My Year of Fear
Almost one year ago, I started a personal development blog called the Year of Fear. My slogan was, “overcoming fear, one challenge at a time.” I went face-to-face with my personal fears, like:
But then my Year of Fear started to change. I began to face unexpected fears, like:
- Getting fired for the first time
- Breaking-up with my girlfriend of five years
- Changing my career path and starting my own business
This year has been a roller-coaster ride. And it’s not over yet.
I’m currently living alone in a 10 x 10 foot cabin like Henry David Thoreau, expect Walden Pond is a residential neighbourhood in Portland, Oregon. I minimized my life and decided to leave Canada for three months. I’m traveling, exploring, reading, writing, building my business, and making connections with interesting people.
My goal is to spread a message of positivity, optimism, and inspiration. Life is too short to stay stuck in a rut and watch the days, months, and years pass by. Life often happens out of our control, but we can always choose how we react. I want to encourage people to face their fears, challenge the limits of their comfort zones, and life life without regret.
Eric is a certified coach, recovering mechanical engineer, writer, minimalist, aspiring speaker, and baldness advocate from Montreal, Quebec. As a coach, his goal is to help everyday people live confident, successful lives without regrets. His Year of Fear blog has inspired hundreds of readers to face their own fears and challenge the limits of their comfort zones. Eric has traveled to over 40 countries and is always on the lookout for new adventures.