But why is this, and what can we do to overcome it?
Join me as I discuss this and more with my special guest, Film Producer and Outdoor Enthusiast Rich Amor-Wilkes.
Together we cover topics including –
- How we can overcome our fear of being on camera
- What we can learn about this from Freddie Mercury
- Why internet trolls are nothing to worry about –
- – and are actually helpful!
- How to remember what you want to say on camera
and a whole lot more!
ADVENTURE IS IN ALL OF US EVERY DAY
My goal is to inspire others to live a life full of adventure
I’m Rich. I’m a film producer, but I also enjoy running and climbing mountains.
I love being outdoors, amongst the trees and the wilderness, exposed to the elements. Nature gives me a sense of calm, but also a sense of adventure and a sense of purpose.
My love for the outdoors and capturing the world around me came from my childhood. If I wasn’t climbing trees or lumps of rock in North Wales, I’d be taking pictures and recording videos on the family’s camcorder.
For a while, I turned my love of climbing into my job. I ran a successful tree business, but after reevaluating my life and where it was going, I decided to leave the comfort of an industry I knew well for my own sanity. I branched out into making corporate films for businesses and for myself, because I would get real enjoyment from capturing the world around me, and telling stories of adventure and survival.
Telling stories is what makes us human. But I personally find storytelling using words alone difficult. I’m not a public speaker, and I’m a little bit introverted, so I struggle talking to groups. However, I am good behind a camera and I use images to tell a story. To me, video is a collection of moving images, shots, and sounds carefully crafted to tell a story.
I find it inspiring to hear what humans are capable of and what we can achieve. Our lives are full of adventure, from our first steps, to stepping into new experiences. From climbing mountains to climbing social circles. From the first day at work to launching a new business.
Adventure is in all of us every day, and my goal is to inspire others to live a life of adventure.
Fear Strategist, coach, international speaker, multi-time best-selling author, hypnotist, occasional magician, and presenter of this show.
And someone who, for far too many years, was massively held back by a very strong social phobia – speaking with strangers, or even meeting strangers, was at best deeply uncomfortable, and at worst utterly terrifying for him. For far too many years.
So he did the logical thing – he pursued a 20 year career in IT with some success (becoming a Fellow of the BCS in the process).
Until one panic attack too many, which forced him to reconsider his life.
So he studied NLP and hypnosis, used those tools to conquer his own fears and phobias, and since 2010 he has helped others around the world to transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths through his coaching, speaking, books, and trainings. Indeed, since 2010 he has helped over 5,000 people to transform their lives.
Having travelled the world for a while doing this, he has settled back in his native Scotland, where he is focusing on the next step in his journey of helping as many people as he can to conquer their fears. Which includes the launch of this Show!
Since 2010 Keith has helped over 5,000 people to transform their lives.
Now he brings the distillation of his experience into a weekly show designed to help you to transform your deepest fears into your greatest strengths.
Some episodes feature Keith running solo, discussing topics related to fear, phobia, mindset, and taking an interesting look into where it all comes from and what we can do about it.
In other episodes, Keith invites a special guest to join him and to discuss their experiences in overcoming their own fears, so that we can gain some insight into how we might do the same, or even to explore the more esoteric areas around fear – sometimes in some unexpected yet very interesting ways!
Presented in both audio and in video, across multiple platforms, so that the show can meet those who need it where they are.
Award-winning coach, international speaker, multi-time best-selling author, hypnotist, occasional magician, and writer of this post, Keith spent his first 40 years suffering from several phobias including being terrified of speaking with strangers. After one incident too many, he started studying and training in NLP & hypnosis to conquer his own issues, found he was rather good at it, and changed careers (aided by redundancy at just the right moment after 20 years in IT). He helps people transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths, and having helped over 5,000 people across 5 continents, he is the UK’s #1 Fear Strategist.