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Fear. Not. 
How to overcome your fears and challenges
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What did you learn? 
1. Once you knew what to expect it wasn’t as scary 
2. Being prepared for the scare made it easier to...
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Change your perspective
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Definition of fear 
Key words: emotion threat
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What are you afraid of? 
● Failing at Uni 
● Applying for a job 
● Failing in an interview 
● Not finding...
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Why are you afraid? 
“Nothing in this life is to be feared, it is 
only to be understood. Now is the time...
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Personal Challenges 
● Moving to Sydney 
● Buying an investment property 
● Backflips and a trampoline 
●...
My Career 
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Moving to Sydney 
My fear: 
● Emotion = scared of moving to a new place on my own 
● Threat = ...
Buying an investment property 
My fear: 
● Emotion = scared of having a huge debt 
● Threat = making the wrong investment ...
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Doing a backflip on a trampoline 
My fear: 
● Emotion = scared of arching backwards in the air 
● Threat ...
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Surfers In A Dress 
➔ Supports the charity, 
One Girl who help 
provide girls in Sie...
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Surfers In A Dress 
My fear: 
● Emotion = fear of failure 
● Threat = worried I wouldn’t achieve my targe...
5 Key Takeaways 
1. Acknowledge your fears 
2. Break the challenge down into bite-sized chunks 
3. Tackle one at a time an...
What does it take to be a good suit? 
1. People skills 
2. Project management skills 
3. Taking initiative 
4. Being proac...
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So what are you going to do? 
1. Find a job that interests you 
2. Research elements of the job descripti...
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Tips and useful resources 
1. Create a vision board 
2. Create a profile on LinkedIn 
3. Follow these blo...
Assessment questions 
1. What are the two key words in the definition of fear? 
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2. Finish this sentence: ...
THE ONLY THING 
WE HAVE TO FEAR IS 
FEAR 
ITSELF... 
and Comic Sans 
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt -
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Connect. 
/in/gregbeazley 
gregbeazley.com 
@gregbeazley 
gregbeazley@gmail.com 
facebook.com/surfersinad...
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What is fear? What are you afraid of and why are you afraid at all?

In this presentation prepared for the Advertising students at the University of Western Sydney, I explain the concept of fear and how to change your perspective of fear or any major challenge in your life. I support the stance with some personal examples and advise the students what they should be thinking about and learning as they finish Uni and start a career.

This was presented on Tuesday the 2nd of September 2014.

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  1. 1. gregbeazley.com Fear. Not. How to overcome your fears and challenges
  2. 2. gregbeazley.com
  3. 3. What did you learn? 1. Once you knew what to expect it wasn’t as scary 2. Being prepared for the scare made it easier to experience gregbeazley.com Key words: expectations preparation
  4. 4. gregbeazley.com Change your perspective
  5. 5. gregbeazley.com Definition of fear Key words: emotion threat
  6. 6. gregbeazley.com What are you afraid of? ● Failing at Uni ● Applying for a job ● Failing in an interview ● Not finding a job ● Asking for a raise ● Presenting without notes ● Marriage proposal
  7. 7. gregbeazley.com Why are you afraid? “Nothing in this life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” - Marie Curie Instead of resisting and fighting fear, acknowledge its presence.
  8. 8. gregbeazley.com Personal Challenges ● Moving to Sydney ● Buying an investment property ● Backflips and a trampoline ● Starting Surfers In A Dress
  9. 9. My Career gregbeazley.com Moving to Sydney My fear: ● Emotion = scared of moving to a new place on my own ● Threat = losing my job and having to move back to Badelaide Overcoming the challenge: ● Expectation = avoid the thought of failure and take a deep breath every now and then ● Preparation = 1. Book the flight 2. Find a place to live 3. Start a new chapter 4. Be patient UniSA Marketing & Commerce Thomson Street Event Manager M&C Saatchi Digital & Direct Suit Vodafone Online Marketing Manager Datarati Senior Marketing Consultant
  10. 10. Buying an investment property My fear: ● Emotion = scared of having a huge debt ● Threat = making the wrong investment decision Overcoming the challenge: ● Expectation = if I did my research, speak to people who have done it already, I’ll be well equipped to make up my own investment decision gregbeazley.com ● Preparation = 1. Created and committed to a savings plan 2. Researched the market and understood different investment strategies 3. Attended seminars and read books 4. Met with a property advisor 5. Did the maths and committed
  11. 11. gregbeazley.com Doing a backflip on a trampoline My fear: ● Emotion = scared of arching backwards in the air ● Threat = landing on my neck and hurting myself Overcoming the challenge: ● Expectation = I knew it couldn’t be as hard as I thought ● Preparation = 1. Called Sydney Trapeze school & booked a lesson with an instructor 2. Practiced trampoline fundamentals 3. Practiced backflips in a harness 4. Did it
  12. 12. surfersinadress.com gregbeazley.com Surfers In A Dress ➔ Supports the charity, One Girl who help provide girls in Sierra Leone with access to education ➔ Helped over 60 girls ➔ Raised over $18,000 ➔ Appeared on Channel 7’s Sunrise Save the date: Sunday 12 October, 10:30am - 12:30pm Bondi Beach (wear a school dress)
  13. 13. gregbeazley.com Surfers In A Dress My fear: ● Emotion = fear of failure ● Threat = worried I wouldn’t achieve my target of $10K Overcoming my fear: ● Expectation = stay positive and focused ● Preparation = 1. Organised Council Permits, Insurances etc. 2. Sent personal messages to 90% of my FB friends 3. Built a team of friends to collect donations 4. Generated awareness via memes, maintaining communication on social and meeting new people
  14. 14. 5 Key Takeaways 1. Acknowledge your fears 2. Break the challenge down into bite-sized chunks 3. Tackle one at a time and gain momentum 4. Don’t lose sight of the end goal, but be flexible with the gregbeazley.com outcome 5. Congratulate yourself when you achieve something
  15. 15. What does it take to be a good suit? 1. People skills 2. Project management skills 3. Taking initiative 4. Being proactive 5. Asking the important questions, like Why? gregbeazley.com
  16. 16. gregbeazley.com So what are you going to do? 1. Find a job that interests you 2. Research elements of the job description 3. Ask yourself: a. What do I know how to do? b. What don’t I know how to do? c. How can I take initiative, be proactive and learn? d. How can I prepare for the interview?
  17. 17. gregbeazley.com Tips and useful resources 1. Create a vision board 2. Create a profile on LinkedIn 3. Follow these blogs: a. mashable.com - News, trends, technology, social media b. kaushik.net/avinash - Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google c. jamesclear.com/blog - Entrepreneur and life coach d. blog.startwithwhy.com - (Simon Sinek) big thinker and public speaker e. simuddell.com - Digital Strategist and life coach f. gregbeazley.com - (Me) Digital Strategy, Philanthropy, Inspiration 4. Watch more TED and less TV
  18. 18. Assessment questions 1. What are the two key words in the definition of fear? gregbeazley.com 2. Finish this sentence: “Nothing in this life is to be feared, it is only to be...” 1. 1) Emotion, 2) Threat 2. Understood
  19. 19. THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF... and Comic Sans - Franklin Delano Roosevelt -
  20. 20. gregbeazley.com Connect. /in/gregbeazley gregbeazley.com @gregbeazley gregbeazley@gmail.com facebook.com/surfersinadress
  • JoannaSantiago

    Apr. 6, 2015

What is fear? What are you afraid of and why are you afraid at all? In this presentation prepared for the Advertising students at the University of Western Sydney, I explain the concept of fear and how to change your perspective of fear or any major challenge in your life. I support the stance with some personal examples and advise the students what they should be thinking about and learning as they finish Uni and start a career. This was presented on Tuesday the 2nd of September 2014.

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