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Fear: The Friend Of Exceptional People: How To Turn Negative Attitudes In To Positive Outcomes

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Don't let fear hold you back from achieving everything you want to - let Geoff Thompson, author of Watch My Back and The Elephant and the Twig, show you how to make fear your friend. Once a doorman at some of Britain's roughest nightclubs and now a world-renowned martial artist, Geoff has had more to be frightened of than most. Here he shares his secrets for overcoming ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 12th 2006 by Summersdale (first published 1996)
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Joanne
Nov 07, 2016 Joanne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Written by a fighter, this is mostly about fear of a physical attack so was not relevant to me. Some interesting thoughts on adrenaline though
Ben
Aug 03, 2011 Ben rated it really liked it
This is a good book, well worth reading. Explains what fear is in a physical and psychological sense, why it manifests as, and when, it does, and how to cope with it. Deals with the reasons why we live with our fears, the difficulties in overcoming them and of course encouragement and tips on how to do so.

My only real problem with this book is that if you have read Mr Thompson's 'Dead Or Alive: Your Choice' you will have read the essence of this book's content. Like many authors that write a boo
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Jan 22, 2015 Niko rated it really liked it
I found this book actually giving me more than I expected. Will have to re-read it with more concentration and thought.
Hector Torres
Dec 04, 2015 Hector Torres rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Besides the powerful quotes, I really liked the fear pyramid concept for conquering your fears by setting gradual steps to desensitize yourself. It's worth reading many a time.
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Nov 25, 2013 Laura Smith rated it it was amazing
This book changed my life. It says nothing new but it gave me a new perspective. It is simple and direct. Approach with an open mind ready for self reflection and a genuine want to change.
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Geoff Thompson has written 30 published books – 250,000 copies in print – and was on the Sunday Times Best-Seller list with his autobiographical book Watch My Back about his nine years working as a night club doorman.
He has published several articles for GQ magazine, and has also been featured in FHM, Maxim, Arena, Front and Loaded magazines. For two years he was a contributing editor for Men’s Fi
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