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PPI #160: Jordan B Peterson – Mental Strength for Overcoming Fear & Building Your Dreams

Eric Partaker

Jordan B Peterson – Mental Strength for Overcoming Fear & Building Your Dreams // Do your dreams always seem out of reach? Are you consumed and overwhelmed by fear? Dr Jordan B Peterson may have a solution for you. In this video, peak performance expert and coach, Eric Partaker uncovers the teachings of Jordan Peterson so you can become mentally strong and reach your full potential. Jordan Peterson’s lessons and motivational and inspirational in their ability to showcase the habits of mentally strong people, develop a strong, mind, chase your dreams and destroy mental weakness.


What Is Causing You Negative Energy? – Identify and remove the parts of your life that are bringing you down. What are the places, activities and people in your life that no longer bring you joy?

What Gets Scheduled, Gets Done! – Make a list of the top three things that you would like to achieve in the day ahead, the week ahead, and the month ahead. Set them as appointments in your calendar and show up, just as you would an appointment with somebody else. 

What Is Your Life Purpose? – What is the compelling, powerful reason that will motivate you to achieve your goals, not just in the good times, but also in the low times? Create a clear vision of where you want to go. Find out and take time working on what you were born to do. When you die, what will you be remembered for?

Self Love Is Your Superpower – Arm yourself with positive self talk. Practice simple affirmations everyday that will empower you, build your self confidence and elevate you to your best self.

Be Bold, Aim High, Dream Big – If you shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll still land amongst the stars. Dare to challenge yourself. Stepping out of your comfort zone will lead to growth and development. 


Today I’m going to teach you five things from Dr. Jordan Peterson that you can use to overcome fear and build a life of your dreams. Hi, I’m Eric Partaker, and I’ve been recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in the country. And I’m also the author of two best-selling books, including The 3 Alarms. 

So number one, you need to identify and weed out the things that are wrong for you. And I like to think about this from an energy point of view. Think through in your mind, what are the things that give you energy and what are the things that drain you of energy? And you can think about places, activities, and people. What are the places, activities, and people that generate energy in your life, that make you feel abundant, full of happiness, strength, courage, positivity, a desire to keep going?

And then equally on the flip side of that coin, what are the people, activities and places that drain you of energy? That make you not want to carry on? That make you maybe a little bit miserable? That make you question things too often or more so than you would like, especially when it makes you question things about yourself.

And list those things out, and then ask yourself on the people front, for example, “How do I spend less time or no time with the energy drainers and dedicate more time with the energy generators?” Same with activities, “How do I spend less time doing these activities that drain me of energy and more time doing the activities that give me energy?” Same with places, “How can I spend less time in the places that bring me down and more time in the places that bring me up?” So in summary, identify and weed out the things that are wrong for you.

Number two, make a schedule because what gets scheduled gets done. And I do this in a couple of different ways, actually a few different ways. So one is, at the start of every single week, typically on a Sunday afternoon, I look at my week ahead and I ask myself, “What are the top three things that I want to achieve this week?” And then I look at my days, Monday through Sunday and I drop those things in, into the blank spaces that I have throughout the week. What gets scheduled gets done.

And then when I end every single day, I end my day by deciding, “What are the top three things I’m going to do the next day?” And once again I schedule those activities in as appointments with myself and I show up for those appointments just as I would an appointment with someone else.

And when I get to the end of a quarter, I ask myself four questions, “What went well? What didn’t? What did I learn? And as a result of those three things, what is it that I want to focus on in the quarter ahead?” And once again, I plan that into the quarter. What am I going to do the first month, the second month, and the third month? The point being, once again, what gets scheduled gets done.

Number three, you need to live with purpose and meaning. Why do you exist in the world? What is the reason you are here? It’s not just to make money. It’s not just to laugh and have a good time. There needs to be a deeper meaning and purpose. Of course, those things are nice. I’m not going to lie, it’s nice to be able to have money, to buy and experience the things that you want to do in life.

It’s wonderful to laugh and to have a good time, but you need a deeper purpose than that. I’ll share with you mine. Abraham Maslow, preeminent psychologist, he said that in his research he estimated that only 2% of people operate at their full potential in life, become all that they’re capable of being. And that always struck a chord with me because it made me realize that, “Wow, there must be something deeply wrong or something not going well or right that keeps 98% of people stuck together not able to achieve their fullest in work and life.”

And so my deeper purpose is to get people to break free from that 98% to join that 2% club so that 2% club it widens and becomes bigger over time so that more people are achieving and operating at their fullest capabilities because that is our path to deepest fulfillment. And another side benefit of that would be that I believe if we can get more people operating to their fullest potential, we can solve more of the world’s problems. 

So that’s just a quick example of my deeper sense of purpose and meaning and I ask you to think about it for yourself. What’s your life purpose? Why are you here? Go deep, come up with that strong, compelling, powerful reason that will power you, not just in the good times, but also in the low times.

Number four, stop saying things that make you weak. Give yourself, arm yourself, empower yourself with positive self-talk. Now, you can do that with a simple affirmation practice at the start of your day by just reading off a series of statements that means something to you, that empower you, that invigorate you, that make you feel confident, happy, and determined in your work and in your life. So stop saying things that are weak and instead say things to yourself that empower you, and that take you to a new level, that elevate you to your best self.

Number five, aim high and dare to do difficult things. When I was growing up, my parents used to say, “Eric, if you shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll still land amongst the stars,” and I’ve always believed that, and I’ve experienced it as well. Every time I’ve set a goal for myself that feels too lofty, too ambitious, often to be Frank, I don’t achieve exactly what that goal was, but I land somewhere near and around it.

And by having something so high to aim for, I end up at a higher spot than I would have gotten had I not set something that high at all. And also daring to do difficult things. It’s the difficult things that lead to our growth. It’s the difficult challenges that make us stronger. So sit back and ask yourself right now, “What do I know that I should be doing in my work and life that scares me, but I know is important for my growth and development?”

And then step into that and dare to do the things that are difficult, because it is through those things that you’ll also find your path to growth, to freedom, to fulfillment, and to happiness. And I’d love to hear from you. So don’t forget to leave a comment and a rating as well. And if you’d like to get a copy of my new book, The 3 Alarms, please head over to my website at That’s E-R-I-C, where you can pick up a free digital copy of my new best-selling book, The 3 Alarms.

Eric has been named "CEO of the Year" at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, one of the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs in the UK" by Startups Magazine, and among "Britain's 27 Most Disruptive Entrepreneurs" by The Telegraph.

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