TGGC #93: Accepting that change is hard and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with Nicole Antoinette

Nicole Antoinette is the host of the Real Talk Radio podcast, where people come together to talk about the wonderful mess of being human.

A recovering self-help addict and former goal-setting coach, Nicole’s mission is to help people get to the heart of what’s true without judgement, and to explore how we can use grit and grace to close the gap between what we say we want and what we actually do.

I loved talking with her about her decision to hike more than 400 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail last year, how she successfully started a meditation practice after years of wanting to, the value of doing hard things, and what it really takes to create lasting change.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Recovering from “self-help addiction”
  • How Nicole has successfully started a meditation practice after years of wanting to
  • What really helps us to make a change
  • Nicole’s decision to hike more than 400 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail last year
  • What she hoped to get out of the experience versus what she got out of it
  • The value of doing hard things
  • How Nicole’s mindset and approach to self-care changed as a result of her hike
  • Dealing with the identity component of making a change

 

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