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Find a safe space to practice FEAR

I fear embarrassment. Because I might say something stupid or not good enough, or what if I had nothing to say? Do you sometimes feel the same?

This makes me chuckle. Who cares, right? It’s not the end of the world, no one is going to die because of that.
Well, something in me cares very much and would do anything to avoid the embarrassment, feeling stupid. I was hiding for many years and am still sometimes hiding in my comfort zone. It feels safe and warm but it leads to nowhere.
When you have big dreams, inspiring and important… and when you want to make them happen you have to face the fear. 

Did you know that public speaking is the number one fear in the world? There are more people scared of public speaking than people scared of the death itself!

Find a safe place to practice, surrounded by people who are in the same shoes. They have similar needs and fears and you can learn and encourage each other. A great place to learn public speaking is Toastmasters, they are worldwide. Meetups, workshops and other places – start somewhere.

So what are your fears?
Where can you face them safely? 
You don’t have to get rid of your fear completely, you don’t have to overcome your fears to be able to move forward. Make peace with you fears, they are there to keep you safe. Acknowledge them, thank them and take those steps anyway.

Action:
what is my fear specifically?
what will I gain if I face the fear (overcome if you like)
where or how can I practice it safely?
Share your experience or tips on how else you face your fears. Email me or connect at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/petraklifecoach/
About fear
17. 10. 2018
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