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Overcoming Fear

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.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: The Step of Faith

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

My favorite scene in the third installment of the Indiana Jones movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, is when Indiana must complete 3 tasks to reach the Holy Grail.

When Falling in Love Means Flying Into Fear

Oral Fixation | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Oral Fixation

I married a man whose obsession with flying machines began in elementary school with radio-controlled planes and helicopters. He eventually graduated to full-size planes and a career in aviation, but when we met 20 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a biomedical engineer with a yen to fly.

Face Your Fears

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Fall is a season of change and Halloween is a holiday that allows us to step outside of ourselves. So, instead of wearing a mask of fear to hide this year, take control and try it on. Embrace the mask of fear; see fear with a new perspective.

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

Small Business Lessons From the Switchbacks of Los Angeles

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

There was only one flaw my thinking -- the capacity to increase speed as the incline grew progressively demanding was rapidly diminishing. It served as a reminder that along the hiking trails, as in business, we have to move at the pace that is best suited for us -- despite what others tells us.

The F-Words

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Selene Yeager, health, fitness and cycling expert and the author of Get Fast: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride ...

10 Things That Rob Your Happiness

Thai Nguyen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Hindsight always haunts us: I could've, should've, would've. Indeed, when our loss of joy and happiness is preventable, the wounds take that little bit longer to heal. Here's to prevention being better than cure, and uncovering 10 culprits robbing your happiness.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Hating to Loving Vulnerability

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Last time, I wrote about how traveling the road between employment and entrepreneurship is just one way to grow and develop as a person; to connect with the essence of who you are.

No One Lives In Fear, But We All Exist In It

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

Becoming fearless begins with fearing less and taking the lack of the world falling apart as proof of our own ability to navigate through whatever comes our way.

Overcoming Obstacles: Rejection, Noes, and Lack of Support

S. L. Young | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

The use of these types of questions, a choice, and a subsequent decision -- to proceed or not -- can aid in a thorough evaluation of multiple considerations to reach an informed determination prior to any action.

Is FOWOT Controlling Your Life?

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

How many times have you felt silly, humiliated, shamed, embarrassed or shy? Have you ever wondered what causes those feelings? Ever really delved into their source? I hate to burst any bubbles out there, but no one else is thinking about you. They are too busy worrying about what you are thinking of them.

Coming Alive by Embracing Fear

Hallie Sawyer | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Hallie Sawyer

Still, there are days when the waves feel bigger and the tide stronger than the one before. But now, instead of fighting against it or letting it pull me under, I float and rejoice in the fierceness of it. When I act in spite of my fear, that is when I feel the most alive.

10 Lessons to Overcome Misguided Limitations

S. L. Young | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

Individuals can be quick to place limitations on someone's thoughts, ideas, capabilities or potential. These types of misguided limitations can cause individuals to not achieve their potential or miss opportunities for themselves, others and society.

Four Ways to Move Past Perfectionism and Get Stuff Done

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.09.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

Are you putting off launching your online program, writing your book, getting your website ready or doing your sales copy? Over the past few years, I've talked to hundreds of people who shared similar scenarios.