For those who have been asking about what made me want to write a book, today’s vlog post shares the story behind fearLESS: How to Conquer Your Fear, Stop Playing Small, and Start Living an Extraordinary Life You Love. The book launches on Amazon today, and I have to tell you — having a “real” book out like this is something I’ve been dreaming about since I was that geeky kid in school who would much rather spend time curled up with her books than go out to any party.
This is a huge deal for me, and I’m pretty darned excited about it. 🙂 And it is my sincere hope that the things I share with you in this book will help you to go out there and make some of your own dreams a reality, despite your fears.
Here’s the video transcript, and the “story behind the story”:
I wrote this book for women who feel trapped in their current lives; women who know that they are capable of so much more and who want desperately to shine their light and help change the world, but don’t know how to make it happen.A roadmap for women who want to shine their light in the world, but don't know how #fearLESSbook Click To Tweet
So often as women we put off doing what we most want to do in life because we’re too scared to even get started. We’re afraid of what other people will think about our secret ambitions; we’re afraid that we’re not good enough to pull it off; or we’re afraid that success will be more than we can handle.
But just imagine what might happen if you could turn your fear into an ally, and actually use it as a catalyst to shine your light more brightly than you ever thought was possible. fearLESS is the road map that will help you do just that. It’s a mix of psychology, mindset mastery, and real-life examples to help you understand what your fear really is, how it works, and what it does, meshed with practical, concrete, actionable strategies for dissolving those fears and moving forward with your life.
My road to fearLESS
Like most women, I spent most of my life trying to keep other people happy. I made big decisions based on what I thought other people would approve of, and I tried so hard to squash that little voice inside of me that whispered that this wasn’t the right path for me. And I felt trapped in a life that didn’t fit who I really was on the inside. Because I knew what I wanted to do, but I was too scared to even try; it seemed too big, too different, and too unlikely to ever happen for someone like me. So I opted for the status quo, and accepted my misery and soul-deep exhaustion as “just the way it was going to be”.
Then, in 2007 my first pregnancy ended in a very complicated miscarriage. A year later, everything that could go wrong during labour did, I ended up having an emergency section, and still almost lost my son. When my daughter was born less than two years after that, it was a difficult pregnancy and I was quickly diagnosed with post-partum depression after her birth. When she was only five months old my father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He fought for two and half years, but I lost him in May of 2013. A year later my marriage, ended — and this was someone I had been with for almost eleven years.
Clarity through adversity
This cascade of events, all happening so quickly — it just felt like there was no time to really process or understand any of it before I got hit with the next thing. All of it just sent me into a tailspin. It felt like my whole world was turned upside down and I went into a tailspin, questioning and re-evaluating everything in my life.
But now I am so grateful for the clarity that adversity brought me, because I came out the other side of it all determined to honour the highest vision within my own soul and finally start being true to the real me.The definitive 'how-to' manual for dreamers who want to become doers! #fearLESSbook Click To Tweet
fearLESS is the distilled version of everything I’ve learned and put into practice along my journey. It’s a how-to manual for dreamers who want to become doers and turn those dreams into reality and it’s going to get you through your biggest fears so that you can finally start living your biggest dreams and share your light with the world.
I’ve taken all the best strategies that I’ve used, all the insights that I’ve had, and all the experience that I’ve gained while working towards my own dreams and put it all together into a guide to make your journey easier. This is the roadmap that will help you to understand exactly what your fears are doing to you, and then get you through them so that they will never again hold you back from what you want most: the chance to shine your light and help make this world a better place, while living a happy, fulfilling, extraordinary life that you truly love!
Click here to learn more about fearLESS, check out the video book trailer, and get access to freebies to help you find your own fearLESSness!
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