Stuck in a job that doesn’t bring you joy? Are you desperate for a change but excuses are always at the forefront of your mind because you are so afraid to get out of your comfort zone? How can making an active choice to lean into your insecurities and challenging your fears, be exactly the thing you need to do to move forward?

In this podcast episode, I speak with Tracy Timm about gaining clarity in your career and why it’s necessary that you step outside of your comfort zone.

Meet Tracy Timm

Tracyy Timm is the founder of The Nth Degree® Career Academy, the proven career clarity system that helps high-potential professionals discover, define, and drive careers they love. She has a degree in behavioral psychology from Yale University and studied design thinking with the founder of the at Stanford University.

Timm left a successful but unsatisfying career in finance, traveled once around the world on Semester at Sea, and discovered her ideal career. Timm, now living her dream as a sought-after career clarity expert, organizational advisor, speaker, and author, leads you through The Nth Degree® process: a proven, step-by-step strategy to achieve total career clarity.

Timm is a lively, enthusiastic, and encouraging coach, whose guidance will help you go from stuck in your job to unstoppable in your career and life. For more than five years, she has applied these lessons in her career advisory work with hundreds of individuals and over one hundred fast-growing companies. Timm lives in Dallas, Texas

Visit her website and The Nth Degree website. Connect on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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In This Podcast


  • What keeps you from taking the leap into change?
  • The pivot is necessary to live the life you want to live
  • A flipped cart is an opportunity

What keeps you from taking the leap into change?

People are hardwired for fear biologically because in human history things that we feared could cause physical harm or a fatal threat to our person.

Now in the current moment, that same hardwired fear mechanism comes up when you do something new and out of your comfort zone, like writing a book, but that life-threatening fear is out of place and not as useful as it used to be.

The other thing we are hardwired for too is things that keep us away from fear situations, and for most people that means [staying in] complacency and routine. (Tracy Timm)

For most people, this displaced fear is persuasive enough that they choose to remain in their comfort zone, even if their comfort zone is a job that they hate because it is predictable and safe.

The pivot is necessary to live the life you want to live

Some people when stuck in their fear, feel that they cannot peel back their layers to see who they are without their comfort zone, because they think they may not like what they see.

However, becoming attached to the version of yourself that exists only in fear is not the whole of you. To make the impactful change, to shed the load of the fear, complacency and self-limitation will allow you to unleash all the potential you know you have.

That pivot is 100% necessary for us to live the life we want to live and we will stay trapped [and] imprisoned until we choose. And that’s all this really is, it’s making an active choice to lean into our insecurities and challenge our fears. (Veronica Cisneros)

Life will go on with our without us, and therefore it is an active choice to change it so that you can experience it the way you want to.

A flipped cart is an opportunity

If you have been complacent in your life, that apple cart has been flipped due to the pandemic. Everyone had their lives disrupted and if you choose to make the best of it, this flipped cart is a potent opportunity for you to make meaningful change in your life.

Ask yourself, are you happy with what you have done with the time that you have been given? If that answer is no, then you should flip your own cart and make some intentional change.

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Meet Veronica Cisneros

Veronica Cisneros | Empowered And Unapologetic PodcastI’m a licensed therapist and women walk into my office every day stressed and disconnected. As a mom of three daughters, I want my girls to know who they are and feel confident about their future. I can’t think of a better way to help other women than by demonstrating an empowered and unapologetic life.

So I started  Empowered and Unapologetic to be a safe space for women to be vulnerable and change their lives for the better before she ever needs to see a therapist.

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