34 episodes

Ever noticed how we ALL have a tendency to say the word “BUT” a LOT? Do you ever wonder if there’s something holding you back…some hidden piece? And how, far too often, we get trapped behind the fears that stop us from becoming who we are truly meant to be and doing what we love? Well, your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to kick your “buts” to infinity and beyond and join me, and my hand-selected guests, for REAL talk on what it takes to kick those “buts” to the curb once and for all. Whether you’re an Entrepreneur, Coach, Author, Speaker, or Human…it’s time for you to live without excuses, obliterate the boundaries that are holding you back, and eliminate the self-imposed limitations that prevent you from achieving your greatness. Week in and week out, you’ll learn practical skills and tools to help you step onto your infinite path. This is KICK YOUR “BUTS!”

Kick Your Buts Susan Dascenzi

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 27 Ratings

Ever noticed how we ALL have a tendency to say the word “BUT” a LOT? Do you ever wonder if there’s something holding you back…some hidden piece? And how, far too often, we get trapped behind the fears that stop us from becoming who we are truly meant to be and doing what we love? Well, your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to kick your “buts” to infinity and beyond and join me, and my hand-selected guests, for REAL talk on what it takes to kick those “buts” to the curb once and for all. Whether you’re an Entrepreneur, Coach, Author, Speaker, or Human…it’s time for you to live without excuses, obliterate the boundaries that are holding you back, and eliminate the self-imposed limitations that prevent you from achieving your greatness. Week in and week out, you’ll learn practical skills and tools to help you step onto your infinite path. This is KICK YOUR “BUTS!”

    034 Invitation to Stop Playing Small and COVID-19

    034 Invitation to Stop Playing Small and COVID-19

    Finding your new normal by living more authentically and with your fullest potential with Susan:

    * Reasons why we may play small and not live to our fullest potential.
    * Identifying when you are keeping yourself small and hiding out.
    * Living beyond the fear of criticism and judgment.


    Key Takeaways:

    * Keeping yourself small does not serve yourself or those who are waiting for you.
    * COVID-19 is giving us a rare, valuable opportunity to reevaluate ourselves, our lives, and our potential future.
    * You have gifts and talents to share and an impact to make. People are out there waiting for you to show up because you matter.


    "If you know that there’s a part of you that could share, more authentically, who you are with the people that you are in contact with and you’re holding back...you’ve got to ask yourself why. What is it you’re really afraid of or worried about? What part of you is concerned that they won’t accept you?." —  Susan Dascenzi


    Connect with Susan Dascenzi:
    Email: kickyourbuts2020@gmail.com
    Twitter: @butskick
    Facebook: Kick Your Buts
    Instagram: @kickyourbuts
    Website: KickYourButs.com
    Book: See Books Here!
    Show: Kick Your Buts
    YouTube: Susan Dascenzi
    LinkedIn: Susan L. Dascenzi, MSW, LCSW

    • 32 min
    033 Being Spiritual and Being Human - Confused Yet?

    033 Being Spiritual and Being Human - Confused Yet?

    Listening to your heart’s voice with Susan:

    * Managing the human experience to come back to our authenticity.
    * Answering the question about the future from a human perspective or from your own knowingness.
    * Discerning and following your heart’s voice from the voice in your head.


    Key Takeaways:

    * We each have our own anxieties and fears that came from how we grew up that are individual to us. We all need to figure out how we want to show up in the world and what makes us happy, as we move through those human experiences in our own authenticity.
    * COVID-19 is giving us a gift - a time to reflect and decide who we are and who we want to be.
    * You literally can do anything if it really fires you up, you’re passionate about it, and it’s really in alignment with your heart’s voice.


    "We are all being asked to shift everything. It isn’t a question of whether we can or want to, it’s a question of whether we will." —  Susan Dascenzi

    Connect with Susan Dascenzi:
    Email: kickyourbuts2020@gmail.com
    Twitter: @butskick
    Facebook: Kick Your Buts
    Instagram: @kickyourbuts
    Website: KickYourButs.com
    Book: See Books Here!
    Show: Kick Your Buts
    YouTube: Susan Dascenzi
    LinkedIn: Susan L. Dascenzi, MSW, LCSW

    • 36 min
    032 What I Realized!

    032 What I Realized!

    Realizations during COVID-19 and embracing this unique opportunity to redesign and reinvent your life with Susan:

    * Using this time to reflect and shift in our lives during this massive time of change in the world.
    * Susan’s emotional rollercoaster journey as she came to her realization and understanding of the upcoming podcast shift.
    * Living your real, authentic life when you haven’t been taught how to do that.


    Key Takeaways:

    * Each and every person on the planet has unique gifts and talents to share and an impact to make.
    * It’s important to ask yourself these questions during this time of shift: What do you want? What really makes you happy? What is important to you? Where do you want to go from here? Who do you want to be?
    * We are all in this together, but we aren’t in the same boat...everyone’s experiences may be very different.
    * There are resources out there if you are struggling with anything, but you do have to reach out.
    * It is perfectly okay to feel like it’s not okay! It’s not always fine and to live authentically, we have to recognize it’s ok if it doesn’t feel “fine” right now.


    "You’re not by yourself. If you are listening to my voice right now, you’re not by yourself! I’m here. You’re here. Let’s connect." —  Susan Dascenzi


    Connect with Susan Dascenzi:
    Email: kickyourbuts2020@gmail.com
    Twitter: @butskick
    Facebook: Kick Your Buts
    Instagram: @kickyourbuts
    Website: KickYourButs.com
    Book: See Books Here!
    Show: Kick Your Buts
    YouTube: Susan Dascenzi
    LinkedIn: Susan L. Dascenzi, MSW, LCSW

    • 28 min
    031 Marian McSpadden: From Trapped to Free

    031 Marian McSpadden: From Trapped to Free

    Breaking free from our own limitations with Susan and Marian:

    * Seeing the positivity even in negative or challenging times.
    * Discussing the emotions and blocks from past traumas.
    * Breaking free and stepping back into a place of trust and love.
    * Overcoming your limitations.


    Key Takeaways:

    * Without opening up and talking about your experiences, you will not be healed.
    * Name 10 things that drain your energy right now and see what needs to go. List 10 things that fill your energy and see what you need more of.
    * Everybody is different, there is no cookie cutter solution for everyone. But, by identifying the pain point, you will be able to find a solution.
    * It doesn’t all work all the time. You have to keep going.


    "I knew I needed to make an exodus, that there was going to be a separation. And there were a lot of things that had to happen in order for that separation to happen." —  Marian McSpadden


    About Marian McSpadden: Marian and her husband own a multimillion-dollar business. She was born in a secluded culture of a horse-drawn buggy religious organization. When she was 34 years old, she escaped the cult, went back to school and obtained her GED, and ultimately graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

    Marian helps people get through the disappointment you never expect to happen. You never expect to be trapped in a relationship, culture, business, financial situation, job, emotion, religion, grief, health crisis or circumstance. Whether it happens to you, or you make the choice yourself, the pain feels the same. The ability to go to bed happy and wake up energized is not free...it takes working through it all. However, those willing to pay the cost will say “I am glad I did and not I wish I had.”

    Connect with Marian McSpadden:
    Twitter: @McSpaddenMarian
    Facebook: Marian Monet McSpadden
    Website: MarianMcSpadden.com
    Instagram: @marianmcspadden
    YouTube: Marian McSpadden
    LinkedIn: Marian McSpadden
    Get a FREE Chapter of Pretty Much Everything You Try Doesn’t Work!: EverythingYouTry.com

    Connect with Susan Dascenzi:
    Email: kickyourbuts2020@gmail.com
    Twitter: @butskick
    Facebook: Kick Your Buts
    Instagram: @kickyourbuts
    Website: KickYourButs.

    • 49 min
    030 John Hopkins: 2 Siblings, Spirit, and COVID-19

    030 John Hopkins: 2 Siblings, Spirit, and COVID-19

    Navigating our spiritual and religious connections when you cannot gather in person with Susan and John:

    * The transition from standard church services to connecting at home with daily Mass and how this sheltering-at-home affects us emotionally and spiritually.
    * Connecting spiritually while we cannot gather in person.
    * Managing the feelings of guilt and other negative emotions during this time.


    Key Takeaways:

    * The energy is different when you are not able to connect in person. Even something as simple as a hug is very different when you’re doing it virtually. It’s not the same and it’s the same feeling with watching Mass at home rather than being there in person.
    * Close your eyes and envision yourself in your place of worship, or just go within, and embrace those feelings, connect to your deepest heart and soul, and feel that connectedness.
    * Allow yourself the permission to feel and think what you feel and think, but don’t disconnect with those you love and care about.


    "God has given us a wakeup call. God has given our country, our planet, a wakeup call. We need to change things." —  John Hopkins

    About John Hopkins: As a young man, John’s love for his country guided him to serve and he spent 22 years as a Civil Engineer for the United States Air Force as an active duty member. Even after his formal retirement from the Air Force approximately 15 years ago, he returned to his squadron (in the same job capacity) as a civilian. Having grown up with progressive parents, who were inter-religiously married and exposed him to two different faiths and gave him the freedom to forge his own path, John’s heart and soul guided him to Catholicism approximately 30 years ago. His deep faith and involvement in the Catholic community has led him to feel that this community is an extension to his family. His wife of 29 years, who is also very devoted to the same faith, his two sons and two grandchildren, and his siblings all understand the important role faith plays in his daily life. As a dedicated father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and religious leader in his community, John’s life has been about service from a place of Love, Compassion, Connection, and Unity.

    Connect with John Hopkins:
    If you wish to reach out to John, please contact Susan either through her website or via Susan’s email below.

    Connect with Susan Dascenzi:
    Email: kickyourbuts2020@gmail.com
    Twitter: @butskick
    Facebook: Kick Your Buts
    Instagram: @kickyourbuts
    Website: KickYourButs.com
    Book: See Books Here!
    Show: Kick Your Buts

    • 51 min
    029 Misa Hopkins: Feminine Consciousness, Healing, and COVID-19

    029 Misa Hopkins: Feminine Consciousness, Healing, and COVID-19

    The nature of feminine consciousness and the power of compassion with Susan and Misa:

    * Culturally, we have a strange relationship with abuse and how it affects us as individuals on a spiritual level.
    * What feminine consciousness is and what it is not. The relationship between the masculine and the feminine and finding the balance.
    * The power of finding compassion, finding your circle, and moving through healing.


    Key Takeaways:

    * We are living in a world full of yang energy - masculine, fiery, active - we need to find the feminine consciousness, the yin - stillness, compassion, willingness to listen - the womb of creation.
    * If your anxiety and your stress levels are down, you’ll be able to quiet your mind. And when your mind is quiet, you can enter the stillness that is the domain of feminine consciousness. In this space, you will make better, more hopeful, and creative decisions, and your intuition and overall creativity will go up.
    * The solutions already exist. All solutions, all possibilities, already exist and are already there regardless of what we’re talking about.


    "Metaphysically, spiritually...after death, there is always birth. Look outside, it's springtime in the Northern Hemisphere and right after death, there is birth; this is part of the way it works on this planet. So, something is dying. The question is: What is dying, in addition to our beloved people who are leaving, what, in consciousness, is dying? And what I would suggest is that it is our tendency to disempower ourselves and others, and we are seeing the reflection of that through a virus we call COVID-19." —  Misa Hopkins

    About Misa Hopkins: Misa Hopkins has been a pioneer in the field of Feminine Consciousness for over 20 years and is a 5-times best-selling author. She has made multiple television appearances and has spoken at events with such luminaries as Deepak Chopra, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Larry Dossey, and Arielle Ford. Misa's powerful mystical initiations in both feminine and masculine sacred energies inspire her to further personal and planetary healing through balanced consciousness. She does that through projects like Women Emerging: Reclaiming Our Souls from Sexual Abuse, dedicated to healing and ending sexual abuse.

    Connect with Misa Hopkins:
    Twitter: @MisaHopkins
    Facebook: Misa Hopkins & Sacred Feminine Awakening
    Website: MisaHopkins.com
    Book: The Root of All Healing and More!
    YouTube: Misa Hopkins
    LinkedIn: Misa Hopkins
    Holding Guided Meditation: SacredFeminineAwakening.com

    • 1 hr 23 min

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Love Susan's deep expertise on how the mind works and how she shares it - and how she brings out great information from her very interesting guests!

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