I did a little research on some of the top fears American’s suffer from and here’s what I found…
Overall, fear of public speaking is America’s biggest phobia – 25.3% say they fear speaking in front of a crowd. Clowns, 7.6% feared, are officially scarier than ghosts (7.3%), but zombies are scarier than both at 8.9%.
It’s interesting because when I talk to clients, they never mention clowns, ghosts or zombies…there is some fear of public speaking but it is mostly related to “being seen”, “being vulnerable”, “being judged or criticized”, “being wrong”, “not being good enough”, “not having enough money”, “not having enough time”…
Whew that’s a lot of energy spent on being afraid….or really more about worry…the nasty twin of fear!
You know what worries me? It’s that this condition is similar to a low grade fever that we learn to live with, tolerate or rationalize.
Please let me know what you do to eliminate fear and worry so I can stop worrying about you!
With love and Gratitude,
PS: My technique…The Peace Process™ taught by Christian Mickelsen. And of course my personal mantra when those nasty thoughts crop up…’liar liar pants on fire’!