August 12, 2018

Rachel Henke

Episode 15: Living Fearlessly with Rachel Henke

Effortless productivity might sound like a big contradiction. But that’s how our guest, Rachel Henke, has learned to function, and she wants to share the art of effortless productivity, of being present – of living fearlessly.

Rachel Henke is the founder of Living Fearlessly, a best-selling author, Certified Transformative Coach and speaker. Breaking free of the 9-5 job world upon relocating to a sleepy village in the UK, Rachel started her first business in 2003 working from the breakfast bar around her two young daughters.

Rachel shares a transformative understanding of the mind which shows how we’re already fully equipped to be fearless. After 30 years of self-improvement, she has finally found the secret of a happy, productive life.

Combined with her extensive business and transformative coaching expertise, she’s able to guide her clients and readers to be more productive and achieve their dreams and goals without stress.

Rachel is the author of Living Fearlessly and The Living Fearlessly Guide To Productivity.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why working on your mindset is a waste of time
  • How achievement doesn’t need to cause stress and anxiety
  • How achievement is actually hampered by stress and anxiety
  • Why “effortless productivity” is not a contradiction in terms
  • What to do with our racing minds
  • How to unlock more creativity
  • Why ticking off the next thing on our to-do list does not buy happiness
  • Being present actually makes you more productive
  • The difference between thinking about doing something and doing something


The Golden Nuggets:

“The problem is, there’s always more post-it notes. Always one more thing to do.” – Rachel Henke Click To Tweet “Our thoughts are not real, guys. They’re not real. They’re just thoughts.” – Rachel Henke Click To Tweet “No one is going to die if the files are not in order.” – Rachel Henke Click To Tweet “I call it living fearlessly, which I just mean really being in the moment, enjoying life now, no matter what's going on around us. The key is not to live in the future.” – Rachel Henke Click To Tweet “We just miss out on the really simple, easy solutions available to us when our mind is clear.” – Rachel Henke Click To Tweet “There’s a misunderstanding that experience comes from the outside. We experience through our thoughts.” – Rachel Henke Click To Tweet “The incessant thoughts in our head that we need to keep doing, doing, doing are the only things actually getting in the way of them being really effortlessly productive.” – Rachel Henke Click To Tweet “You might tick off on your to do list, write that email, speak to Sally, but if you aren’t truly there for any of it, then the quality of what you produce is not going to be very good.” – Rachel Henke Click To Tweet “This isn't an invitation to beat yourself up. It's an invitation to pay attention to how much you can get done when you do one thing at a time.” – Rachel Henke Click To Tweet