#044 – How to Face Your Fears with UFC Fighter Felicia Spencer
Felicia “The Feenom” Spencer is a math teacher turned UFC fighter. After winning the Invicta Featherweight Championship, she went on to continued success in the UFC, taking on some of the elite fighters of all time (including Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg).
Felicia doesn’t really look or sound like what you imagine a UFC fighter would. She has a very kind personality and soft-spoken demeanor.
It’s her mindset that helps her succeed as a professional athlete.
But she keeps sports in perspective. Mixed martial arts is what she does. It’s not who she is.
Felicia offers some great tips that can apply to anyone who wants to face challenges, test their limits, and step outside their comfort zones.
Some of the things Felicia and I discuss include:
“Self-doubt is a really powerful energy to overcome.”
“In the past, I didn’t want to risk losing. Now I ask, ‘How can I challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone?’”
“Find that balance of always wanting to make yourself better but not punishing yourself when you’re not better.”
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