Episode 240: Patrick Sweeney on Turning Fear into Fuel During Challenging Times

With everything that’s going on in the world, every single one of us is dealing with ONE Thing: fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of what’s going to happen to our businesses, our income, our jobs. How do you actually deal with that fear?

We all face fear, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing — on the other side of fear is opportunity.

Patrick Sweeney goes by the title of Fear Guru, and not only is he a subject matter expert when it comes to fear, but he has also been a tremendously successful entrepreneur. He is the author of the best-selling book Fear Is Fuel, and he’s going to show you how to move through your fear and seize

The ONE thing to takeaway from this episode

If you’re recognizing that you have a lot of fear in your world and you need to learn how to turn it into fuel, what is The ONE Thing you can do, such that by doing it, would make turning your fear into fuel easier or unnecessary? You need to embrace failure. Reframe it. There is no such thing as failure unless you don’t learn from it. If you embrace that uncertainty, do things differently, and — whether you succeed or fail — learn from it, you’re going to exercise a new area in your brain that encourages opportunity.


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