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08/22/2014 12:00 pm ET Updated Oct 22, 2014

How to Be Brave in 8 Steps

Jack Canfield said: "Everything we want is on the other side of our fear."

In my life thus far, I've been fortunate enough to live many of my dreams... and survive a few hair-raising experiences (a lion attack, robbery at gunpoint, and more). Many people ask how I've gotten the chance to travel the world, act on national television, make a documentary film in Congolese refugee camps, blog on HuffPost, etc. -- and honestly, a lot of it comes down to constantly making the choice to feel my fears and take action in spite of them them. As Arianna Huffington observed: "Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear."

Bravery -- like anything else -- is a muscle that we all have the capacity to develop.

In this video, I share eight steps I use on a regular basis to face and overcome my fears to live with courage:

Please post in the comment section below to let me know how you overcome fear in your life. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas.

For more inspiration, free guided meditations and vlogs, and to keep in touch, please stop by www.jamiez.tv

Originally posted on the HOLSTEE Mindful Matter magazine

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