Tools to fight fear #6: Poise


  Poise is really for advanced adventurers, because it develops as a result of previously successfully confronting and defeating a fear. Poise is one of those really cool battle scars you get, and it’s what allows you to summon up more courage as you go further down the road. For me, the definition of poise […]

Tools to fight fear #5: Focus


  You will have to work to harness your energy and focus, because without focus, you can go off on an ineffective tangent and squander all of your other tools. In a business, you need to conserve all of your reserves and get the biggest return on your efforts. Focus allow you to do just […]

Tools to fight fear #4: Courage


You might think that courage would come in at number one, but in order to have courage, you need to have a store of energy, a positive perspective and loads of determination to see things through. I mentioned in the introduction that anxiety often substitutes itself for assertiveness, and if you are tired of running […]

Tools to fight fear #3: Energy


The third tool that you need to successfully fight fear is energy.  Along with determination and perspective, energy is a tool that you’ll need throughout your confrontation with fear.  And yes, you’ll have to confront your fear; no use trying to tiptoe past it, hoping it doesn’t see you. Before we go any further, let’s […]

Tools to fight fear #2: Perspective

The stairway to success (in toy style)

  The second tool that you’ll need in your arsenal to tackle fear is perspective.  We looked earlier at how determination provides a powerful engine for keeping you going past fear.  Today, we’re giving the same treatment to your perspective.  While determination is the fuel that keeps you going, perspective determines how you see every […]

Tools to fight fear #1: Determination


  If you lack determination, don’t worry that it’s a moral issue. It means that currently you’re lacking in: Intrinsic Motivation: This is an internal motivation, everything that lives amongst your deepest needs and desires. Without intrinsic motivation, there is no unmet goal or desire. You have nothing to move you forward towards something.   You […]

Why you’ll always be second place [Video]

    It’s not a lack of know-how that keeps you in second place.  It’s the smell of desperation that holds you back from become the best at what you do. The truth is that it’s your attitude (and your mistaken business practices) that keep you in second place.  In this video, I talk about […]

French films in the Public Domain


  Don’t feel as if you have to pay loads of money to find movies filmed in French.  You Tube has some gems, and some users have made playlists of short films.  The Internet Archive has French films (some of them silent films) that you can watch for free, and that are within the Public […]