Review of ‘Overcoming Fear: Sticking It to What’s Holding You Back eBook and Audio Program’

I’m currently going through the ‘Overcoming Fear: Sticking It to What’s Holding You Back eBook and Audio Program’ and wanted to write a review on what I’ve covered so far.

The program has been created in collaboration between Justin Mazza the personal development coach, Mohamed Tohami who is renowned for his interviews with successful people and Lisa H. Wright, the mother, blogger, runner and happiness seeker.

The program is made up of the following:

1. A 49 Page eBook entitled ‘Overcoming Fear: Sticking It to What’s Holding You Back’.

2. 4 audio interviews with top experts.

3. 2 free bonus eBooks entitled ‘The Guide to Being Human Pt 1’ and ‘Get out of your own way: an original workbook for inspiring change’.

Below are my thoughts on what I’ve read and heard so far.

The main eBook

The eBook has a very interesting beginning and the first chapter is devoted to explaining how we as humans are born into a world and have been indoctrinated by the society to be in a certain way, to act in a certain way and how the seeds of personal limitations are created at this time.

The second chapter is a powerful one and helps you to reignite your dreams and to appreciate that time doe’s move on, and to use having less time as a motivator to get into action.

One aspect I liked is the explanation, that although it may be too late to do certain things such as becoming a professional sports star, you could become a coach, as an example of how you can still achieve some of your dream now.

Chapter 3 then goes into fear and expertly explains the different types of fear. When I was reading, I could appreciate all the types explained. Chapter 4 proceeds to discuss that what could be keeping us back in life is a fear we might just succeed at what we want to do. I agree totally.

Chapter 5 is an excellent explanation on how fear is related to underlying beliefs and how fear allows us to become aware we have such beliefs in the first place.

The next chapter contains many nuggets of wisdom and explains how we should allow ourselves to dream again like we did as kids, look for happiness from within, move on from the past, and be grateful for what we already have.

The eBook then proceeds in the following chapter to explain further how the universe is unfolding exactly as it is supposed to, and what really hit it home for me was to understand how the world will not wait for us. It will keep changing. We can decide to change too. However, the world will not wait for us.

Chapter 8 explains how to rather than resist what you don’t want as this is how we create pain, is to instead shift our focus totally to where we currently are, and to let go of expectation.

The next chapter gives practical ways of how you can use fear to demonstrate courage such as not hesitating for too long, as this gives time to our minds to rationalise the fear and reasons for why we shouldn’t proceed.

Rather than doing this, you can train your mind to act quickly in those situations where you would usually hesitate, and act on the desire of the present moment without letting worries about the future start.

The book proceeds to discuss worry as also being a form and explains useful ways to deal with this such as embracing uncertainty, which are normal aspects of everyday life. Included, are a great set of questions you can ask yourself to help you become more comfortable with uncertainty.

It teaches to stop comparing yourself to others and remain focused on you and what you are doing and to take small steps when working on overcoming your fears.

The book ends with a list of great things you can do to step out of your comfort zone, practical ways of first establishing limiting beliefs you may have about yourself and then replacing them with more empowering ones.

Audio Interview with Guy Finley

The audio interview I’ve heard so far is conducted by Mohamed Tohami with the world famous and best-selling self-realization author Guy Finley. This interview is around 1 hour along and below I’m writing just a very brief overview of it.

Guy talks about his life and how he hadn’t set out to be successful.

He was born in a successful family. He grew up with people who were successful and saw them treat others badly and witnessed a lot of self-centred activity. He knew there was something wrong with the world he lived in. He expected these successful people to be more compassionate, but rather they were the opposite.

He talks about his intense love of music and how it allowed him to express his emotions.

Guy explains how he was a successful composer. In the eyes of others it was making him a success. However, it wasn’t bringing him contentment. Guy realised the more he got, he didn’t get free.

He then quit the music business and travelled to the Far East and India and met people who could shed light on the contradiction he witnessed in his life.

He teaches to firstly seek the truth of ourselves, and how dissatisfaction arises when we try and look for ourselves in all the wrong places, i.e. outside of ourselves. He explains how intrinsic value of a human being is found in the heart and mind of a person and in relation to what is divine.

He talks about fear which tries to crush love. One particular thing he mentions really struck a chord with me. He says to not listen to the negativity of the past. People act from the love of what they do and if they persist, they will realise nothing can get in their way.

He discusses how all negative thoughts and feelings are lies and if there is a wish for you to make a change, the divine in us will create the opportunity to change.

What I liked was how Guy explains resistance. For instance he talks about how an event happens and we judge it as being bad. At this moment something deep inside us resists that moment. This resistance is the father of the fear that takes control of our life.

Wrap up

I still have 3 other audios to go through and read the 2 free bonus eBooks.

However, from what I’ve gone through so far, it is clear this is a solid program based upon years of experience of the creators. It is full of high quality practical advice, which when applied in life will no doubt help people overcome their individual fears.

For this reason, I can definitely recommend the program. You can find out more and order the program at this page.

 

My friends, it’s over to you.

How has fear held you back in life? What was the fear about and what did you do do to overcome it?  Please share your valuable views and comments in the box below.

10 Comments
  1. Thanks for the review my friend, I really appreciate it. 🙂 I listened to the Guy Finley interview at least six times myself. I have long been a fan of his work and his interview with Tohami was epic. If any of your readers have any questions about the Overcoming Fear program there is a contact link on the sales page. So please ask away.

    1. Hi Justin,

      You’re most welcome, my friend! It was a pleasure. It’s a great program you guys have created.

      The Guy Finley interview is brilliant. Indeed, it needs to be heard more than once to really take in the wisdom inside it.

      I’m currently reading The Guide to Being Human Pt 1’ bonus eBook and it’s awesome!

      I wish you and your partner’s the very best with this program.

  2. Wow – I think I might need to check this one out.

    In my research, teachings and in my own experience, I’ve found that everyone operates with what I call “laws on their lenses.” In other words, what we consider to be success, fear, contentment, etc. is different for each person based on the laws on their lenses. Much like Justin and those he collaborated with have explained, everything is based on our own early experiences. By not taking time to step back and examine the laws on our lenses we can miss out on so many amazing opportunities. All it takes is one step back to realize what you really want and start working towards that vision.

    1. Hi Steve,

      What a wonderful comment you wrote! Thank you. 

      I loved the way you explained your “law on their lenses” concept.

      Have you thought about writing a post on this?

      Those early experiences in life certainly do set those governing laws in action, which seem to colour our individual perspectives.

      When we are young though, we really don’t know how to use our brains wisely and through the way we think and the way we talk to ourselves our self-limitations are created.

      It’s amazing, because as you say, all it takes is to step back to analyse the laws on our lenses and consider what other critical parts of our vision we have totally missed out.

      Many of us have to train ourselves to do this as adults.

      Thanks for your brilliant comment and adding so much more to this review post.

  3. Great information. Great People. Great Blog. Thank you for all the great sharing that is being done here. Nice post.

    1. Hi Harry,

      It’s great to hear from you!

      I’m really glad you’re enjoying the blog! 🙂

      Thanks for your words of appreciation.

  4. Hi Hiten,

    I absolutely loved your review.

    I am currently reading the book and listening to the audio. Have to admit there is a lot to absorb for sure. I can’t begin to tell you just how fear much is a limiting belief. Sometimes admitting stuff about ourselves is very embarrassing. It’s okay to fail and all, that’s the accepted notion. But really getting over the fear of being a failure…the way we see ourselves. That’s the tricky part.

    I like that you said, ” when it’s too late to do certain things such as becoming a professional sports star, you could become a coach.” This is so true, there is so much each of us could offer but due to certain limiting beliefs…FEAR…being at the forefront. We stagnate in our little cocoons…the seductive comfort zone.

    Reading through the book, it’s clear to see that doing what we fear eliminates the fear.

    More so, most fears started from childhood. I have always being afraid of heights and small spaces. I would literally start shaking when my feet were not firmly on the ground. Even an elevator ride was enough to freak me out. That was until my mum told me she fell in a ditch carrying me on the back when I was about 2. It was a relief to know about that incident. It has answered many questions for me. Now am so comfortable with heights it’s just great.

    I am so passionate of this topic.There are many areas in our lives that fear affects us. And finding the source of it, eliminating it or discovering it’s falsehood. Can change our lives forever.

    I didn’t mean to write so much, but I can’t seem to stop. Thus I sign off 😀

    Veeh

    1. Hi Veeh,

      I’m so glad you liked the review, my friend! You comment was amazing. You should have carried on! 🙂

      I agree there is a lot of material in the program and it would take a number of weeks to cover thoroughly and begin to apply in the real world.

      I was listening to a podcast on fear yesterday and I remember how the presenter defined fear as being an evil force in the mind. This is rather crude and I have to agree. Fear is that crippling force that stops us from realising our true and infinite potential.

      The fear of failure is a massive issue, which all of us face at some periods in our lives.

      One way I like to reframe this is to consider frightening our fear of failing, and seeing how this changes things. 🙂

      Using our fears positively as a force to drive us into action is a great way to go about dealing with fear. This is covered extensively in the program. One way I like to look at it, is to use fear as an indicator that what we are about to undertake really is worthwhile because we are experiencing some fear.

      I really appreciate you sharing your experiences with fear with regards to heights and small spaces. You are 100% correct. The seeds for our fears later on in life are sown in childhood.

      It’s brilliant you’ve been able to deal with the fear surrounding this.

      Veeh, you are just like me. I too am fascinated and passionate about the topic of fear and I get an absolute thrill when people decide and take action to overcome their individual fears.

      Thank you for leaving such an amazing comment, and sharing your wisdom and experiences. 🙂

  5. This sounds interesting, Hiten. I like Justin’s blog and read about this book and an interview with him at another blog. The fear of failure is the worst thing in life and when we succumb to it, it colors all our initiatives and decisions.

    Must check this out. I also get Guy Finley’s newsletter regularly and love it.

    1. Hi Vidya,

      I love Justin’s blog. He produces such great content over there. He has done especially well with this product as he has been able to share his knowledge and experience with his collaborators through one program.

      I agree, the fear of failure is the worst. So many opportunities can be missed over a number of years, if one doesn’t learn to overcome it.

      I’ve also become a fan of Guy Finley! The guy is amazing. 🙂

      Thanks for reading this review Vidya, and for leaving a comment.

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