Andrew Hackett, author, teacher and seminar leader, works with people to show them that fear is an illusion, that boundaries don’t exist, and that limitations are only what we decide they are.
Fear is pervasive in modern society. Extreme fear of certain people, places or things (phobias) is what usually comes to mind when people think of “fear.” Fortunately, only a small percentage of the population suffers from this kind of debilitating extreme fear. Most do not seek treatment, and of those who do, only 20% recover completely.
An even more prevalent expression of fear comes disguised as stress, general anxiety or depression. According to some estimates, over half the population suffers from undiagnosed fear masquerading as “ordinary” stress, anxiety or depression. Experts believe the actual number is much higher, as nearly everyone has come to accept growing levels of stress, anxiety, and fear as a normal part of their day-to-day lives.
Andrew Hackett is on a mission to change that. Hackett is an author, teacher, and seminar leader with more than 20 years of experience helping people think outside their limitations and move beyond their fears so they can accomplish amazing things in their life, business, and relationships.
Hackett’s success comes from focusing on subtle, overlooked fears that unconsciously hold people back. “I believe the biggest problem we have as a society is that we believe it’s normal that ‘fear’ is what life is all about,” Hackett said in a recent interview for Business Innovators Radio. “The vast majority of the people in this world are suffering as a result of the fear mechanisms that are in their life – and it’s everyday stuff.”
In his new book, Free From Fear: Understanding Fear’s Control Over Your Life and Why Loving It Will Set You Free, Andrew Hackett argues that the root cause of all thoughts, feelings and experiences are associated to either Love or Fear. He also challenges the idea that fear is an unavoidable, normal part of life.
“Years ago I realized my life needed to change because fear controlled me. In fact, it paralyzed me almost every day,” Hackett says. “Fear controlled every aspect of who I was, how I acted and what I was to become. It scared the life out of me. Literally.”
As a result of his own awakening, and through applying the principles he outlines in his book, Hackett was able to make a radical shift in his perspective of fear, learning how to embrace it, rather than fight it. “The sun set on an era in my life that was forever behind me, and after the best night’s sleep I have ever had, the sun rose brighter, warmer and clearer than ever before,” Hackett recalls in his book. “It was a new sun of possibility, potentiality and abundance. Never again was I alone in the dark, searching in the cold dark night with a dim flashlight, batteries failing.”
With his new book, part memoir and part guide, Hackett wants to equip readers with tools to help them understand their fears and be free from them. “My hope is that by practicing the techniques discussed in my book, you will not only conquer your fears, but you will also learn to understand the role your thoughts play in creating your everyday life experience,” Hackett says.
Free From Fear by Andrew Hackett is published by Holland House Publishing, New York. For more information, visit AndrewHackett.com.au.