If I can help someone along the way, my living will not be in vain.

If you didn't wake up this morning loving life, why not?  Too many hopes and dreams are being buried in the cemetery.  Your life counts. Your life matters. Life is here. It is now. It is waiting for you. 

My mantra: Everything in life is temporary, including life itself. Decide to say Yes! to the gift of now.

If you didn't wake up this morning loving life, why not? Too many hopes and dreams are being buried in the cemetery.

Your life counts. Your life matters. Life is here. It is now. It is waiting for you.

My mantra: Everything in life is temporary, including life itself. Decide to say Yes! to the gift of now.

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Feel the Fear VIP Day 2018

Feel the Fear Gratitude Cruise 2019


If you are ready to make a commitment to yourself and your future…  If you have read the books, tried the exercises, and are now ready to do the work…  If you are finally ready to take control of your life…  If you want to stop letting fear paralyze you from doing, being, and growing… If you want to once and for all – acknowledge your fears, accept the reality of fear itself, and take action to FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY®, you should not miss a Feel the Fear event!


What Are You Afraid Of And Why?  We will dig deeper into the many fears we experience as we look at the levels, types, and causes of fear.   Susan Jeffers says, “All you have to do to diminish your fear is to develop more trust in your ability to handle whatever comes your way.”  


The Five Truths About Fear.  Are you waiting for the fear to go away?  Learning and understanding the five truths about fear will give you the confidence to stretch and push through your fears.


Transition From Pain To Power.  Some hold fear from a position of pain and they stay stuck.  Some hold fear from a position of power and they “do it anyway.”  When you learn the secret to moving yourself from pain to power, the fact that you have the fear then becomes irrelevant.


Taking Responsibility For Your Life.  There is really only one person in this world who can make you happy and that’s yourself.  Are you a “victim” or are you taking responsibility for your life?  Once you learn the concepts to course correct from the victim mentality, you will better understand the dynamics of handling fear.


What Role Does Positive Thinking Play?  Positive thinking is one of the most difficult of all concepts for many to grasp.  Why?  Because you can’t explain the “how” or “why” it works.  We will demonstrate the power of thought and words.


Weigh In On Your Circle Of Influence.  Your support system plays a vital role in the way you handle fear.  As you grow, your relationships might change.  It is amazingly empowering to have the support of a strong, motivated, and inspirational group of people in your circle.


Making No-Lose Decisions.  Susan Jeffers says, “Which path in life will make you grow?  That is the path to take.”  One of the biggest fears that keeps us from moving ahead with our lives is our difficulty in making decisions.  Learn the steps to take before making a decision and after the decision is made.


How Whole Is Your “Whole Life”?  Many of us short-circuit our lives by choosing the path that is the most comfortable.  You will examine your grid of life and ask yourself, “What would I be doing if I were really important in all areas of my life?”


Nod Your Head And Say “Yes”.  Experiment with the power of saying “yes” even when anticipating the worst.  Learn how this antidote will help you deal with day-to-day challenges, disappointments, rejections, things you can’t control, and even your deepest, darkest fears.



Feedback from previous Feel the Fear VIP Day attendees ...

“Such a powerful day.  I am so grateful that I registered.  My life was changed forever.  I laughed, I cried, I saw a vision for a better life.”

“This event exceeded my expectations.  The time spent helping us delve into our individual issues and concerns has been invaluable.  You are both such blessings!”


“Thank you for your heartfelt presentation of Susan’s work.  You are an amazing presenter.  I want you as my coach (and life-long friend.”

“The day was transformational!  I see a path forward through a challenging situation.  Dora is an engaging, inspiring coach.  The exercises in the workshop were extremely helpful.”

“I had to go.  It was a beautiful experience.  If I had missed out on that, I would have missed out on a big part of my life.  I’m so grateful that I went.  It helped me so much.”


“Very informative and highly energetic!  Dora and Christina both are such wonderful people.  A blessing for so many people.  They have both done so much for me to progress forward in life.  I love you both.”


Meet the Mother-Daughter Duo Feel the Fear Team

Dora Carpenter, CPC

Dora Carpenter blends her years of experience working with hundreds of families in the death care industry and her personal experiences with loss and grief to offer an empathetic, hope-filled approach to partnering with individuals through life transitions, grief, and fear.  She is a certified life coach, certified grief coach, certified consumer's funeral consultant, and founder of the From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program.  Dora Carpenter is honored to be one of a select group personally licensed by internationally known best-selling author and motivational speaker, the late Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., to teach Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® training in the United States.  The National Association of Distinguished Professionals has recognized Dora Carpenter as a professional in her field and she has been featured in Women of Distinction Magazine.  A magnetic speaker, trainer, and author, she has appeared as a guest on various media outlets.

Christina R. Ferguson, MS, CPC

Christina says, “Life does not come with an instruction manual; it is simply a day-to-day experience.”  One usually has a mental picture of how life is supposed to unfold, but it doesn’t always go as planned.  What happens then?  After having gone through several traumatic events including miscarriage, separation, and reconciliation that ultimately led to divorce, Christina Ferguson founded the annual Infidelity Hurts Awareness Day in 2015.  She knew she was not alone in her experiences and wanted others in similar situations to unite and overcome their personal tragedies.  She leads “Losing a Love… Finding a Life” Feel the Fear workshops.  Christina has a master's degree in psychology and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree.  She is a Certified Professional Coach and the Executive Director of The ANIYA Group in Washington, D.C.  She is a licensed Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® trainer and she maintains memberships in the American Psychological Association, Learning Disabilities Association of America, and National Association of Self-Esteem.


Who is Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.?

She believed in miracles, and the success of this phenomenal classic is a miracle.  After many initial rejections from publishers, much-loved author and leading self-help authority Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. first captured the world's heart in 1987 with her acclaimed book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. Susan is best known for her teachings on overcoming fear, healing relationships, and moving forward in life with a sense of confidence and love. Her work has been translated into over 37 languages with multiple bestsellers and total sales in the millions.  Susan passed away October 27, 2012, but her legacy continues through the work of an international team of trainers improving lives and workplaces around the world

Feel the Fear Tops the List of Best Self-Help Books

In the January 10, 2014 issue of Telegraph, a national daily newspaper in the UK, there is an article about the best self-help books for the New Year.  Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway tops the list ahead of some very prominent titles.   Click here to read the article.

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway is considered one of "5 Essential Steps to Starting Your Own Business" in Cosmopolitan Magazine, February 24, 2014.

How Feel the Fear Is Changing Rose's Life

"Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway awakened a part of me that was dead for many years. I was home bound at the time I purchased the book in desperation. I had so many dreams and goals, but was too fearful to pursue them. I suffered from panic attacks and anxiety. It changed me so much, I purchased 10 copies for other friends.  Since then, I did a Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway mentoring program, which inspired me to take more action in my life.  I sold my belongings, left my comfort zone, and started a new life in Florida in June.  Even though there were many roadblocks and detours along the way, I pushed past my fears with affirmations, positive reinforcement, and the concepts in Susan’s book.  I am currently living on a beach, living the life I've always dreamed of, and writing a book of my journey that I plan to have published by the end of September.  This truly changed my life, and I can say I’m ALIVE.  I felt the fear and did it anyway!" ~~Rose Smith, Florida

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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway is a registered trademark of Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. and is being used with her express permission. This course is licensed & based on the teaching of Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. as contained in her international best seller Feel the Fear… and Do It Anyway.