Thursday 24 February 2022

Fear Less Live More by Aimee Fuller BLOG TOUR @aimee_fuller @Octopus_Books @RandomTTours #FearLessLiveMore


As someone who has lived outside her comfort zone, Aimee Fuller has a lot to say about fear. A former professional snowboarder who spent years riding on the fine edge of progression at the top of her sport, Aimee made history as the first woman to land a double backflip in competition and competed in two Winter Olympics. In 2019, she fronted the documentary Running in North Korea, which shows her running her first-ever marathon in one of the most isolated countries in the world. Through testing her own resilience, she has discovered that while it is scary to step outside your comfort zone, it can also be a prerequisite for growth.

In this bright and insightful book, Aimee gives an honest account of her experiences with fear and how, when the worst happens, she manages to pick herself back up again with purpose and an even greater thirst for life. Encouraging you to get up close and personal with your fears, Aimee shows you:

What fear is, both physically and mentally

How to recognise it in yourself

How to be mindful of fear without letting it take control How to reframe fear and build a healthy relationship with it What to do when things go wrong

Drawing on her training as a professional athlete, Aimee provides confidence-building tools that can be applied to any aspect of life, like goal-setting, maintaining consistency, celebrating your strengths, learning from failure, taking comfort in choice, owning your decisions and visualising success.

Fear Less, Live More is for anyone who wants to be the driver of their own life.

Fear Less, Live More by Aimee Fuller was published in hardback on 17 February 2022 by Aster / Octopus Books.

As part of this #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour, I am delighted to share an extract from the book with you today 

Extract from Fear Less Live More by Aimee Fuller

2018 Olympics, Pyeongchang

You only get two jumps at the Olympics Big Air event and I've missed the final practice. Feeling cold and a little bit flustered, I'm running a dialogue with myself that goes something like, okay, Aimee, this is not ideal, but it doesn't matter. Just get on with it. You've done it before, you can do it again. It is what it is. Don't let this feeling consume you, don't let it define you, don't let it be you. Shit. Aimee, get your head in the game. This is the Olympics!  I convinced myself that I'd be fine because, sometimes, as I like to tell myself, I'm better when I'm not prepared. 

I'm at the top of jump one of two, trying to work out which way I'm going to heel-toe, flat-based 'bam' before I drop in. The flat-based 'bam' bit is the point at which I'm set to explode off the jump to initiate the manoeuvre. I drop in, still cold and flustered, but I manage to get it. I do the 180, the double back flip, and land both feet on the ground. Then I fall down. Flat on my arse. I just think shit. If I had landed this without falling down, the doors of opportunity would have opened. Now, I could feel them close. Fuck. What now? I feel a mental pain that could eat me alive. 

Aimee Fuller is a two-time Olympian, broadcaster, and sport and media personality. She is a qualified
yoga instructor and loves to share her passion for movement.

As a professional snowboarder, Aimee made history as the first woman to land a double backflip in competition at the X Games. She took part in two Winter Olympics for Team GB and, in 2017, ranked third in the world in the Big Air World Cup rankings. She is now a member of the British Olympic Association (BOA Athletes’ Commission.

Aimee hosts regular features on BBC One’s Ski Sunday and presents live TV events across sport for Red Bull TV and the Olympic Channel. She hosts a weekly podcast, Monday Mile with Aimee Fuller, in which she invites celebrity guests excelling in their field to walk a mile with her and share their secrets to Monday motivation. It’s all about taking the conversation outside, away from the screens - after all, they do say the best conversations happen sideways.

In collaboration with BBC Sounds, Aimee presented a 13-part podcast series around the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In The Olympic Mile, Aimee walked a mile with some of Team GB’s finest athletes as they discuss their training plans, mindset, Olympic goals and much more.

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