EP 34 | Nancy Jane Smith: The Value of Self-Loyalty

By Kim Strobel

October 21, 2020

In this episode of the She Finds Joy podcast, Kim has the distinct pleasure of talking with Nancy Jane Smith. Nancy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with thirteen years in private practice, and has spent an impressive 20-plus years working as a counselor and coach. She has written three books on living happier, most notably The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier and Still Accomplish Your Goals. Nancy is also a certified Myers-Briggs®, Strong Career Assessments®, and Daring Way™ Facilitator.

In this episode, Nancy explains the term “self-loyalty.” In her work, she finds that loyalty is one of her clients’ highest core values. “We know how to be loyal to our mothers, fathers, spouses, children, friends, work, organizations, etc. We can give loyalty to other people, but we struggle to give it to ourselves.”

Nancy breaks down this term and helps us understand how to practice more self-compassion while giving us strategies for dealing with our inner critic so we can begin to choose self-loyalty.

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Tune in to hear Nancy share:

  • How self-love and self-loyalty go hand-in-hand.
  • Why the root of our problems always come back to self-loyalty.
  • Why self-compassion is difficult for us.
  • Strategies to change our inner critic voice.
  • How to not turn your back on yourself.   

“Self loyalty is not turning your back on yourself.”- Nancy Jane Smith

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About Nancy

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and practicing anxiety coach, Nancy has studied anxiety, inner critic, and over-functioning as a way of coping for the past 20 years. Plus I have lived with High Functioning Anxiety for my whole life.

Nancy is an author, podcaster, speaker, teacher, blogger, wife, animal lover, daughter, sister, and friend. I am fascinated with psychology and the act of self-loyalty decreasing our suffering.

About Kim

Kim Strobel is Chief Happiness Officer at Kim Strobel Live Events and Retreats. She is a teacher, consultant, motivational speaker, happiness coach, and a mission-minded person whose passion is helping others overcome their fears and discover their joy! 

You can follow Kim’s journey on Instagram at @KimStrobelJoy and in the free private, She Finds Joy Facebook community.

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