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Ways to Beat Fear


We look at every way we can to eliminate fear in business and investing.

Fear can hinder a writing business or ruin investing.

Warren Buffet summed the problem up when he said:  “There is no comparison between fear and greed.  Fear is instant, pervasive and intense.  Greed is slower.  Fear hits.”

He then shared a way to overcome fear is to have a guiding purpose. He said: “Making money isn’t the backbone of our guiding purpose; making money is the by-product of our guiding purpose.  If you’re doing something you love, you’re more likely to put your all into it, and that generally equates to making money.

Another great investor, George Soros, shared what to do about fear when he wrote:  Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.

That’s two good ways to overcome fear and have a purpose.

Living in fear can be a bad habit.  Most of us lead or did lead hurried, high pressure, complex lives that shape our activity into brief, time saving habits.  Continual pressure and stress are not good for us.  The flood of demoralizing, discouraging news creates a mentality of disquiet, a precursor to fear, all too easily activated by any startling news.  Alarm creates panic and fear creates its own individual, panicked stampede.  Simple habits, such as reacting to the daily news or panicking when stock markets temporarily plunge, are hard to break.

Recently I was talking with my friend, Todd Smith, about people’s stress over money. One of  the most common fears is that there will never be enough.  Todd mentioned the idea of how he uses the work of Byron Katie to question underlying beliefs about money to help overcome this fear.

These ideas were interesting and so we recorded a ten minute interview with Todd that you is very interesting.

To see the video click here.

Or visit Todd Smith’s website on overcoming fear

Gary

Another way to overcome fear is to get away and take a break.  That’s why we invite you to join us in the Blue Ridge.

Escape the Madding Crowd

Join us on Little Horse Creek where Merri and I spend our summers in the Lost Provence.  

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Enjoy the cool, green, fresh Blue Ridge simplicity of our farm.

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Escape the hectic pressures of  the city.  Enjoy the freshness of our forest at the end of the world but, still be in the middle of things.

The motto at one of our nearest restaurants in Lansing, North Carolina (192 friendly  people) was: “This is not the end of the world but you can see it from here”.

Merrily Farms is at the end of the world… isolated… nurtured in nature… serene… a perfect place for creativity and peace.

When Merri and I sold our print publishing business in the 1990s, we built cabins and a seminar hall and renovated cottages here.

Little Horse Creek Autumn entrance

The farm is always quiet, peaceful and relaxing.  We built this covered bridge as it allowed us to cross Little Horse Creek…before that one had to wade through!

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In times that so many perceive as tumultuous, inspiration becomes even more valuable and important in business.  The news on the internet, in the papers and on TV are so filled with negativity that it can be catching.  In such eras, those who see positive realities gain an extra edge.  This is the place where you leave all this behind.

Our idea was to have small seminars at the farm.

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A group with us at the farm.

There was a problem.  The seminars and courses kept growing too large.  This is a pleasant problem but a difficulty still.

We have given up and have the seminars in West Jefferson at the Jefferson Landing Country Club where there is plenty of space.

We now offer these cabins as quiet escapes at the end of the world, even if you do not want a private consultation.

The cabins and cottage are available for a few days, a week or even a month so you can enjoy the peace and beauty of the Blue Ridge… as Merri and I do.

Make Merrily Farms your escape to our remote North Carolina farm on Little Horse Creek.

Here is the creek…

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Here is the cabin in spring.

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It overlooks the creek.

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There is a huge deck for outdoor living.

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Enjoy eating creekside overlooking the waters of Little Horse Creek.

The cabin is 800 square feet over all.

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The floors and walls are poplar.

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There is plenty of natural surroundings and light.

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Enjoy the deck…

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overlooking the creek.

There is one bedroom, one bathroom.

There is a full kitchen.  This cabin has one king size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa to accommodate up to four guests.

You can see full details and reserve the cabin at AIRBNB Virgina Creeper Cabin

The second peaceful haven is our Creekside Farmhouse on Little Horse Creek.

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Sounds of the creek are very soothing.

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great for sitting on rocking chairs on

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the front porch.

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Living room.

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Three bedrooms, a den and dressing room.  Up to ten can stay.

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Two bathrooms with showers.

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Full…

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Kitchen.

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Dining room.

You can see full details or reserve at AIRBNB Bluegrass Music Cottage

Many come just to escape and relax.  Other readers come for private self publishing or internet micro business or Ecuador consultations

There is eight miles of hiking trail where you might see deer…

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wild turkey and…

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plenty of brook and rainbow trout in the creek.

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A trout our daughter caught in the creek.

Travel is easy as well. There are really low cost flights on Allegiant Airlines from our nearest airport Tri City Regional Airport (1.5 hours away) to Tampa and Orlando.  Delta connects to Atlanta and US Airways connects to Charlotte.

Join us at the farm through AirBNB.

See details for reserving our cabin for up to four guests at AIRBNB Virgina Creeper Cabin

See details for reserving our cottage for up to eight guests at AIRBNB Bluegrass Music Cottage

Gary