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 that. Focus pulls you into the present, and if you’re dealing with the regrets of

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 from the room in search of relief from your anxiety and you’re ready to stand

Tools to fight fear #2: Perspective

  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 aspect of your situation. “Do I really have what it takes to go trough this? 

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 may be in a situation where you’ve been so hurt in the past that 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 how your own actions work to keep you number two (no pun intended).  The biggest

Your guide to French newspapers

If you’re looking for a way to speed up your comprehension of written French, reading from a French newspaper is one of the most effective (and cheapest) ways to do so.  For the past six months, Transparent Language Blog has compiled an extensive list of newspapers from across the country, and you can add them to your RSS feed for a daily dose of French. In addition to the French