"Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will." Fear is the most crippling, hindering cog in the path to the success machine. So this articles aim is to pinpoint problems and provide solutions for how to overcome all fear and go forward with bossing up your life, reaching your fullest potential, and seeing your desires manifest to fruition.


We reached out to 1 Awesome World, LLC. CEO and founder Dellian Sharp. Mr. Sharp's company provides one on one personal consulting with an impetus on personal growth and development. Helping their clients identify and overcome their Fear Blocks is a point of specialty for Mr. Sharp and his firm. So he kindly helped us put together Four Steps For Overcoming Fear.

Step 1

Understand Fear. Fear is secretly an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. Most of our fears aren't real but rather figments of our imagination.

Understanding that our fears aren't grounded in reality gives us the power to take control over our lives. We worry about consequences that are never as bad as they are in our imaginations, and opinions of others that they don't actually hold.

Fear isn't real.

Step 2

Begin the process of working on self-image and self-assurance. Assertion of your personal power comes from recognizing and acknowledging its existence. Building confidence into your self-image and coming to the reality of your true strength is the key to the gateway to higher heights. Be mindful of your inner dialogue, speak to yourself only in positive affirmations. This allows you the vision to see opportunity and success, where previously you would only see despair and failure.

Step 3

Have a firm definition of courage. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the ability to move forward in-spite of fear.

Feeling feelings of fear will never go away. As a matter of fact those feelings and sensations are how your mind and body are alerted and prepared to make the ideal response. Not letting feelings of fear cripple your movements, but rather using that energy as fuel is the difference between staying stuck in one place, and exponential growth.

Step 4

Understand our enemies.

This becomes day to day warfare with the battlefield being your mind. Your enemies: Worry. Doubt. Fear. Your allies: Faith. Hope. Love.

Being mindful of when WorryDoubtFear pop up and being ready to confront them with FaithHopeLove sets in place the habit of killing off fear before it ever gains a foothold. This means that the battle is won before it has even begun.

Dellian Sharp is CEO and Founder of 1 Awesome World, LLC. For more info or to book Mr. Sharp for a one on one consultation or to speak at your event, please visit www.1AwesomeWorld.com

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I thought I had a pretty good handle on my finances out of school. I worked several jobs while attending university and had little to no problem managing my income. However, once I graduated, I realized how much more complicated personal accounting could really be.

There were so many variables I needed to keep track of. Biweekly bills, monthly charges, and general necessities amounted to a heap of confusing numbers that were often impossible to decipher. The funniest part was that I was actually trying to do this by hand (I don't know what I was trying to prove to myself, either).

After messing up for the 17th time, I decided to give Microsoft Excel a shot. I used Excel a bit in school and I knew all the big-wig finance people used it, so what could I possibly have to lose? The answer is about six hours of my precious time. Excel isn't much of an improvement over handwriting and it's still dependent on the user to manually input all of the information. It's like doing everything by hand with the slightest help, meaning that it still required a tremendous amount of time and concentration. Well that was all for nothing, I guess.

It's sort of funny. I was certain that I could manage my personal finances with ease, when it's practically a full-time job. I was already stressed out enough with my first job and I knew I didn't have enough time to give my finances the attention it deserved.

That's why I decided to try out a budgeting app. My best friend told me that he uses an app called Truebill to manage his finances. "What does it even mean to manage your finances?" I asked him. He told me that Truebill was the personal financial assistant I wished I could have. It could aggregate all of my account information into one place and give me specific insights and actions.

I loved the idea of having full control over my finances, especially during a time of financial uncertainty, and I realized that Truebill would be the easiest way to accomplish this. The user interface is incredibly simple and intuitive, so it doesn't even feel like a finance app! Truebill offers a multitude of features, with their most popular being the ability to cancel subscriptions with the press of a button.

Okay, I had no idea how many subscriptions I was still subscribed to. In fact, I wasn't even using a quarter of the subscription services I was signed up for. Subscription boxes, streaming services, my old gym, and even an old subscription to my favorite magazine--it was all there and I was livid. How could I let myself waste all of this money and how did I never catch this? Thank goodness for Truebill.

Truebill also offers bill negotiations. There is a 40% fee based on how much you save and Truebill even claims that there is an 85% chance that they'll be able to lower your bill once a negotiation is requested. Why wouldn't I take them up on this? There was zero risk and I would only have to pay once my bill was lowered (which means that I would be saving money regardless).

More standard features of Truebill include the ability to generate a credit report on-demand and even request a pay advance. I only used the pay advance feature once when I wanted to buy a gift for my mom, but didn't have enough cash in hand and Truebill automatically reimbursed itself when I got my next paycheck.

The credit report is another fantastic feature and practically taught me what good credit meant. Truebill's credit report basically shows you which financial decisions have the most significant impact on your credit score and ways that you can improve your credit month-over-month. I've never had such control over my credit and it feels good.

I'll be the first to admit that I was extremely naive coming out of school. I figured that as long as I was attentive, I could manage my finances with ease. We manage money to some extent throughout our entire lives, but once you're thrown out on your own, it's a completely different story. With Truebill, I've finally been able to take control over my finances and stay on top of all of my responsibilities.

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