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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Make Fear Give You The Edge

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. ~Maori Proverb ~

For many of you there are very real and valid reasons to worry.  Fear keeps you alert and warns of danger.  It is a necessary part of your emotions.  Worry and fear will never go away for anyone.  The difference maker is how you deal with fear and worry.  You can let it eat at you and occupy important areas of the brain - where you need to think.  Use the alertness that fear provides to get focused.  Some leaders feed on danger and risk because it can be very exciting.    As a leader, know that risk means that you have the opportunity to grow and flourish.  With risk comes fear but with fear, can come bravery.  Trust that you will prevail and overcome.  Instead of fear ruling you - use it's energy to create success.

1. Close your eyes
2. Breathe
3. Empty your mind
4. As thoughts come in, acknowledge and whisk them away
5. Focus on your breathing
6. Think about the affirmation:

"I will use fear to my advantage - with it, I will be more alert and focused."


  1. Hi Lorin - I work to support mindful Mama Entrepreneurs and really appreciate the way you are re-presenting fear. Fear is something many of my clients face in starting-up businesses they are passionate about. It is wonderful to transform it into something that can propel us forward, drive us towards our dreams. Thanks for this, Alex

    1. Hi Alex, Thanks for the comment! I sent you a message on LinkedIn, too. Let's connect, I'l like to see and hear about your work. Cheers!