Fear! Extreme athletes on how to reach your highest goals and conquer fear and self doubt by Roanne van Voorst
About The Book:
Everyone who meets a challenge in life will have to conquer fear and doubts. But how? If there is one group of people that know best how to manage fear, then it must be extreme athletes: mountaineers that climb mountains or buildings without a rope, BASEjumpers that fly through the air in nothing more than a wingsuit, highliners that walk a tight rope on hundreds of meters’ height. In ‘Fear!’ fifteen of the world’s best-known extreme athletes and their coaches speak openly about their fear of heights and the other mental barriers they face, and share their personal best methods of performing well despite fear. Their stories will speak to everyone who loves nature – and a challenge.
The lessons told by the athletes are not only applicable to other extreme athletes, but for everyone who experiences fear at different moments in their life. People with stage fight, fear of speaking, or worries about breaking down in front of big groups. People who dare not drive a car, or who would love to change career, but are too frightened to let go of their current comfortable lives. From self-hypnosis to visualization to rational analyses- the interviewees tested the most effective strategies to conquer fear – and report in this book of their success formula.
Featuring: Alex Honnold, Lynn Hill, Steph Davis, Arno Ilgner, Don McGrath, Dan Goodwin, Catherine Destivelle, Hazel Findlay, Edurne Pasaban, Alain Robert, Alexander Schulz, Cedric Dumont, Rebecca Williams, Jorg Verhoeven & Martin Fickweiler.
About The Author:
Roanne van Voorst (PhD) is an anthropologist, author and public speaker who has done research on risk behaviour and fear management for over seven years. She lives partly in the Netherlands and partly in Philadelphia, the United States. She is also a rock climber (with vertigo) and the founder of Fearlessly Fearful, the bravery platform.