Does fear keep YOU stuck or HELP you live a more passionate life?
And are you going for what you want or just trying to prove you’re not weak?
Neuroscience, meditation, PTSD, pickup artists, ultra swimmers, big wave surfers, MMA fighters — Fear Project author Jaimal Yogis is here to share how all of this can help you train YOUR brain to overcome fear.
In this interview:
- How fear gives you a powerful choice
- How bad experiences can be transformed
- Is all fear bad?
- When is fear lying to you?
- How to build motivation and passion
- Surfing huge waves
- Why guys will risk their lives to avoid looking weak
- PTSD and meditation
- Getting rejected by women
- How to train your courage muscle
Jaimal Yogis is an author, journalist, and outdoors-man. His first book, a coming-of-age memoir called Saltwater Buddha￼, was praised by The Times of London, The Age, Publishers Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, and is currently being made into a film. Jaimal’s second book, The Fear Project, is a personal and journalistic investigation into our most primal emotion.
To report the story, Jaimal plunged into the water with great white sharks, surfed waves as tall as four-story buildings, visited some of the world’s most cutting edge neuroscience labs, and interviewed some of the top extreme athletes and psychologists.
A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Jaimal’s magazine reporting has won awards like the 2005 Leslie Rachel Sanders Award for Social Justice Reporting, a 2007 Maggie Award for “Best Magazine Feature,” and two Scripps Howard reporting scholarships. In 2010, The Common Wealth Club voted him “The New Face of San Francisco Media” for his popular writing in San Francisco Magazine, thebolditalic.com, and The San Francisco Chronicle. His stories have also been published in ESPN Magazine, AFAR, Runner’s World, The Surfers Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and many others. He has been a guest-lecturer at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and San Francisco State.
Jaimal lives in San Francisco with his wife, Amy, and his son, Kai.