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10 - Fear: Part One

An in-depth look at Fear, how to work with it, and how it effects our daily lives

Season 1, episode 10
44 min / Published

What is fear? Is it just coded into our brains and unavoidable?

What kinds of fear are there and which ones hold us back the most in life?

How do we approach fear and work with it? 

Join us this week as we take an in-depth look into the powerful and ever-present power of fear.

  • ikigai
  • fear
  • fear of failure
  • fear of success
  • fear of change
  • self improvement
  • personal development
  • japanese philosophy
  • psychology
  • personal growth
Show notes

Synopsis With Time Stamps:

What is Fear? (2:35)

Top Ten Fears (According to Psychology Today) (4:10)

Where Does Fear Come From? (10:49)

Social Media and Fear (16:06)

Procrastination and Fear (18:57)

How to Dance with Fear (22:54)

Children and Fear (26.36)

Fear and Ikigai (29:33)

Fear of Success (32:00)

Personal Fears (36:06)

Closing Thoughts (43:44)


Links from Episode:

Psychology Today, Top Ten Fears

Frank Herbert, Dune

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Tim Ferriss, (Ted Talk) Why you Should Define Your Fears instead of Your Goals

Trevor Ragan, How to “Overcome” Fear

Robert Spolsky, Why Zebras Don’t get Ulcers

Mel Robbins, 5 Second Rule


Quotes from Hosts/Guests:

“You can’t fail if you don’t ever participate and try.” -Nevin

“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” -Seneca

“When has fear robbed you of the opportunity to grow?” -Trevor Ragan

“Fear defeats more people than any one thing in the world.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson 


People Mentioned:

Frank Herbert

Seth Godin

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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