Relying on each other for support and encouragement is another hallmark of Bellamy’s brand.
“My whole topic is fear, so we talk about fear a lot, but I also collect fears from people on notecards,” he noted. “I take them all, and I put them in a spreadsheet. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that we’re not only in our fears.”
He notes that when he asks the question ‘What’s the one thing that’s stopping you?’ he hears a lot of the same fears: fear of failure, fear of judgement or rejection, fear of not being good enough.
“As a culture, we sell the whole ‘overnight success’ thing a lot,” he admitted. “But people have to push through a lot of fears – some of the same fears – to get there.”
Learning from and supporting those who have pushed through fear is something that makes Bellamy Inspires special.
At every speaking engagement, he passes out black wristbands. On the inside, each band is inscribed with a simple, but powerful message: I am fearless.
“I wear mine 24 hours a day, and anytime I’m feeling fearful, I touch it,” Bellamy said. “When we touch the band, we can reveal things we’ve never revealed before because we tap into the energy of the band to push through it.”
Bellamy shares a collection of fearless band stories – participants who have reached out to him with gratitude for not only the band, but also the courage to push through the fear.
“Fearlessness isn’t the absence of fear,” he noted. “It’s feeling the fear and taking an action, anyway.”