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” — Eleanor Roosevelt What is fear? Webster’s Dictionary defines fear as: To be afraid of : expect with alarm To be afraid or apprehensive An unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger (1) : An instance of this emotion (2) : a state marked by this emotion.. How about you? Have you ever been really afraid? Sure you have. . I’ve experienced the fears of: Not being good enough Heights Rejection Saying the wrong thing Abandonment Failure Success And many more. We must do the things we think we cannot do. I’ve lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along.Conquering Fear Introduction “I gain strength.. I say to myself. We all have. courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face.. There seems to be as many types of fear or at it’s worst. . at one time or another experienced fear and in some cases absolute terror. Isn’t it fear that makes us look both ways before crossing a busy street? Isn’t it fear of injury or death that makes most of us use seat belts when we drive? 1 . Is fear a bad thing? In many cases it’s not. phobia. Personally.. as the number of situations we humans find ourselves in.
In an early part of the story. Paul Atreides. of which Paul’s mother is a Priestess. by Frank Herbert. Paul rightly deduces that his future might depend on the choices he makes right now. I have too and it isn’t pleasant. There are also those fears that paralyze us. but he also knows the power of the Bene Gesserit Order and the devotion his mother has toward it’s goals. why is it that some people seem to be able to meet these types of fear head on and manage to overcome them? Are these people so different then you and I? Is there something in their makeup that we’re somehow lacking? Here are two illustrations of what I’m talking about… In the classic science fiction epic. The hole is big enough to fit Paul’s hand. When he asks what the box contains. is summoned by his mother. So. Her visitor is the Mother Superior of the Bene Gesserit Order. The term is “fear is the mind killer”. on which sits an ordinary looking green box. He’s told to insert his hand. with a hole in the top. “Dune”.Conquering Fear There are many examples of fear being a useful and sometimes life saving tool in the face of potential danger. I'm afraid of failing. perhaps you were thinking of starting your own business. I’m afraid of what my family and friends will say. Can I really do this? You get the picture. but couldn’t get past the perfectly normal fears and uncertainties that accompany such a major life change. Have you ever gone through this meat grinder of the mind? Probably. I can’t risk the money. Paul is instructed to put his hand into the box. She has a very important visitor. he’s told ‘pain’. The reason for his summons becomes apparent when Paul is led to a table. Paul wants to believe that his mother wouldn’t allow anything to harm him. is a term that has always gripped my imagination. For instance. Paul approaches the box and recites to himself an exercise taught him by his 2 . the only son of Duke Leto Atreides. Fears that make us hesitate when we should move and stop us from doing things that could ultimately benefit our lives.
So. often determines how we step into our future. I will face my fear. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Indi knows that he must get to the other side or his father will die. 3 . but don’t we all face the fear of what’s around the next corner? What will happen if I make the wrong decisions? Will my business be a success? Can I really succeed? If I am a success. He’s been told there’s a way across.” Do you face your fear? Do you permit your fear to pass over and through you? Are you able to defeat it? Or do you.. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.” Fear can also be the killer of hopes and dreams. Only I will remain. can I handle it? Am I good enough to compete? Fear of the unknown. His courage and faith are rewarded when his foot descends into what looks like thin air but falls upon a bridge. Do we walk in fear because we are unable to accept risk and failure? Can we trust enough in our dreams and abilities to make that all important first step through and beyond the fear? Do we have enough faith in ourselves? “Fear is the mind killer. he steps out. like you and me. (The Last Crusade). I will permit it to pass over me and through me.Conquering Fear martial arts trainer. These are fictional characters. What we do when faced with these “fear” situations. What you are about to read are the extraordinary stories of some of the most successful men and women on the Internet today and also some everyday men and women. of course. It begins with: “I must not fear. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. disregarding the common human fear of falling to a horrifying death. confronting fictional obstacles. but he sees none.. Indi finds himself standing at the edge of a bottomless chasm. The bridge across the precipice has been hidden by optical illusion. Fear is the mind-killer. like so many others allow the fear to defeat you? Here’s another example: In the third installment of the Indiana Jones Trilogy.
that they are all too human.Conquering Fear They have agreed to bare their souls to you. 4 . in order to help you understand they have all come. All we need do is take that first step. right there. and in our hesitation lose the opportunities waiting for us. when many of us would hesitate. on the other side of the chasm. been frozen into inaction by the thought of what might happen in the future? We should all thank these remarkable people for being kind and generous enough to share stories that show. To risk the pain of failure. to stand before the precipice. Are they a different breed? Is it something genetic that allows some to move on and others to freeze? What have you done when faced with the fear of failure. at one point or another. As frightening as it may seem. just like the rest of us. The difference? Their willingness to move ahead. They’ll tell you their stories and explain how they managed to look their fears in the eye and take that step beyond the fear and into the unknown. among other things. That one small leap of faith. like so many. or the fear of taking a risk? Have you.
ideas can play significant roles in our lives.Conquering Fear “Dreams. but if the heart is strong and brave. visions. To bring them into reality. we must act! Cowardice and lack of faith can keep one from a chosen goal.” — Sir John Templeton 5 . entertain. however. you can add action to your dreams and make them real. or inspire us to greatness. They can entice.
The challenge to conquer what he refers to as the "Wild.D. not our darkness that most frightens us. Our deepest Fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.D. IT! Plates Partner Program as well as the start up of 2 new affiliate programs. Branding YOU and Breaking the Bank. Wild Web" was too great to resist. It is our light.Conquering Fear Rick Beneteau Rick graduated high school and went directly into business managing a drycleaning shop that he eventually bought and built into successful multi-store operation. 1998 found him one of the pioneers of the 2-Tier Affiliate Program now so prominent on the Internet with the highly touted and successful I. Interniche. Rick has just released what is destined to remain another top-seller.com. some of which actually 6 . Know No Fear!! The Greatest Wonders of the World we'll never know for they were destroyed before they were even built by the great enemy of man . his two powerful 2-Tier Affiliate Programs .The Mirror.Fear! That's my take on Fear but here's some notable and famous quotes: "Our deepest Fear is not that we are inadequate. Rick was responsible for the creation of many national advertising jingles and still consults larger companies on convention production. wit-driven articles soon filled the pages of most of the prominent ezines and newsletters. The New Millennium finds the 47 year-old busy with the growing of his Internet company. He also began writing business articles in a style still not seen very often on the Internet.net . Involved in the music and advertising industries throughout this time.EZineMoney . Power-Publicity and the I. Rick's first e-book entitled "The Ezine Marketing Machine" was released October/99 and has since become an Internet-wide best-seller." Nelson Mandella from his inaugural speech And one of the most insightful figures of all time sums up Fear in his normally humoristic manner: "I have been through some terrible things in my life. An internationally recorded and released songwriter. In late 1996. IT! Plates Partner Program. BrandingYourself. his "E-chievement" Ezine . His friendly. he sold his dry-cleaning business in 1991 to pursue these other interests which included overseeing the start-up of Ocean Records Canada. Rick logged on to the Internet for the very first time.
But at least we wake up from a dream. It is imagined. and the one that hits home hardest with me.Conquering Fear happened." Mark Twain Perhaps the most famous quote of all about Fear." Franklin D. is this: "The only thing we have to Fear is Fear itself." Edward Weeks The reason I decided to use "quotes" throughout this article is to fortify the fact that Fear is nothing but an Illusion. How sad! Fear is the minds great mortal sin. your routine). Roosevelt I will continue along the thoughts of what is a most profound truth about Fear: "To live with Fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity. Most people fall into Fear and remain frozen in its giant grasp all their lives! They either live in a constant state of paralyzing Fear or they have lowered their expectations to a level that they never feel Fear because they have "learned" not to risk and grow. your security. You've always wanted to start a business but the thought of putting together a business plan. And isn't it just at times when you have to risk something. that you Fear? Think about it! You've had a great idea but you don't tell a soul because you're afraid THEY won't think it's great. getting financing and the unknown quantity of the income you'll receive scares the hell out of you! How many opportunities have you allowed to slip by because you were frozen by Fear? Do you know more about the things you Fear than the things you desire? Is the Fear of failure your biggest Fear of all? Recognizing Fear! 7 . as a dream is. You've had long time aspirations to change careers but you cower at the mere thought of getting out of your Comfort Zone and out from under the safety net you've created for yourself (your job.
Lovecraft Fear is the cancer of the human spirit. Fear is a loaded gun squarely aimed to slay you and all your potential. That's ALWAYS the reality so why even think those thoughts? Learn and practice this. and evil! What you imagine will never come to pass. say. That folks. appear publicly to speak at a meeting or wedding. Outa here! Fear is false. Confronting Fear! How many times have you had to. or attend traffic court. is the false load of Fear you "allowed" to invade and dominate your mind.and eject it . 8 . behind that cloud lay bright beautiful sunlight ready to nourish and grow your idea. A flood of negative thoughts rush in and all the reasons NOT to do something hover over you like an ominous black cloud! The truth is. for when has what you Feared ever become your reality? Fear is the greatest inhibitor to the progress of mankind. a huge burden was lifted from your shoulder? The event went wonderfully without a hitch. You need to be on-guard every waking moment to deflect the invisible bullet.face it . "Fear is the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind. and you were just consumed by dreaded thoughts of the pending event for days in advance? And when it was all over.instantly! Every time you feel the invisible foe injecting it's venom into your thoughts STOP!! And YOU re-take control of your thinking process. Might be a knot in your gut." H. P.Conquering Fear Not a single person has ever accomplished anything of significance without first feeling scared to death! You recognize your own tell tale signs of Fear. The moment you feel Fear . Or a high state of anxiety. All for nothing and what needless suffering and a complete waste of life energy! Fear is the imaginary mountain that hides the horizon.
That's how powerful an indicator Fear is! And that's all Fear should ever be! At most." Dale Carnegie "Fear is met and destroyed with courage. The key is to not feel it for long. It's a matter of twisting the irrational emotion into a usable force for the betterment of our own lives." James F. the story is about my daughter: mailto:icecream@interniche.Conquering Fear "Fear is excitement without breath. Look at it this way.. immediately turn it into the fuel you need to keep your fire raging! You feel Fear almost always when something is "worthy" of the invading of your comfort zone. The Ice Cream 'Comb' Story is very close to my heart and a continual source of strength for me. Bell Fear and Ice Cream? If we only opened our minds a little more often we would see a limitless source of strength in our children. See. Make Fear your Motivator! The moment you begin to feel Fear. if you DON'T feel Fear over a particular situation. Children are wise beyond belief as they Know No Fear! I ask you to take a little more of your time right now to read the true story of a brave young girl named Teri." Robert Heller Conquering Fear! You and I will always feel Fear. Fear and Prayer? 9 . let Fear be but just that momentary Storm before the Calm. Split seconds of time actually. then it's not significant enough to warrant your consideration. not cripple you! "Do the thing you Fear to do and keep on doing it.net?subject=TheIceCreamCombStory The Ice Cream Comb Story is also included at the back of this eBook. that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer Fear. Let Fear Fortify.. Like risk for a much greater gain! Begin to recognize that the dark feeling of Fear is in almost all cases a prelude to a brighter future. USE Fear instead of allowing it to use YOU.
interniche.net/ebooks. E.com 10 . but also really think about: mailto:prayer@interniche. or rather the freedom of living without Fear. Eddison: "He without Fear is king of the world. Essentially.net?subject=TheEntrepreneursPrayer The Entrepreneur’s Prayer is also included at the back of this eBook." My wish for you is to Know No Fear! Be Fearless.iditplates.Conquering Fear I wish to close this article by sharing with you what I believe is the "required equipment" to fight and beat Fear once and for all. and Flourish! 2002 Rick Beneteau Rick is the highly acclaimed author of 3 top-selling eBooks: http://www.net Subscribe FREE to Rick's popular E-chievement Ezine The Mirror: Mailto:subscribe@themirrorezine. I was able to express how I felt about this in an article called The Entrepreneurs Prayer. I can not express how I feel about Fear. that is a core belief system centered on those things we both deserve and should strive for.D. which I invite you to not only read.htm He is also the purveyor of those famous 'traveling billboards' called I. IT! Plates: http://www. more effectively than E.
Conquering Fear "Fear less. And all good things are yours." -Swedish Proverb 11 . Hate less. love more. Talk less. say more. hope more. Whine less. breathe more.
Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis).Conquering Fear Robin Bryant Today is April 7th. I have just overcome cervical cancer 2 years ago and now I was hit with this. I was told that I’ve had it since I was 18 years of age. I have been in a wheelchair since October of 2001 but in one week I will have braces and will be able to walk and out of the wheelchair. 12 . but I am overcoming the fear and fighting with everything I have. My 29th birthday. I take life day by day now and cherish every moment I have with my family. It is very scary. My fear is that I will die young and leave my 9 year old daughter without a mother.
. they're supposed to help you discover who you are".Bernice Johnson Reagan 13 .Conquering Fear "Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you.
And I started buying into his B. My "self-proclaimed" mentor made it an almost daily practice to beat me up by email. I've been on the Internet trying to make money most of the time since early 1997. Well. It was my horrible fear of rejection. I'm like. it has nothing to do with me personally. but in LIFE! My fear taught me that there is no reason to worry about things you have no control over anyway. I grew up (at a less than tender age) just trying to pull myself out of the financial disaster that I had let fear get me into.Conquering Fear Sheila Cain Wow! I'm not alone out there. so what if I get rejected on my offer.S.. So I got over it.. And not just in the Internet Business.NO MORE! I'm a little older and a lot wiser. in fear that I might offend someone. Sheila Cain 14 . What's gonna happen (like rejection) is gonna happen. Nothing was ever good enough. Thanks for letting me vent on this. I'm not afraid to send out follow ups. I tried a lot of things and failed miserably at all. It wasn't that I wasn't smart or didn't have the drive. I was told that I would never have what it takes to make it. One very costly program that I was in (that ruined me financially) seemed to make that fear I had even worse..
Conquering Fear "Knowledge is the antidote to fear." -ralph waldo emerson 15 .
By facing my fear it also made me realize that I need to concentrate on what to do in a situation rather than anticipating the end. but before I do I remind myself that there is an emergency alarm button in the elevator if I get stuck and it helps.Conquering Fear Asunta Covelli Hello. loose oxygen due to no circulation of air and die. anything can happen anywhere at anytime and I am not in control of these situations. and crying. It was then that I realized it did not matter if I was in the elevator or not. My mind made me believe that the elevator would start going out of control going at rapid speeds up and down without stopping. here is the story of my fears: I had a fear of the elevator ever since I was a small child. About a half an hour later I began banging on the door screaming until someone finally heard me. When I got to the level I needed to exit at. the door was locked and would not open. I took the stairs as usual and something happened. Afraid that I would get stuck and no one would ever find me. I was dying of thirst. I was released. I now can go inside elevators. I began to sweat. 16 . you could open them to get in the stair well but they all locked from behind you. Even if I had to walk 40 flights I would do it. and you couldn’t get back out. So I avoided elevators for years and took the stairs. So I began going down flight by flight and all the doors in the stairwell were locked. There were endless stairs . By being subjected to a form of my worst fear I was forced to face it. I couldn’t breath. and opened the door. Until one day. flames would spark and I would starve to death in there dehydrate. it seemed like more than one hundred flights of them.
and that people who refuse to take that dare condemn themselves to a life of living death. living in and through your fear..Conquering Fear "I believe..John H.." . that living on the edge. Johnson 17 . is the summit of life.
but it's also important to "know thyself" when it comes to emotions. I was making more money than I ever had before. I've had fear loom over me many times in my entrepreneurial career. Funny how the things you fear can turn out to be no big deal . This also came true (health problems created primarily by stress played a huge role). It's not only important to understand that as a marketer.000 so far): http://www.com to de-mystify common Internet marketing tools in the form of video tutorials which the public can download and watch for free. a mostly harmless city 80 miles east of Toronto.it had been stronger than all my other fears. His stumbling direct marketing journeys began in 1990 when he graduated from University. So you might say one fear eventually conquered the other. AND. trying to convince people to make decisions. That fear turned out to be true. was the fear of a lifetime of working for other people and ending up with nothing for myself.Conquering Fear Scott Covert Scott Covert was born in Peterborough. met 18 .perhaps a blessing in disguise . Or simply help you along some detours you didn't even realize you NEEDED to take.500.com and more recently creating http://www. by mid-1998 my fear of spending a lifetime working for other people had won the day . In the end. Ontario. and finally culminated in the discovery of how to use banner ads to help his clients make money from their websites (over $2. more or less. I woke up one morning with my appendix possibly near the bursting point.banneradmagic. Eventually I was faced with the daunting fear of having to move back in with my parents in Peterborough because I could not afford to live in Toronto. I had the fear of not being able to replace my income with my self-employment income.or even save your life. Moving back in with my parents in turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The very last time I had a job was in 1993. as I immediately had a "miraculous" recovery in several aspects of my health. Unlike Toronto. I believe that all human decisions are emotional decisions. I had people around me to take me to a hospital right away when my life could have been on the line. 2 weeks after I moved back.freemarketingvideos. But the even greater fear. which was always WORSE. moved into an apartment. to get to your own definition of "a successful life". When the job ended.
Wanna see some pictures? :-) 19 .Conquering Fear the nicest girl I've ever known. and now (about May 15 2002) I'm moving into a new house that they're building for me right now (literally).
Raymond Lindquist 20 .Conquering Fear “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” .
He is the author and co-creator of numerous highly successful e-books and “info-products”.33daystoonlineprofits. He enjoys writing.7dayebook. marketed and operated outrageously profitable online businesses for both himself and his clients worldwide since 1997. including: "The Lazy Man's Guide to Online Business" How to Work Less.fsbohelp.mortgageloantips.com "How to Write and Publish your own eBook.com Jim lives in Williamsburg... a syndicated newspaper column helping “non-technical” people use the Internet for both fun and massive profits! Jim is a frequent guest speaker nationally at conferences and seminars on such subjects as search engine and directory traffic generation.... Jim writes http://www. in as little as 7 Days" "How to write and publish your own OUTRAGEOUSLY Profitable eBook in as little as 7 days . “shoestring online marketing” and more. Step-By-Step.com “The TEN Dirty Little Secrets of Mortgage Financing” http://www. can't type and failed high school English class!" http://www.com. get Paid More.getmoredonefaster.. Roadmap for Internet Success No Matter What Product or Service You Sell.com “Selling Your Home Alone” http://www. and have tons more Fun! Learn the Super “Lazy Achiever” Mindset! http://www. the First Practical.TheNetReporter. traveling and listening to Frank Sinatra and Willie Nelson CD’s.Conquering Fear Jim Edwards Jim Edwards is a dynamic and entertaining speaker who has developed.com “33 Days to Online Profits" Finally. Overcoming the fear of “Putting out a lot of effort and getting no reward” 21 . 100% Guaranteed!" http://www.. walking.. Virginia with his wife and four dogs.even if you can't write.
ignore my family. I look at my time as an “investment” and I list off as many different ways I’ll benefit as possible by passing through my fear with positive action. skip doing fun things and then.Conquering Fear One of the biggest fears I've had to overcome in marketing online and building my Internet businesses from zero to a nice full time living is the fear of expending hours. when you create a quality ebook. Doing so takes away the "gambling" feeling of devoting my time to something I'm expecting (or need) a huge pay off from. say only an hour or two in the evening. there is risk. you can do to reduce your risk and thus your fears. At times this fear of “wasting” time (I didn’t look on it as “investing” time back then) and not getting anything in return was so overwhelming that it paralyzed me from taking any action at all. you are risking your time and money that you will be able to create a product and market it in such a way that you will make back all your money and produce a large profit for the amount of time invested.specifically in the form of money or more business! Sure. the perceived risk is even higher. just like any business. nothing will happen. I don't know when the transformation happened. there are certain things. But ultimately. I know I’ll get some great rewards for taking action because I’ve listed them all off. weeks and sometimes even months of effort on a particular project and having all that effort go to waste! My fear is that I’ll go through all this work. In this case. such as market and consumer research. online course. Despite your best efforts at preparation and research. 22 . days. When I was working 50 to 55 hours a week for somebody else. you do take a risk that the effort you expend may not come back to you the way you want it to . it was hard to get myself over the fear of potentially wasting the free time I could spend with my family. e-class or some other online business. Why? Because in one or two hours a night you can usually only devote your time to one project… and this creates an urgency or a feeling of “that project better make it or else!” That “make it or break it” urgency creates feelings of fear that can immobilize you. The problem is that if you only have a very limited amount of time to invest in your business. when I’m supposed to reap the benefits. It will have all gone for nothing. but the way I overcame this fear (and the way I overcome it to this day) is to find many different positive outcomes for every action I take.
When I write an ebook I fully expect to make tens-of-thousands of dollars over the course of the book’s lifetime. But I also know that an ebook can flop, despite the best research and market study efforts. So now, when I set out to write in ebook, an article, or even just take the time to help someone with a lot of extra effort that doesn't have a guaranteed payoff, I start by making a list of all the benefits I know I will receive. This eliminates all fear in me and builds a strong sense of anticipation that actually makes me attack the problem or task that much faster and energetically. Let's say for example I’m writing an ebook that I'm not 100% certain will sell in huge numbers. I’ve done all the research and I’ve done all the market studies and my gut tells me I should move forward. When I move forward I know that the worst thing that will happen is that I will __________. Whatever it is I just fill in the blank. It might be that I will learn some new skills I can apply to my business. It might be that I will create content that at least my subscribers can benefit from. Whatever it is… I know I will get a compelling outcome from the effort. One of my favorite ways to overcome this fear is to say right up front, "this will make the basis of a great article for my subscribers". I know that no matter what happens, I can write up the results and share them with my subscribers as an excellent value-added article they can use to make their business better. Distributing this type of content always helps my business and builds my reputation with them. So if you ever find yourself gripped by the fear of expending lots of effort and not getting anything in return, simply list off all the different rewards you'll get from making a quality effort… and you will surely obtain many of them. In reality, all those “rewards” will motivate you to take all the steps necessary in order to obtain those rewards you’ve pictured so clearly in your head. You’ll build up such emotional momentum that, in the vast majority of cases, not only will you overcome your fear, but you will surpass the goals you set for yourself! You’ll even surpass that huge goal that made you afraid to take effort in the first place. It happens to me all the time. The solution is to get your mind off the fear and on to all the rewards of taking quality, consistent, immediate action on the thing you're afraid of risking your valuable time on. I find this technique works especially well for
larger projects that most people are too scared to undertake, even though they’re fully qualified to do those and much more.
“Having the world’s best idea will do you no good unless you act on it. People who want milk shouldn’t sit on a stool in the middle of a field in hopes that a cow will back up to them.” — Curtis Grant
Fear keeps you from getting electrocuted. or give you bad advice.000 trying all kinds of different home based businesses. I mean some of the biggest heroes have been the most frightened at the time they became heroes. I had to get past it. Now. 1997. once we got exposed to the correct way to do Internet Marketing. my way of doing things might actually be slowing me down. My fear of the telephone. let me say this . That's all I did differently.not bad for someone who went broke at one point.and I am very happy to share what I know with you. You're always going to have fear. the only thing special about me is that I didn't quit.25 an hour to making over $130. I have a ton of fears. I didn't talk myself out of it. I am the last person in the world who is going to try to rip you off. We wound up going bankrupt before things got better. Nothing worked. Fear keeps you from doing stupid things. In a race in 26 . Fear is good. speaking to people and my fear of rejection. I was able to quit my job. I am an average person who figured out all this crazy Internet stuff . things changed fast. Fear is always with you. I mean look at Niki Lauda. But. My wife and I spent over $10. I have a fear that my brand of selling and relating to people might not always work. the formula one race car driver. I did not give up.after going thru all I did. you deal with it and then you just move on.Conquering Fear Frank Garon I spent over 15 years driving a truck for a living. As a matter of fact.000 a year . The fact that I'm actually here doing this is a goof because I'm nobody special. I have a fear that my own limitations. I never knew that I could do this. I have a fear that this might all be over with tomorrow. You won't get hype or a big sales pitch. I went from making $14. To this day I hate calling leads. and come home to work full time on August the 4th. You make your piece with it. but that's the business and it's making me a ton of money. but you can't let fear paralyze you either. especially in Network Marketing could have broken me.
not only did he get back in that race car. Lets admit that we're scared sometimes. Let's admit that we're imperfect. The more I admit my faults and my frailties. Nobody wants to talk about these things. Lets admit that we have these feelings. Here's a guy that was on death's door and three weeks later he was back racing. Show me the average person who dealt with their fears and made it big or did something with their life and that's who I'm going to emulate. but he did it. if you think you're the only person in the world feeling this way. He said he didn't feel safe doing it and that he wasn't going to finish the race. You just can't 27 . Then. I'm not big on hero worship. If you want a guy to look up to as hero. All of these people had to deal with their fears. back in the 1950's when most people in her situation would have given the kids up to the foster care system. He's not a hero for what he did as a hitter. who raised five kids on her own. Which took more guts? Getting back in the car only three weeks after he was almost burned to death. you've got to be about yourself and about making money. the baseball player. or having the courage to stop in the middle of the race because he didn't feel comfortable under those conditions? Or take someone like Thomas Edison. was embrace the problem and start a foundation to try to find a solution to it. If you're in business. but in his first race it was raining and he stopped the car. Let's admit that we're vulnerable. They thought he was going to die.Conquering Fear Germany in 1976. You think he didn't have fear? What he did though. that guy had to be scared to death to get back in that car. The car caught fire and he was basically deep fried. How about Mark McGuire. He was scarred and disfigured. you're wrong. his car spun out and hit a wall. here's a guy who found out that his child was seriously ill. one thing about fear is. So. Do you know how many inventions he came up with? Do you know how many people told him he was nuts and no good? Or my grandmother. I look up to him because. You've got to be about putting yourself in the spotlight. Look around and you'll see people who are facing and dealing with similar or worse things every day. Reading and learning and talking to others who are going through these feelings will help you face your fears. the better I get as a person and as a businessman. These are the kinds of people I look up to.
The greatest thing I ever did was drive a truck. who has MS and is confined to wheelchair. she's got a sense of humor. the fear of rejection and the fear of being a failure in the eyes of my wife and kids. she's never getting out. She's got three kids. But. I was scared. I knew if I quit I'd be a loser and I also knew if you don't quit you'll eventually make it. when you're driving a truck that's hauling a 48 foot trailer that together weigh almost 80.Conquering Fear believe what pushing yourself out there creates in your life.000 pounds. I learned how to ask for help and direction and to put myself out there. There are lot's of people who have to have incredible courage just to get out of bed in the morning. So.internetcashplanet and http://www. Some people look at me and the success I've had at making money on the Internet and call me their hero. never wanting to ask for anything and always unsure of myself. You'd better have confidence in your abilities. The fear goes away. you’d better know where you're going. I was shy. quiet. I hate the telephone and I hate speaking to people on it. It goes back to when I was a truck driver. That's courage.you will make it. Can your fears of making a phone call or of being rejected compare to the fears of people who're facing life threatening and life altering situations every day? Of course they can't. Now it was push come to shove. So just do it and every time you do it gets easier. It's a dangerous job and you could kill somebody. she's got honor and she's got family that loves her. You will. Frank Garon is webmaster and owner of http://www. I paced the floor. here I was. I had all these leads to call.cash-giveaway. I stood up. People like my Aunt Pat. It's all about perspective. Getting back to what fears I had to face in Network Marketing.com 28 . I thought to myself. If you don't quit . they were the fear of the telephone. I'm no hero. She's got dignity. That's a true hero. She stuck in that chair and odds are. I had to execute.
Confucius 29 .” .Conquering Fear “To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
But that's not so. since that was my thought mode. I've been involved in public performance and speaking since I was a kid. At sixty. I have left behind a number of failures. you'd think I could at least lay claim to that. And it is a necessary starting point. Nope! Did I just "Think and Grow Rich" for the first time? No. But I was AFRAID to see them as successes myself. And I can now believe that this isn't some kind of false bravado. Conquering my most debilitating fear. Did I just acquire the job skills that will propel me toward my goals. If only I could say that I was well down the road of self-actualization. I probably did that about 25 years ago. but I KNEW BETTER. unemployed. I've finally chosen to accept the trophies that I've won and the accolades that I've attained for just what they are. 30 . or more whatever.Conquering Fear Frank Giambarresi I'd love to say that my story is a one of having realized my goals in life though having already overcome my fears. and this is now. or more skillfully. infopreneurship. I really have little choice but to carve out my own niche in the wonderful world of entrepreneurship. So what was missing? Commitment? Well yes. You see. Others could see my accomplishments as successes if they wanted to. but also one other far more important ingredient. Yes. And. No. but its even more insidious counterpart: the FEAR OF SUCCESS. Not the fear of failure. But that was then. my subconscious played its part by helping me to do less than what I considered acceptable. more correctly. I've finally decided to believe what my speech evaluators in Toastmasters have been telling me for several years. Or. At least they were rated as successes in other peoples eyes. it's not an ego trip. I mean after sixty years of working on it. and all that comes with it. So I built a shell of perfectionism around my psyche to protect myself from becoming "successful". it's an accurate appraisal of who I am and what I am. of course. I've finally made a conscious decision to believe that I really am worthy of success. I knew what I could have done more completely. But I've also left a sting of significant successes. and with nary a nibble in the job market.
I MUST do it. Not. And. I WILL do it. delivered in front of an audience that included Toastmasters district officers. of course. NEXT WEEK. PERIOD!!! Right on! Frank Giambarresi mailto:fgiam@adelphia. and even thousands. I set forth a dream that I have kept hidden for years.Conquering Fear So last night. The dream that I will one day stand before audiences of hundreds.net 31 . or so. sharing with them something that will be of real help in their own lives. as part of a speech. Starting right now. WOW!! I actually said it. Starting with writing a couple of special reports on speaking and self-expression and getting something up on my new website within the next week or so. And now.
— Anonymous 32 .Conquering Fear Many of us have the right aim in life. We just never get around to pulling the trigger.
A coach can help you feel less alone during the early stages. Sometimes a unique skill or a dynamite network can substitute for a bulging savings account. Focus and Finances -. financial blocks are real. Finally. If you have wisely chosen to remain in a job while exploring your options. you must resist getting caught up in the politics and reward system of a world where you are no longer a citizen. face your own tolerance for financial uncertainty. When the United States had a military draft. What will your former colleagues say? How will your family greet the new you? And how do you feel about trading in your "senior seasoned" identity for the role of a stumbling beginner? The risk is real. 33 . trusting the universe to pay the rent. Returning home may no longer be an option. Once you move to a new career. Focus requires learning time management skills and creating a career-related support system. you are no longer the same person. not psychological. Focus requires you to choose a meaningful goal and then to avoid the siren call of your previous life.Conquering Fear Cathy Goodwin. You overcome this block by learning to recognize fear as a powerful ally rather than a threat. Ph. I recommend a new way to inventory all your resources. Some people sleep soundly with a zero-balance checking account. Others get nervous when their checking account falls below five figures -. while sustaining the motivation and excitement of your new world. After starting a business or spending a few years in graduate school. At the same time.D. too.to the left of the decimal point. You may need to find the inner resources to keep going. "Forward!" Fear comes from giving up a cherished identity. "I am" with pride and excitement. Work with and through the fear. Your old career neighborhood changes. you have to find a new way to say. men with "4F" status were banned from military service.and you can change your 3F status to the fourth F. If you're seeking career freedom. Some cherished the designation while others felt cheated out of the experience. you may feel blocked by the 3F's: Fear. not just money.
author.com/freedombook. Now nothing stops you from moving full speed ahead! You need your rear view mirror only to see how far you've come.html Ezine: Career Freedom Ezine mailto:email@example.com/coaching.D. Cathy Goodwin. speaker "Helping mid-career professionals move to career freedom" http://www. career coach.movinglady. Ph.com 34 . you gain a powerful burst of energy and insight. I believe the complexities boil down to transforming yourself from 3-F to F-M: ForwardMoving.movinglady.html Nine magic keys to career freedom http://www. think of moving a boulder off your ravel lane on a highway.Conquering Fear After years of researching and working with transitioners. To change metaphors. As you work through each block.
For us is the life of action.” — Theodore Roosevelt 35 . of strenuous performance of duty. let us live in the harness. let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. striving mightily.Conquering Fear “We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage.
we built a beautiful partnership and met the ups and downs of life with strength and determination. At the time of our marriage. Together. to the future. Mardai. I knew that there was a bond between us that spanned time. Take the Boat.powerpause. On a regular visit to the doctor. the cold winds of misfortune began to blow across our lives. Slowly at first. and the joy of my life. We had met each other many years prior to our marriage.com/picturepages. With her by my side and with her constant encouragement. I thought that we had suffered enough. With our two children we finally moved to a new city and started to rebuild our lives from ground zero. but our financial losses were nothing compared to what was to happen next. "When You Can Walk on Water. We lost our home and land and most of our material possessions.html "Fear is Usually Frightening" When my good friend. Bob Kleine.com http://www.enterprisingspirit. distance. From the first day that I saw her. One such situation was my marriage to the princess of my dreams. There are certain scenes and circumstances in life that seem to have been arranged by others with much more intelligence than I could ever credit myself for." and the creator of the ground-breaking "PowerPause" system for success. It 36 . Websites at http://www. social position." became the source of illumination that guided me through the darkness that followed. It was as if the winter of my life had begun. he asked if I could also share what I did to overcome that fear. Though we were later to be separated by great distances.mindmarketing. she was only nineteen. My greatest fear had come upon me.Conquering Fear John Harricharan John is the award-winning author of the bestseller.com Membership site at http://www. Mardai discovered that she had cancer. Bob wanted me to tell his readers about a time in my life when I experienced one of my greatest fears. whose very name means. "light. and then with ever-increasing speed. asked me to write a very special article about "Fear". After the children came. even more so. Furthermore. we were even happier and looked forward. I readily agreed. we finally met again and were married. and all earthly obstacles. I lost my business and all of our financial security. But sadly. I was able to create a semblance of financial security.
I had become afraid of almost everything. we'll see the wisdom and beauty of the plan. bright. ever so tearfully. one pilot is heading north and the other is flying south. In other ways. I would look at the empty seat next to me -. I cannot get over the loss of my partner. In some ways. the emptiness within me was so horrible that all I could think of was the biblical reference to "Is there no balm in Gilead? " "Fear" is a strange beast. I cannot go on any longer. Mardai's battle with cancer was a long and terrible one. "Fear" has much more in common with "Hope" than we might want to believe. "This is bad. However. There were times when I'd look around and perceive life as a meaningless mess. They are like two pilots on the runway. "Hope" is saying. But there is a much better plan for all concerned. Sometimes while driving to the supermarket. Life was much more than a short span on Earth." And though a part of me wanted to scream in pain. "Fear" was my constant companion. it shakes us to the bone and brings us to a point where all we can do is tremble and cry and cringe in the corner.the seat in which she used to sit -.Conquering Fear took a while to become adjusted to such disastrous news. I was afraid for my economic well-being. We had been married for twenty years. A lifetime was but a blink in eternity. Both "Fear" and "Hope" usually are in the same place. Fear is saying. my thoughts would run races between the sublime and the ridiculous. My life is over." Ever so quietly. really bad. and I had no idea how I would continue in life without her. summer's day. preventing us from leaping over tall buildings or jumping in front of speeding cars. Slowly. another.and I would wonder where she had gone. As I stood there that July day holding my two children close to me. "This is the end. So with "Hope" at my side. I was afraid for myself because I did not know how I was going to raise two children alone. But there were other times when a quiet voice would whisper in my heart that life was not as it appeared to be. I was afraid for my children because they no longer had a mother. she could not prevail. In the days that followed. Although she fought bravely. and I lost the light of my life one beautiful. One day. Yet. it serves as our protector. ready for takeoff. I started to understand. much wiser part told me that things are not always what they seem to be. "Fear" could not take my entire being away from me. the loss of my business and home. Everyone knows where the caterpillar goes--it goes into the butterfly. ever so slowly. But who knows where the butterfly goes? 37 .
The veil that separates you and your reality from mine is very.love does the healing. very thin indeed. love is insight. Time will lighten the heaviness in your heart. I feel your sorrow. "Hope" is always ready to defend. I sit on my porch and look into the woods behind my house. "When you are sad. Mardai smiling at me. It is gloriously exciting where we are. "My dearest John. Love knows no fear. and one day. When you are ready to come here. I look up into the night-sky and see the second star on the belt of Orion. cloudless. Our work on Earth was finished so it was time to move on. There are others here who also watch and help. As I look and listen in the quietness of my soul. Sometimes on a beautiful. love is the greatest reality in the universe. and I know how difficult it can get at times. I have known you from Forever. and you will always be my joy. "I have always loved you. I hear her say. Hope is the catalyst . I rejoice with you. Hope slays fear. We are all brilliantly alive. You have much to do before you join us. And have no fear for love always conquers fear. you sometimes pierce that veil and get a glimpse of our reality. Hope springs eternal. the Hunter. and then I will be able to communicate with you more clearly. When "Fear" attacks. I truly believe that the bonds that exist between those who love deeply are stronger than death itself. "I visit you sometimes in your dreams. even as we used to be together in the life you now live. but know that we will be with you every step of the way. I will be the first one waiting to greet you. In your quiet moments. I hear the voices of my loved ones in my heart and in the very whispering of the wind through the leaves. we shall all meet again. starry night. You must finish the work that you came to Earth to do. and when you are happy. "I watch over you and our children. Live life joyously and fully. if I but look more closely. Perhaps. love is eternity. love is a powerhouse. I have always loved you. But you are not alone. and I will love you through the hallways of time into the Fields of Forever. Hope is a storehouse." 38 . And love is more powerful than any fear that besieges us. and I can see. love makes whole. Do not be afraid. and I will be with you again one day. Hope heals. Hope is sight.Conquering Fear So I thought of Mardai as a butterfly of the universe and I would pray that her journey be a joyous one and that she would find some way of letting me know she was fine in her new world. my pride and my prince.
these three. but the greatest of these is love.Conquering Fear It has been quite a few years since Mardai has been gone. But the greatest lesson we have learned is that hope is the antidote for fear and that love is the answer to all our problems." 39 . They remember the days of great pain. madness and fear. "And now abideth faith. We have learned much. The children have grown up and now have their own careers. but they also have fond memories of their mother and her love. hope and love. I cannot help but reflect on the words of Saul of Tarsus.
Richard Bach 40 .Conquering Fear "Listen to what you know. not what you fear." .
where being scared was my constant state of mind. After all of these years of living in fear. fear may keep knocking on the door of your mind but can find no entrance. In this way. I developed a belief that the entire world was a scary place. From this background.Conquering Fear Paul Harris Fear: My Invisible Companion I have known fear my entire life. Therefore. Since I was a teenager I have been interested in owning my own business. Discovering this became the means by which I've finally been able to move past my lifelong fears. I grew up in a home with an abusive father. I realize this is not always easy. They failed because of my fear. invisible companion since I was a child. but I now certainly believe it can be managed and even used to our advantage. as long as you concentrate on the dream. Normally what happens is someone will imagine their dream or goal but will then become discouraged because they do not know how they will accomplish it. all of which failed. You must concentrate on your dream and hold it in your mind even though you do not yet know how it will be accomplished. None of them failed because of a problem with the business opportunity. I have finally come to believe that I can choose what to make of my fear. Fear thrives in the absence of a stronger emotion. I felt like I was a fraud and that any moment people would "discover" me. Even while I was running these businesses. It's taken me many long years to come to this realization but I now know 41 . It has been my constant. I don't believe that anyone can entirely eliminate fear. in my twenties I started several businesses. This discouragement becomes the open door for fear to move in. this fear continued to play a part in my life by causing a lack of belief in myself and my abilities. fear often seeps in and begins to take over. I feel I am simply not cut out to be an employee for someone else. To combat this one needs to learn to focus their mind and thoughts upon that which they desire instead of that which they fear. As an adult. But if you have a dream or a goal that is strong enough your desire for that dream can block your fear from taking over. The mind abhors a vacuum and in the absence of a dominating emotion or thought.
Hold to your dreams and whatever you can imagine can come true. and proudly. Paul Harris http://www.Conquering Fear I'm in control of my fear and am finally.MLMMoney4U. operating my own Internet business.com 42 .
Conquering Fear Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. .Amelia Earhart 43 .
. "No Drilling. must be done responsibly. Being scared to death is a sure sign that you are ready to make the next step toward your chosen success. "No Guts. It may be fear. it is not a bad thing. Infomercial. No Gain". or it might just be some raw excitement. My encouragement to you is that if this is the 44 . need not be taken on haphazardly. when I went up after the seminar to get his signature in the Freedom Planner I purchased from his T. It is not a negative state . Fight the good fight and look the fear directly in the eye to continually spook it out of the mind.-) I am practically scared to death each morning I arise. dreams and highest aspirations requires a constant confrontation with the truth! The truth is YOUR deepest beliefs and personal intentions. Make the decision. the fear does NOT decrease. my encouragement is to "do it. the discipline of planning and totally thinking through the intention and the respective carrying out of it. Many "driven" people have failed miserably in business and life by simply leaving out the leg work to research the life plan fully. Walking the walk of a person driven by some unexplainable vision. it is a great indication that you are making progress in the changes necessary to achieve the intended result. These actions we endeavor.. In either case. Moving toward your goals. No Glory". Whatever it is you think is your purpose in life. it is damn exciting! As each day moves forward... The "things to be done" each day require continual prayer to stay consistent and persistent. Get SCARED .V. (and it happens to me) it motivates and forces decisions (and action). "You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take". In fact. take the action and carry it out..." My first "mentor" wrote "DO IT" and that was all . "No Pain. will necessitate action which causes you to do things that the "average bear" does not normally do.Conquering Fear Ed Hirsch Does your heart ever beat so fast and hard that you feel you may die? When this happens. No Oil" (I made the last one up .
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” — Robert Cushing “Without courage. all other virtues lose their meaning. we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger.Winston Churchill 46 .” .Conquering Fear “The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing. but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
why? Why do we have fear? Fear is nothing more than an emotion or a feeling that we hold in our mind. you can never succeed. a person who is afraid to try because they fear the potential of a negative outcome.Conquering Fear Glen Hopkins Glen Hopkins. and stories to help you lead a successful life. because we can imagine some sort of failure. If you don't at least try. What is it? Can you touch it? Can you hold it? Can you show it to another person? I can almost hear you from where I am sitting. we have never even experienced! Isn't that crazy? You see. The problem is. We fear either the emotional or physical pain something may cause. such as an upset stomach. these emotions and feeling affect the way we live our lives. tips. "I have been through some terrible things in my life. so you can't touch it. including quotes. I urge you to remember and live by the following motto. This may be due to past failures we have actually experienced or it may be due to failures we fear we might experience." . send an e-mail to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. We fear doing certain things because we think we might fail. and then we don't even try! And that is what makes a failure.com/ FEAR – Don't Let it Control You! Copyright (c) 1999 Glen Hopkins Fear. False Evidence that Appears Real Most of the time what we fear. you can't hold it. your Free resource for daily motivation and inspiration. Often.motivational-messages. you feel the physiological symptoms of the fear.Mark Twain 47 . The question then is.com or visit http://www. Okay then. and you can't show it to another person. owns Motivational-Messages. Either way. "No. Fear stands for. we believe it will come true. your mind has a hard time determining whether you've actually experienced the failure or just imagined it. no". To join the Free mailing list. no. some of which actually happened.
The more difficult your definition of success is to attain. Alex has created her own definition of what success means and that definition is relatively easy to achieve! Therefore. Create your own definitions to make it harder to feel like a failure and easier to feel like a success. you are closer to succeeding the next time you try. or even five minutes ago. she is successful everyday. Therefore. you have really succeeded because you have learned what does not work. Yesterday's failure does not equal your future outcomes. Just because you may have failed yesterday. That is. Or even worse. "I have to be earning at least million dollars a year before I am successful. Alex. Whereas Jeff. it doesn't mean you are going to fail again. rather than achieve to be happy'. Just learn from what you did wrong and change your approach. What I am saying is that you have to be careful that you 'happily achieve. Alex who defines success as. Don't fear the past. What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? Image what you can do in your life with that type of belief system. What are the chances that most of the 'Jeff's' in the world feel like failures on a daily basis because they are not yet earning one million dollars a year? Now don't get me wrong. every time you 'fail' at something. I'm not saying that you should not set high standards and goals for yourself." You guessed right again. who defines success as. as per his own definition. Remember that the past does not equal the future. Be fearless! 48 . cannot be successful until he is earning one million dollars a year. the more fear you will attach to it.Conquering Fear The question now becomes who defines what 'failure' and ‘success' is? You do right? Either you create the definition yourself or you accept someone else's definition. Try thinking of every 'failure' as a success. You see. Don't let your own definitions limit you. is a great day. in her mind. That way you will attach less fear to what you want in life. The past is what has taught you how to succeed in the future. Is it true then that some people create more difficult definitions of success and failure for themselves than others do? You bet it is! Who do you think leads a more successful live. "everyday that I wake up and I'm not six feet under. the definitions of others." Or Jeff.
” — Napoleon Bonaparte “One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars. but when the time for action has arrived.” .Miguel de Cervantes 49 .Conquering Fear “Take time to deliberate. and the world will be better for this. stop thinking and go in.
I'm not the best patient. I had seen pictures and TV shows with people having all those needles stuck in them. I got cortisone injections in my knees for the pain due to arthritis. and hold my breath. When they try to take my blood. I shut my eyes. Is the point of this story that you shouldn't believe everything you see on TV? No. The idea of needles stuck in me horrified me. isn't middle age too young for this stuff?) but there it is. you might feel it but it's not painful. 50 . although you shouldn't believe everything you see on TV. I don't like drugs. I figured if I closed my eyes at the acupuncturist's office. If someone had told me this sooner. I really think I'm too young to have arthritis (well. But I don't like needles either. money. Guess what I discovered? Those needles are as fine and thin as a strand of hair! And they don't hurt! If they hit the right spot. she would call in a prescription for a strong anti-inflammatory drug.Conquering Fear Joann Javons "Take A Risk" By Joann Javons copyright 2001 I called my doctor to describe the intense pain in my right shoulder. Last time I was at her office. Why didn't someone tell me? The answer is simple: I didn't ask. and most of all. So I decided to check into acupuncture to reduce the pain in my shoulder. As usual. I could get through it. And. I opted for the anti-inflammatory even though I knew I wouldn't take it. real tight. continuing to do what you're doing is more comfortable than spending time. This was a big decision. Watching it is something I just can't do. Little did I know I was about to get another lesson in taking a risk. What kind of 'alternative' is a prescription drug? And forget those injections. my doctor suggested I come in for an injection or as an alternative. dealing with the anxiety of making a change. I would have been in that acupuncturist's office months ago.
"Just For You. you really aren't living to your potential. That's the hard way to change. No matter what action you take to make your life better. If you don't take risks. in my head.com You'll be happy you did! http://www. My simple acupuncture experience was not a big risk by external measurements: all I could lose was money and time. let go of the old. In a new job. The question is: do you need some form of pain in your life to push you out of your comfort zone? I don't think so. before they make any change in their lives.com http://www. Fear keeps your from taking a risk. in a new savings plan. Something you can use to get closer to your dreams.private-practice-marketing. getting into debt. but the fear of those needles was pretty big. not having enough money. try something new. Action requires a willingness to risk. tips. Some people do. of changes. Isn't it worth moving through your fear to get closer to your dreams? Take a risk today! For more resources. The only way out is in. like losing a job. You don't need to be one of them.Conquering Fear The point is that fear holds you back from taking action to enhance your life. you're staying in your comfort zone. Chances are that you'll stay there until something pushes you out. If you don't take risks. articles. the newsletter for your total life" at mailto:Peoplepoems-subscribe@topica. And the truth is. Life is a series of risks. Unless you like to wait for pain. you will learn something. taking action to reach your dreams.peoplepoems. That means taking a risk. Action that can remove pain or discomfort or unhappiness. taking action. subscribe to our Free monthly newsletter. It's truly a choice. They wait for an excruciating level of discomfort. and gifts to enhance your life.com 51 . It keeps you stuck exactly where you are. all with opportunities to experience the gifts that come. in a new situation that brings you closer to what you want. Ahhh. Fear keeps you from moving forward. any action is better than no action.
Conquering Fear “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman. Patton 52 .” .” — John Quincy Adams “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into thin air.General George S.
swinging different shifts each month really took its toll. and others. and months of rehabilitation. NoBoss Online. Although the doctors said that I would never have a functional shoulder. Add Me. After two surgeries. WhatUseek. my car and then the doctors informed me that I couldn't go back to my job. tools and content. the brake on the crane malfunctioned. I felt I didn't have a choice. WebProNews. I had absolutely no background in business and was completely computer illiterate. I worked in a steel plant operating a steel rolling mill. A. blue-collar position provided. Writer and the author of several successful eBooks. And. Although I sincerely wanted my own business and desperately wanted to leave my job. SiteProNews. I was a single mother with four children. I was off work for over a year. while loading a 3.Conquering Fear Shelley Lowery Shelley Lowery is the Executive Publisher.fear was my biggest obstacle. the doctors determined that my shoulder was beyond repair.net Web-Source.net is a complete resource portal for the Internet Entrepreneur. The coil struck me in the shoulder and dislocated it backwards. I just couldn't -. That's when my life dramatically changed. Most of the time. so I needed the type of income that this dangerous. Shelley's articles have appeared in hundreds of electronic and print publications including Microsoft Value Added... I 53 . The site assists the entrepreneur in developing a serious Web presence by providing a wealth of free information. I had to work six and seven days a week just to make ends meet.. Sometimes it seemed as if I didn't know whether I was coming or going -. iBoost. Prior to starting my Internet business. I was completely dependent on the regular income this job provided. As fate would have it.M.I hated every single minute I worked in that plant. But at the time. I was determined that I wasn't going to allow this injury to rule my life.000 LB coil of steel onto my machine. resources. The truth is.web-source.I. Afraid I wouldn't have enough money to feed my children and pay my bills. Editor-in-Chief and Webmistress of Web-Source. http://www.or so I thought. Shelley is a full-time Internet Marketer. I was afraid to make a change. lost my house. My biggest fears of what 'might' happen were now reality. Internet Magazine.net.
and I made a lot of sacrifices along the way. I began researching and reading everything I could get my hands on. I ordered moneymaking opportunities off the Internet.not to actually pursue the opportunity. but I was totally clueless as to where to begin. TV and from magazines -. However. the easier it became. I was determined that no matter what my family and friends said ("you'll never make it on the Internet" or "Get a 'real' job") I was going to be successful. What I now realize is that the first steps were the most difficult.It's a great life:) 54 . I certainly wasn't an overnight success -far from it. gave me the strength and courage to continue. it was a long and difficult road. When I started my Internet business there wasn't a lot of information available to assist me. I took a temporary job cleaning houses and scraped enough money together to buy my first computer. all of the hard work is finally paying off. With each step I took. Sure. And. but to learn from these marketers. the light at the end of the tunnel became a little bit brighter. with each small accomplishment.Conquering Fear just couldn't accept that. I am now a full-time Internet marketer and operate my Internet business out of the comfort of my own home. I struggled from the very beginning. but little by little I regained the use of my shoulder. It was a long and difficult process. I knew I wanted to start my own Internet business. the more excited I became. The more I learned. The light is now shinning brightly -. However.
.” — Louis L’Amour “Whatever course you decide upon..Conquering Fear “He never knew when he was whipped .Ralph Waldo Emerson 55 .” . There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. so he never was. Courage. there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires ...
Why do you feel everyone is watching you? Look about at those around you.com CHERISH FEAR Many argue it's best to overcome fears. else ask me to do so. but think of the added confidence gained in being prepared for those that do. It is rational (sensible) to avoid falling off a cliff. It is unlikely all of this will come to pass. If it is only of goblins in the night it speaks. Are you too close to the edge of the cliff? Back away. Lean closer if the voice is too faint. "Stuff and nonsense!" Building a business online or offline is fraught with fear. Evaluate. It will help you foresee a great deal of the future. please click the Support link to the left or send any email to mailto:support@sitetipsandtricks. It's fear that keeps us from coming too close to the edge of a precipice or climbing too high in a tree.SiteTipsAndTricks. Study their faces. Rational and irrational. For details. slow our pace. Fear is of two kinds. But cling to such questions until irrational fears are laid aside.Com is to create a resource center for wannabe and newbie webmasters in which you can easily find what you need. All at prices you can afford. Further. Expecting you to do something naughty. Meet it head on. none of which is helpful. But rational fear is useful. For me. In business. My goal with http://www. Harness it. And I can help you promote your site effectively. of problems that may beset you. crush irrational fear. to put them in their place. Listen to what it says. To the degree possible. say the words right out loud. Their smiles and frowns. so to speak. It is irrational (nonsense) to believe all the people in the crowded room are watching you. that place is right out front where I can meet them head on. Listen to what it tells you. then give it free rein. it points out the pitfalls ahead and allows us to plan a way to avoid them. Their earnest or frivolous dialog. maybe. and barriers that may need to be overcome. Listen to their chuckles and laughter. 56 .Conquering Fear Bob Mcelwain I have been marketing and consulting on the Web since 1993. and add uncertainties. I can help you build a successful site or improve one you already have. They block our way. Are they really watching you? Do they even know you are in the room? Would anyone notice if you did do whatever? The answer is no. Embrace them even.
they are also subject to fears. then move forward boldly. Watch the birds in your backyard. I suggest another step be taken. be sure visitors do not click off from fears of which they may not even be aware.Conquering Fear Taking risks is an essential ingredient in growing a business. Identify every point at which a visitor might stumble. then make sure it won't happen. harness fears so the next action can be taken. Given any challenge that can not be instantly identified. While I have never seen mention of it. These options are far too fundamental and primeval to ignore. there will be no growth. Fear keeps them alive. 57 . An ad that may offend. recognize that your visitors are real live people. Easy navigation is clearly a must. While we may have failed to achieve this goal completely. In your business. Their behavior will be all the more unpredictable. A line in a sales pitch that is too much to swallow. we have worked at getting close. Instead. you can not be seriously harmed. Specific to your website. Let your fears assist you in planning a clear path around possible obstacles. they have both kinds lumped together. erase all possible points at which a visitor may stumble. A link that misleads. Some have reported as many as 65% of visitors fail to complete order forms. look at every element within your site. I didn't ask them to mail anything to me?" "Why do they want my phone number?" "Who are these people butting into my life this way?" We know how important it is to build trust with the content and presentation of a website. I would bet good bucks that many click away in fear. But if no action is taken. not just hits reported to log files. Since indecision and uncertainty often lead to fear. it is always fight or flight. From making changes in a website to expanding into another area. all is laden with risk. But look for less obvious things. That is. On your website. Know some have not made the distinction between rational and irrational fear. As such. Or the deer in the foothills. "Why do they want my address. the business will wither and die. With good plans for the unexpected. and thus to flight.
not absence of fear.Mark Twain 58 .” .” — Oliver Goldsmith “Courage is resistance to fear.Conquering Fear “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. mastery of fear .
"The success I've earned today is because of the Internet Marketing Success Arsenal.50 years old. I say this with wonder and amazement. here I am. I'm more humble about my "success" because I have an attitude of gratitude. I would have thought they had taken some really good (bad?) drugs.. best friend and mother-in-law have read them). I would have asked them how long they had been hearing voices. I have written articles that have been read by hundreds of people (Okay. I've had dreadful visions of being 80. Well. There was something about turning 50 that made me come to the realization that I didn't have as much time to do the things I've always wanted to do.Conquering Fear Jo McNamara Jo McNamara lives in Orlando. with 8 cats and 1 husband." mailto:what_works_online1@sendfree." George Santayana If someone had told me in my 20s I would attempt to start my own home business at 50. When I turned 50. I look at what I've accomplished with the astonishment of a 3year-old. The success I achieve tomorrow will be because of the Internet Marketing Success Arsenal. sitting in a rocking chair on a front 59 . I fully appreciate what is happening to me more at the age of 50 because I know what a struggle it has been. I've dreamed of owning my own business for years. If someone had told me in my 30s I would write articles that would be read by hundreds of people.I KNOW my husband. I realized that the road before me was shorter than the road behind me. Jo wishes to express her gratitude to Dale Armin Miller. I don't regret not doing any of this at a younger age.. and my home business involves the computer.. I would have laughed so hard I would need to excuse myself to change my underwear.. FL.com "The Wish-Idas" © By Jo McNamara 2001 "Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. This actually is ME living this life. I've dreamed of writing and being published for years. If someone had told me in my 40s I would have a business that involved using a computer. I say this with absolutely no conceit. I'm STILL dreaming of learning how to stop crashing the computer. I have started my own home business.
Feel that you're too old? How old is "too old?" "Too old" is any age YOU decide it is." "Wish I'd done this." "Do not aspire to immortality. Successes and failures. At 50. If it wasn't meant to be. "I've had a full life following my passions. If you decide there is no such age. It's as though you are standing on a spot on the East Coast and you see clearly in front of you the road that leads to the West Coast. I would keep trying and keep trying. you are somewhere in Kansas (close to the Colorado border) and now the road in front of you doesn't seem so long. These are not things you think about in your 20s or 30s. Don't let it be YOU sitting in a rocking chair on a front porch. If I didn't succeed at something the first time and I sincerely wanted it.Conquering Fear porch. my Fear of Humiliation and my Fear of Being Technically Inept. at least I gave it 100%." Never place limits on yourself. In your 20s and 30s. I am slowly shortening my list of "Wish-Idas. The point of this article is this: Try ANYTHING that you sincerely and passionately want to do. I'll be saying. You have nothing to lose. my fear of the"Wish-Idas" became stronger than my Fear of Failure. so be it. but at least I tried. wish I'd done that." At 50. It gave me the confidence to feel I could tackle those things I've always wanted to do. reflecting back upon all the "Wish-Idas. regretting the "Wish-Idas. you have the luxury of saying. but exhaust the limits of the possible. Turning 50 was not depressing for me. your "laters" are NOW. "I can always do that later." Pindar 60 . then the world will stand aside to let you pass." At 50." More and more I'm thinking when I look back on my life. That is the time in your life when you tend to feel that your future is spread out in front of you. Turning 50 revitalized me. This is not meant to be a depressing article on getting older.
” .Sir Winston Churchill 61 ." -William Shakespeare “Courage is the capacity to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.Conquering Fear "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Lured by promises of overnight riches by marketing "gurus". will see money flow into the bank like the gushing waters of the Zambezi below the bridge. They congregate here for the thrill of watching those foolish. wasn't exactly the appropriate moment to think of the consequences. A pedestrian crossing the bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia would hardly notice the slight protrusion on its edge. 'What if the rope snaps?' Perched at the edge of the abyss with an inch thick rope . bridges the gap separating the average Internet business from a $100 000 income. A similarly tenuous and invisible medium.that plummet into the abyss with a rope tied around their ankles. I jumped headlong into Internet business. "Well." 62 .and thought.. But to create a thrill you have to jump!!! Standing at the edge of the narrow platform I was preparing to do just that. The Webmaster who finds a way to attract an equally feverish crowd to their website. "Will I ever learn?" I did the same with the Internet.always matter of opinion . It came close to costing me everything that I had worked for my entire life. disappointment and money. I survived that one. or brave . It cost me a lot of pain.. if it weren't for the feverish crowd that perpetually mobs the narrow platform.. While the jumpmaster was adjusting the rope around my ankles.or a sensible decision .separating me from eternity. heartache. vision and determination. But the anticipatory thrill of the dive was being overwhelmed by the intense sensation of fear as the moment drew near.jump.Conquering Fear Ante Miljak Thin air and the occasional wisp of water vapor from the majestic Victoria Falls fills the 111-meter gap that separates the swirling waters of the Zambezi and the steel-girded bridge spanning the river.. I stared at the wild waters below.
8. He extended his arm towards the horizon .9.. The acceleration of my falling body astounded me... The crowd counted with him. The roar of the crowd was frenzied. I did it.2. I certainly missed it. If there is. "What drives a human to do this crazy thing risking death or injury for an act that serves no purpose.1. The embarrassment would be too great. I leaped.and started counting.. I had about seven seconds to change my mind... Remnants of the thrill were snuffed out of my mind by relentless fear.. The surging waters of Zambezi were meters from my head when the elasticity of the rope catapulted me back towards the bridge. "Ready?" He asked.. The jumpmaster stopped fiddling with the rope and stood up.Conquering Fear That thought comforted me a little and shifted my mind into a more philosophical mode. "Triumph" described it very. Hidden somewhere in the pages of a capacious dictionary. Now I knew why I had to jump and why I 63 . there is probably a word describing a sensation of intense fear and immense exhilaration. very accurately. 3. "Ready.bungyyyyyyy. 10. Instinctively. I had no problem finding a word to accurately describe my next feeling. But that's what I felt.that's where I was supposed to look . or to leave a perfectly good business to plunge into the hazy world of the Internet?" "Should I turn back?" Hundreds of spectators lined the rails of the bridge and the fringes of my life. My voice shook a little. I extended my hands in front of me to brake the fall." I replied... An irrational and futile gesture. Now I had the answer to the questions that tormented my mind while perched at the edge of the abyss.
" And I am not talking history here. your chances of surviving are greatly increased if the rope around to your ankles is chosen and tied by responsible professionals. There is no formula for success. It is your vision that liberates the powerful forces that lie within you. they would have. That is why I had to test the edges of my courage and the edges of technology. Whoever tries to sell it to you is trying to cheat you out of your money. In fact I am sure there will. Your life is at stake. In both cases I needed to reaffirm myself. There are principles that we all use in our unique ways. Now I control the time. you will succeed.confidence and belief in themselves.a reaffirmed belief in myself. I am talking about the age at which society casts people into a narrow groove of outdated perceptions. On reflection I realized that they didn't con me into Internet business. They just told me what I wanted to hear and I believed it because I wanted to believe. It can no longer pass me by. selfaffirmation and total independence. It is just as awesome as the mist exploding off the mighty falls of Mosi oa Tunya . I have reached a point in my life known to the unenlightened as "middle age. They would have unmercifully killed in me the most potent force in any person's life . I was jumping out of the straight-jacket that a narrow-minded society tries to pull over my mind. You are a unique individual. In Internet business you have to choose products that are not as ephemeral as the mist that floats above the Victoria Falls gorge. Your life is at stake. That's why I needed to jump both ways. To earn a few dollars they nearly ruined my life and if I had not persevered. There might be some rocky stretches ahead. And this is not hype. The Internet offers this. To any sensible individual it is obvious that what they promise is too good to be true.The 64 . If you apply them to your visions and persevere. But the worst is behind me and I now have the ultimate weapon to overcome any obstacle ahead . if you do it right. The road to freedom and independence is now open.Conquering Fear had to take the uncharted Internet road. You have to do some research. You have to do some research. When you bungy jump. I yearned to fulfill the deep-seated human need of freedom. I now thank those Internet "gurus" that lured me into business by false promises.
Smoke that Thunders. Ante Miljak mailto:email@example.com Author of Click & Grow Rich, the business that integrates products, trafficgeneration programs and marketing strategy. All you need to do is Click & Grow Rich. http://www.clickandgrowrich.biz
"The fearless are merely fearless. People who act in spite of their fear are truly brave." -James A. LaFond-Lewis
Paul Polanco MY FEAR OF THE STOCK MARKET I was working for one of the largest no-load mutual fund companies called T.Rowe Price & Associates in the heart of downtown Los Angeles back in 1995 when it happened. I had helped our clients with their mutual fund investments, their IRA (Individual Retirement Account) questions, and stock questions. I soon realized that many of our "wealthy" clients were asking me for advice (which I couldn't give since they are a no-load fund family). Here I was a 25 year old young man, fresh out of college, with very little investment knowledge being asked to help millionaires with their portfolios! It was completely absurd. Then it occurred to me: "If these people can make a lot of money, why can't I?" I realized that these people weren't any smarter than me, but they were doing things differently than me. I needed to find out what those "things" were. I had always been interested in the stock market but was scared to death of it. After all, I had lost my entire savings in the stock market when I was 19 (all $500 of it). I asked my father for advice, but all he could say was "it's all in real estate, stay away from the stock market." Then I began asking friends and co-workers for advice. They either said it was "too risky" or that "you don't know what you're doing." I became very frustrated. I wanted to make money in the stock market but by the time I had finished talking to my "circle of friends", I was scared silly. My fear of losing my money was great. It kept me up late at night. "What if you lose your savings again?" my brain would ask. After much thought, I decided that if other people can do this so can I. My desire to beat the odds was even greater than my fear. I almost gave it up, but I decided to set my own path. Once I truly decided, I began reading voraciously. I read as many books about stock investing that I could get my hands on. I went to seminars, listened to tapes, and began seeking out mentors. People who were actually making money in the stock market, not journalists who just write about it.
This fascination with the stock market led me into different careers such as insurance. took the BEST of what they had to offer. Even though everyone told me it was impossible for me to make money in the stock market.com 68 . Closed-minded people never become wealthy. find people who were making CONSISTENT gains in the market. using words such as "relative strength". I'm still proving them wrong! What's even more bizarre is they STILL think the stock market is "too risky" and that I am "lucky". I had learned of a way of "insuring" my investments and keeping my losses to a bare minimum. Face your fears and they will either lessen or completely disappear."covered calls". I began speaking differently. Thank you. I did this for about 6 months. but 7 years later. internet marketing. I lost a lot of phony money. and created my own system. with each loss I began learning what I did wrong (sometimes it was just dumb luck too since no one can predict the future). and estate planning. "new highs". The first few weeks were brutal. "put options".Conquering Fear When I felt that I was ready. I kept track of all my fictitious trades. Yet. Then I began showing small profits. Paul Polanco Financial Strategist mailto:peabs99@earthlink. I reinvested those profits for bigger gains. I became so good at it that I began using real money. and "moving averages". one of my passions is to help people with their financial planning needs from a different point of view (I've been on both sides of that desk!) and to protect them from 99% of all the garbage and nonsense that is out there. Then I discovered that I could make money no matter if the market went up or down! My friends noticed a profound change in me. "going short". I managed to not only prove them wrong. Today. I began paper-trading. This is when you buy and sell stocks on paper and not using real money. financial planning. I decided to simply face my fear. Despite my very real fear of losing my savings.
Conquering Fear “My message to you is: Be courageous! I have lived a long time. Be as brave as your fathers before you.Thomas Edison 69 . I have seen many depressions in business. Have faith! Go forward. I have seen history repeat itself again and again. Always America has come out stronger and more prosperous.” .
but I’m not a model. Today.but I am not a host.clubmidas. I’ve sung in front of groups of people . I have taught subjects to students . ‘They’ll laugh at me’ and so on and on. I was one the last ones to put my hand up in the classroom. Fear had cloaked itself in the “I can’t”. I don’t know anything about it. I’m not smart enough. After that I got a buzz from self achievement.but I’m not a debater. I can’t act.but I’m not a master of ceremonies. Not during and not after. the thought of public speaking or public appearances no longer strikes terror in my veins.net/cgi-bin/refer. 70 . I’ve played keyboards in a band on stage . I had trouble asking the kids in the playground if I could join their game. And that’s when something great happened. I signed up for a play at school. I would break into a sweat and feel my heart thumping just thinking about putting my hand up. I have been the whip on debating teams .buildreferrals. If my mother hadn’t strongly encouraged me I doubt I would have done any of the above.but I’m not a thespian.but I’m not a musician. I’ve given lectures at University . I’ve been on national television . I have given a solo performance. I have broadcast radio sessions .Conquering Fear Jenny Richter http://www. I have been in a sold out play at Town Hall . I can’t talk. a soliloquy to a packed audience in a capital city -but I’m not a performer. An introvert.cgi?38609 http://helpyouto. I couldn’t start up a conversation. She was my super salesman.com Overcoming Fear I was a shy kid. I have modeled clothes in halls full of people . ‘I haven’t done it before’. I have given speeches at weddings . “Just do it and damn the consequences”. It wasn’t easy at first. If the teacher asked me a question in front of the class.but I’m not a lecturer. An observer of life rather than a participant. I didn’t die of embarrassment from doing a public appearance. “I don’t”. I had learnt a lesson. “I’m not good looking enough.com mailto: jenny_richter@hotmail. “I haven’t” and “I’m not” thoughts.but I’m not a singer. I overcame the fear by applying a credo. She would counter argue all of my objections for not doing it.but I am not a teacher. my face would burn red and eventually I’d stutter an answer. She left me with no more ‘reasons’ not to try. So I did. I did it! It became easier and easier after that. My fear had stopped me from doing things.but I’m not an entertainer.
I am a restaurateur . I have and I am. I have conquered the fear of revealing my personal self to a large audience.I have a Bachelor Degree in Commerce.I have conquered my fear of debt. repeat the process until comfortable. I conquered the fear of childbirth.I speak.I have moved house 14 times and have lived overseas. I am an explorer .I have a PADI open water diver certification.Conquering Fear Conquering my fear had opened the doors to achievement.I have 2 children.I have traveled on ocean liners. I am bi-lingual . I conquered my fear of financial loss.I have investment property. I am a University graduate . I conquered fears of getting lost. I conquered a fear of speaking differently. I am a writer .I have played a range of different sports. I am a sailor . I 71 . I am transient . I am a sportsperson . I conquered my fear of being way out in the middle of the ocean. dying in the dessert. I topped my major. prove it by doing it and finally. Here are some examples.I have visited over 25 countries on 4 continents. I am an investor . The next step was to believe it. I am a traveler . I conquered my fear by saying I can. I conquered my fear of being away from familiar surroundings. I have applied this strategy to other areas of my life when I was fearful of something. covering a combined distance of over 50. wild animals.I have owned and operated my own restaurant. I do. yachts. I conquered my fear of running my own business. I am a diver . isolation and heights (I climbed Ayers Rock).000+ KM. I conquered the fear of injuring myself. ferries and boats. read and write German. I conquered my fear of breathing in deep water. fear of the unknown and other cultures.I have had a few pieces published in national magazines. I am a home owner . I am a parent . I conquered my fear of academic failure.I have circumnavigated Australia twice in a campervan.
I have worked for financial.Conquering Fear have lived in 3 different states in my own country and I have lived overseas. I conquered a fear of job security. in a variety of positions. I conquered a fear of moving away. I am employable . 72 . educational and government bodies.
so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory".Conquering Fear "Accept the challenges. .Anonymous 73 .
Australia & Germany.Conquering Fear Darren Roberts So many people don't enjoy the life they would prefer to experience. It's about the individual becoming 100% honest with themselves to pursue what they ultimately want rather than to follow the masses. Why do they sell themselves short? Why are personal desires and aspirations not important to the vast majority? After years of business in Great Britain. Ezine & Online Membership Area. It involves more than just motivating the individual. contentment and pleasure. "Making Your Success Inevitable" reflects this. Since early 1998. He has written countless reports and articles covering this topic. As a result. Check out the abundance of original resources he has at: http://topliving. they live it party fulfilled. Darren decided that he would do what I could to improve the lifestyle of many by assisting them lead a higher level of living with greater satisfaction. His most successful book.com 74 . he has devoted his time to this through his Website. This is what makes people really happy and it is Darren's goal to do what he can to help others reach this happy state of living.
learning to fly and parasailing but you've gone straight to the top. 75 . the correct way to free fall. It's very important that you imagine it all. but you would be facing one of your largest fears: heights. the unknown has a lot to answer for. the first step is to face your fear head on and create a visual! What better way is there than doing the respective training course? Earlier. This is a colossal undertaking . balance your center of gravity. If you panic then practice some more. but a higher percentage will no longer be as problematic as they perhaps were. How do you prepare for this? How do you bring yourself to the best possible vantage point before you actually plummet to the ground? One thing is for sure. A lot of your fears will simply transform into adrenalin. Perhaps not all of them. Visualize the earth growing before you as you fall at 120 miles (200 km)/hour. which some people have not survived. This is a huge step in the right direction. as it's obvious that you're keen on skydiving. You could have chosen something easier such as bungee jumping. This will be met with interest. We all know the expression "put me in the picture" meaning "show me what's going on"! Visualizing is tremendous for this. In fact. Examine all of your safety checks as you fall through the sky in your mind. Learn about the unknown and your whole attitude will change. then you are learning what to expect when you're in the air. as you learn disaster recovery. Now. how to read your altimeter. After you've done it a few times. Get others to assist you by asking anything and everything remotely related to your jump.2002 All Rights Reserved Overcoming acrophobia and deciding to do a parachute jump. Put yourself in the picture. in Chapter II we covered in detail the value of visualization.not only would you be attempting something. directional control and your descent in general. you may want to incorporate some potential catastrophes to see how well you do. if you spend the next three days at the training course for your 10. You will run through countless drills in advance. Picture yourself on the airplane strut and letting yourself fall into the atmosphere. Therefore.000' free fall jump.Conquering Fear "YOUR PERSONAL GOAL. So. it isn't going to happen if the thought makes you giddy and weak at the knees. Many of our fears are simply fears of the unknown. a lot of your fears will be addressed. The best way to overcome this is to make the unknown your own knowledge. OVERCOMING FEAR!" Written By: Darren Roberts Copyright © 2000 . which will go a long way to making your jump easier.
You know the next time you touch terra firma you won't be in this machine. You climb out and stand on the struts of the plane. The climb to 10. so do what you need to do to make this goal achievable. You're mentally and physical prepared for the experience of your life. as it gets closer you doubt your capabilities. Well. dressed up in your gear with a backpack strapped tightly to your back. How would you feel if you pulled out at the last minute! Your goal would not have been achieved. You really are doing this! The door on the plane has been removed to avail an easier exit. We must be in the most prepared state before we hurl ourselves out of a little airplane 2 miles in the sky. it is almost time to take the plunge.000' seems to take an eternity (it's a slow climb anyway but nerves intensify the time factor). which will shortly become your life-support system. Every thousand feet the temperature drops 2ºC but you still sweat profusely. your outlook.. You're inside.although a thought ago it was sky high. This is reality. Make sure you use an example where genuine fear is involved. This is a telling time. the preparation itself is as much joy as the final undertaking. Now that you've trained for three days. which you have worked through to get to this point. The butterflies in your stomach are running riot. Every second feels like an hour.Conquering Fear If you are someone who would never do a parachute jump under any circumstances.. What else can you do to prepare yourself for the jump? Remember. We have product knowledge. Your preparation has brought you this close. You're now at the best possible starting point. Quite simple really. your goal and your will. Pulling out is not an option. This is a decisive moment. perhaps arachnophobia or claustrophobia. the 76 . this is all a part of starting from the best vantage point. It is your mindset. this one included. let's see. All of a sudden in one foul swoop. The airplane takes off. your desire. then equate this to an example of your own using something that you might consider doing to overcome your fears. In many cases. You're about to make your goal a reality. the Cessna 172 gets to the imminent point of (almost) no return. Your deep seeded desire to attack your phobia has brought about an immense plan. Ever so slowly. your confidence. Your self-confidence has immediately plummeted. However. everything from the last three days has now amounted to naught .
only a house or two can be seen for miles. Occasionally the wind blows through your parachute breaking the silence. There is a fully trained parachutist down below giving you instructions by sign how to hit your target. Your inner fear has now been addressed and transposed to an asset. The engine noise is replaced by wind. You're in your own world. Man! Tons of wind. you don't expect to use it. but preparation showed you how to do so if the situation ever arises. You have done it by facing your fear and triumphed. It is so still! There is no noise. Slowly but surely. Darren Written By: Darren Roberts Subscribe to the popular "Success and Self-Motivation" Weekly publication. birds circling below and afar. You even get to drop through a cloud or two.Conquering Fear door's missing. Congratulations.it's behind you. which is marked on the field to which you're heading. replaced by exhilaration and amazement. power pylons as far as the eye can see. The cold sweat on your hands disappears almost instantly. Your vision is enhanced. as you muster enough energy to push yourself from the aircraft. There are cars on distant roads. Ideas for success. What a priceless bonus. Although you have a spare (emergency parachute) in the trunk. which you only notice by color. You hadn't prepared for that.a scream partially relief related that you're once again on the ground. The excitement of accelerating up to 120mph towards this landmass becoming ever so bigger is an added bonus. A few moments later. You stand up and break the silence again with a huge scream . subsequently you're not hurt. you impact on the turf and roll over a couple of times as you did in training. The experience of this magical moment is something you'll never forget. Its importance in overcoming your phobia can never ever be sold short. it's blowing a gale. cattle grazing at their leisure. you are in for a huge treat. crops in progress. kangaroos bounding in the distance. but primarily because you have done it. It's only a 45 second fall. 77 . You can see for miles. As soon as you see it .000' to the little "X". Remarkably just as in practice you fall away from the airplane. You're in the bush . Absolutely none. All fear is gone. Now. the small "X" on the ground gets larger and larger. You need to guide yourself through the last 4. You pull the ripcord understanding it will stop you meeting the ground more quickly than you would like. and yes.
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Conquering Fear “There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. Kennedy 79 .” — John F.
You don't feel like you control your life. Do you do this? Here's what I did . It keeps you always "working for the man" (someone else). A couple of companies I worked for after that did go out of business too. making things even scarier.I let my fear rule my life for years after that. It cripples your creativity. but it took years to trust anyone again.Conquering Fear Lynne Schlumpf Being a dreamer for all the wrong reasons (or wrong outcomes) We as human beings like to do the old "duck and cover".sink some of the profits into generating more business and into staying "cutting edge". to say the least. Its owners were geniuses at generating business. Plan 80 . I loved that job too much. but fear often negatively influences it. lowers your self-esteem. I had trouble trusting bosses and coworkers. and it often keeps people from taking risks to go into their own business. I did find another job pretty quickly. and bank accounts. new houses. However. still trying to remind myself years ago WAS Years Ago!) I worked for a computer consulting firm that had just about the whole city in its back pocket. I thought a firing or layoff were always biting at my heels. A banker somewhere does. if at all possible. No paycheck. Those experiences taught me several things I would like to share with you. Don't get yourself into debt. (yes. They forgot one really important business rule . No explanation. even though my work as a Microsoft SQL Server database administrator was in high demand. You can positively influence the outcome. One day. The thought of not being able to feed my daughter was terrifying. they let greed get the best of them and began laundering money out of the company and sinking the profits into new cars. I'm just now letting the positive part of that experience teach its lessons. I'll relay a story that may help illustrate. and see if you don't see some of yourself in this article. This was eating me alive. and there was a note on the door that we needed to get our stuff and leave. Don't assume you always know the outcome of every situation. Read on. I was literally creatively paralyzed. Years ago. and that experience nearly destroyed me with fear for years. we all went to work on a Friday. They could've been millionaires.
Make it a rule you must follow that only positive dreaming is allowed in that place and time. Dream of great things there. This time to yourself will turn your fear and negatives into positives and courage. Take 15-30 minutes of peace in your favorite place. Ask them.com 81 . Once you master these concepts. (and hope they're honest with you) Try not to backstab. your swimming pool. It could be your favorite comfy chair. Dream just like you did when you were a kid.net/ You can write to Lynne at mailto:lynne@r66cci. even if others do it to you. it's my front porch where I can watch the birds). Don't assume you know what bosses/customers/coworkers are thinking. Tell yourself daily that the outcome will be positive. but focus your dreams towards those things you have always wanted.littlewebsitethatcould. whether its your own company or someone else's Relax everyday. Fear is a tool to be used only for warning you of potential "dumb moves" you might be getting ready to make.Conquering Fear for the positive. fear in your life will only be useful when it should be. Dream it and you can be it. It destroys your company. (in my case. boss. or anyone else in your company that has the power to make or break your livelihood. What is it that wakes you up in the middle of the night sometimes? What nags at you to do. Success and peace to you! Lynne Schlumpf Author of the upcoming book "The Little Website That Could" at: http://www. Especially don't backstab your business partner.
Conquering Fear “Far better it is to dare mighty things. because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much. to win glorious triumphs. even though checkered by failure.” .Theodore Roosevelt 82 .
http://www. 4.com http://www. He is the author and publisher of several best-selling marketing books and tools including: 1. It was kind of a 83 .InstantInternetProfits.Conquering Fear Yanik Silver Just 28-years old. I worked for him on and off since I was about twelve years of age. Talking about how to tell him without getting him really upset. His Internet success techniques only require a simple web site and you don’t even need to know how to put up your own web page. When I was sixteen and got my drivers license. The reason I bring that up is because it was at this time that I really felt fearful the most. My Father owns a Medical Equipment Sales and Services Company. my Dad sent me out to make "cold" calls on Doctors. I knew in my heart of hearts that I didn't want to continue selling medical equipment. How to just do it.MillionDollarEmails. moneymaking web sites…and he’s only been online full time since February 2000! He believes almost everything people have been taught about making money online is completely wrong. I had other things that I wanted to pursue. I wanted to start doing things on my own and eventually leave the company. What made it easier for me was that I took it in smaller steps.com http://www.com Yanik specializes in creating powerful systems and resources for entrepreneurs to enhance their businesses. That was going pretty well at the time. making calls to Dentists. (In fact. Yanik still doesn’t know HTML).AutoresponderMagic.InstantSalesLetters. That was a pretty interesting time. Sort of doing odd jobs here and there. A family business. At that time I had my first information marketing project which was selling a manual to cosmetic surgeons. My fear was in telling my Father that I wanted to do something different and not carry on his business. 5. Then I was in charge of advertising and when I was fourteen he had me doing some tele-marketing. 2. I remember talking to my fiancé at the time (my wife now) about this for quite some time.com http://www. 3.com http://www. Yanik Silver is recognized as the leading expert on creating automatic. This was back in 1999 and it was a real struggle.33daystoonlineprofits.
What I had built into this fearful situation didn't happen. That was an interesting conversation. calling someone I don't know that I want to do a project with or someone I want to interview. then I just do it. That was the thing that really motivated me a lot. I had been afraid that my Dad would really blow up at me and tell me how dumb I was to give up the great opportunity of taking over his business. My Father's response to the changes I was making wasn't as bad as what I had built up in my head. I told him that I thought I could and that I'd still be happy to do some advertising for him. What I find myself doing now is. the harder it becomes to do it. can I help you. I'd answer. I gradually moved from one day a week to finally. He let me use my cell phone to take incoming calls for that business. We over play what we think is going to happen. I'd be sitting in my Dad's offices explaining to Doctors what they'd be getting in the Kit I was selling for my company.Conquering Fear gradual progression and I was lucky because I worked for my Dad which allowed me to do it this way. For instance. I knew that if I didn't take this opportunity. I'll think of what the worst case scenario could be. It was kind of funny. That went on for a couple of months. when I'm starting something new. He asked me if I was sure and if I really thought I could make it. I definitely think that's something we all do. Dad let me use his fax machine to take incoming orders. The longer I continue to 84 . There weren't a lot of expenses associated with running my new business and I didn't have any debt to speak of. I find that the longer I put off something that I need to do. what could have been. I remember going into my Dad's office and telling him it was time for me to go. Silver Trade Group. The thing that really pushed me forward was. I had every Friday off for about two months. If I can live with that and in most cases I know it won't happen anyway. I'd be at my desk and my cell phone would ring. Then I asked him for one day off per week to work on my own project. I didn't know what his reaction was going and so created this fear of the exchange. I was only twenty five at the time and making a fairly good commission selling medical equipment. I'd always look back and wonder what might have happened. The fear I had built up was the basic fear of the unknown. I guess I figured that if this doesn't work out I can always try to get my old job back.
That's not going to make me a worse person. The worst thing that could happen is. When you walk that hundred feet. What I find really works for me is to just take action and you'll see what the next steps are going to be. A good example might be that you're walking in the fog and can only see about a hundred feet ahead of you. It takes a hold of me and affects what I'm thinking instead of just doing it and getting it over with.Conquering Fear put it off. the larger the fear and uncertainty gets. you'll be able to see the next hundred feet. the person could say no. I'm not going to be any less successful and before that point I wasn't working with them anyway. You can't see the next hundred feet until you take action and walk the first hundred. take action and just do it. Many people want to wait until they know every step in the process and that's usually not possible. Your destination is still a mile down the road. 85 . So.
” .Dale Carnegie 86 .Conquering Fear “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
com How Overcoming Fear Led to $21.500 in 7 Days by Joe Vitale I remember two years.CreateAdvertisingThatSells. "Easy Marketing Secrets for Coaches.HypnoticMarketing." which I was going to ask them to pay $1. And daring. as a con. including the new book "Spiritual Marketing. sitting right here at my computer.http://www. by sending blank email to mailto:hypnoticmarketing@getresponse." the best-selling e-book "Hypnotic Writing. They would never talk to me or see me.com You can now get Joe's new email marketing course." You can still have Joe's proven marketing e-course--." free.com NEW! . I could be seen as a flake.Conquering Fear Joe Vitale Joe Vitale is the world's first Hypnotic Marketer. That was different from most classes.500 per person as the price of admission? No one had EVER charged that much for an e-class before. And here I was."Recession-Proof Marketing"---delivered to your e-mail box every day for a week---for FREE--by sending a blank e-mail to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www. holding my finger over the "send" key.HypnoticWritingSwipeFile. "The Power of Outrageous Marketing.500 per person to attend. He is President of Hypnotic Marketing. An e-mail ONLY class? That meant people would get lessons by e-mail.." and the best-selling Nightingale-Conant audio program. Inc. about to ask one thousand and five hundred dollars!!! 87 .MrFire. And $1. And this e-class was on "Spiritual Marketing"? The subject alone may ruffle some feathers.HypnoticWriting.com http://www. This was bold. The letter was going to invite them to sign-up for a brand new online seminar---an e-mail only class on "Spiritual Marketing.com http://www. I was about to send out a sales letter to my then small database of some 800 people.com http://www.com http://www. Most people gave their e-classes away for free. as a weirdo. and author of way too many books to list here. And maybe even crazy.com mailto:joe@mrfire. that at least incorporated telephone consulting.AdvancedHypnoticWriting.
I decided I could bear that cross. I also created a new form of online coaching that others are now doing. I created a whole business from facing my fear! Fear? You have it. What happened? Instant success! Fifteen people wanted in that first e-class of mine. It hurt me to see her suffer. and only for her. but I think I've shown her a new way to live life. was unemployed. I wrote this material for her. I hit the send key. On the other side of it is freedom---and sometimes great profit! (This is from my book "Spiritual Marketing. I knew her life could be different if she knew the five step process I developed for creating whatever she wanted. Bonnie had three kids. and regretting the whole idea. In short. She's now off welfare and doing fine.500 in 7 days. I have it. making a fool of myself. for such well known and conservative organizations as the American Marketing Association and the American Management Association. I was scared. in 1997. The trick is in acting despite the fear. I never wanted to make this book public because I was nervous about how the world would perceive me. She's not rich yet. I also have an audiotape 88 . I asked myself if I could live with losing friends. It feeds you juice you can use to accomplish great deeds. receiving flames. Fear is healthy. but never think you'll eliminate it. I wrote this book for one person: My sister. I ended up making $21. I feared losing my friends. It keeps you alert." ) I admit it I never wanted to publish this book or make it available to a wide audience. and was on welfare. I've written ten books so far. Always do your best to reduce the fear.Conquering Fear I was afraid. But I also know that risk is part of life. and looking stupid. And I wrote an eBook on how people can teach their own e-classes for high profit. receiving nasty emails. So does everyone else.
and now. And then Bob told them the title to it: Spiritual Marketing. Bob read it and loved it. Bob Proctor later said he wanted to record it. there's little to be afraid of and wealth and glory await right around the corner. I was surprised. I held my breath. As with most things in life. people would ridicule me. Bob stood before them and read off all of my book titles. clients would fire me. I could see that the timing was right to release these ideas. All you have to do is step forward and do the things you're being nudged from within to do. But then Bob told everyone about my new book. I figured if I told the world about my interest in spirituality. 1999 I felt the inner urge to give a copy of the manuscript to this book to Bob Proctor. So here I am. and I saw that I would be safe in doing so. There were 250 people in that seminar in Denver.Conquering Fear program with Nightingale-Conant. There was such a hush throughout the crowd that chills went up my spine. at the beginning of one of his Science of Getting Rich seminars. And then he did something shocking. 89 . And one publisher in the seminar said he wanted to publish the book. So I played it safe and kept this book a secret. but they all wanted it. At least fifty people came up and said they wanted to buy the book. Not only did people favorably react to the book. and then introduced me to the crowd. But in June. and these organizations would shun me. They treated me like a celebrity and I loved the attention. about this book. And the book “Spiritual Marketing” is the result. I stood and the crowd applauded. I wasn't ready for this. my unpublished book. sight unseen! My concerns about publishing this book vanished. Bob Proctor nudged me in front of 250 people.
Conquering Fear “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.Anaïs Nin 90 .” .
Last year. Of course. Yes. Fear only has power because we give it power! In short. comes around." Fear of losing friends and business associates. after 2 years of loyal and enthusiastic trading. I listened to my gut instinct. I had many a sleepless night worrying about the decision that I knew I had to make. I parted ways with a very well known Internet company. which by the way stands for: F ailed 91 . like a tornado it eventually passed and things settled down and I have been able to slowly re-build a new business. So much for Fear. but make it I did. My parting was not only painful. shall we say "suspect" and I no longer wished to be associated with them. and the CEO of the company. Read the small print in your contracts) In short. knowing that I would never see a penny of it! (Lesson here for all. in that what goes around. but my self esteem. the FEAR would have triumphed. well. (I hope he knows one of the laws of the universe. whose business ethics had become. took great glee in trying to ruin not only my reputation. it was very humiliating. Instead. I faced my fear. I was filled with dread and a lot of fear. Fear of "going it alone. it was scary. if I had not severed my association with this particular company. Fear of going outside of my comfort zone. Fear of losing all the money I had already made with this company.Conquering Fear Patricia Whaley Fear lives because we do not understand a situation or circumstance and is THE one thing that we all need to overcome.) I digress! Before I made this huge decision to leave. I knew that this would be the case. Fear of starting over. (never lets you down by the way) and am now on my way to achieving my goals and dreams.
com 92 ." Patricia Whaley.EnchantedWealth.Conquering Fear E nterprises A re R idiculous. Founder http://www.
Conquering Fear “Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” .James Lane Allen 93 .
mentioned that I thought 94 . smart enough or tough enough. well. per week. in a conversation with another of our drivers. Since early childhood I've battled my fears. I ended up managing the night shift in the warehouse. I had. You name it. My parents were not bad people. Every week. I wasn't good enough at it. They raised us (my older bother and sister and myself) the best way they knew how. Even though my grades. Now. I grew up in a home with a domineering father and a mother who never questioned his authority or his decisions. people I wanted to meet and situations I wanted to be a part of go down in the flames of my own indecisions and fears. I always had the fear that I wasn't good enough. dishing out criticism for anything he perceived as not my best. my friends or my family. These guys were working almost two weeks worth of hours in a weeks time. A heck of a lot of criticism and very little positive reinforcement. too scared to act. had reached an astounding twenty to thirty hours. were well above average.Conquering Fear Bob Kleine My own experiences with fear were the initial impetus behind the writing and compiling of this eBook project. I must admit that the strict upbringing and lack of acknowledgement caused many problems for me as I grew and some that linger with me still. paralyzed into indecision. don't get me wrong. Often they would get the best of me. you get the picture. I was often too afraid to speak. my insecurities and fears kept me from applying myself to anything other than menial occupations after leaving school. throughout my school years. Growing into manhood. My Dad was not one who handed out praise or compliments for a job well done. the average overtime per employee. I started there as a delivery driver. Then something wonderful happened. He had no problem though. I was working for the distribution arm of a major veterinary drug company. At the time. Saying that. I felt I lacked the ability to accomplish anything well enough to please my employers. Through a series of events. Many times I saw things I wanted to do. A truck driver. almost daily. Since my best was never good enough.
I'd worked in warehousing and distribution for a number of years and knew that the methods they were employing were in need of a major overhaul. He told me that if I thought I could actually do what I claimed. I'd most likely be looking elsewhere for a job. in order to stay with the company. but it wasn't easy. Thoughts ran through my mind of the things I was brought up to believe. then I should go ahead and get it done. I was terrified! I was faced with a real dilemma. I remember the things I was able to accomplish when I stood up to my fear and just went ahead and did the task at hand. When faced with similar situations. I finally faced my fear by using fear itself. The dilemma. Not being good enough. but in amazement. He wasn't very happy at the thought of me mouthing off that I could run his warehouse better than he could. Somehow. was my fear of being inadequate. Now. I did believe I could accomplish the task before me. I slept very little the night before my new assignment began. I really liked working for this company and had friends there. For the first time in my life. I could perform well enough and I was smart enough. I managed to get myself to work the next afternoon. Within two years I found myself managing this companies second largest warehouse distribution center. my comments got to the general manager and he called me into his office. The fear of losing that job and those friends is probably what got me to work and through that first night.Conquering Fear I could cut the overtime down to zero hours per week. Never do anything well enough. He temporarily assigned me as night shift supervisor. I still battle these types of fears today as I'm sure some of you do. 95 . I understood that if I couldn't accomplish what I claimed. of course. A quarter of a million square foot facility with forty delivery trucks and annual sales of over thirty million dollars. I'd stood up to my fear and found that I was good enough. Not smart enough. as it turned out. I'd backed myself into a corner by making the claims I'd made. I defeated the fears of not being good enough using the fear of losing job and friends. and soon. Well. I'm not saying that to brag. I did reduce overtime to zero hours per week and in only three weeks time. Not good enough. I had to back them up with actions.
Don't let the mind killer destroy your hopes and dreams. Numerous fears have been written about here. Which ones do you own? Whichever fears are yours.opportunityknoxx. from different walks of life. Bob Kleine is Webmaster and owner of http://www. It can be yours. Take that step into the unknown. Fear of: Heights Falling Death Pain Abandonment Failure Anger People Inadequacy and many more. on the other side of the chasm. Just go ahead and do it. Make that small leap of faith and reach the success that is right there waiting for you. have shared with you their own particular journeys through the clutches of fear and the resultant triumph when they burst through to victory. we hope that through the stories you've read in these pages.com Bob is author of “One Soul”.Conquering Fear Throughout this book. many people. the novel “God’s Committee” and the Author. you can find the courage to push your way through. editor and compiler of “The Mind Killer”. 96 . a children’s eBook.
Conquering Fear “Last. courage-moral courage.Douglas MacArthur 97 . The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. the courage of one's convictions. but by no means least. the courage to see things through.” .
I pray for a cheerful countenance. be it clear or cloudy skies and that I may radiate and infect others with my positive attitude. I pray for the courage to carry forth my convictions during the battle of business and to resist temptation to a quicker monetary result when such temptation compromises these things for which I stand. that I may be able to apply my talents and abilities to turn the power of thought into measurable advancement of my goals.Conquering Fear The Entrepreneurs Prayer As I awaken with the gift of yet another day and prepare for the tasks at hand. which in turn shall bring me my success. I pray to retain my childhood wonder so that I can recognize and revel in the small miracles of each day that others may miss. and the continued desire to improve those areas of my physical life I may be neglecting in the name of 98 . I pray for the strength to fend off adversity and use my desire and determination as both weapon and shield. strengthens my resolve and conquers the largest enemy I will ever face fear. for I deserve abundance. my full and undivided attention. I pray for an infinite supply of self-confidence for it alone fortifies faith. I pray for good health and a feeling of well being. I pray for a compassionate spirit and the patience to offer those who seek my advice and my help. I offer up this most ardent prayer: I pray for continued clarity of purpose so that I may hold my vision steady and keep my focus on the needs and success of others. I pray for the trust of others that they may recognize my sincerity and true intentions so that we may move forward together. I pray for the wisdom to expect abundance in my life. I pray that I may be used as a lightning rod to collect the amazing ideas already present in the universe and when blessed with such inspiration. that it surrounds me and is available for the taking and to be shameless and unapologetic upon its receipt.
ezinemoney. I pray that today is a day of excellence and at its conclusion I can acknowledge and be grateful for the forward motion I have made and the growth I have experienced. for once I achieve what I have set out in its fullest. I will become that more complete being I strive to be. highly acclaimed Mirror Ezine: http://www. that they will equate what may seem like endless hours of apparent pre-occupation with affairs of business to what is at the very core of my being. I pray most of all for the understanding and support of those closest to my heart. for I am an entrepreneur. (c) 1999 Rick Beneteau MY RESOURCE BOX Rick Beneteau is the author of the best-selling marketing eBook.Conquering Fear my spiritual and entrepreneurial advancement. It is for these things that I pray. subscribe to his FREE.net and.interniche.themirrorezine.net Rick invites you to partner with him in his top rated affiliate programs at: http://www.com (c) 1999 Rick Beneteau 99 . The Ezine Marketing Machine at: http://www. that which drives me. my family.
The turbulent noise was almost deafening. It was then that I asked her what she wanted for her treat. Ok. trying with everything she had to swing the big doors open. Hanging out with dad day. She agreed. I was happy just to have her back. I replied "ok honey. A few feet from the doors she broke loose and ran hands-first into the thick wall of glass. can I get a treat?" As she was understandably spoiled (if there is such a thing). "Sure honey. and I walked (don't ya just hate it when parents let their kids run wild in public?). and we arrived at the spectacle at about the same time. she matter-of-factly said "an ice-cream comb from the ice-cream store". I recall her words as if it were yesterday. but that will be YOUR TREAT you know" I explained (gotta be firm with these kind of things). can I make a wish?" she screamed as she jumped with the kind of pure joy we've all long since forgotten. My little "Mr. With a little assistance.Conquering Fear The Ice Cream 'Comb' Story She was three. Clean" (shaven head and hoop earrings) and me driving along to our local mall. she 'did it' and tried the very same thing at the second set of doors. We drove around to the new end of the mall on the normal seek-and-destroy mission of capturing a parking place. ready to take on the world again. the goal was set and we were in the mall! But hold on! What was this? At the end of what was just an ordinary looking lane of retail chain outlets she spied something new. but just ONE". 100 . We landed a fair distance from our destination. her pace gaining momentum with each tiny step.this huge fountain. After all. Her eyes beamed like the Fourth of July in anticipation of that something only she knew at the time. "Daddy. "Daddy. No luck. can I make a wish. water shooting who knows how high into the air. Without hesitation. Just released from a far-away hospital after life threatening brain surgery. and began walking hand-in-hand towards the entrance. it was Saturday. The new goal line! She ran.
She baby-sits a neighbors children five days a week. both socially and academically. But these aside. I stared at that little scrunched-up face and said my own kind of prayer of thanks. medications and end up partially paralyzed on her right side. She cannot use her right hand and walks with a noticeable limp. But each year she showed improvement. which I was admittedly uncomfortable with. And then like a shooting star. to her failure was never an option. She volunteers weekly at a local hospital. with her own babysitting money. She never learned to ride a bike. We happily continued our stroll into the familiar section of the mall. Today. She cupped it tightly. It was her idea. I couldn't resist breaking it. It is my sincerest hope that her story will have even a momentary positive 101 . the coin was flung into the foaming water and with it. With one year still remaining in high school.Conquering Fear I fumbled around in my pocket and pulled out what I think was a dime (big spender) and placed it in her outstretched hand. Little did I know then that my beautiful little girl would soon embark on a long road of seizures. she stood outside in line for four hours on a cold Canadian January afternoon and enrolled herself. on the children's floor. She is planning a career in early childhood education. she is a very exceptional person and one that I admire and have learned a lot from. her wish. "Aren't you gonna tell daddy what you wished for?" She retorted "I wished I could get an ice-cream comb". special schools. Couldn't imagine what the shoppers thought of this lunatic laughing uncontrollably in the middle of a crowded mall. An eerie silence ensued. and two treats. She IS my daughter and I carry all those fatherly biases with me wherever I go. her and I. It would almost be redundant for me to explain why I wanted to share this story with you. But she has overcome what life seemed to so cruelly inflict on her. You see. On her own this year. formulating her wish. surgeries. one night not too long ago mapped out all the courses she would need to take in community college. she got her wish. feeling so blessed to still have this ball of energy in my life. She was teased a lot and always struggled in school. I just about lost it right then and there. And needless to say. closed her eyes and grimaced. she is almost seventeen. into two courses she felt she would need for college.
an entrepreneur. subscribe to his FREE.net and. that ice-cream comb. Just simple truths of the universe.net Rick invites you to partner with him in his top rated affiliate programs at: http://www. and the multitude of good things that life can offer us.com 102 . we deserve all the treats. As human beings.interniche. AND the power to make them reality. I'd like to leave you with a closing thought. (c) 1999 Rick Beneteau Rick Beneteau is the author of the best-selling marketing eBook. and get. a spouse or even. a parent.themirrorezine. We can wish for. We all have wishes and dreams.ezinemoney. highly acclaimed Mirror Ezine: http://www.Conquering Fear impact on you as a human being. The Ezine Marketing Machine at: http://www.
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