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How the Fierce Handle Fear - Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times Paperback – July 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Two Harbors Press (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936198363
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936198368
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,117,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sophfronia Scott has over twenty years of experience as a professional writer, most of it spent at Time and People magazines. When she published her first novel, All I Need to Get By with St. Martin's Press in 2004, one prominent reviewer referred to Sophfronia as potentially ''one of the best writers of her generation.''

Sophfronia holds a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard.

As executive editor of The Done For You Writing & Publishing Company, Sophfronia helps entrepreneurs to write and publish books to market their businesses. Her latest work is the award-winning bestseller, Doing Business By the Book.


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I heartily recommend this book.
Edward Vilga
It's a fast read - the authors were succinct and to the point within their chapters which was a huge plus for me.
KarenKaren
Powerful stories with practical techniques to deal with fear make this book an awesome self-help resource.
Helen Thamm, MS, CPC

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Spirited Lady on July 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
"How the Fierce Handle Fear", is based on a group of author's point of views on how to deal with fear. Can I use this book in every day life? Will it help me in business; does the author discuss the spiritual aspects of fear? Will I come away with a sense that the book is well written, thought out, and I can use it as a guild to help family, friends, business acquaintances, young people, and myself? For the price, it was more than worth what I paid for it.

Setting Fear Aside by Valarie Davenport Willis was the chapter that I identified with more than another. She discussed losing her job, not that she was not "qualified or not being a team player", it's "the bottom lie", economics. She stated fear is invisible, it takes your energy, it stops you in your tracks, yet you cannot let fear rob you of your dreams. We all have dreams, we know that to achieve our dreams, sometimes, we have to walk through that dark valley, we know it as fear. We cannot touch it, but we feel it, it holds us sometimes like a vice.

Valarie goes on to tell you how friendships helped her to deal with her situation, loss of job, and what she was going to do. Slowly she started to move forward, after her pity-party, she began to do something every day, for example taking a walk. Having something definite to do. One of her girlfriends called every day to talk, and helped her realize what she wanted to do. Out of those early morning discussions came, her first book. She state some times you have to speak works out loud, into the brain, to let fear know, you are not owning it today.

She became a national keynote speaker for major organizations. These things would not have happen had Valarie not lost her position. Blessings come in many ways, after we subdue our fears, we are able to think clearly, and know we will survive and thrive.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By david bass on August 26, 2010
Format: Paperback
The other reviews give valuable details of this volume so I'll simply add that this slim, accessable volume is full of insights that can be easily incorporated into your everyday life. The various sections give you inspirational messages and practical observations for managing the everyday fears, anxieties and crises that are part of everyone's life. Beyond the obvious high profile motivational contributors I found the "With Spirituality" section particularly interesting and the contribution by Arathi Rao, "Befriending God" so pertinent in our time. This is a great book to share with anyone you care enough about to help manage life's rough patches.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Misael. on May 9, 2012
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The best book you can buy to show one how to overcome fear. The author uses simple words, I perfectly know this was intentionally thought so that it would be easy to understand by anyone. This book rocks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edward Vilga on July 8, 2010
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book and found it was particularly helpful, especially in a crowded market of self-help books. A few things really set it apart.

First, I loved that there were lots and lots of experts who contributed. I liked this for two main reasons. First, the many different perspectives were really valuable. If one person's story didn't resonate strongly with me, another two or three or four did. The editor really did a great job of gathering people as different as Jack Canfield and Donald Trump to contribute wonderful and diverse essays.

Secondly, I also really enjoy hearing successful people being honest about what has scared them or challenged them in the past. Unfortunately, I think a lot of modern media is either about trashing someone or glorifying them. I want to hear about -- and learn from -- the really human side of people's lives rather than just viewing celebrities from a pedestal or in the gutter. The book definitely made me feel that I wasn't alone in feeling afraid and powerless at times.

Finally, this was a really FUN read. It was breezy and fast without sacrificing real depth. The moderate length of the essays made them perfect for a busy person like myself, but again they were completely full of substance and heart. Almost all of them left me inspired.

I heartily recommend this book. Not only will you enjoy it, you will also learn from it too. To borrow from the title, it's not just FUN -- it's truly FIERCE!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KarenKaren on July 8, 2010
Format: Paperback
I definitely recommend reading this book! I would typically be a little skeptical to read a "self-help" book, but I took a chance on the fact that I figured I could learn a thing or two from so many different authors. It's a fast read - the authors were succinct and to the point within their chapters which was a huge plus for me. No one wants to read the same thing over and over again, so it was nice that each of the chapters had a different writing style and perspective to change things up a bit.

In particular, I found that the following chapters stood out to me the most:

Collaboration: The Key to Conquering Fear: Sandie Glass
Fighting Fear with Fear: Caroline Ceniza-Levine
Get Off Your Knees and Start Walking: Frank McKinney
Confronting Your Fear: Donald Trump

In essense, all of these writers had experienced fear at some point in their lives whether it be at work, personal life, etc., but what they have in common is that they turned it into something positive. The authors give their readers ways to confront their fear and how to turn it into something productive. I recently decided to make a job change, doing something similar to what I am doing now, but opening myself up to a multitude of other areas in my field. It's really scary to leave a job that you're so comfortable in ("can I make it somewhere else? who will I go to with questions? will they think i'm stupid?), but I know that no matter how scared I am of leaving my "comfort zone", I NEED take on this new opportunity to better myself and my career. And you know what, I don't think I would have gone ahead with it unless I read this book and really thought about what I was so scared of. I actually made the final decision this week and I can't tell you how invigoring it feels to move forward! Sometimes it's the silly things that hold you back -- read this book and that kick fear to the curb!
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