How to have difficult conversations at work

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You’ve got to fire someone. Your consulting project is way behind schedule. The budget has to get cut. In any job you’ll have to have tough conversations where fear can end up being the fuel for positive and effective change, or it can crumble you into wishing you had done the whole thing differently. With…

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Kids with anxiety issues have stronger fear signals

Patrick J Sweeney, courageous and confident parenting masterclass,

Stanford Study breaks new ground with brain scanning of 10-12 year olds and suggests an effective remedy to raise courageous kids In a breakthrough study recently released by the Stanford School of medicine, 10-12 year old subjects underwent functional MRI scans to see how their brains responded as they were trying to regulate negative emotions.…

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What is the root of Intolerance?

Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

From a neuroscience perspective intolerance is driven by a primal fear response. This fear originates in a part of the brain called the limbic system. That’s where the amygdala (which handles the fight, flight or freeze response) is situated. When some thing or someone is different from what has been populated into your subconscious mind that’s…

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A 16 Second Habit That Will Change Your Life

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I first began using this technique when I was training for the Olympics.  As I’ve studied neuroscience over the past five years for my book “Fear is Fuel”, I realize how impactful this little routine is, and how it can literally change the quality of decisions you make every single day. It will make you…

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The Simplest and most effective bio hack to do today.

Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

Here’s the deal – just about everyone is afraid of taking cold showers. Bear with me because it’s a great place to practice using fear as fuel! What’s the worst that can happen; you’ll be uncomfortable for five minutes and maybe embarrassingly bit of shrivel. What’s the best that can happen – you can never…

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The Greatest Gift we can give our children

Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

In his early 20s, the special operations officer had already served two tours of duty in a bloody war. Back then, people didn’t admit or even know anything about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), so he was left to himself to deal with the emotional serpents that snaked through his consciousness. At one moment he…

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