“The big key is to love your fear. Experience it as a gift, and not as this thing we should be afraid of.” – Brad Axelrad
Do you struggle to face the dragons you know are holding you back?
Brad Axelrad has been helping others face their dragons for a decade, but it wasn’t always like that. His biggest dragon was public speaking; now, it’s his greatest agent for changing lives. He believes that once you turn your struggle into your strength, you’ll finally live a life of freedom.
In this episode of The Elevated Life podcast, we’re sharing “How to Face the Five Dragons Holding You Back with Brad Axelrad” so you can start living up to your full potential. If you want to learn how to leverage your fear and use it to your advantage, then this episode is for you!
Tune in to hear:
✨ How Brad faced his fear dragon of public speaking and has now spoken on over 300 stages
✨ The importance of embracing fear as a tool for personal growth
✨ Why your fears can hold some of the greatest lessons in your life
✨ How to re-frame your mindset on the dragons holding your back
How to Face the Five Dragons Holding You Back with Brad Axelrad
The Imposter Dragon
One of the most common fears is the feeling of being an imposter, doubting our own abilities, and thinking we’re not as good as others. But, Brad’s advice is to use this fear to your advantage. By recognizing that the most successful individuals have faced similar doubts, we can push through and grow from our perceived weaknesses. When you start to shift your perspective on the imposter dragon, you’ll start to see it as an opportunity to learn and improve.
The Unheard Dragon
The fear of not being heard or receiving feedback can limit us from speaking up and sharing our thoughts. This is why it’s so important to value yourself and charge what you’re worth. By recognizing our own worth, we can break free from the fear of being unheard. You can start this by slowing down, and deeply connecting with one person in your audience, and having a genuine conversation before moving on. Brad’s approach for this helps build confidence and connection, ultimately allowing your voice to be heard.
The Success Dragon
Surprisingly, the fear of success can be just as paralyzing as the fear of failure. That’s why Brad encourages us to shift our mindset from striving for success to simply having a good time and enjoying the journey. Recognize that success is not a burden but an opportunity to make a positive impact towards your overall mission.
The Dragon of Deep Conversations
Many of us fear diving into deep and meaningful topics, often settling for superficial small talk. However, authentic connections are created through engaging in thoughtful conversations. Be courageous and initiate thought-provoking discussions with others. Dive into topics that matter to you and invite others to do the same. The intimacy and bond you’ll build with others during these conversations will be transformative during your journey.
The Dragon of Pain and Trauma
It’s not uncommon to avoid pain and trauma, hoping they will go away. But from Brad’s experience, growth often emerges from these challenging experiences. By embracing our pain and learning from it, we can unlock our true potential. Instead of fighting or ignoring your pain, explore it with curiosity and compassion. If you need guidance, you can always seek support from those you trust who can help you on your healing journey.
Highlights from How to Face the Five Dragons Holding You Back with Brad Axelrad
[00:04:10] The spiritual experience Chris had that made him realize he was spending too much time hating life.
[00:10:05] How Brad went from a life of self-indulgence to seeking spiritual growth and becoming a facilitator.
[00:12:33] A recommended book from Brad and Chris for all men to read.
[00:23:14] The importance of serving others rather than seeking personal recognition.
[00:26:30] The Five Dragons Holding You Back
[00:33:34] How to embrace your fears and use them to achieve your dreams.
[00:43:12] Supplements recommended by Brit, Chris, and Brad that support your energy and overall health.
[00:59:18] How small words can have a big impact in relationships, both personal and business.
[01:05:37] Brad’s experiences being psychic, and dealing with narcissists.
[01:13:33] What living an elevated life means to Brad.
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