011: Grab That Inner Badass and Let Her Loose with Christy Kirk

Christy Kirk joins the show today to talk about the theme of the podcast, and what it really means to be a “badass at any age”. She and I talk about what badass means to each of us, what inspired us to start a show on the subject, and why we need to acknowledge and celebrate that quality within each of us. We also talk about celebrity and everyday role models in our lives, and what we can do to grab our inner badass and remember it’s never too late.    What You Will Hear in This Episode:  To me, being a badass means owning all parts of yourself, and challenging the status quo in some way.  I don’t think we recognize how badass we are, and this podcast is here to inspire women to look inside and recognize that within us.  For some, being badass can be picking up and moving to a new place. It can also be career success or having the courage to move on from a relationship that no longer serves you.   Each of the guests that we have talked to so far has such an inspirational story that we can all feel motivated and inspired by.  A few of our badass role models: Nancy Pelosi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Helen Mirren, and Jane Fonda.  As a former journalist, Christy is extremely grateful for the women that opened doors for her in the industry.  It’s so important for women to understand that they need to stay visible, credible and marketable if keeping their job is their intention.  Unplug and set aside some time to take a good hard look at some of the assumptions and limiting beliefs you are making about yourself. Challenge those assumptions by asking “is this true?”    Quotes:  “A badass woman is someone who stands up for herself, is confident, and isn’t afraid to challenge the hierarchy, patriarchy, or conventional thinking.” — Katie Couric  “There are all kinds of role models when we are looking in particular for women owning who they are, and being proud of who they are.”  “You couldn’t pay me to go back to 25.”    Mentioned:  Helen Mirren On Aging

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