004 – Kristina Paltén: How to Embrace Your Fears & Make Them Guide You

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Every Monday, I head out to discover new aspects of Personal Development through interviews with inspirational guests who transformed their life’s. Together, we step back in history, as we explore what it takes to realise and act upon big Life-Changing Opportunities. Don’t reinvent the wheel but learn from the experiences of others. Naturally your own journey is unique but the success of other’s might be that little push you need to get started.

I’m honoured to have the super-woman Kristina Paltén on the show. She is the Swedish ultra-marathon runner with several World records, who one day decided to challenge herself and her own fears for the unknown in an extreme way. Kristina ran 1,840 KM through a Muslim country with sharia laws and almost lost one of her best friends in the process. If anyone knows, how to confront and manage fears it must be this woman. Prepare yourself as we take a journey into the psychology of an elite runner. 

What’s in It for You?

On this episode we examine the following topics among others:

  • How to identify and follow positive over negative thoughts
  • Why fears are quite handy as you head out to transform your life 
  • Ways to manage and overcome fears
  • The power of following your heart
  • How your journey somewhere may lead you even further than you think

Dig Deeper with Influential Books

If you want to learn more about the topics discussed in this episode, Kristina recommends you to read the following books that have been an important part of her own journey to where she is today. You should check them out.


Connect with Kristina

You can reach Kristina Paltén through her website, on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Also you can organise a screening of the documentary about her run here (you will find the trailer below, above the comments on this page).

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  • Susanna Alola

    its a struggle to wake up in the morning, and the mind are in "fear"mode of what the day will proceed. Those days are ones that "closes" many doors and shuts the world outside. I talk about depression/anti social and other psychological illness. I hope many people should get more help with "face your fears" to overcome the fear of living. Thank you very much for your experience of fighting with fears. 3 years ago