What many have said to me over the years:
“I wish I could travel like you.”
“You are so lucky to travel so much.”
“There is no way I can travel with my children.”
“Go on all your travels before you have babies.”
“Traveling is risky; it’s just not safe, not these days.”
“I love to travel, but I hate to leave home behind.”
And my least favorite:
“Oh yes, of course I am going to travel someday. You should see my dream list of countries to visit …. someday. Someday soon!”
Traveling is so widely accessible to us human beings today that I wonder why those who dream and desire it so much are not out there doing it all the time! Some of us want to go to Europe; some dream of Africa. Some people want to travel to the far east. In fact, when I lived in Iran, taking a holiday in Cyprus was one of the most popular destinations. One day, I will need to make a trip just to Cyprus for that. Can you think of a place where you want to take a holiday and yet have not made any plans to go?
And yet real travel fears and anxieties stand in the way of even the best of our intentions, the type of fears that cripple the most steady dreams of travel in the most willing hearts and confident souls.
Become a Fearless Traveler
Allowing fear to choose for you between an illusion of safety and a dream of traveling shall never serve you well. Easy decisions are not always the right decisions; there is a difference between planning for the future and putting things off indefinitely. And most of all, the weight of a future regret should tick the worst sounding alarms in your ears, and ideally arm you with a sense of urgency about life.
Sigh. Alas, fear (that elusive, powerful force deeply rooted in our minds and hearts) still manages to rule the day and the passions of the soul are set aside once again to make room for comfort, status quo, and waiting.
How then do you silence the worries, overcome the anxieties and crush every fear associated with leaving home and traveling against all odds?
This, my dear readers, is why I decided to create the Fear-Crushing Travel Guide, a complete package on how to overcome your doubts and enable your travel dreams. I questioned every anxiety, worry, hesitation, and fear around the act of traveling, and I guide you to acknowledge them, understand them, then I leave you with no choice but to overcome those anxieties and crush those fears with reason, proven techniques, real experience, information and tools.
See your dream of travel realized and your fears crushed, and not the other way around.
The product creation process is humbling. You start out with unbridled enthusiasm and energy but soon find out about the sheer amount of work and thought and creativity and energy that must go into every single stage of the game. This is why only the products that are truly born of passion and love make it strong to the finish line. Even with the most fabulous graphic designer, the best editors in the world — my husband and my younger brother — and the support of my amazing blogging community, and all resources at my disposal, this labor of love broke new boundaries in effort and commitment. It taught me great many lessons on product creation process, which I cannot wait to share with you, and it gave birth to Prolific Living’s first product.
With that, I am delighted to offer to you the Fear-Crushing Travel Guide, a multi-media digital package infused with the richness of my experience, the wisdom of 10 other extraordinary savvy travelers whom I interviewed, and the photography of Prolific Living.
My sweet offer to you contains all of the following:
âˆš The 113-page Fear-Crushing Travel Guide.
âˆš 7 Fear-Crushing Travel Worksheets — 1 per chapter — to test your knowledge and nudge you to confess and crush those fears!
âˆš 10 lengthy Audio Interviews with experienced and savvy world travelers.
âˆš Your Bonus: The Master Travel Preparation Tip Sheet to use for prep phase as well as fold & take along on your travels.
Ready? Enough time lost waiting and allowing fear to decide for you?
I am going to take that brilliant nod as a yes.
“For every reason we can think of not to take the chance, there are a thousand waiting for us that say fly and be free!”
Let this be a wish for you to fly (on an airplane perhaps?) and be free (completely free of those fears). Let it be a time for you to start now and not tomorrow to clear those fears off your shelves and accumulate those travel dreams in their place.