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What Two Fears Are You Born With (2)

Interesting feedback on last week’s bit of humour. I’m glad it went down well. You just don’t know until you press the send button…..

When I send the weekly email, the first thing I do (always) is to read it in my own inbox. For sanity’s sake I suppose. Are there typos? Does it look ok? Does it make sense?

When I was reading back on last week’s Motivate Me, I thought of that joke and how the niece was oblivious to the ramifications of her question. Even though it’s a joke, another way of looking at it is that she had no fear.

FEAR or to be more specific, fear of failure is the subject of this week’s email.

To broach the subject, I’ll ask two questions:

  1. What Is The Number One Weight Loss Hurdle? (It’s fear of failure)
  2. What Two Fears Are You Born With? (Have a guess before you read the blog post)

Both those questions are covered in two concise and excellent blogs. Written back in 2015, six years on and they are still as relevant today.

No matter where you are on the weight loss / weight maintenance continuum, these two blogs are well worth 10 minutes of your reading time. Please see below for the links.

  1. What Is The Number One Weight Loss Hurdle? (Part1)
  2. The No.1 Weight Loss Hurdle? Fear (Part 2)

One of our support tools is a series we call Assist Sheets – handouts that address specific issues we know our clients will have to deal with on their journey with us. Here is an excerpt from Reasons for mental weight blocks, an assist sheet that covers 11 reasons for mental wight blocks:

The fear of failure block is more common than one might think. It’s common knowledge, for example that before major sports competitions some athletes injure themselves, either on purpose or unconsciously, in order to avoid having to compete. So traumatised are they by the fear of failure that they’d rather find excuses to withdraw from their event rather than risk losing. They’re afraid of experiencing a failure which would weaken their already poor self-image. They’re like the ostrich that hides its head in the sand to avoid seeing anything. But trying to escape from reality is never the answer.

Please ask your consultant for a copy of this assist sheet or download a here.

I hope you find inspiration and good advice in this week’s Motivate Me – ‘What Two Fears Are You Born With?’


Wow, such a lot of downloads of the BBQ recipe eBook. I’ve included it again this week. I really hope you can take advantage of the fine weather and try out some of them.

What two fears are you born with? Being able to understand those fears and confidently deal with them is crucial to successful weight loss.


Last week’s Motivate Me, click here – This Made Me Laugh

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