From one of the world's top performance psychologists--a proven framework for overcoming the primary obstacle to success: fear
In more than 20 years helping leaders and athletes reach their true potential, renowned sports psychologist and culture coach Dr. Pippa Grange has found that even the most successful people experience fears of inadequacy. What sets them apart is their ability to pinpoint their fears and "turn down the volume."
In Fear Less, Grange walks you through the process of identifying and facing the fears that manifest in perfectionism, jealousy, self-criticism, and harsh judgment, and replacing those fears with acceptance, purpose, passion, or laughter―to name just a few. And she provides effective fear-management techniques for facing moments of critical pressure, including:
Processing - through conscious tactics that bring the mind back to where you want it: the job at hand
Distraction - deliberately focusing on other tasks when there's nothing active to be done about what you actually fear
Rationalization - drawing on the actual facts and evidence to talk yourself through the situation
Our hidden fears are what make us feel our lives aren't enough, that prompt us to spend our time worrying about competition, status, and control. Fear is what turns life into a battle, telling us we need to hide our real selves and that we're not good enough.
Fear Less gives you the tools you need to practice your responses to fear in the same way elite athletes train for and perform at a big game―with equally dramatic results. You'll gain the knowledge and insight you need to change your perspective and move beyond fear to a place of joy, fulfillment, and meaning.
Pippa Grange is a British applied psychologist, author and the Head of People and Team Development at The Football Association until the end of 2019. She is the founder of the consultancy Bluestone Edge.