Synopses & Reviews
From New York Times bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb. a four-step guide to making your fear work for you and not against you.
Brandon Webb has jumped out of airplanes, served as a sniper under terrifying conditions, and piloted planes through dangerous turbulence. As a Navy SEAL, he learned how to manage his impulse to panic when facing frightening situations, and as a public speaker and entrepreneur, he learned how to apply those things in civilian life. When a friend admitted he was terrified of the water and couldn't swim, Brandon volunteered to help and learned that his techniques for mastering fear worked in that case, too.
It's impossible to prevent fear, but it is possible to harness it when it does rear its ugly head. In Mastering Fear, Webb shows that people from all walks of life can stretch boundaries little by little through habit and practice and learn to use their fear as fuel to accomplish more than they ever thought they could.
Breaking down the process of turning fear to your advantage, Webb and his bestselling co-author John David Mann have written a must-read for anyone in need of courage.
“The big wins and most incredible experiences come when we feel afraid but do it anyway. Read Mastering Fear, get out of your comfort zone, and dance with your fear, knowing it will lead you to new levels of performance!” Siri Lindley, former triathlon world champion, coach, and author of Surfacing
“My favorite part of this book is that Brandon doesn’t teach you to conquer fear as if it will go away completely and forever. No, as a Navy Seal, he knows there’s always an element of fear in the things we do. Instead, we master it, fully aware that it is coming and ready when it does. I wish someone gave me this book when I graduated from college.” Jon Acuff, author of Finish
“When you’ve got a hockey puck flying at you at 105 miles per hour, you don’t have time for theory. It’s the same when life is flying at you. You need to know what to do with the gut-ripping terror that grabs at you — and you need to know it from a guy who’s been there. Brandon is that dude: he’s the real deal. Read, learn, and excel.” Brent Burns, all-star ice hockey defenseman for the San Jose Sharks
"Not only will this book provide you with a brilliantly simple plan for conquering your deepest fears, but it will also leave you with a burning desire to do it. What previously seemed impossible will suddenly appear entirely tangible." Marina Khoroch, writer for Vogue.com
About the Author
Brandon Webb is the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Circle and Benghazi: The Definitive Report. A former U.S. Navy SEAL whose last assignment was Course Manager for the elite SEAL Sniper Course, he was instrumental in developing new curricula that trained some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century. Webb has received numerous distinguished service awards, including the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Commendation Medal with a “V” for “Valor,” for his platoon’s deployment to Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks.
John David Mann has been writing about business, leadership, and the laws of success for more than twenty years. He is the author of The Zen of MLM and coathor of The Go-Giver, You Call the Shots, and A Deadly Misunderstanding. He lives in Massachusetts.