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  • 1. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 1 Fearbuster Group Study Guide A Companion to the Book Fearless Living Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret by Rhonda Britten This Fearbuster Group Study Guide Belongs to: ---------------------------------------------------------------
  • 2. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 2 Table of Contents Dear Fearbuster …………………………………………………………………… 3 Who is a Fearbuster? ………………………………………………………………. 4 What is a Fearbuster Group? ………………………………………………………4 How to Create Your Own Fearbuster Group ……………………………………5-6 Be a Fearbuster Group Leader ……………………………………………………. 7 Attend a Weekly CFLC Lead Fearbuster Group by Phone ………………………8 Join a Local CFLC or FGL Lead Fearbuster Group ……………………………. 8 Not Ready to Lead or Join a Fearbuster Group? ………………………………… 9 How to Get Most from Each Chapter ……………………………………………. 10 Chapter 1 - What is Fear? ………………………………………… 11 Chapter 2 - The Wheel of Fear …………………………………… 12 Chapter 3 - The Wheel of Freedom ……………………………… 13 Chapter 4 - Fear Junkies …………………………………………. 14 Chapter 5 - Your Fearbuster Team ……………………………… 15 Chapter 6 - No Expectations ……………………………………… 16 Chapter 7 - No Excuses …………………………………………… 17 Chapter 8 - No Complaining ……………………………………... 18 Chapter 9 - No Beating Yourself Up …………………………….. 19 Chapter 10 - The Fearless Path ………………………………….. 20 My Fearbuster Group ……………………………………………………………. 21
  • 3. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 3 Dear Fearbuster, Being willing to integrate Fearless Living into your daily life is the purpose behind forming a Fearbuster Group and using this guide. This is a critical step on your path towards a successful Fearbuster Group. The members of your Fearbuster Group must be committed to supporting each other throughout your studies. Some chapters will be easy for some and difficult for others. I invite you to see that as opportunity to help one another learn how to be fearless. Your job as a member of a Fearbuster Group is to create an environment that is safe for each of you to explore when fear comes up and find a solution when it does. No one can be fearless alone. We all need help. And I encourage you to ask questions, devour the concepts and immerse yourself in living fearlessly. This is the time to practice. And the place is your Fearbuster Group. Congratulations on taking a step on your Fearless Path. I look forward to hearing from you and your group about your shifts, insights and results. It is a privilege to be part of your journey. Stay Fearless! Rhonda Britten Founder of the Fearless Living Institute Author of Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret
  • 4. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 4 Who Is a Fearbuster? A Fearbuster is someone who wants to master fear. A Fearbuster is committed to integrating the principles of Fearless Living into their daily life rather than just talking about them. A Fearbuster asks for support when fear gets in their way. A Fearbuster doesn't let fear decide who they will be today. A Fearbuster is willing to practice being Fearless. A Fearbuster is learning how to own their power, claim their passion and be on purpose. A Fearbuster is dedicated to being Fearless no matter what fear says. A Fearbuster is who you are really are. Are you ready to be a Fearbuster? If the answer is YES - Join, Create or Lead a Fearbuster Group Today! What is a Fearbuster Group? It is your Fearbuster Team and support network! No one can be Fearless alone. We all need reminders on our Fearless Path and your Fearbuster Group is a built-in network of Support Buddies who all have the same intention: To be Fearless! Since risk is essential to being Fearless, it can get down right scary as you move through your fears. It is nice to know you have a Fearbuster Team around you. And when a group of individuals are committed to the same thing, magic happens. A Fearbuster Group: ! Helps you understand the concepts and the Fearbuster Exercises in Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret. ! Shares experiences and therefore, you learn from one another. ! Holds you accountable as you walk your Fearless Path. ! Understands that Empowerment is the motto and Support is the key.
  • 5. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 5 How to Create Your Own Fearbuster Group Step One: Ask 4 to 8 (no more than 12) of your friends/acquaintances to join you to learn the tools of Fearless Living. Step Two: Decide the frequency of the gatherings. Do you want to meet weekly? Every other week? I encourage you to meet at least twice a month in order to fully embrace what it means to be fearless. The key is to meet consistently. Step Three: Purchase Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret and begin to delve into with the commitment to mastering fear. Download the FREE Fearbuster Study Guide at http://fearless.preview.bluedepot.com/pdf/studyguide.pdf. Recommended Fearbuster Group Guidelines 1. Decide on the day and time (including length) of each meeting. 2. Determine how often you will meet and the number of weeks your group will meet. If you decide to meet for 12 weeks, be open to changing your mind. You may decide to continue to meet after your original commitment. After you have studied the book together, you may choose to meet once a month in order to integrate the Fearless Living Principles. The FREE Fearless Living Principles Study Guide will be available soon. 3. Set a specific amount of sharing time per person at the beginning of each session. Three to five minutes would give each person time to update the group while leaving plenty of time to learn and share as a group. 4. Pick Support Buddies. In between meetings, I encourage you to check-in with at least one member of your Fearbuster Group in order to hold each other accountable. You can switch Support Buddies meeting to meeting or stay with the same one. It is up to your group. 5. Have an Intention for each meeting. It may be a Chapter or a Principle. It may be topic like relationships or career. I encourage you to begin with the Chapters of Fearless Living. Once you begin mastering the tools, topics abound. 6. No cross talk. When one person is speaking honor them and their process by practicing active listening. Do not interrupt. They may be sharing something sensitive so be courteous.
  • 6. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 6 7. Don't give the answers. Allow each person in the group to request and/or find their own path. Don't push them through their fear instead, support them. 8. No fixing or saving. You may share your similar experience but remember if you are sharing only to hear yourself talk, don't share. Only share if you believe it will contribute to the group. 9. Whether or not there is an official leader, all Fearbuster members are on the Fearless Path and are responsible for the overall success of the group. Therefore, some groups may decide to switch leaders each week giving each everyone in the group an opportunity to practice being a leader. 10. Be compassionate yet hold each other accountable. 11. Bottom line: Have fun. Fear is no longer something to be afraid of but something to be mastered. You can do it and you can do it with more ease when you have a Fearbuster Group on your side
  • 7. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 7 Be a Fearbuster Group Leader If you are ready to be a leader, become a Fearbuster Group Leader (FGL). A FGL is someone who is committed to learning while serving others. As a FGL, you will facilitate each of your Fearbuster Group meetings with the support of the FREE Fearbuster Group Study Guide we created just for you. As a leader of a Fearbuster Group, you will learn how to support yourself, and your friends, as you learn to integrate the Fearless Living Principles into your daily life. How do I become a Fearbuster Group Leader? That's easy! We invite you to attend our FREE one hour monthly Fearbuster Group Leader Training Teleclass. We will give you the guidance you need to create and maintain a successful Fearbuster Group. An experienced Certified Fearless Living Coach will show you how to effectively use our FREE Fearbuster Group Study Guide and give you tips on how to have fun facilitating your Fearbuster Group. Pick a Date and Let's Get Started Tuesday September 24 9:00-10:00pm EST Sign Up.... Tuesday October 22 9:00-10:00pm EST Sign Up.... Tuesday November 19 9:00-10:00pm EST Sign Up....
  • 8. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 8 Join a Local CFLC or FGL Lead Fearbuster Group Do you like face-to-face group interaction? Want support yet want to stay close to home? Want to join an already established Fearbuster Group? When you join a local Fearbuster Group you gain the experience of a Fearbuster Group that has a proven commitment to the Fearless Path. Local Fearbuster Groups are lead by a Certified Fearless Living Coach (CFLC) or a trained Fearbuster Group Leader (FGL). Either way, you are in good hands. Every Fearbuster Group offers you something you don’t have alone: A group of individuals committed to mastering the Fearless Living Principles in order to live a powerful, authentic, purpose-filled life. With that kind of support, imagine the things you can achieve? Career goals? Love connections? Personal excellence? Imagine… I invite you to visit a local Fearbuster Group and see for yourself the power of a group commitment and how it can help you transform any area of your life. What have you got to lose but fear! We are busy gathering information about locally sponsored Fearbuster Groups. Please return in the weeks to come for the Listing of Local Fearbuster Groups by State and Country Attend a Weekly CFLC Lead Fearbuster Group by Phone When you join a Fearbuster Group lead by a Certified Fearless Living Coach (CFLC), get ready to master fear at an accelerated level. With no distance barriers, committed individuals can join forces in supporting one another in being fearless through the convenience of a telephone. If you would like to delve into specific Fearless Living concepts at a much deeper level, this may be just what you have been looking for. And supporting each other by phone is simple, easy and fun. Joining a Fearbuster Group lead by a Certified Fearless Living Coach means you have someone on the line with experience and insightful understanding of the Fearless Living Principles. Concepts throughout the book, Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret, will be addressed and refined, giving you the opportunity to integrate these principles at a personal new level. A CFLC will coach and support you as you embrace the Fearless Path, moment-to-moment. If you are ready for more support… If you are ready to be coached... If you are really serious about being Fearless… Join this accelerated Fearbuster Group TODAY! Certified Fearless Living Coach Lead Fearbuster Group by Phone
  • 9. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 9 Not Ready to Lead or Join a Fearbuster Group? Whether or not you choose to be a part of a Fearbuster Group, we highly recommend that you create your own Fearbuster Team. The Fearbuster Team includes individuals who are: ! Support Buddies: Offers support no matter what. They believe in you when you don’t believe in yourself. ! Wise Council: Offers perspective and hold you accountable. They may be friends or professionals, i.e. a coach. ! Voices of Experience: Shortens the learning curve for you when you are faced with personal or professional challenges. They may be a mentors. ! Powerful Partners: Willing to have the tough conversations. They understand and support your Fearless Path.
  • 10. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 10 How to Get the Most from Each Chapter 1. Read the Chapter assigned in the Fearbuster Study Guide before your Fearbuster Group meeting. Note: Chapters are not in order. This guide is designed to give you maximum benefit of “Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret.” Please follow the outline of the Chapters provided in this Study Guide to enhance your comprehension and application. 2. Complete the Fearbuster Exercises in each Chapter before your Fearbuster Group meeting. 3. Together, study the Chapters reflecting on the questions I have provided as your guide. Answer as many questions that time allows. To ensure understanding, I encourage each member to review, on their own, the questions for each Chapter. This will support the Fearbuster Group as a whole and each member individually. 4. Assign the Fearless Integration Homework. This will support your Fearbuster Group in mastering Fearless Living rather than just reading about it. Integration is the key. 5. Review at the beginning of each Fearbuster Group meeting the insights, changes and results each member experienced regarding the Chapter studied the week before. This ensures further integration of the Chapters. Allow between three to five minutes maximum per member. 6. Choose a facilitator for the meeting. That person is designated to keep the group focused on the questions to make sure integration is being supported. 7. Share. Share. Share. This is the time to find out you are not alone. We all have fear and your willingness to share yours helps the entire group be more honest with themselves. 8. Complete each Fearbuster Study Group by asking each Fearbuster Team member to share one gratitude and one acknowledgement regarding that meeting.
  • 11. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 11 Chapter 1 - What is Fear? In addition please read the Introduction “Fear’s number one job is to guard you against any negative feelings that confirm your worst fear – that you are not good enough. Fear is the gatekeeper of your comfort zone.” Rhonda Britten Discuss Chapter One. Use the following questions as your guide. 1. What did you learn about fear reading Chapter One? 2. Did Chapter One change your view of fear? How? 3. How does fear show up in your everyday life? 4. Discuss how your perception of fear could influence your decisions and your view of the world? 5. What areas of your life are run by fear? 6. What actions do you take when you are in fear? 7. When you think of fear, what comes to your mind? 8. Name one event or situation where fear has played a part in your life? 9. Where does fear show up in your body? 10. Are there any areas or situations in your life where you think you need fear? 11. Does fear motivate you? If so, does it allow you to be happy? 12. Where you able to see any immediate shifts or awareness in your daily life since reading the chapter? 13. Any other insights you had regarding how fear has ran your life? 14. If you were not afraid, how would your life be different? 15. If fear did not stop you, who would you be? Fearless Integration Notice the subtle ways fear shows up. Jot down the answers to the following questions daily. 1. Where did the fear show up? 2. Where in your body did you feel it? 3. When did you notice fear stopping you? What did you do, or not do? 4. Did you notice fear showing up in others? 5. What Fearless Action did you take today?
  • 12. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 12 Chapter 6 – Expectations “Fear lives in our language.” Rhonda Britten Discuss Chapter Six. Use the following questions as your guide. 1. Review page 144. Name your top three words of expectations. 2. How have expectations been thwarting your life? 3. Identify one person you presently have a silent contract with? 4. What do you do when your expectations are not fulfilled? 5. How often do you silently punish someone for not fulfilling your expectations? 6. Do you get disappointed more in others or in yourself? 7. Do you want to be extraordinary? If so, how is that keeping you in expectations? 8. What expectations must the people who love you meet? 9. Is there someone you are disappointing? Who? 10. Do you want to live up to another’s expectations? 11. What benefits are there to keeping high expectations? 12. What is the cost of having high expectations of yourself and others? 13. What is the difference between expectations and intentions? 14. Name an intention that could replace an expectation. 15. How do intentions support you on your Fearless Path? Fearless Integration 1. Expectations will always build evidence for you and against others. Is there someone in your life that is disappointing you? Someone who is not living up to your expectations? How are you making them wrong and making you right? 2. For the next week, write down every time you think or say, “I can’t, should, if only, supposed to.” This will you notice how often you are in expectation. 3. What proactive behaviors could support you as you move into intention? For example: Say, “I don’t know,” when you don’t, ask for help, meditate, give a compliment, say ‘no’ when you mean ‘no’.
  • 13. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 13 Chapter 7 - No Excuses “Give yourself a break yet don’t let yourself off the hook” Rhonda Britten Discuss Chapter Seven. Use the following questions as your guide. 1. What excuses did you use this week? Time? Money? Children? Relationship? Etc.? 2. How have excuses excused you from fulfilling your potential? 3. What area of your life is most affected by excuses? 4. Name your top three excuses? 5. What is the difference between “I should” versus “I choose”? 6. How do excuses compromise your integrity? 7. What insights did you gain from doing the Life Log? 8. What was the most difficult about keeping a Life Log? 9. Is there someone in your life you are unwilling to forgive? 10. Where are you still punishing yourself instead of forgiving yourself? 11. How is unforgiving holding you back in your life? 12. Does forgiving mean you agree with their behavior? 13. Were you willing to let go of a situation or a person this past week? How about now? 14. What is the benefit of forgiving the unforgivable? 15. What is the cost of unforgiveness to your self-esteem? Your soul? Your heart? Fearless Integration 1. Keep a Life Log this week. (Pages 189-194). Minimally, pay attention to one area of your life where you would like to move forward. The Life Log is a powerful support tool. It affirms your progress by keeping track of your shifts and changes. It shows you when fear is in control or when you are in freedom. 2. Ready for more change? Keep a Life Log for three months. Every half-hour write down the word “choice” or “should.” This is a simple way for you to increase your awareness of whether you life in fear or freedom. “Should” has built in excuses. “Choice” is based in personal accountability. It will become clear what areas of your life your Wheel of Fear is leading the way and when your Wheel of Freedom is at the helm. 3. List all the people in your life you have refused to forgive. Write down the people in your life you are silently, or not so silently, punishing. What do they have to do in order for you to forgive them? Review the stages of forgiveness.
  • 14. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 14 Chapter 8 - No Complaining “Complaining advertises your fears” Rhonda Britten Discuss Chapter Eight. Use the following questions as your guide. 1. Name your three most frequent complaints. 2. Who are you complaining buddies and the subjects of the complaints? 3. When do complaints seem justified? 4. When do you substitute complaining for conversation? 5. How do complaints help someone avoid personal responsibility? 6. Is there an area of your life where complaints are more prevalent? 7. What are your complaints costing you? 8. What are the benefits of having complaints? 9. How do you feel about yourself after you complain? 10. Name your three top venting partners and area of venting? 11. Name three things you are grateful for? 12. What area of your life is it challenging to be in gratitude? 13. Can you turn that complaint into a gratitude? If so, request help from your Fearbuster Group. 14. What is the difference between feelings and intuition? 15. How would your life change if you could be grateful for everything and anything? Fearless Integration 1. Many times complaining is an unfulfilled request: a question we haven't asked, issues we didn't confront and problems we refuse to face. List your top ten complaints and determine if they are an unfulfilled request. Take action to solve one of your complaints. 2. Pay attention to the difference between acting on your feelings versus acting on your commitments. 3. Eliminate the word “why” from your vocabulary for one week and replace it with “how.” How does “why” keep you stuck in the problem and “how” move you forward?
  • 15. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 15 Chapter 9 - No Beating Yourself Up “Beating yourself up is the number one tool the Wheel of Fear uses against you.” Rhonda Britten Discuss Chapter Nine. Use the following questions as your guide. 1. What words do you use to beat yourself up? 2. How do you feel when you beat yourself up? 3. What area of your life do you beat yourself up regularly? 4. Name one of the best compliments you have received? Reason? 5. When is it difficult to accept a compliment? 6. What standards or rules do you have for accepting compliments? 7. What do you say to yourself when you receive a compliment that you don’t agree with? 8. Are you able to give compliments to another? 9. How do you feel when you receive a compliment? Give a compliment? 10. What is more challenging: Accepting compliments or acknowledging yourself? 11. How is acknowledging yourself different than bragging about yourself? 12. What is the difference between gratitudes and acknowledgments? 13. How does it feel when you acknowledge yourself? 14. How do you switch from beating yourself up to acknowledgements? 15. What is the benefit of accepting compliments and acknowledging yourself? . Fearless Integration 1. Ask yourself frequently throughout the day, “Am I empowering or disempowering myself?” When you disempower yourself, fear is in control. If you choose to empower yourself, you are giving freedom a chance. 2. Whenever you are talking to yourself ask, “Is what I am saying to myself (and others) loving, compassionate, kind, empowering or insightful?” If the answer is yes, you on your Wheel of Freedom. If the answer is no, your Wheel of Fear is on patrol. 3. Most people have a hard time with either acknowledgements or gratitudes. Individuals who have a hard time acknowledging themselves usually blame themselves. If someone has a hard time with gratitudes, those individuals have a tendency to blame the world for their problems. Which type of person are you?
  • 16. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 16 Chapter 2 - Wheel of Fear “Fear is an affirmation of your growth.” Rhonda Britten Discuss Chapter Two. Use the following questions as your guide. 1. What was the biggest insight you had regarding your Wheel of Fear? 2. Did you notice your Wheel of Fear more or less than you thought you would? 3. Are there any areas of your life where your Wheel of Fear pops up regularly? 4. Did your Wheel of Fear surprise you at any time this week? 5. What types of people bug you? Use Trigger words as your guide. 6. What Trigger word are you avoiding? 7. What feeling do you want to avoid at all cost? Use Core Negative Feeling words as your guide. 8. What do you think is your Trigger? 9. What do you think is your Core Negative Feeling? 10. Name your most frequent Fear Responses? 11. Name one judgment, opinion or frustration. How does fear play a part? 12. You are not your Wheel of Fear. Do you believe that? 13. How will identifying your Wheel of Fear help you with your day-to-day decisions? 14. What are the potential drawbacks to knowing your Wheel of Fear? 15. How will understanding your Wheel of Fear support a Fearless Life? Fearless Integration 1. Continue to add to your list of Fear Responses. The more you have listed, the more you will be able to catch yourself when you are on your Wheel of Fear. This will create more opportunities to step into freedom. 2. Pay attention to the world and notice how often people are in their Wheel of Fear. Remember when people are grumpy, mean and generally not nice, they are on their Wheel of Fear. Do you take other people’s frustrations personally? Do you allow another’s Wheel of Fear to become your own? 3. Define your Trigger word and Core Negative Feeling. Do not use a dictionary. Use color, imagery or anything else that will support you in understanding your Wheel of Fear and how it shows up in your life.
  • 17. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 17 Chapter 3 - Wheel of Freedom “You are not your Wheel of Fear. You are your Wheel of Freedom. The Wheel of Freedom is not the opposite of the Wheel of Fear. It is also not the positive flip side.” Rhonda Britten Discuss Chapter Three. Use the following questions as your guide. 1. What did you learn about your Wheel of Freedom this week? 2. Any of the Wheel of Freedom Fearbuster Exercises easy or challenging? 3. Were you able to move from fear to freedom any moment this week? 4. If so, when? How did you shift from fear to freedom? 5. Tell me the top three qualities your heroes possess? 6. What quality do you secretly believe you cannot possess? Use Essential Nature words as your guide. 7. If you could give one gift to someone you love, what would it be? Use Wholeness words as your guide. 8. What do you think is your Essential Nature? 9. What do you think is your Wholeness? 10. What is the difference in your behaviors when you live in fear versus when you choose freedom? 11. What Proactive Behaviors did you consciously choose this week? 12. Is there any area of your life where your Wheel of Freedom rules? 13. How do you feel about yourself when you choose your Wheel of Freedom? 14. What are the benefits you receive by choosing your Wheel of Freedom? 15. Tell me how learning your Wheel of Freedom could alter your life? Fearless Integration 1. Continue to write down Proactive Behaviors that will support you in igniting your Wheel of Freedom. It is helpful to create and carry a list of at least 10 Proactive Behaviors. When you become aware of your Wheel of Fear take a Proactive Behavior that will support you in freedom. If the first one doesn’t seem to work, move onto another. Become an expert at creating Proactive Behaviors that you can use at any time. 2. Jot down when you notice any of the signs of the Wheel of Freedom. The signs are - being present, acceptance, inner strength, centered, empowered, detached, abundance, energized, satisfaction, engaged, curious, and synchronicity. 3. Define your Essential Nature and Wholeness. Do not use a dictionary. The more thorough your definition, the quicker you’ll recognize your Wheel of Freedom.
  • 18. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 18 Chapter 4 - Fear Junkies “Fear Junkies are acting from their own Wheel of Fear. Their behavior is unconsciously driven by fear and has nothing to do with you.” Rhonda Britten Discuss Chapter Four. Use the following questions as your guide. 1. Who are the Fear Junkies in your life that you also call friends? 2. Are you surprised by anyone on your list? 3. How have Fear Junkies influenced your day-to-day decisions? 4. How have Fear Junkies impacted your life overall? 5. Is there a dream you have given up due to Fear Junkie influence? 6. What type of Fear Junkie is most prevalent in your life? 7. How you do feel when you are around Fear Junkies? 8. When are you a Fear Junkie? 9. Are you being a Fear Junkie in someone else’s life under the guise of caring? 10. How do you feel when you are being a Fear Junkie? 11. What is the benefit of being a Fear Junkie? 12. What is the benefit of having Fear Junkies in your life? 13. What is the cost of being a Fear Junkie? 14. What is the cost of having Fear Junkies in your life? 15. Are you willing to give up being a Fear Junkie? Fearless Integration 1. You can’t change anyone else’s behavior only your response to the Fear Junkies in your life. How could you change your behavior around Fear Junkies? Name one thing you could do with each type of Fear Junkie? 2. Notice this week how you connect with people. Do you initiate complaining to stay connected with someone? Do you agree with their limited viewpoints to be accepted? Do you compromise your opinions in order to be liked? 3. Keep track of how Fear Junkies affect your decisions.
  • 19. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 19 Chapter 5 - Fearbuster Team “Just because they are your friend or family member, does not guarantee support. No one person can support you in everything.” Rhonda Britten Discuss Chapter Five. Use the following questions as your guide. 1. Name your top five Fearbuster Team members? 2. How do the Fearbusters in your life support you? 3. What qualities or characteristics qualify them as a Fearbuster? 4. What areas in your life would you like more Fearbusters? 5. How could you increase your Fearbuster Team? 6. Is there someone you could hire to maximize your Fearbuster Team? Who? 7. Which potential acquaintances could you turn into Fearbusters? 8. Can you ask for help from your Fearbuster Team? 9. What area of your life could you benefit from more support? 10. What is the benefit of having a Fearbuster Team? 11. How do you feel around your Fearbuster Team? 12. Compare how you feel around Fear Junkies versus Fearbusters? 13. Who are the people in your life that are Fear Junkies in one area and Fearbusters in another? 14. Are you a Fearbuster for someone else? 15. What is one thing you could do to maximize your Fearbusting skills? Fearless Integration 1. Relationships are two-way streets. As you take better care of yourself, you are better able to help others without fear being your motivating force. How could you be a better Fearbuster to yourself? 2. When we are in our Wheel of Fear, it is difficult to remember for ourselves what our commitments are. Discuss with one of your main Fearbuster Team members how you can better support one another. 3. Being a Fearbuster means keeping firm boundaries and taking full responsibility for our own actions, thoughts and feelings. What area of your life could benefit from firmer personal boundaries? How is fear keeping you from putting the boundary in place? Who could support you in making and keeping boundaries?
  • 20. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 20 Chapter 10 - The Fearless Path “When you become Fearless, fear becomes your guidance system.” Rhonda Britten Discuss Chapter Ten. Use the following questions as your guide. 1. What would your life look like if you took the focus off results? 2. What are you attached to that you are unwilling to release? 3. What would you be like if you detached from what you think should happen and instead, was open to what could happen? 4. What would your life look like if you “invested fully in your intention?” 5. What area of your life are you hesitating to invest your time, money and energy? 6. What does standing for the truth mean? 7. When do you have difficulty standing for your truth? 8. What takes priority: kindness to yourself or kindness to others? 9. What does “uncomfortable zone” mean? 10. What messages of the past still haunt you? 11. What is the difference between feeling like a phony and faking the truth? 12. What are your concerns about being able to live fearlessly? 13. What would living fearlessly look like to you? 14. How has your life changed since beginning the Fearless Path? 15. What impact has Fearless Living had on your life? Fearless Integration 1. What would your life look like one year from now if you continued on your Fearless Path? 2. Name three things you are willing to commit to completing in the next year? 3. Write down twenty-five gratitudes and twenty-five acknowledgements regarding your shifts, changes and results since reading Fearless Living?
  • 21. Fearbuster Group Study Guide Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret © 2002 Fearless Living Institute ~ 303-447-2704 ~ www.FearlessLiving.org 21 My Fearbuster Team 1. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: _____________________________ 2. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: _____________________________ 3. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email:______________________________ 4. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: _____________________________ 5. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: _____________________________ 6. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: ____________________________ 7. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: _____________________________ 8. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: _____________________________ 9. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email:______________________________ 10. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________ Email: ______________________________ 11. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: _____________________________ 12. Name:____________________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email:______________________________