How Tim Ferris Breaks Down His Fears

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It’s January and we all talk about setting goals. Instead of giving up my $0.02 about that, let me refer you to the process of preparation and celebration I like to go through–click HERE to read it.

Big goals give you butterflies in your stomach because they take you outside of your comfort zone.

I have an AMAZING exercise for you today to set those butterflies free. It’s something that can take your life to an entirely new level.

(Plus, you can do this whenever you find yourself struggling to make a big decision or when you notice something is holding you back.)

It all has to do with breaking down your FEARS.

Fear is sneaky. It might feel like dread … laziness … or you might even write it off as procrastination.

No matter what you call it, it’s holding you back.

The good news is that you CAN break out of the cycle, and I’m going to show you a great way to do it …. right now!

One of the best things about this process (which is based on a practice created by author and podcaster Tim Ferris) is that it’s very logical.

It’s genius because it replaces fears & stumbling blocks with a solid decision-making process. It feels incredibly liberating!

You definitely want to grab a notebook and a pen for this one … or open up a doc on your laptop.

What If I....?

At the top of the page, write “What if I ____?” and fill in the blank with the goal/decision you’re thinking about.

It could be anything at all – from looking for a new job, to starting a new fitness routine, to moving to a new city, to pretty much anything!

Before you begin, I want you to write down how you will FEEL once you accomplish your big goal. Remember why it’s so important to you.

Really envision yourself having ALREADY achieved this goal. Live it out in your head with your eyes closed.

Then, below it, make a chart with 3 columns.

Let’s say your big goal is landing a new job with more responsibilities. In the first column, write down all the things that could go wrong.

A few possibles: You are worried you’re not up for the task, that you’ll fail or won’t be good at it, the energy required would drain away time from family and friends, you might end up hating it, or you will miss all your current work buddies.

Try to write down at least 10-15 items.

In the second column, list the steps you can take to cut the risk of those bad things happening.

For example, do you need to brush up on your skills? Can you set boundaries that allow you personal time? Or set up a recurring lunch with your former coworkers once you start your new job?

For each item in column one, come up with a few steps you can take to reduce the chances of those things happening.

Lastly, in the third column, outline what you can do to fix the situation if the “worst thing” happens. (Take a class or make regular lunch dates with your friends, etc.)

The fears we don’t face becomes our limits. – Robin Sharma


Once we shine a light on our fears, it’s kind of amazing how they are far less scary than we imagined.

The things that scare us are almost always SO MUCH WORSE in our heads than they are in real life.

It’s incredible how we can let a few “what-ifs” get in the way of our goals & dreams! But when you break it down, you realize all of the amazing possibilities awaiting you.


What do you have waiting for you?


I believe in you. You can accomplish amazing things. All of us need accountability, support, encouragement, and guidance to take bolder steps.


If it’s up-leveling your wellness and fitness, I am here to help!


I know a little bit about living with fear and comfronting it, hitting the bottom and coming back up, turning my life 180º degrees a couple of times, personally and professionally. Steps like above are super helpful so that we can chew the elephant, one bite at a time. I have accepted that fear is part of my life. My reaction to IT has changed though.

Fear is stubborn. It won’t give up. It loves to pop in even during the least expected times. These days, I tell IT “You are welcome to join my trip/journey but you are allow in the back seat only. You can scream and do your thing. Yet, you are not allowed to ever take the driver’s seat. EVER! That’s my seat and mine only.” Trust me, it’s marathon.

Take a step. Let’s set up an Energy Audit Wellness Strategy Session to help break down your goals. Just click this link HERE or email me at or call me 770-835-5490 to schedule your virtual/online today!

I am confident that when you show up curious and with intentionality, I am your partner in crime. You knock 50% of the battle by showing up.  NO EXCUSES! No matter where you, we can meet and make it happen. Click HERE to get started with your virtual/online session!

My Word...Continued...

My Other Word…


Energy is Health. Health is Energy. E.N.E.R.G.Y. is also the acronym symbolizing pillars of health and system that I build my programs. The System is built to myself and others warriors have abundant energy and health.

When I am E.N.E.R.G.Y., I GET to create more, implement more, and transform MORE lives. –Maria

P.S. Last week, I shared my main word for 2020 and about the bracelets. Next time, I’ll share my next word.   AND if you’d like to learn more about my E.N.E.R.G.Y. System

Much love and health to you,

P.S. If you are ready to make 2020 YOUR YEAR…and you’re ready to create a real change in your life and make yourself a priority, allow me to be part of your health journey. One of my jobs as a health/wellness coach and fitness trainer is to help you identify what’s driving your motivation to change and from your big why. You are unique and require unique approaches and solutions. Stop the bandaid approach, do this for that, get doen to the root cause of imbalances and inconsistencies.

Ready to chat? Call me at (770) 835-5490 or email me at Or even better, go ahead and schedule a complimentary online/virtual Energy Audit Wellness Strategy Session HERE

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