The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker teaches one crucial lesson: Pay attention to your instincts!
De Becker has helped countless people by teaching them to listen to their uneasy feelings. When a stranger in a parking lot offers help that wasn’t solicited, or a stranger walking near you seems “off” and you think something’s just not right, don’t disregard those feelings of doubt. People give subtle clues as to future behavior, and we often pick up on those cues subconsciously. What those clues tell us can save our lives. DeBecker is a personal security expert who has served on the Domestic Violence Council Advisory Board, and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show. His company trains people in how to be safe, and he has helped solve thousands of crimes.