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Ep 150: No More Needing Approval with Susie Moore

I’m so excited for you guys to hear this conversation. Susie Moore is an amazing life coach and a beautiful friend of mine. She just wrote a book called Stop Checking Your Likes and it is all about removing the need for approval and living the life you are called to live despite judgment, despite what people are going to say and think about it. Her message is so amazing and so strong, and I’m so happy to have her on the show. Let’s jump in!





In This Episode Allie and Susie Discuss:

  • Susie’s book, Stop Checking Your Likes 
  • How our need for other people’s permission and approval holds us back

  • Real confidence

  • Responding to hate and criticism

  • Reframing Rejection

  • Good excuses are still excuses

Mentioned in this Episode:


Courses (Use the code PURPOSESHOW for 10% off!)

The Purpose Show Facebook Community

Stop Checking Your Likes

Susie’s website


Mom life. We are surrounded with the message that it’s the tired life. The no-time-for-myself life. The hard life. And while it is hard and full of lots of servitude, the idea that motherhood means a joyless life is something I am passionate about putting a stop to. I’m on a mission to help you stop counting down the minutes till bedtime, at least most days. I want you to stop cleaning up after your kid’s childhood and start being present for it. Start enjoying it. I believe in John 10:10 “that we are called to abundant life” and I know mothers are not excluded from that promise. Join me in conversations about simplicity, minimalism and lots of other good stuff that leads to a life of less for the sake of enjoying more in your motherhood. I’m Allie Casazza and this is The Purpose Show.

ALLIE: Hey, it’s on, say, “Hi!” 

EMMETT: “Hi!”  

ALLIE: Hey friends! I’m sitting in my bedroom closet on the floor with Emmett and we have a very special guest today. Susie Moore is actually a friend of mine. I just love her. She has the best job in the world. She helps people with business and press, and shaking off the need for approval is really her thing. She’s amazing. I’m so happy to have her on the show today. 

We were in a Mastermind together in 2017 and that’s how we met, and we’ve stayed connected. I adore her. Her message is so amazing, so strong. 

She just wrote a book called Stop Checking Your Likes and it is all about removing the need for approval and living the life you are called to live despite judgment, despite what people are going to say and think about it. 

We just wrapped up our conversation and Emmett came in to join me for recording the intro. Say, “Enjoy listening.” 

Emmett: “Enjoy listening!”

SUSIE: Hi Allie! How are you? It’s so good to see you!

ALLIE: It’s so good to see you too! I’m so excited for you! So tell me about your book tour with all of the stuff that’s going on. How has everything been going?

SUSIE: Well, everything’s just shifted, right? I guess you got to roll with the punches. It’s out on Tuesday next week. I certainly expected this to be a different time, being in New York right now, doing press, et cetera. But I’m doing what I can virtually, focusing on what I can control, which is my reach out, the flexibility that I have essentially. What else can I do?

ALLIE: I was talking to an author friend the other day and her book came out like last week, and she was like, “Honestly I think in-person book tours have been overrated for a while. Everyone is panicking for me, but it’s all virtual now and this is the convenience that we’re supposed to always have, that we go to Hallmark Home & Family and things like that because it’s extra and it’s fun, but it’s not really essential anymore.”

SUSIE: Yeah, I feel like it’s not essential unless you’re a very, very well-known author and you attract big crowds, you know? And then maybe it’s part of even a bigger experience, but if you don’t, it’s okay. 

ALLIE: Yeah, totally.

SUSIE: And your book’s coming out at some point, right?

ALLIE: I just finished the whole process of going through getting offers, picking a publisher. I went with Harper Collins, the Nelson Division. They had the best offer all around. They showed up the most for me. They are the most aligned with how I want things to go. And I loved who my editor will be. It was a gut thing.

SUSIE: Yeah. I’m so happy for you! That’s wonderful! Congrats.

ALLIE: Thank you! I’ve been writing; I say this stuff a million times a week so I know what to write and I’ve already started, but now I’ll be starting the actual process and all that good stuff.

SUSIE: Thank you for having me, Allie. I could just feel your support. 

ALLIE: Yeah. I’m really excited for you. I was so happy to get your email a couple of months ago. I knew this was coming fo