Folks, last night I participated, once again, in my favorite Tuesday Evening Twitter Chat: #DareToBe. As usual the #DareToBe Tweetchat is hosted by my friend, Andrea Sanchez (twitter handle: @asanchez16). The participants are a great group with each delivering insightful responses that typically lead to deeper discussions. This happens every Tuesday evening. To see some of the responses please click here (a new window will open),
Last night’s topic was DARE TO BE FEARLESS.
There are always Ten questions and Ten Answers plus a bonus Question and Answer.
Here are the questions and my answers.
Q1: Define fear. #DareToBe
A1. Fear is that little voice that SCREAMS at you when you are contemplating doing something new. #DareToBe
Q2: Name one fear that you believe holds people back. #DareToBe
A2. The fear of being considered a “loser” by complete strangers. #DareToBe
Q3: It’s normal to have fears. When do they actually become a problem? #DareToBe
A3. Fear is a part of life. It is our defense mechanism at work. It becomes a problem when that defense mechanism is the only thing working and we ignore the TRY mechanism #DareToBe
Q4: What can you ask yourself to determine if a fear is rational or irrational? #DareToBe
A4. Is your gut telling you to be afraid or are others (as in outsiders) telling you? #DareToBe
Q5: Give an example of an irrational fear you may have. #DareToBe
A5. An irrational fear I have is that of acting on impulse without having all the info I need. #DareToBe
Q6: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” –Eleanor Roosevelt Agree/disagree? Elaborate. #DareToBe
A6. AGREE! 100% If you don’t feel just a small twinge of fear daily then what have you got left to do? #DareToBe
Q7: What are some often disguised behaviors associated with fear? #DareToBe
A7. The “You go first” or the “I hear my mom calling me” behaviours. beh#DareToBe
Q8: Give a tip on how one can calm down when feeling fearful. #DareToBe
A8. Take a deep breath, look up at the sky or if at night then look at the stars. Looking up helps to calm down. #DareToBe
Q9: Fear can also be good. What positive role can fear play? #DareToBe
A9. Fear can play a positive role in that it will force us to THINK things through before acting. #DareToBe
Q10: ______________ is the key to conquering fears. #DareToBe
A10. Knowing that if you can overcome fear you can overcome anything is the key to conquering fears. #DareToBe
Q11: Tomorrow I will dare to face my fears _________________. #DareToBe
A11: Tomorrow I will dare to face my fears by knowing that what does not kill me WILL make me stronger (it always does). #DareToBe
There you go my answers to the #DareToBe tweetchat. If you find yourself with some time on Tuesday evening, starting at 8PM Eastern/7pm Central, then please consider joining us for this awesome, insightful, thought provoking and always informative hour.