Brave: Lena Miculek on Conquering Fear

Pro shooter, brand ambassador and trailblazer Lena Miculek's journey to true independence wasn't so different from yours.

posted on June 2, 2022

Yes, even Lena Miculek gets the willies. It may be a little tough to believe that the world champion competitive shooter, CrossBreed Holsters brand ambassador and daughter of living legend Jerry Miculek ever had anything to fear, but of course that can't be true. We're all human, and no matter our level of expertise, our fears can tether us in ways we don't even see.

In this intensely personal and moving video, "No Place For Fear," world champion shooter Miculek opens up about the fact that her journey to carrying concealed really wasn't so different from yours. Having been raised in a shooting-sports dynasty, knowing martial arts and winning world shooting titles doesn't always silence that little voice of doubt and fear that even Lena hears in her mind sometimes.

The fact is, bravery isn't the same as fearlessness. Bravery is acknowledging fear, accepting fear and facing it head-on. Fearlessness is your goal, but bravery is the only road to it. Take inspiration from Lena as she explains what her obstacles were (and sometimes still are) ... and her formula for knocking them down like so many steel plates.

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