How to Overcome Fear to Get What You Want


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What do you want most right now?
What is holding you back from getting where you want to be?

Here are a few of the most common responses:
1. Not enough ideas
2. Not enough time
3. Not enough money

Most people also say either:

"I don't know what to do next."
"I don't know the right people and I'm afraid of doing it alone."

The underlying cause is fear. Fear of being alone. Fear of failure. Even fear of success.

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  • excited and challenged to share. some of the best things are also the hardest.
    spent 30 minutes in therapy, costing me $150 just to be able to do this free presentation with you
    watered plants
    used a foam roller on my leg (whatever the fuck that is)
    anything but... THAT’S a telling point. what you avoid is hardly ever as hard as when you face it.
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    actionable techniques / mindshifts
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    what was your pre-scribed life story
    can you tell what you’ve done in the past year and half
    where you at now?
    are you happy?
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  • tell the story of how i was depressed..
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  • who you surround yourself with in all facets!!
  • a) who you spend time with now. who else can you add to your favorites?
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    2- involve others
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    smoked cigarettes
    embraced that it sucked
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  • power of full engagement
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    we had 16 people, an office, “killing it” but it wasnt what i wanted
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    i knew internally the million people goal wasnt what i wanted.
    having fun at work every day and promoting cool stuff.
    went back to that.
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  • Books: willpower, power of habit, losing my virginity, devil in the kitchen
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    Bought a domain,
    made an app
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  • How to Overcome Fear to Get What You Want

    1. 1. Noah Kagan * @NoahKagan
    2. 2. Who’s afraid of public speaking?
    3. 3. Who’s afraid of heights?
    4. 4. Who’s important to you that you haven’t told how much they mean to you?
    5. 5. Okay, lets call them now and say exactly why they mean so much…
    7. 7. “I’m following @X cause they’re fearless!” #noahLIVE
    8. 8.
    9. 9. It’s NOT fear, it’s about getting what YOU want. 1. Living fearlessly 2. Self, Wealth + Love 3. Psychology of business 4. Start your business today Specifically stories, techniques, live-examples and fun.
    10. 10. THE (life) Framework 1. Wealth 2. Health 3. Love Stolen from Neville : - ) (ps. Everything is a kopy!)
    11. 11. • What makes anyone an expert? • Ironically a common fear among people • Start on yourself • Help others overcome with success • India • A growing $5 million dollar business I despised • Waking up most days wondering the point of living • Unhealthy relationships Qualifications
    12. 12. Write down your fear.
    13. 13.
    14. 14. Now. Pass it 2 people to the right
    15. 15. Now… Fun :O
    16. 16. Spider Picture
    17. 17.
    18. 18.
    19. 19. Any questions? Tweet to #noahLIVE
    20. 20. • Tweet something you are scared of. Hashtag #noahLIVE • The Big Leap • Celestine Prophecy • Women who Love Too Much Free Books Time
    21. 21. 2. Self (Health + Love)
    22. 22. Insert pic of me home alone crying while cooking
    23. 23. Coffee Person
    24. 24. But I want to start a business? ”
    25. 25. Health
    26. 26.
    27. 27. 3 Daily Positive Triggers
    28. 28. Work Work-out Personal
    29. 29. • Gratitude • Exercise • Breakfast • You
    30. 30. 1 year personal training with Adam of “For my Health I’m going to: #noahLive”
    31. 31. “To be in the 1% you have to be willing to do what the 99% won’t ”
    32. 32. • Invest in yourselves (by sitting here today, you are) to be stronger. • Personal Trainer - $86 a session • Therapy - $180 for 45 minutes • $495 for Conscious Loving Workshop • And $$$$ more
    33. 33. Love
    34. 34. How to Make Friends
    35. 35.
    36. 36. Questions Time
    37. 37. “What’s 1 thing you can do to invest in yourself this week?” •Join a gym •Buy a course •Upgrade your phone •Treat someone to lunch (or Taco Deli!) Tweet for Books Time
    38. 38. Come BACK to see LIVE business validations!
    39. 39. 3. Psychology of Business
    40. 40. Facebook… 1. Selfish 2. Marketing 3. Skills
    41. 41. And STILL MORE Failures 2012
    42. 42. 84% Fail #1
    43. 43. $10,000 Fail #2
    44. 44. I’ll keep my full rant for the people on my email list (25K strong) I’ll title it “Tell Appsumo to go fuck themselves…” My respect for you and your company has disappeared and pray to fucking God nobody ever asks me what I think of Appsumo and the retards that run it. Fail #3
    45. 45. Fail #4
    46. 46. Fail #5
    47. 47. Fail #6
    48. 48. Insert Fails #7-1,000 here
    49. 49. Didn’t really know what to do ;/
    50. 50. 1,13233.96% of 3,333 7
    51. 51. • I have too many / few ideas? • I’m nervous about failing / embarrassing myself • I’ve spent money but haven’t made a profit • I don’t know how to Code • I need a co-founder • What else? Common Fears
    52. 52. • Practice (duh.) • Validation! • NOT spending money or time. Tools to overcome fear
    53. 53. Draw Me (it’s for my mom) $1,000 if I like it Email it to: Live-Activity: Portrait Business
    54. 54. Fear in business will for sure happen. Practicing / awareness will help you overcome it.” Tweet Practice makes perfect
    55. 55. 4. Starting your Business
    56. 56. Funny Noah Drawings 
    57. 57. You’re not unique interview
    58. 58. 1. You only have 48 hours to start 2. How can you get 3 paying customers? 3. What’s the actual problem? Keys to Starting
    59. 59. Where you're stuck - Our business model is validated and we want to take over the world. How big should we be thinking? How did you blow up AppSumo? How much of this can apply to a service business? Alex – WPCurve
    60. 60. Nita Thom - Designer
    61. 61. Reshanda – Awkward Cards
    62. 62. Want more help?
    63. 63. Questions?
    64. 64. 10 SMALL Wins Today 1. Do what is FUN 2. NOTICE the words you use 3. GEBY 4. Donate clothes to Goodwill 5. Make your bed 6. Get a morning song! Rocket Summer  7. Start 1 new habit – 5 pushups tonight 8. Remove 1 bad habit – no criticizing 9. Add a background image to your phone 10. Call 1 friend (you like) and listen
    65. 65. If it’s uncomfortable, you’re growing.” Tweet it! -@noahkagan
    66. 66. Review your Framework! 1. Wealth 2. Health 3. Love
    67. 67. 1. From RIGHT now for the next 24 hours, what can you accomplish? creativeLIVE will email out winner on Oct. 1st 2. Flight + Hotel + Gourmet Taco dinner with me in Austin, TX. 3. Enter here: 24 Hour Challenge
    68. 68. “Have a Great Day!”