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A Healthy State of Panic



There’s a lot of messaging out there about how we need to stare our fear in the face and crush it! “Do it scared” 

Fear gets a bad rap! It’s a “victim of some unfortunate PR”. We’re told it’s a barrier to living our best life and if we give into our fears, we’re most certainly doomed to crash and burn. 

My guest today, Farnoosh Torabi, author, journalist, and host of the SO Money podcast has a different perspective of fear. 

She believes that fear can be a teacher, an impetus, and a KEY to our success and happiness!

In this episode, we talk about the fears that hold us back, personally and professionally and how the wisdom they contain can lead us to live more meaningful lives. 

In this episode with Farnoosh Torabi: 

  • How she decided to write A Healthy State of Panic, an entire book on fear, and why now 
  • Where Farnoosh determined the nine flavors of fear she discusses in the book: rejection, loneliness, FOMO, exposure, failure, money, uncertainty, endings, and losing our freedom. 
  • How fear can help us to live more meaningful lives if we’re willing to sit with it, explore it, and embrace it 
Connect with and Learn About Farnoosh Torabi: 

Farnoosh Torabi is an Iranian American journalist, who was born in Worcester, Mass actually. She’s one of the country’s leading and most trusted personal finance experts. For more than twenty years, she’s dedicated her career to helping people become financially empowered and lead richer lives. She’s written multiple books, hosted a CNBC program, and served as the resident money columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. Today she hosts the long-running, Webby-honored podcast So Money, which has earned over twenty-five million downloads. Farnoosh holds a degree in finance from Penn State and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. She lives on the East Coast with her family.

NEW BOOK and Website: 

A Healthy State of Panic: Follow Your Fears to Build Wealth, Crush Your Career, and Win at Life ahealthystateofpanic.com/

Podcast: podcast.farnoosh.tv/

Instagram: @farnooshtorabi/

Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 

Anatomy of Anxiety

Erasing the Finish Line 

Rich Roll’s Podcast with Arthur C. Brooks 

About the Host, Content Copywriter: Emily Aborn

Emily Aborn is a Content Copywriter, Speaker, and Podcast Host of Content with Character and She Built This. Since 2014, she’s had experience running brick-and-mortar as well as online businesses. She’s worked with 96+ industries and loves helping others increase their visibility with clear messaging and strategic content. She lives in New Hampshire and for fun, enjoys nerdy word games, reading, listening to podcasts, and hiking with her husband, Jason, and their dog, Clyde.





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