Creating a Culture of Courage
What holds most people back from their true potential isn't lack of skill or lack of will, it's fear.
The human brain is designed primarily for survival. This architecture interferes with our happiness, success and fulfillment in all walks of life. In fact, at a typical industry conference or sales kick-off, attendees learn so many new and exciting strategies, ones that could dramatically change their business, yet only a fraction of attendees go back and implement those new ideas. Many leaders fear failure, or are afraid of changing the status quo and rocking the boat. Stagnant leaders live in a fearful culture where employees do things because "that's the way it's always been done." In this engaging presentation Patrick explains why we get stuck in a prison of less-than-peak performance. Then he demonstrates tangible neuroscience techniques that you can use immediately to increase your power, success, and change every aspect of your life.
Imagine finishing second in the US Olympic trials in rowing, when you could have been a gold medalist, or raising almost $30 million and creating the first cloud computing company only to have your venture capitalist make all the money when it was sold, and worst of all needing six cocktails just to get on a plane for a business trip, or not going at all. Fear locked Patrick Sweeney in a prison of constant suffering until he met with the ultimate terror – the diagnosis of a rare form of leukemia and a slim chance of survival. After beating the disease thanks to talented doctors, cutting edge mental techniques learned at the Olympic training center, and the grace of God, his whole life changed. He took flying lessons, and started another company, then another, then set world records. Now a multimillionaire, commercially rated stunt pilot – Patrick's super power is courage and he's used it to create the life of his dreams.
Today, his mission is to teach millions of people the superpower of courage. For his upcoming book Fear as Fuel he interviewed more than 30 neuroscientists and psychologists and learned the latest investigations on how the brain functions and the secrets of overcoming our fear-based survival instincts. Patrick translates a vast continuum of scientific research into practical tactics on how to live to your fullest potential, create super-successful businesses, fulfilling relationships and raise courageous, happy children. Using fear as fuel you'll begin to confidently make the best decisions of your life and unleash a new level of power. His talk gives you a sneak peak of what is sure to be a best seller.
Patrick was called one of the world's most interesting men by Inc. Magazine and holds several world records for attempting to cycle the Seven Summits. He won the 2018 Race Across America (called the world's toughest bike race) and he is the Chairman emeritus of Young President's Organization Sports & Entertainment Industry Network. He splits time with his wife and three children between Boston, Massachusetts, Chamonix France and seat 21D.