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Episode 5

Published on:

5th Oct 2022

Overcoming Fear of Other People's Opinions

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Parm's main elephant is the fear of other people’s opinions
  • Why fear stands for: False Evidence Appearing Real
  • How our life journey is similar to a train
  • How Parm’s history working as a juvenile counselor at the probation department initially stirred up a lot of fear in her
  • How she reassessed her evidence when she felt that she needed to quit her job out of fear, and how sticking it out ended up shaping her character and career moving forward
  • After reassessing her evidence, Parm chose to overcome her fears and persevere, and now she’s able to enjoy and celebrate the simple pleasures in life
  • The importance of being conscious of your own mental, spiritual, and physical health and making it a priority
  • Why you shouldn’t allow other people’s criticism to dull your sharp focus


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Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®
We discuss hard things to talk about and shed light on difficult subjects.
Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room with Coach April Ballestero. Join us as we interview guests about the ELEPHANT in the room. We shed light on difficult subjects and learn how to better Address the ELEPHANT in the Room.

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April Ballestero

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Author, Facilitator, Founder, Consultant, Speaker, and Strategic Leadership Coach guiding light bulb moments. Thankful to be celebrating 10 years of guiding, coaching, and leading industry leaders such as attorneys, coaches, chiropractors, financial planners, the real estate industry, and many other sales and business professionals across the nation. The celebration goes on to include over 20 years of business, professional and personal development which I am so honored to share as a vessel to our clients, coaches, and community.

Eric Ballestero

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Eric Ballestero has worked with Coach April Ballestero since before ONE LIGHT AHEAD®'s inception in 2011 while he was still in school and has continually brought new ideas and a lot of technical help to the team. He produced the first three seasons of Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® podcast in addition to being a continual partner of ONE LIGHT AHEAD®.