Overcoming Fears


I had a bad attack of the fear monster last weekend.

It was a simple case of putting myself into the public domain (I recorded the second video for the Great Round of Mandala) and then suffeed the whole night afterwards as the fear monster (I keep linking to this old post, because there’s a picture – my inner critic really is that scary) took bites out of me.

I spoke to my coach about it the next day and she reminded me that I have a process of working and part of that process always involves this messy bit in between. She reminded me that my brain works in the background – even when the fear monster is taking bites – and I always end up back in a good place afterwards.

She helped me reframe my story.

She reminded me of all the other times I manage to do it. And instantly, instantly, I knew I could keep the monster at bay the next night, and the next … so I edited my story, and that night I gave my fear monster the night off. I’m pretty sure he went dancing, in a vampire bar.

Jonathan Fields must have been listening in – for he released this video about reframing fear just this week. It’s not quite the same story but it’s your #foundinspirationsfriday homework for this episode.


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About the image

You can download the image for non-commercial use, please remember to attribute it to Julie Gibbons.