How to Live Boldly When You Are Scared as Heck

This is a guest post by Lisa of Privilege.

Hello. My name is Lisa, and I write a blog called Privilege. It's mostly on style, with some rapture and anxiety thrown in for good measure. Barrie did me the great honor of asking me for a guest post about, of course, how to live boldly and without fear.

I have no idea. Seriously.

I'm afraid of so many things. Flying. Heights. Losing my memory. Wearing the wrong shoes or too short jeans. Telling a complete stranger my life story in an inappropriate manner.

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How to Ask Boldly and Set Yourself Free

A guest post by Manal Ghosain of One With Now.

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. ~ Chinese Proverb

Remember when you were a child and you wanted a toy or something? If you’re like me, chances are you turned into a nagging machine … asking, begging and pleading to the point where your parents gave up and you got what you asked for.

Kids are masters when it comes to asking for help or anything. Nothing seems to stop them. Fast forward to adulthood and where did this zeal for asking go?

Why do we build walls and become reluctant to ask of others?

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How To Be Fearless In Everything

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Fear. It's the number one barrier to living confidently and realizing your dreams.

You experience it everyday in small and large doses. You don't do something you want to do because you are afraid. You do something you don't want to do because you are afraid.

Fear is the little demon that sits on our shoulders, holding us back from growth, success, fulfillment and happiness.

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Simplify Happiness: 50 Easy Actions for Joyful Living

Are you waiting for happiness? Do you think you will find it when you make a certain amount of money, or achieve something big, or maybe find the perfect relationship? Happiness is at hand right now. It's  right in front of you, but sometimes we miss it because we are so busy looking for it.

If you have attained some of those big things in life that you felt would bring you happiness, you might have found it — temporarily. Have you  noticed how once you get what you want, it's wonderful for a while? But then you want something else, something bigger or better. You grow bored with the new thing or accomplishment.

It takes a lot of hard work and stress and worry to secure your happiness goals. And then, after all that work, the happiness begins to dissipate.

What if you didn't have to work so hard for it? What if there were a simpler way to be happy?

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Awakening Your Sixth Sense

After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, people reported seeing animals fleeing to higher ground minutes before the tsunami arrived.

There was a popular news story in 2007 about a cat who lived in a nursing home and consistently jumped on a patient's bed within a couple of hours of the person's death.  Dogs often alert their owners before a health crisis occurs, like a heart attack or stroke.

It appears that animals have some kind of heightened sixth sense to subtle changes in the environment and to the people around them. They are tuned in to changes in smell and vibratory shifts. It's clear that some animals can sense human emotion and respond to it.

So do people have a sixth sense? I think we do — but not in a magical, woo woo way. I think there is science behind it.

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Want to be More Productive? Adopt These Three Strategies

I read a lot of blogs and magazines to get an idea of what interests readers out there so that I can address it in Live Bold and Bloom.

I really want to write about relevant personal growth topics that interest my readers, and it appears that productivity is one of those hot topics.

I've  read about it everywhere, and as you can see, I have a blog post category entirely devoted to the subject. People want to know more effective, resourceful and profitable ways of getting things done.

They want to know how to get more done in less time while making lots of money.

In our society, we certainly equate success with high achievement, long work hours, beautiful things and lots of money. Does that define success for you?

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25 Mind Shifts Toward a Bold and Glorious Life

Try this little exercise for a moment. Think about your current life painted by a particular color.

The color reflects the tone and tenor of your days and moods.

So what color is your life? Is it a neutral shade, maybe tan or grey? Or is it bold and vibrant like royal blue or bright yellow?

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How To Be A Grown-Up

At what age do you become a grown-up? Is it 18? 21? Maybe it's when we get our first real job or get married and start raising a family. Those milestones certainly mark reaching adulthood. But do they mean we've grown up?

I've seen plenty of adults who behave like children.

I mean full-on with heading-spinning, foot stomping temper tantrums. Remember John McEnroe flinging his tennis racket and screaming at the line judge? His behavior was more entertaining than the tennis match. It was like watching a car wreck. But we didn't respect him.

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