Opportunity vs Obstacles – Overcoming FEAR

Every one of us is going to encounter difficulties in building a business or creating the life we want. But how you choose to look at the difficulty will make all the difference in the outcomes you achieve. On this episode of The Time Is Now, Kent Clothier guides you through the mental approach he’s learned to take when it comes to facing difficulties that arise in life. He believes that making changes in how you choose to view a situation will enable you to overcome fear, break through to new levels of success, and stretch beyond the boundaries you’ve been believing.


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We all experience fear. But most of the time it’s a sensation that comes from what we believe about a situation, not the situation itself. Kent has learned that one of the most powerful ways to overcome fear is to reframe the situations you face. Instead of looking at them as obstacles, what can you do to view them as opportunities? Seeing situations as obstacles causes fear to rise. But viewing them as opportunities empowers you to become creative and work through the difficulty. Find out how you can make this monumental mental shift, on this episode.


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Your life is an outgrowth of the things you decide to do or not do. You can’t get around it. If you hesitate, vacillate, or constantly second-guess yourself, your life will produce inconsistent results at best and disastrous results at worst. The good news is that YOU get to decide what and how you are going to decide – every day. Are you going to make decisions that move you forward, that push you to grow, that change the course of your world? Or are you going to shrink back and hide from the difficult challenges that will make your business flourish? On this episode, Kent clarifies why it’s vital for you to get your mind right and move your business out of the realm of fear and into the realm of belief.


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When challenges arise, what do you do? Do you hedge your bets and pull into a defensive posture or do you find ways to rise to the challenge? Look around you. You’ll find that every person falls into one of those two descriptions. Those who step back and those who step forward. On this episode of The Time Is Now, Kent Clothier shares why it’s vital for you to be the kind that steps forward when others step back and he also explains why that simple characteristic will enable you to flourish when your competition is floundering.


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Playing the victim is not flattering to you. It causes you to stand out in the eyes of your peers in a bad way. But worse than that, it’s a disservice to you, your family, and your own success. In order to rise above a victim mentality, you need to surround yourself with people who play bigger than you, people who don’t make excuses and push to overcome every obstacle. What you’ll discover as you hang out with those people is that the things you have been afraid of CAN be overcome – because you’ll see people doing it every day. Find out how to become one of those overcomers, on this episode.


Outline of this great episode


  • Kent’s recent discussion about fear, obstacles, and overcoming them.
  • How do you view what’s right in front of you? It matters.
  • Re-framing what you see is what will help you overcome fear.
  • Overcoming fear by stepping in when others step away.
  • Why you need to surround yourself with can-do people.
  • Learn how to bring your strengths to the forefront and help people say yes.


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About the Author

Kent Clothier is President and CEO of Real Estate Worldwide (REWW), a multi-faceted real estate education company with headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, San Diego, California, and Boca Raton, Florida.

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