Passion Struck with John R. Miles

How Do You STOP Living in Fear and Letting It CONTROL You? with John R. Miles EP 130

April 29, 2022

John R. Miles - How do you stop living in fear and letting it control you. Fears are not just passively forgotten, they must be actively unlearned. Brought to you by Raycon ( and Athletic Greens (

The Neuroscience Behind Fear

We need to realize that fear is just an emotion that is utterly dependent on our thoughts at the end of the day. It does not have to control our lives and can be effectively unlearned. Fear is a complicated thing. In today's episode, I will be taking you on an in-depth journey into the world of the emotion called fear, explaining the neuroscience of fear, giving you details on how fear is learned, and equipping you with knowledge on how you can effectively unlearn fear.

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Time Stamps

  • 0:00 Introducing episode on unlearning fears
  • 4:33 How did British Olympian Adam Peaty learn the fear of the water and overcome it?
  • 7:31 The evolution and psychology of fear
  • 9:29 The neuroscience of fear
  • 10:50 The science of how fear is learned
  • 12:35 How do you unlearn fear?
  • 15:58 Fear does not have to control our lives
  • 17:25 Episode wrap-up and synthesis

Links on Unlearning Fear

* Watch my video with Liz Fosslien on her new book "Big Feelings:" 

* Big Feelings: How to be Okay When Things Are Not Okay: (Amazon Link)

* Laurie Singer's Book: You're Not Crazy: Living with Anxiety, Obsessions, and Fetishes:  (links to Amazon)

* My interview with Laurie Singer on Why There is Hope: 

* Dr. Marie Fang's video on learned helplessness:

* Click Here for the Transcript:

* 9 Simple Ways to Create Work-Life Balance:

* Baby Elephant Syndrome:

*Learned Helplessness at Fifty: Insights from Neuroscience:

* PLOS One research:

* American Psychological Association research:

* Are you having trouble prioritizing yourself? John discusses the importance of self-love in Episode 104

* John explains why materialism is impacting your success and happiness in episode 96.

* Do you know the science of healthy habits? John explores this in-depth in Episode 108.

* Suppose you missed our interview with Jen Bricker-Bauer on Everything is Possible. Don't panic! You can catch up by downloading it here.

* How do you strengthen your relationship with your best self? Explore episode 110.

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-- John R Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the Passion Struck Podcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

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