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09/10/2012 09:00 am ET Updated Nov 10, 2012

Fearless Living Boot Camp Is HERE! (VIDEO)

Welcome to Fearless Living Boot Camp!

I am so excited for you to join me, The Huffington Post and Social Workout on this 28-day journey.

Are you sick of feeling stuck? Ready to build major confidence in yourself?

Are you finally ready to quit giving all those negative thoughts all that power?

Are you ready to get out of your own way and get on with your life (as in, the life you want)?

Why listen to me? Because I know how important confidence is... because there was a time I didn't have it.

I let fear run my life for years. No more. I finally figured it out. And when I did, my life changed. Radically. I want to share what I learned with you, and to challenge you to challenge yourself.

Fearless Living Boot Camp is built around a simple but powerful tool I created to alter people's lives in days, not years. It's called "Stretch, Risk, Die," and we're going to turn it into a procrastination-beating, courage-building game. What are stretches, risks and dies, you ask? Well, now's a good time to watch our first two-minute video...

Great! You're about to take a BIG step toward silencing the negative voices in your head. Here's how it works:

Step 1: Commit Daily Acts of Fearlessness!
Every day for 28 days -- starting today! -- I will post a new blog item, with video, giving you a challenge that will put you smack dab in the fearless zone. Inspired by my daily posts, your mission is to do at least ONE daily "Stretch," one weekly "Risk," and one "Die" over the course of the month.

Step 2: Earn Fearless Living Points!
The Boot Camp is about accountability and group support. SO, each day you'll log your acts of bravery, small or large, on the Boot Camp homepage -- or via the Boot Camp "widget" which will appear beneath all my posts. To spice things up, we've created a simple "Fearless Living" points system. Here's the quick Boot Camp cheat sheet:

  • STRETCH (1 POINT): Something you know you COULD do, but, um, you just aren't doing.
  • RISK (7 POINTS): Something you aren't quite sure you could do, and you aren't positive you will be successful.
  • DIE (28 POINTS): Something that makes your brain freeze, and you might find yourself saying, "NO WAY AM I DOING THAT. EVER!"

Your job is simply to focus on each day's challenge, and let the points worry about themselves. That said, a "perfect" would be 84 points. Overachievers can absolutely exceed 84 points, which would be super duper amazing.

Step 3: Win Big!
Over the next month, you will not only become more fearless, but you might also win some fab prizes. We'll be picking daily and weekly winners, AND one overall Boot Camp Champ. You might win my bestselling book, Fearless Living. Or you could be given free entry into my kick-butt Fearless Living Training Program. Or you could even WIN three private one-on-one coaching sessions with me. Yahooooo!

What does it take to be a winner? Well, your Fearless Living point score is the most important factor, BUT we're also interested in hearing from you about your experiences, victories and defeats. So, when you tally up your points each day, don't be afraid to share your experiences on the Boot Camp homepage. We're also looking for team players, i.e. people who help others overcome their fears. This Boot Camp will leave nobody behind, so don't be afraid to cheer on your fellow enlistees!

If you miss a day, no worries. Just catch up when you can or skip ahead a day and get right back into the groove. It's about committing to doing something different, something fearless, something now. Do the best you can. You will not be perfect, so don't let that stop you from doing your best.

Without further ado, then, it's time for the first day's challenge!

FEARLESS LIVING BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE, DAY 1

  1. Write down in a notebook, on your computer, OR ON THE CHALLENGE HOMEPAGE: "I am committed to completing the Fearless Living Boot Camp Challenge."
  2. Silently say to yourself: "I am willing to see myself as someone who can be, and is, fearless."

That's it! Don't worry about whether you believe it or not; that will come later. Your job now is to complete each challenge for the next 28 days and, effortlessly, you will start to feel... well, different. Better. More fearless!

Okay: Was today's challenge a Stretch, Risk or a Die for you? (Be sure to watch today's video, so you can figure that out!) How easy or hard was it to claim -- and BELIEVE -- that you could be fearless? Go ahead and log your points!

Now keep moving forward, and don't forget to share the Boot Camp with your friends and family. Let's get this world Fearless!

Until tomorrow, practice being fearless!
Rhonda

Join the Boot Camp and log your fearless activity using the Social Workout-powered widget just below. If you're a Facebook member, simply click the "Connect" button. To sign up with your email, cheer on your fellow enlistees, and to see all the daily videos and commentary, go to the Boot Camp Homepage!

Oh, and if you'd like to read my introductory Boot Camp post, you can click here.

For more by Rhonda Britten, click here.

For more on becoming fearless, click here.

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