Welcome to Episode 19 of Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with Steve Austin. This episode features a group coaching call with Steve's dear friend, therapist Ashley C. Davis.

What makes some people so difficult? How can you deal with the difficult people in your life?

The objective of this conversation is to guide you through the process of recognizing the types of difficult people and related scenarios, and selecting effective strategies to resolve the issues for the benefit of all involved.

Sounds like a grand mission? You bet! But you can be sure that this is an absolutely valuable and essential skill.

Listen to this episode with your personal experiences in mind. You might have encountered more of some types of difficult people than others. Aim to strengthen existing skills and learn new ones.

You will then be able to confidently breeze through home and work life, handling every people issue with ease. The benefits to your business success and happiness level will be priceless!

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This week, on Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, Steve Austin coached Connie: a mother of 4 boys (one child has autism). Connie is a full-time college student with no support at home. Connie's email said, "All of this requires all of me. How do I achieve my personal career goals while being what everyone needs me to be?”

In this episode, we talk about parenting, marriage, boundaries, stress management, and how to find balance.

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On Monday, I sent out an email with this question, "What’s the #1 thing you need from a community right now?"

Here are a few of my favorite responses:

  1. "...a safe place to land." -C
  2. "I need to know others are around who are willing to listen." -L
  3. "I need to hear the story of others." -T
  4. "...we don't all have to think the same or believe the same because we're all adults." -B
  5. "I need someone to sit beside me on the mourning bench." -J
  6. "I need a safe community where I can be real, love Jesus and where it is ok to be me and heal, a place where it is ok not to be ok at times." -P
  7. "I just need the community not to give up on me. I'm good enough at that myself..." -L

The depth of these confessions blew me away and further confirmed something I've known for a while: we are all desperate for safety, love, and belonging.

This episode is a response to our shared desire for community.

Show notes:

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Welcome to Episode 16 of Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with Steve Austin. This is part 2 of "The Power of Saying No." If you listen to this episode, you'll gain practical, powerful tips and techniques for saying "no."


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Welcome to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with Steve Austin. Episode 15 is part 1 of a 2-part series called, "The Power of Saying No."

Most children go through a phase where their favorite word is "No". That's because no is a power word. It gives us a definite sense of self. This means saying "No" is an ideal opportunity to rediscover your priorities and sense of who you are.

Until we learn to say "No" we continue to be overwhelmed with too much to do and not enough time. Have you noticed that it's usually important things impacted by not saying "No", like quality time with self or family, our health and our stress levels?

Whether you learn to say "No" more often, or just learn to say "Yes" on your terms, it's time to release yourself from the burden of pleasing others. Give yourself time and freedom to be, and do, what matters to you. Let's get started!

Stay tuned next week for part two, where we'll dive into even more practical ways to say no.

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Welcome to Episode 14 of Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with Steve Austin. Episode Title: What to do When  You're Drowning (with Special Guest: Robert Vore).

This week's questions:

  1. What advice would you give to someone who feels like they’re drowning?
  2. You're a working dad. What advice would you give to anxious and/or stressed out parents?
  3. What advice would you give someone walking through a divorce that includes years of lying, secrecy, and abuse?
  4. How does the story we believe about ourselves play into the sense that we’re drowning?


Robert Vore is an Atlanta-area counselor who works with youth, adolescents, and young adults to help move past barriers and live into their most whole & healthy lives. He works with areas such as depression, suicidality, anxiety, school/social concerns, transitions, and more.

Robert offers trainings for churches, ministries, schools, and other groups wanting to learn more about mental health. Training topics include Suicide Prevention (which includes a certification), the intersections of faith & mental health, brain development in youth, maintaining your mental health while working in ministry, and more.

You can follow Robert at robert-vore.com and subscribe to the CXMH Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you listen to great podcast content.

Welcome to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast. You’re listening to episode thirteen: 25 Elements of an Emotionally Healthy Life. I’m so glad you’re here. You can follow my blog at iamsteveaustin.com and follow me on facebook at facebook.com/graceismessy to get a new “Sunday with Steve” video every single week.


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If you listen to this episode, you’ll learn 25 must-haves in order to live your most emotionally healthy and balanced life.


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February 18, 2019

How to Handle Birds of Prey

Welcome to episode 12 of Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with Steve Austin.

If you listen to this episode, "How to Handle Birds of Prey," you'll learn to embrace yourself and take your power back from your critics.

In the first half of this episode, we’ll talk about the importance of accepting rejection & 6 rules for dealing with negative people.

And in part 2, I’ll tell you how to download this week’s free action guide: Dealing Effectively with Unwarranted Criticism in Life and at Work.

Plus, I’ll remind you just how crucial it is to stop comparing yourself with others.

Are you packed and ready? Let’s go!

Show notes:

  1. Get a free Audible trial at audible.cybpod.com today.
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  3. Get this week's free action guide at episode12.cybpod.com
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February 12, 2019

Stop Sabotaging Yourself

Welcome to episode 11 of Catching Your Breath: The Podcast, with Steve Austin. Self-sabotage is running rampant in the lives of people I know, both in my clients and in people I know personally.


If you listen to this episode, you’re going to understand how to identify destructive behavior in your own life, and you’ll walk away with tools to start changing the tapes that play in your head.


In part two of today’s episode, we’ll talk about some common self-destructive beliefs and see if you have any of them. And you can download this week’s free action guide: a worksheet that will help you identify and stop your self-defeating behaviors, by going to episode11.cybpod.com right now.


In part 3, I’ll lead you through the 7 steps to banish a limiting belief.


Are you packed and ready? Let’s go!

Welcome to Catching Your Breath: The Podcast. You’re listening to episode 10: When Your Marriage is Overwhelming

Show Notes:

  • I’m so glad you’re here! It’s February: the month of love. So this month, we’re going to be focusing on relationships. And today, I’m so excited to share with you a bonus chapter from my new book, Catching Your Breath: The Sacred Journey from Chaos to Calm. This marriage chapter didn’t make it into the new book, but I think the material is just too helpful not to share.
  • In this episode, I'll also tell you how to download my free action guide: 5 Habits of Happily Married Couples (Click here)
  • In part three of this episode, I'll lead you in a guided meditation on resolving conflict in any relationship.
  • Sign up for a free Audible trial by clicking right here.
  • And check out my list of recommended readings (just click here).
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  • Enroll in the Catching Your Breath Academy

See ya next week!

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