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Shayan Safar, Hollywood stuntman, talks about his childhood dream to become a superhero; about overcoming his fear of failing; and about the Baha’i principle of facing your fears to refine the gold of the human character in the fire of tests and trials. By engaging in new and sometimes uncomfortable activities, Shayan says, he found ways to develop new brain cells, new skills and new gratitude for life.

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  • Aug 24, 2017
    Your talk has come at the perfect time for me. Thanks for the ammunition to deal with a barrage of recent fearful situations! It also made me remember that we all have fears and how connected we are. You did an excellent job Shayan!! Thanks.
  • Cecilia Castoro
    Aug 21, 2017
    This is so awesome ! I am proud to have met you at To The Max Herbalife nutrition club in Thousand Oaks. We thought you were a super star then and you have continued to face your fears and achieve great things. Remember we used to watch your audition video on You Tube and show it to all of our other customers !Congratulations on your success !
    Cecilia Castoro