Podcast 120 FEAR; Overcoming and Dealing With It

By on March 19, 2015

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This podcast is all about dealing with Fear. We all have it, and if someone is trying to kill you, you will have it! You need to overcome fear so you can defend yourself and others. Planning, preparing, focus, and confidence will enable you to overcome fear and act.


Topics Include:


  • If this – Then that
  • Play the “What if” game
  • Back up plans to back up plans
  • Clearly defined objectives (your mission)


  • Getting the stuff to implement your planning
  • Carry your gun
  • Other self defense tools
  • Talk to your family


  • Complete focus on the clear objective
  • Once you know what to do you can move forward and focus on the goal and overcome the fear


  • In your abilities
  • Know what you can and can’t do
  • Working up to things
  • Your gear works

Freeze instead of Fight or Flight

  • “O my god!” Moment
  • No idea what to do
  • This can’t be happening to me
  • Fear becomes panic and is debilitating and then makes you freeze

Fear Can Drive and Motivate You

  • It makes you faster, stronger, and more focused
  • Fight or Flight Response
    • Adrenaline Dump
    • Norepinephrine for Focus
    • Cortisol to control blood pressure and breathing
  • Hopefully makes you act; Doing something can get you killed but nothing will probably get you killed

Once Started, Keep Going towards your Goal

  • Fear gets you moving
  • And can keep you moving
  • Don’t Give Up!

Fear Can Become Righteous Anger

  • Anger is a huge emotion that can get you through a lot of things that you couldn’t do before
  • Anger is super powerful when directed
  • Blind Rage is dangerous, because it makes you stupid

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  1. Robb Rickman
    March 22, 2015

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    Ben, you need a way to contact you other than this!

    • Ben Branam
      March 23, 2015

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      On the right side is an email link. I’ll try to make it better and bigger.

  2. Robb Rickman
    March 22, 2015

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    Hey Ben, in regards to your tweet about an anti gun group retweeting you, well that was me and I am not an to gun. I grabbed that tweet handle when the anti guntads started there every town crap. If you checked it out only pro gun stuff has been tweeted.

    Any way, keep up the great work.


    • Ben Branam
      March 23, 2015

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      Robb, I’m sorry. I’ll pull that back and ask your forgiveness. I totally thought you where the Bloomberg group. Can I make a small suggestion… Change the Egg to something else. I didn’t look at your profile and should have. Just did and of course what you are saying is true. I am sorry.

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