PP 636: Establishing Boundaries to Build a Better Life with Nancy Levin

Quick Show Notes – Nancy Levin:

“Our boundaries are really our limits around what we will or will not do, will or will not accept, and will or will not tolerate.” – Nancy Levin


Do you consider yourself to be a people pleaser, over-achiever, and/or not-rock-the-boater? Is saying “yes” a knee jerk reaction which you regret as soon as the words leave your mouth? If you resonate with any of the aforementioned, this episode is for you!

Nancy Levin was the events director at Hay House for 12 years but it wasn’t until she went through a crisis that the lessons she learned from the great minds she worked with really landed with her.

Listen as Nancy and Kim Sutton chat about boundaries, mindset, confidence, perfectionism and more!



03:10 Nancy’s background
04:47 Soul searching and healing work
05:47 The birth of boundaries
09:20 The Catch-22
10:17 Kim’s Dominos
13:35 Saying “no” to ourselves
15:00 Kicking out the sorries
17:22 Kim’s boundaries as a mom, business owner and wife
20:50 Allowing others to determine our worth
21:32 Turning off notifications to turn on boundaries
24:15 “Do it myself” syndrome
24:52 Evolving out of Hay House
33:29 How Nancy impacted Kim years before Kim heard of her
35:05 How Nancy’s experience at Hay House influences her leadership type
38:07 Giving up perfectionism
41:37 Taking time to respond
44:49 Excuses and reasons
49:37 Self-Publishing

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Inspirational Quotes:

“I was the type of person who was a people pleaser, over-achiever, not-rock-the-boater. I was always into the knee-jerk ‘yes.'” ~Nancy Levin

“We really have to own our ‘no’ in order to free our true ‘yes.'” ~Nancy Levin

“Our boundaries are really our limits around what we will or will not do, will or will not accept, and will or will not tolerate.” ~Nancy Levin

“We’ve been saying ‘no’ to ourselves for a very long time. And, when we don’t say ‘no’ – and we’re not saying the external ‘no’ because we’re trying to avoid conflict – we create more internal chaos. We choose to continue to disappoint ourselves.” ~Nancy Levin

“We have to remember that it’s one thing to set a boundary and another to maintain a boundary.” ~Nancy Levin

“It’s up to us to uphold, respect and honor our own boundaries. It’s not up to anyone else.” ~Nancy Levin

“The truth of the matter is, when we start taking really good care of ourselves, there are relationships that will go to the wayside. There are changes that will happen because I’m now more willing to take myself into account than I am to take you into account.” ~Nancy Levin

“Why do we need to wait until our thirties to learn this (boundaries)?” ~Kim Sutton

“Begin by checking in with yourself.” ~Nancy Levin

“It is all going to begin with checking in – “What do I want?” “What do I need?” “What works for me?” “How do I take myself into account, as much as, if not more than, others.” ~Nancy Levin

“We don’t have to go into a big song and dance about excuses and reasons. No os a complete sentence. We don’t owe anyone an excuse or a reason.” ~Nancy Levin

“If we want something to change, we need to make a different choice.” ~Nancy Levin

About Nancy Levin:

Nancy Levin

Nancy Levin is a Master Coach, Radio Host and the author of several books, including her newest release, Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free.

Website: https://www.nancylevin.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyLevinAuthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nancy_levin
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-levin
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrUC6NdbENi1P2bQez1ghRg

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