What is this?
At its core, i-fearless is a website providing guidance, inspiration and support to help people replace anxiety and self-doubt with empowerment and joy.
Each week members of the i-fearless community will be invited to participate in a new conversation that is initiated by a blog. Each one will discuss an aspect of the struggle against the fear and self-limiting thoughts we all have. For example, among many other topics, posts will address:
- Dealing with that self-critic in your head that says you can’t
- The impossible trap of trying to please everyone
- Practical ways to transcend self-limiting beliefs
- Overcoming negative and pessimistic attitudes
Think of i-fearless as the world’s first do-it-yourself fear-fighter.
What does ‘Membership' mean?
i-fearless is a subscription-based community. While anyone will be able to access the website, read sample conversations and receive newsletter updates, only Members will be able to receive the weekly conversation-starters, participate in the conversations, interact with each other and suggest new topics. At this point we anticipate a Membership fee of 99¢ per month.
The blogs will also provide strategies, tools, resources and inspiration to help members overcome their own anxieties and self-doubts.
We’ll also invite and provide a platform for other thought leaders and professionals in this area to share their ideas, experiences and solutions.
Members can jump into the moderated conversation with their questions, comments and personal stories. They’ll be encouraged to inspire each other by sharing their own stories in which they’ve overcome these challenges and invited to suggest topics for future blogs and conversations.
i-fearless will provide practical, real-world tools, resources, suggestions and inspiration that can give real assistance to those who are determined to free their lives from the limitations of fear, anxiety and self-doubt.
i-fearless will be an online community of people who want to grant themselves the permission and power to choose joy and the mental freedom to pursue their limitless potential.
Why is this important?
It sucks to be scared all the time.
Far too many of us have allowed our imaginations, our psyches and our inner monologues to be hijacked by worries about money, health, family, work, the opinions of others… the list doesn’t seem to end. We’ve immobilized ourselves through addictions to 24-hour news, social media and an endless barrage of negativity.
And while our imaginations, our psyches and our inner monologues have been hijacked, so too has our infinite human energy and potential. We limit our dreams, our reach and our accomplishments.
There is no question that some people endure genuine medical and psychological conditions that leave them struggling to cope with day-to-day life. But most of us are simply plagued with those non-stop, low-grade, “How am I going to pay the cable bill this month?,” “Why hasn’t my friend liked my Instagram post?,” “You have to be lucky or criminal to be rich!” “I’m sure these symptoms mean I have cancer!” kinds of anxiety and self-doubt.
The good news, though, is that the vast majority of our anxieties and insecurities are self-imposed and come with an ‘off’ switch. i-fearless helps us untangle the net of fear and anxiety that keeps us from exploring and enjoying our limitless human potential. It helps us smash down those barriers and roadblocks. i-fearless shouts, “Enough!” and helps people everywhere transcend their fears, anxieties and self-doubts and take control of their lives now!
We envision a world in which everyone has the self-granted permission and power to choose joy and the mental freedom to pursue their limitless potential.
We get up every day to provide inspiration and resources to anyone who seeks to overcome fear and anxiety and unleash the infinite greatness that is our birthright.
We have huge plans for i-fearless that will eventually include podcasts, webinars, books, a video channel, advice columns, daily inspirational messages and even retreat gatherings. But one step at a time and Phase 1 is focused on launching the website and the conversation.
Who are we?
There are two of us behind this project. While neither of us are mental health professionals, between us we have almost 130 years on the planet, five grown children, many years of successful business ownership, extensive experience as professional communicators, countless lessons-learned from life and a deep passion for this mission.
Because we believe that self-mastery comes from knowledge, i-fearless is committed to supporting education efforts around the world. We are committed to donating 10% of the profits from this enterprise to a variety of mental health and education-related charities.
How will this money be used?
We have a number of startup and ongoing costs to which we’ll put the Kickstarter funds. These include:
- Creating and maintaining the website
- Promotion and publicity
- Content development
- Promotion and publicity
- Content acquisition
- Corporate setup
- Email and social media generation and maintenance
- Did we mention promotion and publicity?
Help us bring i-fearless to life!
Risks and challenges
Every new venture is filled with unknowns. While we have tried to anticipate and avoid the potholes, we’ll no doubt encounter some that surprise us. We’ve been in the weekly blogging business for almost 10 years and are very confident in our ability to create and obtain extremely high-quality content.
Our biggest unknown at this point is the reaction we’ll receive to the membership model, the price point and the number of subscribers we’ll attract. But we have a number of Plan B scenarios waiting in the wings.
We are determined to bring i-fearless to the public!
We are planning for an official launch in September, 2019 and, at this point, can’t see any obstacles that might prevent us from achieving that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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