For this episode of The All-Around Adventure Podcast, I welcome back author, adventurer, TEDx speaker, and Fear Guru, Patrick Sweeney.
Fear was something that constantly lurked over Patrick during the first 30 years of his life. With flying being one of his greatest fears. This led to missed opportunities to study abroad, failed business deals, missing out on adventures, and much more. He attributes all of the fear that he felt to be one of the primary causes of him being diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. A disease that had his doctor telling him that he should have his affairs in order!
Following his near-death experience, he made it his mission to overcome his fears, live life to the fullest, and help others cultivate courage in their lives. Now he travels the world for speaking engagements and to seek out his own grand adventures! He also became a licensed pilot and now flies stunt planes in aerobatic air shows! I first had the chance to meet Patrick about a year and a half ago at the Spartan Media Fest in Lake Tahoe. Where we had a great discussion on how to turn fear into opportunity. Since then he published his book, Fear is Fuel. Which became a Wall Street Journal Bestseller and is now available in audio format on Audible.
This time around, Patrick tells us more about his story. We also take a deep dive into the science behind fear. As well as how you can cultivate courage in your life during this pandemic and with so much uncertainty in the world.
To watch the video of our conversation, head over to the All-Around Adventure YouTube channel!
Connect with Patrick
Patrick can also be found on Clubhouse: @PatrickSweeney
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