The Hack Fear IQ Matrix explores how to effectively work through mild to moderate fears that are holding you back from achieving your goals. The mind map will help you to recognize your fears, to assess the validity of your fears, and to successfully work through your fears in practical and at times creative ways. Use this mind map as a reference guide to turn moments of fear into moments of clarity. Then turn those moments of clarity into moments of decisive bold action that move you closer to your desired aims and objectives.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Hack Fear IQ Matrix:
- RECOGNIZE: Your first objective is to recognize moments of emotional paralysis where fear tends to get the better of you. This first branch takes you through what fear is and what you should immediately do the moment you recognize and acknowledge your fear.
- ASSESS: Having acknowledged your fear, it’s time now to start gaining a little more clarity and perspective. This second branch presents you with a series of questions that will not only challenge how you are interpreting your fear, but will also pave the way forward to help you work through your fear.
- PREPARE: Now that you have more clarity and a deeper understanding of your fear, it’s time to brainstorm how you will confront and successfully work through it. This third branch takes you through the preparation stage where you start to gather the knowledge and the relevant perspectives you need to courageously push forward through your fear.
- BE BOLD: The final branch of this mind map challenges you to take bold and decisive action. Here you are presented with various ideas and questions that will strengthen your resolve and help you to break free from the shackles of inaction.
This map provides a roadmap for hacking fear. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these principles into your subconscious mind. Only in this way will you develop optimal habits of mind and patterns of behavior that will transform how you think and feel in various situations.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.