Dr. Gio Valiante is regarded as one of the most successful performance coaches in the world. He helps professional athletes and high performers conquer the mental game. I recently listened to an investment podcast where he was the guest. It was fantastic!

Here is a quick summary of my key takeaways:

  1. We assign more weight to failure than we do to success. Because of this, when we fail, we have a tendency to carry fear with us.
  2. Fear skews our view and keeps us from operating at our best, being creative, or making objective decisions
  3. We MUST practice letting go of what we are holding onto!

Let me give you a personal example to help illustrate this…

  1. I have young kids and I’ve blown it as a dad many times.
  2. I have a tendency to carry these failures with me which makes me fearful of blowing it again.
  3. This holds me back from being the best dad I can be.
  4. I have to take time to sit, close my eyes, and tell myself to let it go (like the Frozen song). I picture myself letting go of a helium balloon and watching it float away! 🙂 Try it….I was skeptical at first too!

In our finances or in other areas of life, it’s important to acknowledge our fear and failures and then practice letting them go!


  1. John long on April 16, 2022 at 9:02 AM

    Brilliant. And so true.

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