and aligning your life through practicing courageous habits that will create your courageous life.

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 Susan Piver 

 author of "Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation" 

"THE COURAGE HABIT combines the latest research into what creates genuine change with the spiritual view that fear is a gateway to fearlessness. Drawing on her experience coaching clients, personal stories, doable (non-silly) exercises, and her ever-present warmth, this book teaches you the four key habits to face what is holding you back and live your most courageous life."

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 Sarah Knight 

 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together 

“If there’s anything I’ve learned and taken to heart in the last few years, it’s that we only have one life to live and we could all stand to spend more time on what makes us happy and less time feeling like we’re about to implode from anxiety, shame, guilt, and fear. THE COURAGE HABIT is a great reminder that YOU control your destiny and YOU have the power to make changes from the inside out—to have the life you want, need, and deserve.”

 Jennifer Lee 

 author of The Right-Brain Business Plan 

“Stop running on autopilot and start living the authentic, fulfilling life you've been yearning for with THE COURAGE HABIT. Kate Swoboda's practical tools based on scientific research will teach you how to work with your fears, tap into your deepest desires, and build the skills to make your big visions real. Through her vulnerable truth-telling and compassionate curiosity Kate models THE COURAGE HABIT and you'll feel like she's right there in your corner as you take each courageous step forward.”


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“THE COURAGE HABIT is a definitive guide to your new understanding of fear and courage and what they really are, and how they can both be reshaped to support the life you actually want to live. THE COURAGE HABIT will help you to stop trying to be “fearless,” and start creating something deeper and richer for your life: living from a place of courage. And what that will produce for your life is truly revelatory.” 

With THE COURAGE HABIT, you'll take a research-based approach to going after your dreams.

Learn about the habits that hold you back, and the new habits that cultivate emotional resilience, boldness, and courage.

Pre-order by April 1st, and you'll also receive several audio and programmatic bonuses, including invitations to exclusive live author events.

 Kate Northrup 

 Bestselling author of Money: A Love Story and creator of Origin 

"THE COURAGE HABIT is the perfect blend of 'I've been there too' personal stories from Kate, inspiring client stories, and evidence-based strategy to not only just 'feel more courageous', but to turn courage into a daily habit for you. What a refreshing, practical, smart take on a much needed quality that each of us needs to live a meaningful life!"

Dean Karnazes

ultramarathoner and NY Times bestselling author

“Anyone that’s completed a half-Ironman knows a thing or two about courage and emotional resilience. In her new book, THE COURAGE HABIT, Kate Swoboda discusses the connection between psychological daring and habit-formation and explains how to unlock your hidden potential to reach lofty goals. Essential reading, whether you’re planning on tackling an Ironman or more courageously tackling the challenges and opportunities of life.”

 Jennifer Louden 

 author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer  

“Open this book and find the insights and tools to work with your fear in an entirely new way. Being afraid is part of being human but with Kate’s well-researched and client-tested guidance, that’s no longer bad news. With this book in hand, you will be able to choose much more often to do and create what you most desire. Allow Kate’s wise guidance to shine light wherever fear has you crimped and doubting. And then celebrate the heck out of what happens.”

Alexandra Franzen


“Pretty much everyone in the world needs more courage, so pretty much everyone needs The Courage Habit on their bedside table. Whether you're trying to drum up enough courage to negotiate for more paid vacation time at work, or trying to muster up the courage to publish your first blog post, the guidance in this book will help.”

 Andrea Owen 


In self-help today, the term “fearless” has taken wings and can make people feel like they’re “doing it wrong” if they still have fear. Kate so gracefully and clearly tells the reader how to work with fear, pinpoint our fear-based Stories in order to reframe them, and live their most courageous life. Every chapter in this book is a gem!

Yvonne + Rich Dutra-St.John

Oprah guests and co-founders of Challenge Day and the Be the Change movement

By challenging the reader to face and embrace fear, THE COURAGE HABIT provides us with a clear path to self acceptance, emotional freedom. THE COURAGE HABIT provides a real life road map for anyone seeking to face and release their fears. It's a powerful invitation that challenges us all to step into radical self acceptance and emotional freedom.

 Chris Guillebeau 

 NYT bestselling author of SIDE HUSTLE and THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUIT 

This book presents an important message: courage can be cultivated. You aren't born with it, and it can't just manifest it out of the sky. However, just as the title promises, you can learn habits that increase your courage over time. Practice your first act of bravery by reading this book!

Pamela Slim

author, Body of Work and Escape from Cubicle Nation

"We treat fear as a thing to either be ashamed of or to crush. Kate Courageous helps us understand it is an essential, and survivable, part of doing great work in the world."

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