The Fear less Factor: Overcome the Fears, Doubts and Anxiety That Stop You From Being Your Best Self Now by Jacqueline Wales is for anyone who is facing any fear and obstacles in their life. Do you know anyone who needs to deal with fear or obstacles in their life? Maybe you need to deal with some fears. There are so many things that people need to handle in their lives and those are the people who need to read The Fearless Factor.
The Section Headers in the Fearless Factor set the stage for the content -
Part 1 - Enter the Jungle.
Part 2 - Choose the Right Path.
Part 3 - Arrive at the Clearing.
Part 4 - Master the Jungle.
In Part 1, Jacqueline Wales discussed identifying what fear is, why do we ignore fear, how much pain are you in, what are you willing to give up, what is your commitment to change, where do you want to go, what do you want to achieve, do you think change is easy, determine what you are grateful for, keep smiling, age and attitude and much more. Part 1 sets the stage and lets you evaluate what you need to deal with and to begin evaluating yourself. Another element is - are you ready to make a change? That may sound funny, but not everyone is ready to make the commitment to make a real change.
When you're ready to move to Part 2, you need to learn how to choose the right path. Jacqueline Wales hits on many points that are important and that will likely be hard to face. But, to move forward through the jungle of life - you must face these concerns and be honest with yourself. She starts by asking what stories you tell yourself. Then you evaluate when opinions and expectations influence your life. Are you avoiding issues? She tells you to stop second guessing yourself and to be honest about whether you are all right. Chapter 8 starts by asking are you ready to change your life. You must develop compassion and forgive yourself. She wants you to answer the lies you tell yourself and what motives you to do this. Part 2 is not light reading, but a very integral part of your journey.
Appropriately Part 3 is titles Arrive at the Clearing. After considering the elements of Part 2 - you will indeed reach a clearing mentally and emotionally. This is the time to start identifying your values, skills and experience. These will help you define who you are.
Mistakes and failure are the next topics - and she wants you to understand the positive elements of "failure". Its time to get rid of the negativity and to learn to love yourself. An entire chapter is dedicated to risks - where to take risks and where to avoid risks.
This has been a powerful journey and Jacqueline Wales says it is time to move onto a bigger game - so you need to understand what is holding you back. Evaluate where you give up the control in your life and get rid of the distractions. Chapter 18 helps you to define, refine and accept your dreams. Isn't it amazing how a person can go from not understanding fear and then being able to realize their dreams? This is a huge step for many people and the trek that Jacqueline Wales lays out in her book will enable you or someone you love to make this sort of change in your life.
I can tell you from personal experience that facing you r fears, learning to love yourself, understand your skills and values, understand its all right to fail sometimes and many of the other things that Wales talks about in The Fearless Factor - are wonderful steps to making great changes in your life. These are some of the things I did several years ago that helped me to lead a much happier, more fulfilling and successful life. I didn't say it is easy, but I wish I'd had this guide to help me through my personal struggles. It is available for you - and the principles in this book can make a major difference in your life - to make it better.