This post is part two of a multi-part post featuring the original Escape Velocity Pep-Talks written by J.D. Bloodstone. Originally written in 2008, these pep-talks were a supplemental weekly e-mail course sent to people who downloaded Think & Grow Balls! in its original e-book format. These newsletters were recently discovered in an archived folder on an old computer after having been lost by the hosting provider and feared lost forever. I am happy to report that they will be released on this blog over the coming months.
Escape Velocity Pep-Talk #2
As you may already know, recently I’ve been taking a survey on my website and many people have given me their input as to what topic is most important to them.
I can’t tell if you have voted, yet, because it’s an anonymous poll, but I want to thank you if you have.
This poll helps me understand what is important to my readers and also helps me validate the content of my ebooks and their ability to help motivate and encourage them to take action in their lives.
Which brings me to my topic for this week.
According to the most recent poll results, “taking action” is now in the lead by almost 10% of the total votes.
I find this reassuring because it lets me know that there are a lot of people just like me out in the world that are dealing with the same issues that have held me back in the past.
I’ve done a lot of research for the topics I discuss in my e-books and it just so happens that “taking action” is VERY important to MANY people and the topic came up in discussions often.
So, I’ll share with you what I’ve learned.
Taking action isn’t always about doing something… sometimes it’s about NOT doing something.
And, the decision to DO or NOT TO DO something involves CHANGE.
And, since change is not absolute and the results are not guaranteed, change involves RISK.
And, anytime humans encounter risk, they encounter FEAR.
But what kind of fear?
There are many types of fear and many ways it manifests in our bodies.
From my research, I’ve found that our fear of taking risks is actually a fear of the UNKNOWN.
It is a fear that is innate and “wired” into our biology.
Throughout our history, fear has played a crucial role in our survival as a species.
So, how can we overcome our fear of the unknown in a modern world?
I believe I have the answer to this question and I share it with you in my e-books.
I’ll give you a hint… it has everything to do with how you think.
In fact, if you can condition or “reprogram” the way you think about fear, courage, action, failure, success, and everything in between, you won’t fear the unknown anymore.
You’ll be in control of your own thoughts and emotions and you’ll find the courage inside you to TAKE ACTION.
I promise you.
I’m so sure I can help you that I’ll give you all your money back, without a hassle, if you disagree with me.
Oh yeah, as I’m writing this, I can’t tell if you’ve purchased my e-books… so, if you have, thank you and hopefully these newsletters are giving you a little extra “pep”.
I tried to write this entire program in such a way so it would feel as though you were giving yourself a “pep talk” each time you read.
I sincerely hope I can reduce your fear and encourage you to make the happiest life possible for yourself.
Onward & Upward,