How Do You Work Through Fear?

Are you holding yourself back by avoiding fear?

Summary
Transcript

Carey Lohrenz—U.S. Navy pilot, speaker and trainer—explains why leaders must learn how to work through fear.

“If you're going to be the leader that your communities, that your churches, that your businesses need you to be, you have to, on an individual level be able to be afraid and feel that fear,” shares Carey. “Be vulnerable and go for it in spite of all those feelings that might be telling you, ‘Hold back, play it safe.’”

Watch the video to learn how productive leaders handle fear.

Some of the key lessons that I learned, definitely as a fighter pilot is that one of the things that definitely applies in our world and in every other situation I've seen, that if you're going to be the leader that your communities, that your churches, that your businesses need you to be, you have to, on an individual level be able to be afraid and feel that fear. Be vulnerable and go for it in spite of all those feelings that might be telling you, "Hold back, play it safe." We're always striving to take the super complex or the overwhelming situations, and make them simple, and by doing that we always say, "Hey, you only get three things, maybe four, but you can only have three things that are really important." Now, are there other things that are important going on in your life? Of course there are, no different for us. There are for you as well, but all of the research shows right now, that the people that can multitask the best, the highest performers are actually only able to attend to four things.

When you think about this, too often we get sucked into saying, "Well, I'm going to do this big to-do list," right? You get your dry cleaning, pick up dog food, blah, blah, blah, but then we think, "Golly," you get to the end of the day you feel like you haven't accomplished anything, because those are tasks, right? That's not the most important work that you should be doing and that you should go do first, not kind of fit in if you have time, because it's hard. As everybody else, as fighter pilots, we have way too much information that we could ever possibly try to comprehend and sort through, that we have to be able to figure out how do we focus on what matters? There are so many things right now that are pulling us in life in different directions. If you can't figure out what the most important things are for you to focus on, I always say, "When you dilute your focus, you dilute your power. You will become average at best or at worst ineffective at the things that you say you value the most."
Y10douctfktq9ke3i5xw careylohrenz

Carey Lohrenz

Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2.

As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide ...

Take Action

Complete the following Action Items to put the insights in this video into practice,
and share them with your team to continue your leadership growth.

Perfect your new leadership skills every day with these exclusive Leadercast exercises, available to Subscribers! Click here to become a Subscriber.

Liquid error: No such template 'platform/programs/search-modal'