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Fear is in the Way of Your Happiness | What Makes You Happy Podcast

December 04, 2022

Fear is in the Way of Your Happiness | What Makes You Happy Podcast
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In this podcast episode of "What Makes You Happy with Jake Pearson," Jake interviews life coach, YouTuber, and author Emily Joan Smith about what makes her happy. Emily states that what makes her happy is doing things that excite and scare her at the same time, such as speaking on this podcast. She believes that getting out of one's comfort zone and overcoming fears leads to happiness and fulfillment. Emily also mentions that hanging out with people who accept and support you can bring happiness. Her advice to the audience struggling with finding happiness is to create it and take responsibility for their own happiness instead of waiting for it to come from external sources.

What Makes Emily Joan Smith Happy?

In this 5-minute episode, I sit down with Emily Joan Smith, a Limitless-Life Coach, YouTuber and author, to discuss the ins and outs of her happiness.

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Podcast Summary: 


  • Introduction to the podcast and Emily Joan Smith


  • Emily Joan Smith is introduced and asked how she is doing


  • What makes Emily Joan Smith happy


  • Jake Pearson and Emily Joan Smith discuss getting out of one's comfort zone


  • Fear getting in the way


  • Discussion about society and the brain not keeping up


  • Emily Joan Smith's advice to the audience struggling with finding happiness


  • Emphasis on taking responsibility for one's own happiness.



Happiness, Life Coach, YouTuber, Author, Personal Growth, Comfort Zone, Fulfillment, Overcoming Fears, Self-Acceptance, Self-Responsibility, Creating Happiness, Inner Joy, Personal Development, Empowerment, Mindset, Positive Thinking, Inspiration, Personal Growth Journey, Self-Discovery, Authenticity, Mental Health, Emotional Wellness, Self-Care, Mindfulness, Supportive Relationships, Encouragement, Personal Triumphs, Personal Transformation, Mindful Living, Inner Strength.



Jake Pearson  00:00

Are you trying to figure out the secret to happiness, we're here What Makes You Happy with Jake Pearson, we want to make that happiness more accessible for you in your life. So stick around as we interview everyday people, inspirational leaders and your favorite celebrities on what makes them happy.


Welcome back to the podcast where we ask the simple question, what makes you happy? 


My name is Jake Pearson and today we have with us a limitless life coach, YouTuber, and author, who supports people to create and clear the path from where they are to where they want to be. You have Emily Joan Smith from Cambridge, England. Emily, pleasure to have you. How are you?


Emily Joan Smith  00:48

It's my pleasure. Thank you so much for having me. I'm really good today, actually. How are you?


Jake Pearson  00:53

Yes, I'm doing phenomenal. Had a really long day, but excited to talk about all things that make you happier. Emily, could you start with that?


Emily Joan Smith  01:01

What makes me happy is doing the things that excites me, but scares me at the same time. So for example, this right now, I told you before we came on, like I was a little bit nervous for it. But also, this excites me talking to people who are like-minded, who are on my vibe, but if there's something that scares you and excites you, you should do it. Because that's where you meet the best people. That's where you're most proud of yourself. And it aligns you with your purpose and your happiness. 


Jake Pearson  01:29

So you could really say that just getting in that comfort zone does- It is scary. But it does make you happy and leaves you feeling a bit fulfilled


Emily Joan Smith  01:37

Definitely getting out your comfort zone for not just for any sake, but for the sake of your happiness, for the sake of your purpose, for the sake of doing what you want to do. And not letting your fear get in the way of you.


Jake Pearson  01:51

Yeah, and then that's a big one, 'fear getting in the way,' and it is reasonable. Fear exists for a reason to help us stay alive first and foremost. But you know, to make sure that we're being rational as well. But you know, there's a thing is too much for you. Don't you agree?


Emily Joan Smith  02:08

Definitely. Fear, like you said, 'is there for a reason.' But also we have this like a bazillion [phonetic 02:14], how many years old brain trying to keep us alive. But it's out of sync of what we're doing now. Like it's there to keep us alive. But also it's not there to stop us from seeking our happiness, creating our happiness.


Jake Pearson  02:30

Absolutely. It's not keeping up. We have advanced so quickly as a society in a race that our brain is just like, 'oh, you know, anxiety, worry, fear. Oh, don't do this. Don't do that. You may die,' and you're like, just relax. I'm just going out for a social outing. And I'm like, 'Oh! The brain... No chill.' But yeah, we'll get there. Hopefully we'll catch up.


Emily Joan Smith  02:57

Yeah I know, and on the same light line [phonetic 02:59] is fear as well. I think that's where I've found my happiness is overcoming these fears. The biggest weight you'll ever lose is the weight of people's opinions. But that's a fear. People pleasing, it's a fear of rejection. But where I found most happiness is hanging out with my best friend. And we are literally the weirdest people, goofiest people, the craziest people on Earth, but there's no fear there like, doing weird things in public with her because there's no judgment, there's no like- And you'll find those people in your life as well. But that definitely brings me happiness. Just hang out with those people who- You know, your inner child can just sing, dance, scream, be weird, do whatever.


Jake Pearson  03:41

I could think at this point, my best friend is very much the same. We say things that I would not say to other people, I just act. And he acts in ways that I'm just like a completely still act like this. But I'm like it is what it is. It's just who we are. Which is goofy the same thing. We do those weird things, but what would you say to our audience, and you add from your life experience that maybe struggling with finding happiness in their lives? What would your advice be to them? 


Emily Joan Smith  04:07

So one of the things I would definitely say is create happiness. Don't wait for it. Don't wait to find it. It's like that whole phrase of you know, I'm going to find myself. Don't wait to find yourself, create yourself, take that responsibility. Take that responsibility for your happiness in your life. Because if you put that responsibility into an out of source, whether that's you know, a goal that you're going to achieve later on or in the future or someone else's validation, you will never have that power to create that happiness for yourself. So take that responsibility, take that power and create a life that is full of happiness for yourself. Don't wait for it. Don't wait to find it. Don't wait to stumble upon it. Create it. Take that responsibility and that's what I'd definitely say to someone struggling.


Jake Pearson  04:09

Wonderfully said, "Create your Happiness." Emily, thank you so much for sharing all things that make you happy. It's been an absolute pleasure to do this podcast with you.


Emily Joan Smith  05:10

No, thank you honestly, and what you're doing is incredible and helping so many people. So I appreciate you as many as other people do too. Thank you!


Jake Pearson  05:19

Thank you! 


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