Nomophobia and Other Fears that Stop Us In Our Tracks

Are you a nomophobiac? This is becoming an increasingly serious fear, especially among young people. I asked this question of my class recently.  Students began pulling out their iPhones to search for information on nomophobia. Of course there were giggles and chuckles over the discovery (it’s the fear of being without a mobile phone), but it turned out that most of my class was indeed nomophobic. Are you terrified of things that creep and crawl, fearful of storms or heights? What causes the most fear in your life?

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Susie Draeger helps students alleviate the fear of school before and after enrollment.

Susie Draeger, admissions representative at Globe University-Eau Claire, sees people who are fearful and helps people face their fears every day. Susie states,”I find that many students and potential students have fears about coming back to school.  What they may not realize is that they are not the only one who has had these concerns.”

Being in admissions for almost five years, Susie hears almost every concern in the book. She has seen people complete their career training against tremendous odds.  She has also seen them give up when they really just needed to be in communication with faculty and staff. Susie and the admissions team coach people who would like to take a look at changing their career and assist them in finding interests and personal strengths that will contribute to career success.

Susie is excited about working with individuals who want to improve their situation. She enthusiastically encourages individuals, stating, “Come see me! My job is to show people what is possible for themselves and their careers, and I cherish the opportunity to show people the way.”

What do you fear? No matter if it’s starting school, taking an exam, or interviewing for your dream job, there are some things to keep in mind when fear starts to take over:

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Brandon Baker, admissions representative, reacts fearfully to the camera but will confidently lead you through the college admissions process.

  • If someone saying “no” is the worst thing that happens, you can handle it. Next!
  • “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
  • 90 percent of fear is lack of communication
  • Courage is not the absence of fear.  It is feeling that fear and then doing it anyway.
  • We are never the only person who has ever had this happen.

Fear can stop us in our tracks. When fear is really powerful, it can stop us from getting what we want in life. Susie states, “Some of the most courageous people I know are the students that have sat at my desk, grappling with their decision to go to school. We are here at Globe to empower and train you for a career you are passionate about—let us do that!”

What do you have to fear?  Let us help you overcome that fear today!