So, before I became a coach, I was in Corporate America for 20+ years in business development. And I was a 1000% absolutely in a Fear-Stress Cycle, though I didn't know it.
And if you'd said that to me at the time I probably would have laughed in your face and called it ridiculous, but I know it now, you know, especially because of the Neuroscience work that I've done to know that when you are trying to control anything outside of yourself ... others, the environment, whatever, ... you are looking for safety.
And it gives you an ILLUSION of safety that isn't true. You can only control yourself.