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Overcoming Fear

The First Thing To Do When You're Facing The Unknown

OWN | Posted 01.23.2015 | OWN

Life is full of scary unknowns: How will I cope when a loved one dies? Can I handle being a parent? What do I do if my doctor calls with bad news? W...

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How Do I Come Up With a Business Idea?

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 01.22.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

When starting a business, the risks come as part of the deal. It can be nerve-wracking, but it's also part of the beauty that makes up the world of entrepreneurship.

Know What You Can Emotionally and Financially Afford to Lose

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 01.15.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Why is it that some investors make rational decisions, stick with their choices and strategies, while others act out their emotions and make bad investment decisions?

Fear-Based Management Can Set You Free

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

You're called into the boss's office. When you get there, a colleague is waiting. It's clear neither of you have any idea what's going on. Your bos...

A Writer's Guide to Surviving Trauma

Diriye Osman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Diriye Osman

Whenever readers ask me how I started writing, I find myself stumped, because I know people want their anecdotes edited and perfectly formed. The real...

Helping the Anxious and Sensitive Child in the Classroom

Gary Nelson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

Children who suffer from anxiety disorders have mixed feelings about school. Most of them want to attend, but too often fear stops them from reaching their potential. The good news is, children are malleable, and fears can be conquered.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Getting Family and Friends to Journey With You

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

While I don't remember our entire exchange, I distinctly remember firmly telling him "It's happening." I said this with so much resolve that he could only respond with "okay."

3 Things To Do When You're Scared To Date Again

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

I didn't trust myself. I didn't believe in my own abilities. Most of all, I didn't believe that I deserved happy, fulfilling and loving relationships.

Making Peace With Fear

Angie Andrews | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Angie Andrews

I believe that in any area of our life where we feel stuck, there is fear, and fear causes resistance. I would encourage you to look into what your desires are, what your fears are and where you are encountering resistance. These are the areas that require your attention.

What If Someone Told You to Jump Off a Cliff

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Robin Amos Kahn

I was one of those kids in school whose hand always shot up with answers. Well, to clarify, that was in history and English -- and probably not ever in math or science.

Fear Is a Gift

Susan Pearse | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

So next time you feel fear, realize that it is a gift. Take a moment to say, "Thank you, brain." It's doing its job to keep you safe. But then ask yourself, "What do I need to pay attention to here?" That's where you begin unwrapping the real gift.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Destination Adaptive Environment

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 01.11.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

As an entrepreneur, you create the rules and regulations as you go along. If the rules serve a higher purpose, then you can keep them. If they do nothing but waste time, you can toss them, no questions asked.

Traveling Is Healing For Me

C. David Moody, Jr. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel
C. David Moody, Jr.

Even all banged up from my bike accident, I felt the healing powers of traveling and being outdoors in nature. I knew two things: I was going to overcome my imaginary fear of going to Europe, and traveling was healing for me.

How Bill Gates And Mark Zuckerberg Conquer Fear To Succeed

| Kevin Duam | Posted 11.07.2014 | Small Business

This country has a great admiration for entrepreneurs. Many people hold up leaders like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg as heroes, ma...

How To Conquer The Fear Of Failure

Forbes | Vanessa Loder | Posted 10.31.2014 | World

Every entrepreneur I know is afraid of failure. It’s human nature. When we go outside of our comfort zone, we feel scared. As entrepreneurs, our ego...

5 Ways to Overcome Fear on the Slopes

Liftopia | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Liftopia

Fear doesn't just come up for new skiers; if you only ski once a year, or are pushing yourself to learn something new like moguls, you could find yourself getting unnerved. While there is no "cure-all" for facing skiing anxiety, there are some techniques you can use.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Running Away to Creating Your Path

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.26.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

My decision to quit law was more about running away from a job and lifestyle I didn't like and less about running towards a business and lifestyle that would serve me. Looking back, some statements needed some tweaking.

The United States of Fear: From Ebullient to Eboliant

Frank Islam | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

We need positive and visionary 21st century leaders to remind us of that and to call upon us to rediscover our American spirit and sense of resolve.

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Fear: An Entrepreneur's Best Friend

Nick Unsworth | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Nick Unsworth

Once you've acknowledged your fear and thought about your "moment on fire," you're ready to take relentless, massive action.

10 Easy Steps to Making Your Dreams Come True

Katie Morton | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

Is there anything you tell yourself you will do more of "when you retire"? If so, then there's a big chance you should be making more time for it NOW -- not some far off time that might never come.

'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed On The Right Way To See Your Fear

OWN | Posted 10.20.2014 | OWN

Following the death of her mother and a crumbling marriage, Wild author Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. With no prior experience, she ...

The Benefits Behind Learning To Let Go

Laura Berger | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

We, personally, left many fears in the jungle, often through little or no conscious effort. What's more, we came home with the realization that if we could survive in the jungle, we could endure anything. Our tolerance for turmoil was leaps and bounds bigger than before.

Elizabeth Gilbert's Powerful Trick For Overcoming Your Fears

OWN | Posted 10.15.2014 | OWN

Have you ever set a well-intentioned goal for yourself but, for some reason, you've been unable to reach it? In many of these cases, there is one cont...

Talking to Your Children About a Ghost in the House

Stacey Graham | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Stacey Graham

For every monster under the bed or supposed ghost floating down the hallway, there's a parent who soothes, double checks the closet and protects their child from tricks of the light.