LISTEN to today's conversation with Brandon Webb!
Former Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author discusses MASTERING FEAR: a simple yet powerful guide to making your fears work for you instead of against you.
Brandon Webb has run life-threatening missions in the world's worst
trouble spots, whether that meant jumping out of airplanes, taking down
hostile ships on the open sea, or rolling prisoners in the dead of night
in the mountains of Afghanistan. As a Navy SEAL, he learned how to
manage the natural impulse to panic in the face of terrifying
situations. As media CEO and national television commentator, he has
learned how to apply those same skills in civilian life.
on his experiences in combat and business, along with colorful
anecdotes from his vast network of super-achiever friends from
astronauts to billionaires, Webb shows how people from all walks of life
can stretch and transcend their boundaries and learn to use their fears
as fuel to achieve more than they ever thought possible. "Fear can be a
set of manacles, holding you prisoner," writes Webb. "Or it can be a
slingshot, catapulting you on to greatness."
The key, says Webb,
is not to fight fear or try to beat it back, but to embrace and harness
it. In the process, rather than being your adversary, your fear becomes a
secret weapon that allows you to triumph in even the most adverse
situations. In Mastering Fear, Webb and his bestselling coauthor
John David Mann break this transformation down into five practical
steps, creating a must-read manual for anyone looking for greater
courage and mastery in their lives.
When Brandon Webb left home at sixteen and then joined the Navy SEALs, he learned an invaluable lesson about fear. Not how to eliminate it—how to master it. After leaving the military, he took that lesson into civilian life and business, with exceptional results. In his new book, MASTERING FEAR, Webb draws on his experiences in combat and commerce, along with colorful anecdotes from his vast network of super-achiever friends, ranging from astronauts to billionaires. In doing so, he shows how people from all walks of life can push their boundaries and learn to use their fears as fuel to achieve more than they ever thought possible. "Fear can be a set of manacles, holding you prisoner," writes Webb. "Or it can be a slingshot, catapulting you on to greatness."
Brandon Webb discusses:
· The Five Steps: Decision, Rehearsal, Letting Go, Jumping Off, Knowing What Matters
· Facing common phobias: flying, swimming, heights, commitment, public speaking, and failure
· Applying Mastering Fear to business situations—giving a presentation, meeting a prospective client, attempting new strategies, launching a company, and more
· Translating intense and dangerous Navy SEAL training for a civilian audience.
They key isn’t to fight or beat back the fear, but rather to harness it, making fear your secret weapon in any adverse situation. MASTERING FEAR is a must-read manual for anyone seeking greater mastery and courage in their lives.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brandon Webb is a former US Navy SEAL, New York Times bestselling author, and founder and CEO of Hurricane Group, a media and ecommerce business focused on military entertainment, news, and monthly clubs. His titles include The Red Circle, Benghazi: The Definitive Report, The Killing School, and Total Focus. John David Mann is Webb's co-author of The Red Circle, Among Heroes, The Killing School, Total Focus and the international bestseller The Go-Giver.