Category Archive: Fear

7 Responses that Defeat Defensiveness

People don’t make you feel defensive. Defensiveness is your response. Defensiveness is feeling attacked when others are trying to help. Defensive language: My natural response to criticism or corrective feedback is self-protection. After… Continue reading

The Cure for Fear

The trouble with fear is sometimes it helps and sometimes it stabs you in the back. Helpful fear tells you to obey the speed limit because the cops are out on holidays. But… Continue reading

3 Powers of Proactive Worry

Worry isn’t just in your head. You feel worry in your body. Some have stomach issues, others neck and shoulder pain. Chronic worry triggers ‘stress hormones’ that elevate your heart and breathing, raise… Continue reading

How to Defeat the Dark Side of Imagination

Imagination causes anxiety. I was afraid of the dark when I was a kid. Monsters lurked in the closet. I still imagine monsters where none exist. A headache is a brain tumor. Indigestion… Continue reading

4 Tips to Answer Anxiety

Anxiety is a small fire in a pile of dry kindling. It feeds on itself. Anxiety means you care about results. It’s normal to feel anxious when skills are unproven, environments are unstable,… Continue reading

4 Ways to Become a Leader with an Open Heart

Leading is a battle when you build walls around your heart. But a leader with an open heart builds supportive relationships. People in relationship work hard for each other. A team of average… Continue reading