Don’t be Afraid: 8 Books to Help you Overcome Fear (8 books)
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Fear can have devastating effects on careers, relationships & international policy. Conquer it with this book list
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Uncertainty

Uncertainty (2011) offers us the chance to tackle our fear of failure and the unknown, and discover the steps we can take to be focused, productive, confident and successful.

Jonathan Fields
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Risk

We live in a society that pushes us to fear what’s out there. Risk (2008) delves into the psychological and sociological reasons why fear is so deeply rooted in modern times, and why the world isn’t really as bad as we’re made to think it is.

Dan Gardner
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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

The book explains how to avoid letting our fear hold us back from living the life we want and how to begin leading a committed and empowered life instead. It argues that the way we choose to perceive the world and our lives largely determines our reality, and suggests that taking responsibility for our situation and happiness can lead us to find total fulfillment.

 

Susann Jeffers
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Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly explores how embracing one’s vulnerability and imperfection is necessary for achieving real engagement and social connection. Through explaining our deep-seated reasons for shame, and showing how to embrace our vulnerability, the author aims to provide guidance for a better private and professional life, and to initiate a fundamental transformation in our shame-based society which, according to the author, needs to adapt a new culture of vulnerability.

Brené Brown
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Make Change Work for You

Make Change Work for You offers a searching exploration of why we resist change and why we should instead see it as an opportunity. In examining some of America’s most successful companies and entrepreneurs, the book offers several case studies on how to successfully adapt to change – as an employee, team leader, or even CEO.

Scott Steinberg
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Start

Are you ready to escape the average and become awesome? Do you want to overcome your fears and follow your dreams? What does it mean to live a purposeful life and do work that matters? Ultimately, the most important step in achieving any great goal to START.

Jon Acuff
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Risk Savvy

Risk Savvy is an exploration into the way we misunderstand risk and uncertainty, often at great expense to our health, finances and relationships. However, if we better understand risk, we can develop the tools necessary to navigate this highly complex world without having to become an “expert in everything.”

Gerd Gigerenzer
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My Age of Anxiety

This book offers a candid, valuable glimpse into the world of the clinically anxious. The author takes us through his personal struggle with anxiety while presenting us with scientific, philosophical and literary work about the condition and the treatments available for it.

Scott Stossel
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