Dealing with Fear of Success

If you don’t control your thoughts and emotions, or your mindset, then you may be victimizing yourself by reducing or eliminating your opportunities to be successful in the most important moments of your life. Misalignment of your conscious and subconscious mind is often a form of fear of success. This is one of the most […]

Optimize Success Through Preparation

If you don’t become a master of what I call: Show up! Ready!, you will miss many opportunities to improve your personal and business relationships, your work and the amount of stress you feel. To a fearless leader, every situation requires a slightly different mindset to optimize success. There are two aspects of this: Having […]

Three Steps to Owning It

Here is a three-step process to learning how to own it, that is, to be responsible and accept blame. Step 1 – Develop awareness Choose something in or about your life that is working well. Write it down on a piece of paper or your tablet. List at least 10 thoughts, actions, beliefs and emotions […]

Exploring the Blame Game

“Don’t ever forget two things I’m going to tell you. Don’t believe everything that is written about you. Don’t pick up too many checks.” – Babe Ruth Let’s look at some of the pathologies of blaming, complaining and making excuses. This will help us understand the negative aspects of these things What do you sound […]

Owning It: No Blaming, Complaining or Excuses

Blaming, complaining and making excuses are all crutches for the weak, as you’ll realize more and more when you begin to think like a Fearless Leader. Take, for example, a recent conversation that I had with a small-business owner who had requested a Fearless Leaders training session for his employees: He was surprised that the […]

Own It: No Blaming, Complaining or Excuses

“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” – Erica Jong Do you hate it when people complain? It turns out there’s a good reason: Listening to too much complaining is bad for your brain in multiple ways, according to Trevor Blake, a serial entrepreneur and […]

How to Understand – and Limit – Your Fears, continued

We’ve been discussing fears that limit or prevent a leader’s success: fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection and fear of selling, and how these may have limited you. Here we look at fear of rejection and fear of selling. Fear of rejection. Inherent to the fear of rejection is the irrational belief […]

How to Understand – and Limit – Your Fears

We’ve been discussing some fears that can limit or even prevent a leader’s success: fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection and fear of selling, and how these may have limited you.. We discussed the fear of failure earlier on in this blog series, so I this blog entry, we will concentrate on: […]

How to Become Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

How can you get comfortable with being uncomfortable? Use these following techniques to learn, grow, improve and step out of fear. Brief intervals. You can build up your tolerance for discomfort by intervals. It’s like getting into better physical condition: You need to work out several times a week over a long period of time […]