Marielle’s Book Club

Feel_the_Fear_book _coverI (Marielle Gauthier) am a voracious reader and always have a few books on the go with a fiction, personal development and resource books. I started  thinking about particular books that really helped to change my life. I thought it might be a good idea for me to revisit some of those books and share these with you. In fact, I have decided that I will give away a gently used copy of the book that I will feature. Please see below how you can enter your name for a chance to win the book.

The first book I want to share with you is “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway” by Susan Jeffers. I read this book in the mid-90s and thumbing through it a few days ago, it has a lot of great tools that I am going to revisit such as the “How to make a no-lose decision” and the “Ten-step process to stop the negative chatterbox in your brain.”

When I think about this book – it really is the concept of the book that resonates with me. When I feel fear rearing its ugly head, I ask myself now what exactly am I fearful of? I know now (with my study of neuroscience based coaching) that most of the time the fear and/or anxiety comes when things are unknown or our brain perceives a situation as a ‘threat.’ This uncertainly causes a flight or fight reaction or “amygdala hijack” in our brain. To keep that reaction from occurring or occurring at a deeper level, it’s important to ask yourself what exactly are your afraid of? When you start to do that kind of thinking then you can start to take control of the feelings of fear and start to think clearer.

To enter your name for a chance to win this book, all you have to do is:

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3. Tell us if you have read this book and the impact it made on you OR
4. Tell us about a book that did make an impact on your life and share what the impact was.