“When you are in those situations where you feel fear, that’s the time to gather up the courage to push through, because you can rewire and change those memories in your amygdala or ‘fear center’.

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Joe Trodden is a mindset expert who has worked with over 300 entrepreneurs, from idea stage through to investment raises, working with them to develop their mindset and create their unique path to success.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • Harnessing your super powers (special abilities)
  • Harnessing a sales mindset
  • Overcoming the negative aspects of your personality
  • Rewiring your brain to have a better mindset
  • Overcoming your fears
  • Overcoming anxiety and expanding your comfort zone
  • The Hero’s Journey as a process

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Overcoming Your Fears

The only way you can overcome your fear is to prove to your amygdala (fear center of the brain) that you can overcome it.

You have to expose yourself to situations which can make you vulnerable so that when your amygdala flares up and you start to feel scared, you can start telling it that you’re in a safe place.

 

Comfort Zone, Stretch Zone and Anxiety Zone

You have your comfort zone, your stretch zone, and your anxiety zone – so when you’re working on what you’re afraid of, you have to identify where your stretch zone is.

If you’re terrified of public speaking, talking in front of 1000 people for the first time is not the best way to overcome that fear. It might work, but it won’t be that effective. You have to start small, maybe with just five people, and then work up to a bigger audience. That way, you are trying to stretch yourself each time (stretch zone), and your expanding your comfort zone.

 

The Hero’s Journey as a Process

When you want to level up, you go on this Hero’s Journey. First, you have a moment of awakening, then there’s this urge to make a change. After that, you will do either of two things: first, you will choose to face and overcome the obstacles in your way, or simply go back to where you came from. You can only transform and level up if you choose to face the obstacles.

What I love about the Hero’s Journey is that when you’re in this transformative stage, you’re confronted with your old self and with your old fears. But when you choose to dialogue with it and tell yourself that you can overcome it, then you level up and you get a breakthrough.


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