Fear Not!

There is a Japanese proverb, “Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” 

Fear while an instinctual part of each and every one of us, should not control us or drive our actions, except in the case of extreme danger like being attacked by a shark or other such creatures. Obvious right?

Then why do so many let fear, some knowingly and most unknowingly drive their daily actions and limit the life they can lead? Well, it doesn’t limit everyone.

Torre DeRoche suffers from Selachophobia, or what she fondly has renamed Horriblehorriblesharkydeathphobia. This is merely one among many of her fears when it comes to the ocean.

Yet in her mid-twenties, she agreed to embark on an adventure that would mean sailing across the Pacific Ocean and facing every single one of those maritime related fears head on... GO TO POST

 

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6 Steps to Conquer Your Fears

Last week I shared with you the story of Torre DeRoche and how she was able to conquer her greatest fear in order to experience both love and adventure in her life. Now, overcoming and conquering fear something I have studied intensely because of my mentoring and training of CEOs and entrepreneurs in helping them to reach and realize their inner potential and achieve their big ideas.

As a special treat for you on this topic, I am going to give you the strategies I wrote about in The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster book which outlines how to face down fear and gives you the six brain hacks you need to conquer the fears that right now might be holding you back from the success, the lifestyle you could achieve and the life you were meant to live... CONTINUE READING

 

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Conquering Connections pt 2

Now a question I hear a lot of people ask is how do you network if you are an introvert? Well, you asked the right guy.

You might be surprised to learn that I am mostly an introvert. I self-describe myself as an extroverted introvert, meaning I rise to the occasion when I need to be extroverted, but otherwise I am naturally introverted. This has also been termed an ambivert defined as: normally comfortable with groups and enjoys social interaction, but also relishes time alone and away from the crowd.

My mentor Jim Rohn put it best when he said, “I’m a very private person living a very public life.” That’s me too!

When you’d ask Jim what he was after, what he was striving for, he’d answer, “Quiet and solitude.” I certainly get my rest and recovery the same way.

In fact, whether you know it or not, most of the super-successful people I have met fit the description of an ambivert... CONTINUE TO POST

 

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Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Last week I shared with you an incredible example of success in development through the story of Clyde’s several reinventions. This week, to equip you for your own epic journey, I want to challenge you to attack the idea of deliberate practice. This is really the action plan for mastery in any endeavor you wish to excel at.

My interview with K. Anders Ericsson proved that so-called “gifted”, “talented” or “experts” aren’t people with freakish natural abilities in a particular domain. Experts, have become so, only by maintaining high-levels of practice, over a long sustained period of time and improving their performance along the way.

In other words, it’s not about what you’re born with.
It’s about how consistently and deliberately you can work to improve yourself.

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Don’t Fall to your Stress (or Death!)

You look down.
Below you is a thin tightrope wire, a mere 2 inches thick.

One thousand three hundred and sixty-two feet below that is the unforgiving pavement of the streets of New York City.

You see them, busy people rushing off to work, school, home wherever they are heading— as you take your first step across the sky.

At first, no one notices you.
“Maybe that’s for the better,” you think. “It’d only add to the pressure.”

But you thought too soon.
A man stops. He looks up and sees you, a speck against the clouds.
Your heart rate rises.
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Go Into The Void

Last week I shared with you the inspiring story of Loretta Claiborne and how she conquered her adversities and the impossible situation life handed her.

This week I want to introduce you to one of the bravest, most courageous and inspiring human beings I have ever met.

His name is Jonathan Pitre and he is 14 years old. His story will both break and embolden your heart.

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Conquer the Impossible

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”

Those are the words of the incomparable Christopher Reeves, who saw his fair share of adversity in life but managed to overcome it at every turn. But you all know his story. I want to share the story of another with you, of a woman who took the impossible situation life handed her and conquered it without a second thought... CLICK TO READ MORE

 

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3 Questions Every Business Needs to Ask

Business used to be B to C. Or even B to B to C.
That is no longer. It’s over.

There are no B to C business left on the planet.
They have all been extinguished.

You see, before Producers had control.
They controlled distribution, retail, advertising and their brand narrative.
But today they have not lost control. Technology has, let’s say, exposed the king, and now we see whether he is wearing any pants. The scaling and proliferation of technology has dramatically and swiftly shifted the power base from Producers-in-control to Consumers-in-control. Technology has enabled the network effect to take the reigns of power.

Now consumers are the key influencers for every service and every business on, and off, the web. As Warren Buffett has said... CONTINUE READING

 

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Shake off Your Jitters (Pt 2 of 2)

Last week I discussed what the No. 1 fear is for most people, public speaking.
In part 2 of our series, I am going to give you my 3 tips for conquering this fear so you can start rocking the stage.

Mark Twain, who made most of his income from speaking, not writing, said,
“There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.”
Let me help you with that nervousness.

I do a lot of keynote presentations. My first company at 18 years old required me to speak publicly many times a week, and I have done it thousands of times since. Most of the businesses I have built compelled me to champion the cause of the business through large group presentations. I am often asked for tips on preparing, packaging and delivering presentations, so let me pass forward a few of the tips that have worked for me when it comes to overcoming jitters:

First off, you have to come to terms with this:

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