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Category: Fearless Mindset

Rather than thinking fear is an unpleasant emotion that signals danger, learn ways to cultivate a fearless mind so that when you feel fear you can embrace it as an opportunity to become fully aware of your surroundings and connect with you inner power to handle it.

Follow Your Own Path — How to Step Forward with Confidence, Despite Fears

As you follow your own path, you will experience internal and external resistance, but you can learn to tolerate fear and turn it to your advantage… As you follow your own path, you will experience internal and external resistance, but you can learn to tolerate fear and turn it to your advantage…“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” ~ Joseph Campbell.

Do you have a strong urge to follow your own path? It’s an innate desire to express ourselves as individuals. And, in fact, your family and community need you to show up as your authentic self. However, is it sometimes a struggle? Can you relate to this woman’s experience…

“By the time I was 35, I expected, as did my mama, that I would be married, working a part-time job and raising a family. Instead I’m living with a cat, trying to make a living as a self-employed life coach and I absolutely love it! I didn’t take the path all of my siblings did. I didn’t follow in daddy’s footsteps. I didn’t go to college. All those were someone else’s dreams, not mine. Did I meet resistance from family and friends? YES! Did I experience terror at times? YES! But that fear was exhilarating to me, not a roadblock.”  

Whoa…did you come to a screeching halt at the last sentence, “fear exhilarated me”? Can fears be exciting? Aren’t fears always scary? What can you do if your fears stop you from stepping forward because they feel insurmountable?

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How to Develop True Emotional Intimacy between Friends

You can have emotional intimacy between friends, if you open your heart and are willing to be vulnerable.“Real connection and intimacy is like a meal, not a sugar fix.” ~ Kristin Armstrong

Does the idea of being emotionally intimate sound amazing or scary to you? Fear keeps many people distant from others. As a result, they become loners or social butterflies that flit from one encounter to another, collecting acquaintances but no real friendships.

We all need close friends who are there for us through good times and bad. They are the people who love and accept us for who we are. But, for you, how close is close enough? Do you keep people at arm’s length? Or do you embrace them wholeheartedly? Or is your comfort zone somewhere in between?

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7 Reasons Why We Know Action Is The Antidote To Despair

Action is the antidote to despair as it shifts you from paralyzing negative thoughts to taking just the next step, giving you strength and confidence.Activist and songwriter, Joan Baez is famous for saying, “Action is the antidote to despair.” Without hope, we become powerless. However, when we feel hopeful, we manage to find the energy to keep going, even against all odds. What makes the difference? It’s our emotional response to a given situation. Our emotions around hope and despair are powerful and can be life-altering!  You know this if you’ve been in a situation where you couldn’t see your way out and you felt despair.

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Low Motivation – 5 Powerful Ways to Harmonize Action and Fear

Life motivation can make you stronger and unstoppable when you harmonize or balance your fears with your motivation, so learn five life skills to do so.

Is your closet full of unfinished projects? Are your shelves covered with training courses you started, but never completed? Do you have relationships that are unfulfilling and stagnant? How often do you feel really excited and motivated to try something new, but as you begin, fear creeps in and stops you from taking the next step necessary to moving forward? If you suffer from  low motivation learn to bravely take action by creating harmony within yourself when you feel fear.

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Take Charge of Your Life and Make this the Best Year Yet

Take charge of your life and make 2022 the best year ever“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.” ~ Melody Beattie

Do you feel like you’re barely keeping up? That you’re not making any progress forward? It can be discouraging if  past attempts at changing something in your life have failed. If you’re wondering  how you can take charge of your life, this post is for you…

To begin with, does your usual list of New Year’s Resolutions look something like the following?

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