Peter Scott http://designafearlesslife.com Design a Fearless Life Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 The Most Transformational Training Of My Life… http://designafearlesslife.com/ala/ http://designafearlesslife.com/ala/#comments Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:03 +0000 http://designafearlesslife.com/?p=3782 Now I know that this is a bold headline, so you’re probably thinking…“What seminar did Peter drink the Kool-Aid at now?”

You’re right, I attend a lot of seminars.

And although I get value from most of them, I have never said such a bold statement, so if you’re curious what experience ignited the most transformational 4 days of my life, then keep reading…

So what exactly happened in this seminar?

Well, I’m not going to go into the details of “what happened” because by the time you finish reading this you’ll be committed to attend yourself and I don’t want to ruin the surprise or take away your experience…

But I will share with you who I was before the experience and who I am afterwards.

I walked into my first day of the Leadership Training thinking I had done it all.

From Lifebook to Tony Robbins to NLP to Wake Up Warrior and everything in between, I’ve invested over $100K and 10,000+ hours in working with coaches, mentors, and breakthrough trainers.

I had already become a #1 Amazon Best Selling Author, I was already leading my own live breakthrough event, and had filled my Fearless Life Academy Mastermind.

So despite investing my time and money in this training, my ego was still telling me that I already knew everything.

Boy was I in for a shocking surprise…

What I soon discovered was that I was about to let go of who I became to reclaim who I truly am.

Then 2 hours into the training I was cracked wide open.

I was receiving direct, interruptive feedback that attacked the very thing I needed to let go of…

My Ego.

Despite the growing discomfort, I knew something fundamental was changing as my facade and posturing began to drop.  As I started to let go of my need to be portrayed as perfect or “having it all together”, I started to uncover my authentic self.

Through a series of experiential exercises, games, and inspiring lectures, I discovered what exactly has been holding me back from living the life I’ve always dreamed of.

I clarified the limiting beliefs, “stories”, and interpretations that my unconscious mind created from my childhood.

Then we went even deeper…

I brought healing to my most painful childhood experiences, and felt a renewed sense of power and commitment to my life vision.

I had the most vulnerable and connected conversation of my entire life with my Mom, who I called during the training.

I remember my voice trembling and tears streaming down my face as I told her how much I loved her and that I forgave her for her struggle with alcohol.

I apologized for never celebrating her 17 years of sobriety or the fact that she saved countless lives leading drug and alcohol recovery programs.

I took ownership for treating her like a victim in our relationship, when the truth is that she is one of the strongest women in my life and is the furthest thing from a victim.

I connected with my Sister and took ownership for not truly being there for her when she needed me most.  I renewed my commitment to spend quality time with her during our weekly sibling dates and gifted her this leadership training for her Birthday.

I discovered how people authentically experienced me and peeled back the masks and facades that I didn’t even know I was projecting.

I shined a light on the pain and suffering that I spent 25+ years covering up and finally experienced forgiveness towards my parents, past lovers, and most importantly myself.

Ascension Leadership Academy

Simply put, Ascension Leadership Academy created space in my life to fully experience what I’ve always desired…

FREEDOM!

Freedom from my “painful” past.

Freedom from the people that “hurt” me.

Freedom from the pressure I created about my future.

Freedom to unapologetically live the life I desired without the weight of the world on my shoulders.

I genuinely believe that this work could transform your life which is why I invested the time to post about my experience.

Whether you’re brand new to personal development or have been on your personal growth journey for 50+ years, this training may just be the breakthrough you’ve been seeking your entire life.

I do not get paid to recommend this program to you.  I’m just committed to carry the torch of transformation and believe it would be a disservice to humanity if I kept this training a secret.

So if something in this post peaks your interest, contact me and I’ll connect you with the Founder of Ascension Leadership Academy.

And if you decide to experience this training, please reach out to me and let me know.  I’m committed to supporting you on this journey.

Live Your Life Fearlessly,

Peter Scott IV – The Fearless Mindset Mentor
Founder, Fearless Life Academy
#1 Best Selling Author, “The Fearless Mindset”

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The Hidden Key To Increasing Your Net Worth http://designafearlesslife.com/increase-your-net-worth/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:04:59 +0000 http://designafearlesslife.com/?p=3834 3 years ago I would have never given a keynote to this room full of CEO’s…

You see the LIE I was telling myself was that I was terrified of public speaking

But the TRUTH was that I didn’t feel worthy.

I didn’t feel worthy to share my message in front of such a powerful audience.

So for the last 3 years, you’ve seen me relentlessly share my message on social media since launching my coaching business.

What you haven’t seen is the deep inner work I’ve done behind the scenes.

The primal screaming to release the pain of my past.

The deep emotional healing to forgive my parents and myself.

The letting go of ex-lovers who I depended on to fill a void inside of me.

It’s the deep inner work you don’t see that increased my self worth so that I could give a keynote speech to this room full of 100 highly successful CEO’s.

I share this not to impress you, but rather to impress upon you the importance of doing the deep inner work to increase your self worth.

By increasing your Self Worth, your Net Worth will follow.

So, if you’re committed to start charging what you’re worth in 2017…

Then I invite you to join the “Earn $10K Coaching” Course that teaches you exactly how to earn your first $10K and beyond in your coaching business.

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED

Live Your Life Fearlessly,

Peter Scott IV – The Fearless Mindset Mentor
Founder, Fearless Life Academy
Creator, Earn $100K Coaching Apprenticeship

P.S.  Ready to start charging what you’re worth?  Join the “Earn $10K Coaching” Course so that you can earn your first $10K and beyond in your coaching business.

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The #1 Mistake Coaches Make When Setting Financial Goals… http://designafearlesslife.com/goalsetting-mistake/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:08:45 +0000 http://designafearlesslife.com/?p=3824 You’ll be glad you’re reading this blog post because I’m going to reveal to you the

#1 mistake that coaches make when setting financial goals…

But first, let me share with you a dark secret about the coaching industry.

If you’re surrounded by coaches like I am, or follow coaches on social media, then you often see huge income claims like…

  • Product launches of $1M+ in a few hours…
  • Events that have produced 6-7 figures in one weekend…
  • Online Summits that create 20K-100K+ new email leads…

What you don’t hear about is the amount of money these coaches spent to generate this revenue.

You don’t hear about the 50% commissions they paid out to their Joint Venture Partners.

So when setting your financial goals in your business this year…

Do NOT make the mistake of only setting top line gross revenue goals.

It may be sexy to generate 6, 7, or 8 figures in your business, but your gross revenue doesn’t pay your bills.

Your Net Income, or the amount left over from your revenue after all expenses is what pays your bills at the end of the month.

So in addition to setting your gross income goals this year, make sure to set some bottom line net income goals as well, so that you strategically manage your expenses throughout the year.

I know this wasn’t sexy to read, but I hope it was worth it.

If you found this article to be valuable please share it and leave a comment below about your biggest takeaway!

Live Your Life Fearlessly,

Peter Scott IV – The Fearless Mindset Mentor
Founder, Fearless Life Academy
#1 Best Selling Author, “The Fearless Mindset”

P.S. If you’re truly committed to making the impact and earning the income you deserve in your coaching business in 2017, then I encourage you to check out my newly launched “Earn $10K Coaching” Course, so that you discover exactly how to earn your first $10K and beyond in your coaching business.

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Entrepreneur On Fire Interview With Peter Scott IV & John Lee Dumas http://designafearlesslife.com/eofire/ Fri, 25 Mar 2016 21:51:24 +0000 http://designafearlesslife.com/?p=3766 My “Entrepreneur On Fire” Podcast interview with John Lee Dumas just went live on one of the most listened to podcasts in the world!

For the first time, I publicly share my worst entrepreneurial moment on the World’s #1 Entrepreneur Podcast…

And it’s heart wrenching!

Of course I share some of my biggest wins and breakthroughs that I’ve experienced as an entrepreneur as well as my most embarrassing failures.

So if you’re already an entrepreneur, or aspire to be one someday, or just love to learn actionable strategies for making your life better…

Listen to my “Entrepreneur On Fire” interview below:

 

EOFire Interview with John Lee Dumas & Peter Scott IVOh yeah, I almost forgot…

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the free interview that I gift to the listeners of this podcast…

In this interview, NYTimes Best Selling Author & World-Renowned Financial Though Leader, Garrett Gunderson, shares exactly how to transform financial scarcity into financial abundance.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Please leave a comment below about your biggest takeaway from this interview.

Live Your Life Fearlessly,

Peter Scott IV – The Fearless Mindset Mentor
Founder, Fearless Life Academy
#1 Best Selling Author, “The Fearless Mindset

P.S. Want to laugh & cry? For the first time, I publicly share my worst entrepreneurial moment on the World’s #1 Entrepreneur Podcast  >>> Entrepreneur On Fire

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How To Become An Amazon #1 Best Selling Author http://designafearlesslife.com/amazon-best-selling-author/ http://designafearlesslife.com/amazon-best-selling-author/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:30:05 +0000 http://designafearlesslife.com/?p=1628 Amazon #1 Best Selling AuthorFor speakers, coaches, and thought-leaders, becoming an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author has become a crucial marketing and branding strategy to position yourself as an expert on your topic.

When my book, “The Fearless Mindset“, became a #1 bestseller in five categories on Amazon, I had no idea the amount of opportunities that were about to open up.

From speaking on stage to a $17 billion dollar international company to being interviewed on the #1 Entrepreneur podcast on iTunes, these opportunities wouldn’t have existed had I not secured #1 Amazon best selling status with my book.

So how did I do it?

There are countless articles written about how to “game the system” by selecting book categories with little competition or by hiring a team in the Philippines or India to “purchase” enough copies to guarantee Amazon #1 Best Selling status…

But this blog post isn’t about unethical tricks and techniques.

Rather, this post is about about 3 ethical strategies I implemented to reach Amazon #1 Best Selling status with integrity.

DISCLAIMER —> I have no intention of personally coaching or consulting on the book launch process.  With that said, I couldn’t have achieved Amazon #1 Best Selling status without my book marketing mentor.  Email me if you would like me to make an introduction.

Strategy #1 – Document & Declare Your Book Writing Process

The fastest way to build buzz around the release of “The Fearless Mindset” was to document the roller coaster writing process by updating my tribe on social media along the way.

Now make sure to be honest if you choose to do this!

The book writing process can be one of the most daunting and challenging projects you ever create in your business.  There were nights when I literally wanted to throw my laptop off of my balcony into the Pacific Ocean.  Fortunately, I had a book mentor who kept me from giving up along the way.

Amazon #1 Best Selling Author

So why is it important to document and declare the real and raw ups and downs of your book writing process?

It’s important because it ignites your tribe’s (aka community, following, etc.) interest and support of your book.  Sharing weekly updates over the span of a year led to significant buzz and anticipation for the release of my book.

Not to mention it added hundreds of email subscribers to my Early Bird Book Email List, where they would subscribe to receive sample chapters and $321 worth of FREE bonuses.

Strategy #2 – Enroll Your Tribe In The Book Writing Process

The Fearless Mindset Book Launch Party

Any time I had a choice to make, I enrolled my tribe on social media or via email to get their opinion.

When choosing a title or sub-title for my book, I sought feedback and advice from my tribe.

When I had 4 different covers to choose from for “The Fearless Mindset“, I posted an image of each cover to my social media accounts asking for feedback from my tribe.

When I got the first draft of my book launch video trailer (below), my tribe was the first to see before the rest of the marketplace.

You see, enrolling your tribe in the book writing process creates raving fans who have actually contributed to the creation of your book.  Since your faithful fans feel like a piece of your book is actually there’s, they passionately help share and promote your book with the world.

I would never have come close to reaching Amazon #1 bestselling status without the faithful support of my fans.

Strategy #3 – Interview Like-Minded Experts For Your Book

Amazon #1 Best Selling Author

More than any other strategy, this may have been the most valuable strategy that catapulted “The Fearless Mindset” to #1 bestseller in 5 categories on Amazon.

When I set out to write, “The Fearless Mindset”, I interviewed 9 of the world’s most fearless entrepreneurs about their mindsets and habits that led them to get fit in less time, skyrocket their income, and become unstoppable.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO INTERVIEWS

I re-purposed each interview into a blog post which added subscribers to my early bird book list.

By interviewing these experts, I borrowed credibility from influencers who are far more famous than I am, which created even more buzz for the launch of the book.

And having had the privilege to interview a Super Bowl Champion, Billionaire Entrepreneur, NY Times Bestselling Author, And Mixed Martial Arts World Record Holder contributed to the valuable content featured throughout the book.

Now here’s the most powerful secret about interviewing experts…

When an expert is featured extensively in a book, they are more likely to promote that book since they are a valuable part of it.

So one of the biggest reasons I became an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, was because the influencers I interviewed for “The Fearless Mindset” were willing to help promote my book to their email lists and social media followings during launch week.

This one strategy had the greatest impact on my ability to become an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author.

Your Next Steps To Become An Amazon Best Selling Author…

Amazon #1 Best Selling Author

Now if you’re highly committed to becoming a bestselling author, and are willing to endure sleepless nights and countless sacrifices to achieve this goal, then the most important thing you could do is to hire a book mentor who has created the results you desire.

As I advise all of my coaching clients, the fastest way to accelerate your results is to hire a mentor who already has achieved the results you desire.

Now I’m not a book marketing mentor…I’m too busy focused on leading The Fearless Life Academy.

But feel free to email me if you want me to connect you with my book marketing mentor who taught me the proven strategies to reaching Amazon Best Selling Status.

Now go share your message with the world and start living a life that leaves fearless footsteps for others to follow!

Live Your Life Fearlessly,

Peter Scott IV – The Fearless Mindset Mentor
Founder, Fearless Life Academy
#1 Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Mindset

 

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How A Fearless Mindset Creates A Ripple Effect On Humanity http://designafearlesslife.com/fearless-mindset-book-launch/ http://designafearlesslife.com/fearless-mindset-book-launch/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:39:15 +0000 http://designafearlesslife.com/?p=1589 You’re about to discovery in the video below how unleashing the “Fearless Mindset” within creates a ripple effect on humanity.

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for this extraordinary community of friends and family who have believed in me and supported me along my journey.

I’m deeply humbled and honored by the the outpouring of love and support that each of you shared with me at “The Fearless Mindset” book launch party.

It’s an honor being a part of such a powerful community that is creating a profound and permanent impact on humanity.

I love each and every one of you and cannot wait to witness and support the impact this community is going to have on the world.

Live Your Life Fearlessly,

Peter Scott IV – The Fearless Mindset Mentor
Founder, Fearless Life Academy
#1 Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Mindset

P.S. If you’re ready to conquer your fears and create the life you’ve only dared to imagine pick up a copy of “The Fearless Mindset” book here.

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Wisdom From The John Muir Trail In Yosemite http://designafearlesslife.com/john-muir-trail-in-yosemite/ Sun, 21 Jun 2015 23:29:55 +0000 http://designafearlesslife.com/?p=1529 John Muir Trail In Yosemite National Park

From the drifter who kayaked every major waterway in the US, to the wanderlust Hawaiian who was on mile 942 of her journey from Mexico to Canada by foot (Pacific Coast Trail Through Hiker), to the two exchange students who had never been camping before in their lives…

Each person I crossed paths with on the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park taught me a lesson that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

These are lessons that can’t be read in a book.  These are lessons that can’t be learned from a movie.  These are lessons that can’t be transferred by story.

These are lessons that must be lived.

It wasn’t easy for me to completely disconnect from the world for 7 days, but damn, was it worth it.

Below are 3 lessons I learned while hiking the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park:

Lesson #1: If you don’t do it now, what other time in your life are you going to do this?

John Muir Trail In Yosemite

As we sat by the crackling fire eating our freeze dried dinner, the Los Angeles county chemist began to share his hiking adventures with us.

I sat on the edge of my log hanging on every word as he described in detail his adventures through Zion, Yosemite, and countless other national parks.

As the silence between his stories filled the air, my child-like curiosity led me to ask him, “What inspires you to go on so many hiking trips?”

Once his laughter began to subside, he looked me dead in the eye and said,

“If I don’t do it now, what other time in my life am I going to do this?”

I quickly learned that John Muir Trail and Pacific Coast Trail hikers have a deep recognition of the fragility of life.  They know that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed to any of us.

So rather than postpone their adventures for when “the time is right”, they choose to pursue their passion of exploring the world.

This really hit home for me because I was incredibly close to cancelling my trip last minute because of business.

At the time of writing this post, I am in the middle of launching my book, “The Fearless Mindset“, and am actively promoting my rapidly approaching Fearless Life Academy event.

I had every “reason” to postpone this trip, but instead of letting my fear of missing out on a business opportunity control me, I chose to exercise the freedom I built as an entrepreneur.

Was this a smart business decision?

Only time will tell…

But life is much more important than business.  And I can confidently say that this was one of the best spontaneous decisions I have ever made in my life.

Lesson #2: When doing something non-conformist, ask yourself, “Why not?”

"On The Road" by Jack Kerouac

I had the fortune during this hike to meet several PCT (Pacific Coast Trail) & JMT (John Muir Trail) hikers.

Aside from these hikers having an entire language of their own, they seemed to all share a similar philosophy on life.

I mean what really inspires an individual to leave the comforts of their life behind to hike 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada?

There was no better person to ask than Abram, the Expeditioneer and River Ambassador who canoed every major waterway between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains over the span of 3 years (See his adventures here).

As I got to know Abram on our last day hiking the John Muir Trail I asked him, “was there an incident or event that triggered you to live such a non-conformist life?”

Abram slowed his pace, looked me square in the eye, and with his trustworthy southern drawl said, “why not?”

Why not?!?!?

As you can imagine dozens of reasons flooded my mind about why one couldn’t live this lifestyle.  But as my trail family expanded (hiker lingo), I quickly learned that there wasn’t a major catastrophe or event that led to this way of life.

It was simply a choice.

A recognition that the purpose of life is to live, not to exist.

Jack London, Author of “Call Of The Wild”, depicts this hiker’s philosophy best when he said…

“I would rather be ashes than dust, a spark burnt out in a brilliant blaze, than be stifled in dry rot. For man’s chief purpose is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

Lesson #3: You can either fear unexpected challenges, or feel excited for unexpected challenges…it’s your choice.

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

While being swarmed by mosquitoes, we had the privilege of hiking part of the John Muir Trail with two exchange students who had never been camping before in their life.

Now I’m far from an experienced hiker.  My 60 pound brand new Osprey backpack is a dead giveaway that I’m a newbie to the trail.

But even with my limited experience, I’m an expert hiker in contrast with these girls.

So as we all sipped whiskey underneath our mosquito nets after a long day hiking, the girls shared with me the challenges of their journey.

From having to rely on public transportation to get from San Francisco to Yosemite, to having no idea what gear was required for their 60 mile hike, to not knowing how to even read a map, these two girls never let their challenges discourage them from this adventure.

Maria and Ida then shared with me a statement that I will carry with me for the rest of my life…

“You can either fear unexpected challenges, or feel excited for unexpected challenges…we simply chose to feel excited.”

Most people would never take the leap of faith that these two non-english speaking exchange students took.  So what’s their secret?

They simply chose to feel excited rather than feel afraid of the unexpected challenges, obstacles, and breakdowns that they knew were waiting for them.

Rather than waiting around to feel more courageous or confident, they knew that courage can only be cultivated by doing that which scares you.

As I reflect on this adventure in the comfort of this cozy coffee shop, I’m reminded that there is no greater growth than to put yourself in an environment where you’re going to face unexpected challenges.

For challenges are what build character.

I hope this post inspires you to leave the comforts of your everyday life behind.  To forget about what society thinks is best for you, and to start living life on your terms.

And if it does, I ask you to leave a comment below to share your next adventure with us.

I’ll leave you with the words of a man far wiser than I, in hopes that you will explore, dream, and discover the life you truly desire…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Live Your Life Fearlessly,

Peter Scott IV – The Fearless Mindset Mentor
Founder, Fearless Life Academy
Author, “The Fearless Mindset

P.S. If you enjoyed this post, I encourage you to discover how I overcome my fear of heights by climbing Half Dome in this blog post.

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Raised In Chaos http://designafearlesslife.com/raised-in-chaos/ http://designafearlesslife.com/raised-in-chaos/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 23:39:51 +0000 http://designafearlesslife.com/?p=1492 How many times do you find yourself frozen by fear? Your heart races, your breathing becomes shallow and fast. And soon you are paralyzed by trepidation.

Overcoming my fear of skydiving

My greatest fear around launching my new book was my concern of what my family would feel when I vulnerably shared my personal story.

But no matter how overwhelmed and paralyzed my fears made me feel, I felt the message inside of me was much more important than my need to make my family comfortable.

So below is an excerpt from my new book, “The Fearless Mindset” about how I was raised in chaos.


Excerpt from my new book, “The Fearless Mindset”

It’s May 1995. At ten years old, I am terrified and alone. I don’t know whom I could trust and seek guidance from for the most difficult conversation I am about to have in my life. Looking back at this moment, all I can remember is being consumed by fear.

I am sitting in a cold room with my mother, my grandparents, and an attorney. The smell of burnt coffee fills the air and the sound of a rusty furnace hums in the background. My mother is pale and looks exhausted. The glow of her face I once remembered and longed for is now gone. I want so badly to know what is going on in her mind, but we’re both too afraid to look into each other’s eyes.

I look to my grandparents to see their eyes carrying excruciating pain and sadness. I imagine their cascading thoughts as they reflect on how our family arrived in this room. Are they filled with regret? Are they relieved? The truth is, I’ll never really know.

The attorney turns to me and says in a monotone voice, “Peter, what is it you would like to tell your mother in this moment?” The lump in my throat grows with each passing second and I’m finding it hard to breath. My grandmother squeezes my hand in an effort to provide security and strength amidst the confusion and pain that encapsulates me.

My eyes begin to fill with tears. As I bite my tongue to keep from breaking down, I take one more deep breath, turn toward my mother, and say:

“Mom, I’ve decided to go live with Grandma and Grandpa since I no longer feel safe with you because of your alcoholism. Your alcoholism has consumed your life and I no longer feel loved by you. The only way my sister and I will feel comfortable living with you again is for you to go through rehab and choose, once and for all, to give up the bottle for your kids. It’s your choice, Mom. If you want to be a part of our lives, you’re going to have to give up drinking.”

My mother runs across the room to embrace me one last time and we both break down weeping. This would be my mother’s fourth time through rehab, and at this point in my life, I am doubtful that she will choose me and my sister over the bottle.

If there were one predominant emotion I remember from my childhood, it would have to be fear.


The Fearless MindsetThis is a passage from my new book, “The Fearless Mindset: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Get Fit In Less Time, Double Your Income, & Become Unstoppable“.

If you are ready to instill “The Fearless Code” into your DNA, I strongly encourage you pick up your own copy of this best selling book at www.thefearlessmindset.com.

Live Your Life Fearlessly,

Peter Scott IV – The Fearless Mindset Mentor
Founder, The Fearless Life Academy

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How To Transform Financial Scarcity Into Financial Abundance http://designafearlesslife.com/transform-financial-scarcity-into-financial-abundance/ Tue, 19 May 2015 17:58:15 +0000 http://designafearlesslife.com/?p=1485 200398092-001For most of us, money is a subject that tends to be surrounded by mixed signals, mystery, and confusion. We’re taught that the love of money is the root of all evil, yet just about everyone we know spends most of their waking hours trying to make more of it. At a young age, I constantly wondered, “What is this thing called money and why is everyone around me so focused on accumulating more of it?”


 

Excerpt from my new book, “The Fearless Mindset”

In preparing to write “The Fearless Mindset“, I interviewed Garrett Gunderson, a New York Times best-selling author and world-renowned thought leader on the subject of money and wealth creation.

Garrett has dedicated his career to debunking the many myths and fabrications about money that undermine the prosperity and joy of millions of hard-working, honest business owners. Garrett’s company, Freedom FastTrack, empowers its members to build sustainable wealth through financial efficiency and organization, leading to clarity, peace of mind, and financial confidence.

During our interview, Garrett said…

“The biggest deterrent from financial freedom is not the economy. It’s not the location that you live or the people that you spend most of your time with … No amount of luck, saving, discipline, rate of return, or financial system will matter if you can’t conquer the scarcity mentality. The scarcity mindset is the largest destroyer of wealth and the only true solution is by creating an abundant financial mindset.”

I completely agree with Garrett that our mindset is critical to creating wealth, especially as I reflect on the scarcity mindset that nearly defeated me when I launched my company.

NYT Bestselling Author Garrett GundersonBuilding a business from scratch with zero cash flow coming in, I endured many sleepless nights being consumed by my fear of financial poverty. I would show up on sales calls needy and desperate, repelling anyone who considered hiring me. It wasn’t until I shifted from my scarcity mindset to an abundant financial mindset that my business started to grow.

Abundance is the non-negotiable foundation to a Fearless Financial Mindset. Now you may be thinking, “Yeah, Peter, that sounds great. But I literally have no money. I am struggling financially and have no idea how to create an abundant financial mindset.”

If you want more money, you must go to the very core of what you could do to provide value to this world. Making money isn’t about how many resources you have; it’s about how resourceful you can be. It’s not about having money first; it’s about having a deep commitment to being resourceful by creating massive value in the marketplace.

So it begins with your mental capital:

What is your knowledge? What is your unique offering? What is your wisdom? What are your tools and systems and the ways that you can serve others? When you translate your mental capital into serving others and solving their problems, you begin building relationship capital.

There are two primary reasons that an entrepreneur may be consumed by financial scarcity. First, they’re not reaching enough people to deliver value in exchange for money. Second, they don’t have enough value to create and they need to invest in themselves and learn the skill sets that create massive value for their clients.

Garrett’s advice for breaking free of the scarcity mindset involves taking immediate action. He suggests calling up people you know—people you can create value for in this world—and instead of telling them your sob story about your poor cash flow or the circumstance you’re in, you ask them questions to figure out how you can help them.

So Garrett would call up a friend and say, “What are you excited about in your life right now? What are you working on that’s difficult? Where do you want to be that you haven’t quite got to yet? What resources do you need to help you reach the next level? Where do you see yourself one year from today?” Garrett advises asking valuable questions until you come across something you can do to provide value.

When we are feeling scarce and we help someone out, that person appreciates and acknowledges us, which puts us in a better mindset. And once we’re in a better frame of mind, we can start to see opportunity and stop sulking in the problems in the world or the situations that feel so devastating and defeating. In short, rather than complaining or withdrawing, we must reach out to help others when we’re in need.


The Fearless MindsetThis is a passage from my new book, “The Fearless Mindset: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Get Fit In Less Time, Double Your Income, & Become Unstoppable“.

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You can also listen to my entire interview with Garrett Gunderson here.

Live Your Life Fearlessly,

Peter Scott IV – The Fearless Mindset Mentor
Founder, Fearless Life Academy

 

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How To Love Fearlessly http://designafearlesslife.com/how-to-love-fearlessly/ Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:03:23 +0000 http://designafearlesslife.com/?p=1459 Love Fearlessly

For most of my life I’ve guarded my heart with a coat of armor so think that nothing and no one could penetrate.

I used to pride myself for being the “eternal bachelor” who would never commit.

I remember telling the women in my life that I feared commitment and was not the right man for them long term.

What I failed to realize was that I was never afraid of commitment, rather I was afraid of being abandoned.

Recently, I experienced the intense pleasure and intense pain of loving another unconditionally.

With that love came deep sadness because we both realized that it wasn’t meant to last…the flame that was ignited so magnificently extinguished in an instant.

So I sit here as I write these words with a choice…

I could choose to put the armor back on in hopes of never experiencing the pain I recently felt…

Or

I could choose to continue to LOVE FEARLESSLY…to put my heart on the line, no matter what pain lies in the shadows ahead.

Yes, my friend, despite the pain and sadness that I experienced, I choose to love openly and fearlessly.

For living with a closed heart repels the greatest pleasures in life.

I don’t know what your future holds when it comes to love, but I do know that your capacity to fearlessly love another starts with unconditionally loving and accepting yourself.

Live Your Life Fearlessly,

Peter Scott IV – The Fearless Mindset Mentor
Founder, The Fearless Life Academy
Creator, 90-Day Fearless Fitness Challenge

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