Episode 13

Real Women Real Lives > Jump In You Got This
Jump In You Got This

With Barbara Patterson + Melissa Palazzo-Hart

Is this a ‘Leap and the net will appear’ episode? Not exactly.

But it is a conversation dedicated to how engaging and simply doing what we desire gives us more information about what we want to do but offers us way more fulfillment.

Today, Melissa and Barb share with us how they’ve both pushed through their fear of jumping in, demonstrating how the actual ‘doing’ of something creates momentum that preparing and planning simply cannot.

  • Barb shares what her old habit of hesitation was costing her, and describes how jumping into a desire to make an important project come to life required her to simply start. And that made all the difference. [00:01:38]
  • Melissa talks about how an old boyfriend encouraged her to simply paint instead of taking classes and reading books about it, describing not only how novel the idea felt to her, but how incredibly fun it was once she just dove into painting. [00:06:54]
  • Melissa shares a recent moment with her daughter and husband when, for the first time, she jumped into a pool instead of thinking of all the ways it could go wrong. Now we can’t wait to get her to stop jumping in the pool. [00:08:30]
  • Melisa talks about her collaborations with Lorna David and Mara Olsen, and how they are evidence to how following a prompting can yield great things. [00:09:18]
  • Barb reminds us that creativity and momentum can happen in real-time — in the moment — not in thinking something to death. She offers us good reason to step into the unknown. [00:12:35]
  • Barb encourages us all to get into the game of life rather than spectating it. She reminds us that in any given moment, we have everything we need to move forward — we will, when trusting our own ‘knowing’, handle anything that results from just jumping into our experiences. [00:13:34]
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Meet Your Hosts

Barbara Patterson is the owner of a global coaching and consulting company bringing the insights of performance and fulfillment to clients around the world. She helps organizations, leaders, entrepreneurs and coaches access more clarity, creativity, have greater impact and higher levels of performance in work and life. Barb is the Founder of Beyond Limits in Business and is hosting the BEYOND LIMITS BUSINESS SUMMIT in Edinburgh Scotland this May.

You can follow Barb on Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at

Melissa Palazzo-Hart has 25 years’ experience leading marketing, strategy, finance, operations, and talent for some of the most prestigious agencies and brands including Disney, Activision and Omnicom. Throughout her career, she has built campaigns for some of the biggest names in entertainment and media which have been awarded Emmy Awards, Cannes Lion Awards, Effies, Telly Awards, Game Marketing Awards, Broadcast Design Association Gold Awards, and Clio Awards. Melissa is building a movement of paradigm shifters to unlock the potential of their minds to affect change in our world through seeing and living beyond perceived limits. She guides leaders and organizations at the highest levels how to make a meaningful impact through the power of heart work, instead of hard work.

You can follow Melissa on Linkedin and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at


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