Getting Vulnerable

Lou Fitzpatrick

A podcast that deep dives into LIVED EXPERIENCES through mental health and motherhood. One of the hardest things when you’re battling with a mental illness or entering into motherhood is loneliness. I’m Lou Fitz, ex-anxiety sufferer, mentor, mum, recovering perfectionist and procrastinator, gin lover, real talker. And I’m here to bring you the inside scoop of my lessons and learnings from fighting and beating a 20 year battle with anxiety read less
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Episodes

Loss of Identity - How to know where to start when you feel stuck
Apr 3 2023
Loss of Identity - How to know where to start when you feel stuck
"It's not what others need in the world, it's what you need in order to come alive, because the world needs more people who have come alive" - Brenè BrownIn this weeks episode I share with you lots of prompts and exercises and a personal story around feeling lost, lacking purpose, feeling like you've lost your identity!!! I highly recommend listening with a pen and paper but I've also added some of the main prompts and exercises below for you to come back to. And don't forget to download the FREE Resource at the bottom of these show notesPrompts to work through:1. I feel like I'm lacking purpose/feeling lost in my life because...2. If I was to describe myself as feeling fulfilled - this is what it would look/feel like... ...the person in charge of making this happen is... 3. But the things that I say to myself, the things that stop me from fighting for this fulfilment/happiness are...4. Write in the middle of a peice of paper - 'Im at my happiest when...' and get in the moment of the feelings that make you5. If you could describe what you truly desire in one paragraph/sentence based on your reflection from the Happiness Exercise what would that be? MY LIFE-LONG Strategy that you can use; When things are hard. When you feel like you've exhausted 'all options'. When you're feeling flat, unmotivated, stuck and/or anxious, use these strategies to find your clarity, find your truth, to find yourself again, underneath all the noise and mental clutter. Take this with you, where-ever you go! Get vulnerable and write it outGet Deep and write it outGet Honest again and write it outGet comfortable with the uncomfortable and write it outOwn itAct on it, and Be authentic AF"You are deserving and worthy of living with your truthYour truth is your story, and your story is beautifulYour story is YOU and you are beautiful" - Lou FitzWant help with getting into the deeper layers and want a starting point into this deep work make sure you Download your FREE Value-Packed 'From Anxious to more Confidence in 3 Steps guide'GRAB YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD HEREhttps://theanxietyproject.com.au/from-anxious-to-more-confidence/EnjoyBig loveLouxNEED SUPPORT? I'm here for you💞Transform your life and get out the other side of the anxiety shitstorm and DOORS ARE NOW OPEN for my APRIL Signature Program Confidence to Be™ (run only twice a year with limited spots.)https://theanxietyproject.com.au/confidence-to-be-mastermind/Or just want to have a safe, private 1on1 chat with someone who gets it?Drop me a DM over on socials or book a FREE 15min chat on the link belowhttps://calendly.com/confidencewithlou/15minfreebie
3 things that helped me conquer anxiety & building confidence in yourself
Mar 28 2023
3 things that helped me conquer anxiety & building confidence in yourself
In this weeks episode I share with you the 3 Steps that can help you build more confidence and start moving out of the anxious-shit-storm-cycle.I think we can overcomplicate things when we have anxiety playing a part in our lives, or when we lack self-belief. We allow the outside world to take a hold We allow comparisonitis to take a hold We crave validation as a 'check-in' to make sure we are actually doing shit right. But what we forget is that we are all so different With different skills, personalities, upbringings, environments, different levels of support, We forget how bloody unique we each are And this is where we should be focussing our energy, time and learning.We need to focus on our uniqueness in order to build more confidence. The ONLY way is this way. If we focus on comparing with the outside world, we won't build confidence, because we would be trying someone elses version on. Looking at the outside world is important but important for one thing. And that is inspiration & to remind you to get curious.Turn your comparison into inspiration But focus your ENERGY & TIME on - Education/Training on learning YOU- Trial & error on learning what works well for YOU- Repeating over and over until you feel a 'fuck yeah'- Use YOUR passion/determination in your learning to not ever give upDownload your FREE Value-Packed Resource to get you get startedGRAB YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD HEREhttps://theanxietyproject.com.au/from-anxious-to-more-confidence/EnjoyBig loveLouxNEED SUPPORT? I'm here for you when you're ready💞Transform your life and get out the other side of the anxiety shitstorm and Join the WAITLIST for my Signature Program Confidence to Be™ (run only twice a year. Join the Waitlist to get all the information [First round of 2023 starting in April]https://theanxietyproject.com.au/confidence-to-be-waitlist/Or just want to have a safe, private 1on1 chat with someone who gets it?Drop me a DM over on socials or book a FREE 15min chat on the link belowhttps://calendly.com/confidencewithlou/15minfreebie
"I'm a shit parent" "I'm not good enough" - How to support yourself with these thoughts
Jan 22 2023
"I'm a shit parent" "I'm not good enough" - How to support yourself with these thoughts
Do you get frustrated at yourself for constantly comparing to the outside world & thinking you're NOT "good Enough"? Do you find yourself feeling jealous/envious which then triggers the self-doubt talk, the ‘what’s wrong with me’ ‘why can’t I do this/have that’ talk?Do you dream of being able to make decisions without seeking validation?Do you just wish that you could back yourself, trust yourself as a mum, no matter what?So HOW do you start the process of crushing the 'Not Good Enough' Vibes inside your head? In this episode I share practical tools, perspectives and motivation to get the process started.If you want to DIVE Deeper and get mentored over a 4-6 week period on all things Anxiety through Motherhood, join us in the link below.https://theanxietyproject.com.au/anxiety-through-motherhood-4-week-experience/Thanks for being hereBig LoveLouxNEED SUPPORT? I'm here for you💞Want to DIVE Deeper and get mentored over a 4-6 week period on all things Anxiety through Motherhood? Grab your spot in the transformative experience to bring you more presence, calm & more time to do the things you LOVE while being the mum you truly want to be! JOIN Below (Payment plans available starting at $111 to secure your spot) - We kick off on 6th Feb 2023 *spots limitedhttps://theanxietyproject.com.au/anxiety-through-motherhood-4-week-experience/Transform your life and get out the other side of the anxiety shitstorm and Join the WAITLIST for my Signature Program Confidence to Be™ (run only twice a year. Join the Waitlist to get all the information [First round of 2023 starting in April]https://theanxietyproject.com.au/confidence-to-be-waitlist/Or just want to have a safe, private 1on1 chat with someone who gets it?Drop me a DM over on socials or book a FREE 15min chat on the link belowhttps://calendly.com/confidencewithlou/15minfreebie
Constant Fear of something bad happening -How to overcome irrational fears in Motherhood
Jan 18 2023
Constant Fear of something bad happening -How to overcome irrational fears in Motherhood
In this episode I talk about that tube of FEAR that feeds our anxiety. Fear steals so many moments, memories and parts of us that would help us to have a fun, adventurous, authentic life! I my own experiences with fear and how it increased when I became a mum. I open up on what the TRUTH was when I reflect on my 20+ years of fearing the worst case scenario.If you're sick of being stuck in the constant fear - make sure you join me on my upcoming FREE Masterclass. All links in the details below. Make sure you're on the waitlist for my signature program too. Confidence to Be™Thanks for being hereBig LoveLouxNEED SUPPORT? I'm here for you💞Join for FREE the Anxiety in Motherhood FREE Masterclass - 27th Jan 2023https://theanxietyproject.com.au/anxiety-in-motherhood-free-masterclass/Want to DIVE Deeper and get mentored over a 4-6 week period on all things Anxiety through Motherhood? Grab your spot in the transformative experience to bring you more presence, calm & more time to do the things you LOVE while being the mum you truly want to be! JOIN Below (Payment plans available starting at $111 to secure your spot) - We kick off on 6th Feb 2023 *spots limitedhttps://theanxietyproject.com.au/anxiety-through-motherhood-4-week-experience/Transform your life and get out the other side of the anxiety shitstorm and Join the WAITLIST for my Signature Program Confidence to Be™ (run only twice a year. Join the Waitlist to get all the information [First round of 2023 starting in April]https://theanxietyproject.com.au/confidence-to-be-waitlist/Or just want to have a safe, private 1on1 chat with someone who gets it?Drop me a DM over on socials or book a FREE 15min chat on the link belowhttps://calendly.com/confidencewithlou/15minfreebie
Motherhood, Mental OVERLOAD & how Vulnerability can support you right now
Jan 16 2023
Motherhood, Mental OVERLOAD & how Vulnerability can support you right now
In this episode I talk about how anxiety adds to the Mental Overload List and HOW you can start reducing it through vulnerability, plus I go into a few different directions on the below topics of how Anxiety brings a added layers in the form of:FearSelf DoubtPeople PleasingMum GuiltOverwhelm& The Juggle - trying to do it allI share practical prompts on HOW you START reducing your mental load list when you struggle with anxiety?You start getting vulnerable!Getting vulnerable with yourself means to get HONEST.Here are some beginning PROMPTS as mentioned in the episode:Start getting honest about;- what fucking matters?- what is your situation?- what is your environment?- what are your non-negotiable commitments?- what & how much help can you lean into?- what are you not sharing/asking?- what's the deeper reason for why you're taking it all on?TAKE-AWAYS:Do those questions aboveDo the DEEP WORK - start learning who you are - who you want to beSTOP looking externally - it's only going to make shit worseSURROUND yourself with people who light you up, who allow you to get vulnerable, who can guide you to find yourself, authenticallyThanks for being hereBig LoveLouxNEED SUPPORT?Join for FREE the Anxiety in Motherhood FREE Masterclass - 27th Jan 2023https://theanxietyproject.com.au/anxiety-in-motherhood-free-masterclass/Want to DIVE Deeper and get mentored over a 4-6 week period on all things Anxiety through Motherhood? Grab your spot in the transformative experience to bring you more presence, calm & more time to do the things you LOVE while being the mum you truly want to be! JOIN Below (Payment plans available starting at $111 to secure your spot) - We kick off on 6th Feb 2023 *spots limitedhttps://theanxietyproject.com.au/anxiety-through-motherhood-4-week-experience/Or just want to have a safe, private 1on1 chat with someone who gets it?Drop me a DM over on socials or book a FREE 15min chat on the link belowhttps://calendly.com/confidencewithlou/15minfreebieTransform your life and get out the other side of the anxiety shitstorm and Join the WAITLIST for my Signature Program Confidence to Be™ (run only twice a year. Join the Waitlist to get all the information [First round of 2023 starting in April]https://theanxietyproject.com.au/confidence-to-be-waitlist/
A 20year battle with anxiety - the steps I took to get out
Aug 22 2022
A 20year battle with anxiety - the steps I took to get out
In this episode I take you through the Steps I took to get out of my 20year battle with anxiety and I also share with you what's different about my approach in the Confidence to Be™ 4 Month Mastermind? Doors are closing Sunday 4th September 2022 - [limited spots available] as its an intimate group.Learn more here: https://theanxietyproject.com.au/confidence-to-be-mastermind/Book a FREE Call here: https://confidencetobe.theanxietyproject.com.au/free30mincallSecure your spot in the Mastermind Here: https://confidencetobe.theanxietyproject.com.au/mastermindEpisode Recap:How my approach to coming out the otherside of anxiety is different to traditional methods;✅ I have been where you are✅ I share my whole story - so you know you aren't alone✅ I got out the other side WITHOUT medication, yoga, breathing, CBT etc etc✅ I guide you to find YOUR OWN TRUTH, You find it, not me. I'm here to guide you - and this is where the LONG-LASTING gold is✅ You're the only person that knows you the best/most - I help you find the REAL you underneath your layers✅ You're in an intimate group with people who are in the EXACT spot as you - imagine!!! You get to be in a like-minded group who all cares way too much about all the things!!! Can you imagine how much magic we can create here?😝 Imagine the fucking cushions people!!!!! hehe (inside joke - i used to get big anxiety around my cushions🙈)The difference is....I genuinely GET IT. I've been there. And the best thing is, I've created the Confidence to Be™ Framework which is the EXACT steps I took to get out, where you can input your own journey and get yourself out too!!!The 7 Steps/Modules that I guide you through in the Confidence to Be™ Mastermind are; [link slaes page]Prepwork - A deep dive into VulnerabilityThe REAL YouYour WHYMoney & SuccessEmotional NeedsAdded PerspectiveConnection,Purpose & Letting goOwnership, Choice & ChangeCome and join the Confidence to Be™ Mastermind and change your life!Secure your spot hereI only run this program twice a year with limited spots available